Project Financial Analyst

 This posting has been closed. Thank you to the applicants and for your interest.

Position: Project Financial Analyst
Location: Montréal or Toronto
Supervisor: Director, Finance and Administration
Position Type: Full-Time, permanent
Language: English and French
Travel: Infrequent travel within and outside of Canada
Hiring Range: $62,870 to $66,014
Job Requirement: Must be able to work in Canada

THE POSITION

The Project Financial Analyst is an integral part of the Finance and Administrative team. The incumbent is responsible for full-cycle project financial reporting. The position works closely with Resource Development in developing proposals, as well as Programming in Canada and Africa in maintaining the accuracy of project financial results. S/he will be a focal point in supporting staff in Ghana, Tanzania and Senegal throughout the project life cycle. The incumbent is an active participant in the continuous improvement of financial systems and processes and supports cross-departmental capacity building with respect to financial management.

POSITION OVERVIEW

  • Ensures all areas of responsibility are carried out in compliance with the organization’s mission, values, policies and procedures, standards and systems
  • Works in partnership with other members of the program, volunteer and external relations teams to provide financial insight and analysis
  • Works in close collaboration with members of the finance and administrative team and cross-functional teams to achieve organizational goals as set forth in the strategic and operational plans

main responsibilities

  1. Project Financial Accounting and Reporting (35%)
    • Prepare journal entries, general ledger reconciliations and reports, including but not limited to advances/accounts receivable, revenue recognition and overhead recovery
    • Manage the completion of monthly and year-end closing tasks, including the timely production and distribution of financial reports
    • Produce, analyze and interpret donor specific financial reports for program management
    • Ensure that project transactions are in compliance with internal and external requirements, including donor terms and conditions
    • Liaise with Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer for the development and reporting on project financial metrics
    • Monitor progress made to fulfill on program cost sharing commitments
  2. Budget Development and Project Management (30%)
    • Provide direct support to program development in the development of project budgets and cashflow forecasts, including development of budgeting/reporting templates
    • Work with country/regional offices and Programming to develop and monitor project budgets, providing recommendations on how to optimize costs and improve financial performance
    • Provide support to Programming with the development of MOUs, as it pertains to financial processes and controls
    • Provide oversight on the financial status of projects through liaising with program team; this includes monitoring the timeliness and status of financial reports and escalating to budget holders, as appropriate
    • Support the Senior Financial Analyst in organization’s budgeting and forecasting processes
  3. Payroll Administration and Processing (15%)
    • Semi-monthly processing of Canadian payroll with ADP
    • Complete required annual statutory filings
    • Manage allocation of payroll amounts to applicable projects
  4. Business Process Enhancement (10%)
    • Identify areas for improvement and recommend revised procedures where warranted, particularly with respect to financial controls
    • Support Director, Finance & Administration and Senior Financial Analyst in the development of financial processes, policies and reporting frameworks to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of financial operations
    • Communicate and enforce internal and external policies and procedures to all departments and offices; provide training to department staff, as required
    • Support the development and implementation of financial projects, including systems enhancements and implementations
  5. Office Administration (5%)
    • Coordinate mail between Crossroads’ offices
    • Coordinate requests for office supplies and equipment
    • Focal point for communication with the landlord
    • Focal point for financial orientation of new staff in office
    • Health & Safety Focal Point
  6. Special Projects and Other Initiatives (5%)
    • Support organizational goals and objectives as part of the strategic and operational plans
    • Other duties, as required

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • Three (3) years Canadian experience in project accounting in an international NGO context; experience in a decentralized environment is an asset
  • Strong foundation in understanding and applying Canadian General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Experience in project budget development and donor reporting; experience with Global Affairs Canada is an asset
  • Demonstrated success in leveraging technology to optimize processes
  • Experience working with Financial Edge is an asset
  • Bilingual (French and English) is a requirement
  • Commitment to growth, development and personal leadership
  • Commitment to inclusion, equity/equality, women’s rights, diversity and empowerment
  • Organized self-starter and effective at prioritizing actions to create maximum results
  • Innovative thinker, results-driven and solutions-oriented
  • Client- and service-oriented
  • Strong organizational, communication & interpersonal skills

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA AND ESSENTIAL CONDITIONS

the organization

Crossroads International is a leading Canadian volunteer cooperation agency which has been advancing equality for women and girls and eradicating poverty in some of the world’s poorest countries in Africa for over 60 years. Crossroads invests in local partner organizations in 9 countries who are best positioned to meet the needs of their communities. With them, we pilot innovative approaches, and empower women and girls to become leaders and live free from violence. Every year Crossroads engages hundreds of experienced volunteers and staff North and South who apply their expertise locally to address poverty and inequality. The organization’s 50+ employees are based in Canada, Senegal, Ghana and Tanzania, and Crossroads’ volunteers fulfil over 100 mandates per year.

Crossroads is committed to principles and values of access and equity. Candidates from diverse groups are encouraged to apply.

Crossroads is also committed to preventing and addressing sexual misconduct and advancing anti-racism. To that end, the organization is a signatory to Cooperation Canada’s Leaders’ Pledge on Preventing and Addressing Sexual Misconduct and the Anti-Racism Framework for Canada’s International cooperation sector.

OUR VISION

ONE WORLD where poverty is eliminated, equality prevails, and the rights of women and girls are fulfilled.

APPLICATION

If you are interested in joining a dynamic international development organization, please submit your resume and cover letter in one document (Word or PDF) before 5 pm on February 25th, 2023 by e-mail to rh_hr@cintl.org. Applications must include “Project Financial Analyst – Your Name” in the subject line of the email. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Crossroads is an equal opportunity employer. Recruitment and selection procedures reflect this commitment. Crossroads is committed to diversity in the workforce and individuals from all minority groups are encouraged to apply.

We thank all applicants in advance, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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