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Finance Partner - Toronto, Ontario

Job Posting #908455

Position: Finance Partner
Site: MaRS Discovery Tower
Department: Grand Challenges Canada
Hours: 37.5 per week
Status: Permanent Full-time
Reporting to: Manager, Finance Programs
Expected Pay: $73,710.00 per annum (plus applicable premiums)

Grand Challenges Canada is dedicated to supporting Bold Ideas with Big Impact®. Funded by the Government of Canada and other partners, Grand Challenges Canada funds innovators in low- and middle-income countries and Canada. The bold ideas Grand Challenges Canada supports integrate science and technology, social and business innovation – known as Integrated Innovation®.

One of the largest impact-first investors in Canada, and with a feminist investment approach, Grand Challenges Canada has supported a pipeline of over 1,300 innovations in 106 countries. Grand Challenges Canada estimates that these innovations have the potential to save up to 1.78 million lives and improve up to 64 million lives by 2030.

Reporting to the Manager, Finance Programs, the Finance Partner (FP) position will play an integral part of the Finance - Programs Team, overseeing a portfolio of programs/initiatives. Working closely with the Programs and Investment teams, the FP provides financial support during the lifecycle of projects (pre-award, during project period, and post-award) to innovators. As a FP, you are an adaptable, proactive individual with a strong willingness to learn and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment. The responsibilities of the FP include budget reviews, institutional risk assessments, innovator financial report reviews, providing advice and guidance to the Programs/Investment teams and innovators, program budget support, etc.

• Strong communications and writing skills to effectively provide advice and guidance to the GCC Programs/Investment teams and Innovators
• Complete due diligence assessments on organizations to ensure they have the capability to administer GCC’s funding
• Review and approve innovator’s budgets during the negotiation period, and review amended budgets during the life of the project
• Review and approve innovator’s financial reports, recommending payments
• Create and update budget and financial reporting templates and guidelines for innovators
• Lead and present at financial information sessions for innovators
• Travel up to 10%, completing institutional risk assessments and financial capacity building sessions on site with innovators
• Other duties, as assigned

• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field required and completion or near-completion of a Canadian (or International) recognized accounting designation.
• Minimum 3 years accounting experience preferably with grant management or non-profit experience
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interface with the Programs team, funding agencies, and all levels within GCC.

Vaccines (COVID and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste and attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.

Posted Date: October 20, 2022                          Closing Date: Until Filled

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

UHN thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: all religions and ethnicities, LGBTQ2s+, BIPOC, persons with disabilities and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.

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