Financial Analyst

Position: Financial Analyst

Employer: World University Service of Canada

Location: Ottawa

Deadline: October 28, 2018

Employment Type: Employment

Position Level: Mid Level

Salary Range:

Closing Date: October 28, 2018

Full Description

Brief Description:

Position title:  Financial Analyst                            

Position location:  Ottawa

Report to:  Finance Portfolio Manager, Uniterra

Application deadline:  October 28, 2018


WUSC (World University Service of Canada) is a Canadian international development non-profit organization.  Present in over 25 countries, we improve education, employment, and empowerment opportunities for young people around the world.  We work with a unique and powerful network of post-secondary institutions, corporate partners, and volunteers.  Our vision is to create a world where all young people can grow up in safe, secure, and supportive environments; where they can learn, work, and play a vital role in their country’s development.


The Uniterra Programme is a volunteer cooperation programme jointly implemented by WUSC and CECI supporting economic empowerment of 5.6 million women and youth in 12 countries through volunteer engagement and partnerships.


Nature and Scope:

This Financial Analyst (FA) position will be based in Ottawa with regular communication and coordination with colleagues in Canada and overseas and some required travel overseas. Under the supervision of the Finance Portfolio Manager, Uniterra, the FA will have overall responsibility for the financial administration of project activities and is expected to provide high professional expertise in the conduct of financial affairs relating to the project. He or she must be a self-starter; results oriented, capable of working independently, enjoys working as part of a team and is willing and able to travel. Specific responsibilities include:


Financial Accounting:

Hands on responsibility to perform month-end and year-end closings, deferred revenue reconciliations, monthly sub-ledger balancing, review and verification of all payments, exchange rate calculations, preparation of month-end journal entries, and maintaining the chart of accounts for projects.
Financial Monitoring of Overseas Projects:


Prepare monthly, quarterly and year-end financial statements of project activities after incorporating the field transactions for the disbursements made for overseas project operations.
Perform financial analysis, prepare donor financial reports that are comprehensive and meet all requirements specified by the donor.
Review field bank reconciliations and manage the cash balances for the projects.
Ensure finance staff in the field is properly trained in terms of accounting, preparation of their country/project budgets, donor requirements, and allocation of expenditures etc.
Travel to field office to train staff and to provide assistance with overseas financial procedures.


Prepare detailed project working papers and year-end reconciliation of project accounts.
Support audits commissioned by donor agencies in Ottawa and overseas including monitoring visits.
Participate in internal audits of overseas projects supported by WUSC.
Internal Controls:


Ensure sub-grantees financial accounting/reporting complies with donor requirements.
Ensure implementation of necessary financial controls and due diligence (review of periodical reports, frequent monitoring visits and internal audits in the field, etc.)
Financial Reporting:


Provide regular variance analysis of project implementation and offer recommendations for possible improved courses of action to ensure efficient use of project funds.
Prepare detailed annual project budgets in conjunction with project staff.
Provide support in financial aspects of new project proposal development for submission to various donors.
Other duties as required.
Qualifications and Competencies:

University degree in Finance, Accounting, or a related field.
A minimum of five (5) years of experience in corporate accounting, and project accounting with international operations.
Proficiency in computer skills, spreadsheets (Excel), accounting packages (QuickBooks, SAGE 50), and communications packages (MS Word, and Power Point).
Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains will be a definite asset.
Strong analytical, communication and problem solving skills. Capacity to identify and articulate potential problems and provide possible solutions in a concise and clear manner.
Bilingual English/French



WUSC is a leading Canadian non-profit organization in international development, committed to building a more equitable and sustainable world. We work with a unique and powerful network of post-secondary institutions, private-sector partners and volunteers to provide education, employment and empowerment opportunities that improve the lives of millions of disadvantaged youth around the world.


WUSC offers a  dynamic international  work environment with a  diverse intercultural workforce.   Our employees have exciting opportunities  to apply their skills and gain experience all while  making a difference  for youth around the world. We  believe  youth have the potential to provide for their families, build strong communities, and create positive social change for future generations.  



WUSC is an equal opportunity employer.   We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.   No telephone calls please.

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