Sr Program Accountant

Position: Sr Program Accountant

Employer: Canadian Feed the Children

Location: Canada, Remote

Deadline: August 20, 2023

Employment Type: Employment

Position Level: Senior

Salary Range: $75,000 - $85,000

Closing Date: August 20, 2023

Full Description

Brief Description:

Title: Sr Program Accountant
Type: Full-time, Permanent
Location: Flexible (Canada)
Annual Salary: $75,000 - $85,000
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Canadian Feed the Children’s vision is a world in which children thrive, free of poverty. For over 35 years, CFTC has been working with local partners in Uganda, Ethiopia, Ghana, Bolivia, and with Indigenous Nations and communities in Canada, to deliver programs that have positive, meaningful, and sustained impact on the health, education and well-being of children and the self-sufficiency of their families and communities. If you share our passion for improving children’s lives, and you thrive in a collaborative, values-based culture, please consider applying for this role.

About this Opportunity

As the Senior Program Accountant, you will play a vital role as the main finance focal point for Canadian Feed the Children's programs in Canada and internationally. You will be responsible for overseeing and managing all financial activities and reporting related to our growing portfolio of programs. Reporting to the Vice President of Finance & Operations, you will collaborate closely with our Programs team to monitor the financial progress of CFTC’s programs. Your role will involve maintaining the chart of accounts, updating budgets, completing financial reporting packages, and acting as the primary contact for financial reporting with CFTC’s team and partners.

To thrive in this job, you will need to possess strong financial analysis and management skills. You will have a partnership mindset. This means you are an effective communicator, who values diverse perspectives and who takes pride in communicating complex financial information to non-finance staff.

We are looking for a candidate with strong commitment to the work and mission of Canadian Feed the Children, and is keen to learn more about our work with Indigenous Nations and communities, as well as globally.

Responsibilities / Accountabilities

• Collaborate with partners to support and facilitate financial reporting requirements as per agreed schedules.
• Set up and maintain financial records for the Canadian program expenses, ensuring compliance with CFTC's accounting and financial policies, as well as CRA rules and regulations.
• Provide financial leadership, advice, and technical guidance for the Canada country office, working closely with Programs and Development teams, partner organizations, and communities.
• Perform budget data entry and ongoing monitoring of actual spending versus approved budgets, reporting discrepancies as required.
• Prepare budget and work plan figures for proposals and existing programs.
• Manage accounts payable, ensuring proper record-keeping, vendor statement reconciliations, and timely payment processing.
• Analyze and produce financial reports for the Canada Country Office and partnering organizations and communities, ensuring compliance with policies, donor instructions, and government guidelines.
• Review partner contracts and contribution agreements, providing recommendations for revision when necessary.
• Support the Development teams in developing proposal budgets and ensuring donor reporting requirements are met.
• Assist Canadian Partners with accounting practices and controls to meet required standards.
• Participate in the preparation and support of the annual audit and partner audits.
• Travel to partner communities in Canada and occasionally internationally to other country offices to provide support to the finance team.


• 6 to 8 years of related financial management and accounting experience supporting programs and partner financial reporting, analysis, and activities.
• Bachelor of Commerce degree or equivalent with a specialization in Finance/Accounting and CPA designation (or in progress).
• Experience working with Indigenous communities and knowledge of Indigenous history and culture is highly valued.
• Ability to build trust by demonstrating cultural competence and embracing and valuing the unique perspectives and experiences of others. Ability to foster an atmosphere of safety and inclusivity, where individuals feel safe and respected.
• Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to act as a team player and provide a high level of service to internal and external customers.
• Familiarity with charitable regulations in Canada.
• Proficiency in Excel (advanced skills, Power Query, etc.), Microsoft Power BI, and SAGE (300/AccPac) accounting software.
• Knowledge of other packages like QuickBooks, Simply Accounting, and ADP payroll is advantageous.
• Experience with Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Teams is desirable.
• Knowledge of ASPE and ASNPO accounting standards and financial management practices in international offices.
• Strong attention to detail, ability to work independently and in a team environment, and thrive under pressure.
• Willingness to travel within or outside Canada on short-term assignments.
• A passion for making a sustainable difference and contributing to our organization's mission.
Interested? Please apply by August 20, 2023. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, please apply as soon as possible:
We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration will be contacted. This position will remain open until the successful candidate has been selected.
Canadian Feed the Children (CFTC) is committed to inclusive, accessible and barrier-free employment practices and to creating a workplace that reflects and supports the diversity of our community. We encourage and welcome applications from qualified applicants including members of racialized groups, Indigenous Peoples, women, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please let us know if you require an accommodation and we will work with you to ensure a barrier-free hiring process. For further information about Accessibility or Accommodation process at CFTC, please contact our People and Culture Department.

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