Project Financial Analyst

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

Position:                              Project Financial Analyst

Location:                             Monteal or Toronto

Language:                           English and French proficiency required

Reports to:                         Director, Finance and Administration

Position Type:                   Full-Time, permanent

Travel:                                  Infrequent travel within Canada and overseas

Hiring Range:                     $67,000 to $70,749 with competitive benefits

Job Requirement:            Must be able to work in Canada

Closure Date:                     June 7, 2024 at 5PM EST

THE OPPORTUNITY

Are you an organized, client-centred individual, with accounting experience, who loves to make a difference in the world? At Crossroads International, our team works hard every day to ensure our financial and philanthropic responsibilities are carried out to support not only our policies, procedures, standards, and systems but with an eye to fulfilling our mission and demonstrating our values.  The Project Financial Analyst is an integral part of the Finance and Administrative team. They are responsible for full-cycle project financial reporting. The position works closely with Programming and Institutional Funding Development both in developing proposals in Canada and Africa, and in maintaining the accuracy of project financial results. They will be a focal point in supporting staff in Ghana, Tanzania, Senegal, and Uganda throughout the project life cycle. They are also an active participant in the continuous improvement of financial systems and processes and support cross-departmental capacity building with respect to financial management.

 

HOW YOU WILL MAKE AN IMPACT

Project Financial Accounting and Reporting (50%)

  • Prepare journal entries, general ledger reconciliations and reports, including but not limited to partner advances, 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
  • Prepare working papers for external auditors and provide support to Senior Financial Analyst in the external audit process
  • Provide support to Senior Financial Analyst in the planning and execution of internal audits

Budget Development and Project Management (35%)

  • 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

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

Special Projects and Other Initiatives (5%)

  • Support organizational goals and objectives as part of the strategic and operational plans
  • Manage allocation of payroll amounts to applicable projects
  • Other duties, as required

WHAT YOU WILL BRING TO CROSSROADS

  • Strong language skills in both English and French
  • 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
  • Commitment to growth, development and personal leadership
  • Commitment to inclusion, equity/equality, women’s rights, diversity and empowerment
  • Organization and effectiveness at prioritizing actions to create maximum results
  • Client and service orientation, and strong communication & interpersonal skills
  • Enthusiasm for working in a changing and growing environment, including comfort with ambiguity.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA AND ESSENTIAL CONDITIONS

WHAT WE OFFER

  • An equitable, inclusive, collaborative work environment where you have the opportunity to make an impact daily.
  • Enthusiastic encouragement to develop both personally and professionally, taking advantage of a range of learning and development opportunities available to our staff.
  • A flexible hybrid working model to allow you to enjoy the benefits of both office based and remote working.
  • An excellent, competitive benefits plan for you and your dependents.
  • On hire, 3 weeks of paid vacation, 3 weeks of paid wellness leave, and 3 days of paid professional development leave annually
  • Annual cost of living increases, pending Board approval, and salary equity reviews every three years.

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 EST on June 7, 2024 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. Not sure you have everything we’re asking for, but know you can make a big impact? Tell us your story and we will be happy to consider you.

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.

To learn more about Crossroads please visit our website (https://cintl.org/).

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