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Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Executive

The Director, Finance and Administration is responsible for the integrity of SOC's financial system and overseeing office administration and operations.



  1. Assist the CEO in developing and monitoring the SOC consolidated annual budget and provide pro-active and ongoing analysis with respect to variances and trends and recommendations for action;
  2. Assist the staff in developing and monitoring program budgetrs and preparing monthly claims and financial reports to funders;
  3. Ensure the ongoing integrity of SOC's financial systems and financial reporting to the Finance and Audit Committee, National Board of Directors, and funders;
  4. Oversee accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll services and cash management;
  5. Manage the donor and receipting function to ensure accurate and timely recording and reporting to donor and partnership funds;
  6. Keep abreast of regulatory changes specific to this category;
  7. Liaise with the banks and external auditors;
  8. Manage the annual audit and returns to CRA;
  9. Manage the annual accreditation process;

Human Resources

  1. Oversee the general HR function;
  2. Perform HR functions such as administering the benefits plan, maintaining up-to-date personnel policies and records, and keeping SOC's financial and administration policies and procedures up to date;
  3. Surpervise accounting personnel;

Office Administration

  1. Ensure a well coordinated office environment to guarantee productivity;
  2. Manage office lease and various other contracts for office equipment, insurance, IT, CRM and others as applicable;
  3. Oversee technology needs and keep the office up-to-date in technology within the available resources;
  4. Ensure the flow of office operations and office interpersonal relations;

Management & Planning

  1. Work with the management team to develop strategic plans for the ongoing and future growth of SOC;
  2. Work with Chapters to develop standardized reporting and explore potential economies of scale.


The successful candidate will possess the following experience, knowledge and abilities:

  1. Thorough knowledge of accounting, tax, auditing and financial processes relating to the charitable category;
  2. Knowledge of budgeting and procurement principles and practices as applied to charitable agencies;
  3. Excellent analytical and problem solving skills including ability to resolve complex budgeting and financial issues and review and comprehend statistical data and financial reports;
  4. Ability to develop and implement internal financial controls, policies and procedures affecting financial management of organizations funds and operating and program budgets;
  5. CA Designation with 6 to 10 years experience in the charitable category;
  6. Proficeint communication (both verbal and written) and presentations skills
  7. Given the nature of this position a high level of discretion and diplomacy
  8. Ability to work in a flexible team environment with a focus on internal and external service;
  9. Bilingualism is an asset.


Please submit your application with salary expectations to: soc@specialolympics.ca.

Submission deadline: February 1, 2013.

We thank all applicants for applying however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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