Finance Manager

Date of Publication: 
9 February 2021
Application Deadline: 
19 February 2021
Canadian Society for International Health
Brief Description: 

The Canadian Society for International Health (CSIH), registered charity and not-for-profit organization, based in Ottawa, implements health projects internationally and domestically, hosts an annual conference, and runs numerous initiatives aimed at championing global health leaders.  CSIH also serves as the Secretariat for Health Systems Global, an NGO registered in Switzerland.

Salary range:     $60,000 to $75,000 at 100% level of effort

Level of Effort: 80% (an average of 4 days per week)

Work Location:  Preference Ottawa or area, remotely or from office

This is a flexible position in a small organization.

Major Duties:

Lead responsibility for financial reporting; financial projections; budget preparation.

In cooperation with staff, consultants and others.

Duties will include, but not be limited to:

  1. Safeguarding the assets of the organization;
  2. Overseeing daily accounting process;
  3. Preparing draft annual Statement of Operations;
  4. Supporting development of annual audit working papers;
  5.  Preparing regular financial reports to management and the Board;
  6. Reviewing account receivables and account payable regularly;
  7. Monitoring cash flows and recommend operational adjustments;
  8. Monitoring domestic and international bank accounts.
  9. Verifying bank reconciliations;
  10. Providing funds in the appropriate currencies;
  11. Monitoring and review petty cash operations; and
  12. Other duties as required.

In cooperation with staff, consultants and others, budget related duties will include:

  1. Developing the annual budget for CSIH;
  2. Reviewing the balance sheet of CSIH routinely;
  3. Reporting on actual results to budget; and
  4. Supporting budget development for proposals.

In cooperation with other staff and consultants, project operations duties will include:

  1. Training project staff in financial accountability and reporting;
  2. Implementing and verifying internal controls, financial reporting, and financial oversight processes;
  3. Updating and reviewing project financial reports;
  4. Monitoring spending against budgets; and
  5. Advising project managers.


  1. Oversee contracts, including job descriptions for all staff;
  2. Manage personnel policies to be consistent with the needs of the organization, balanced with the needs and rights or employees, and legal requirements;
  3. Work with management to comply with personnel policies;
  4. Keep up to date on changes in labour laws and regulations;
  5. Advise on staffing and consistency with budget and program needs;
  6. Working with program management, identify means to effectively implement programs and projects while minimising administrative costs, such as space, IT and communications;

Assure proper and timely reporting to National and Provincial government entities, including:

  • Annual Registered Charity Information Return to CRA
  • Annual registration updates to Industry Canada
  • Quarterly tax and payroll reports
  • Provincial reports on payroll and safety
  • Responding to questions from government agencies
  • Other reports to government agencies as needed.


Education:         Bachelor's degree in Accounting and/or Management

                             Master's degree desirable


5+ years financial reporting to funders for non-profit organizations

5+ years preparing, reviewing, analyzing financial reports to project and organization managers, and to board of directors

Experience in:

  • budget preparations
  • international exchange operations
  • audit 
  • contract review
  • employee contracting
  • maintaining banking relationships
  • procurement

Language:  English essential; French desirable; other languages desirable


1003-75 Albert Street
K1P 5E7 Ottawa , ON