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Sustainable and inclusive communities creating their own social, economic and environmental futures.

Community Social Planning Council

Research | Insights | Solutions

Financial Officer

Open date: March 9, 2017
The Community Social Planning Council is looking for a dynamic and creative individual to join our team as a Financial Officer!
Background: For 80 years the Community Social Planning Council of Greater Victoria has been active on social, economic and environmental issues in BC’s Capital Region. Our work aims to increase the quality of life for all residents, particularly the most vulnerable. We use a combination of research and stakeholder engagement to support communities in developing the means of tackling pressing and pervasive problems.
We’re a small, close-knit, and dedicated multi-disciplinary team who regularly work with some of the region's brightest on some of the toughest issues. To do this work, we, like many charities must evolve the way we operate to achieve our mission. This means some major changes to our business model and our workplace culture. We’re currently in the midst of this exciting upheaval and are looking for an experienced financial genius and energetic problem solver to help us make this shift. The right person will be self-directed and able to think simultaneously about getting the job done and exploring new possibilities.
The Position: This position will oversee and improve all of the organization's financial and human resource functions. With a complete picture of finances at the organization, project, and program level you will help identify strategies that fit a more sustainable business model. You’ll work with all team members across all project files and have ample opportunity to lead some vital work:
  • Overhaul existing financial management systems at organization, project and program levels
  • Implement ways to make our spending more impactful through the most sustainable options available
  • Bring our phenomenal transit ticket program into the 21st Century with online ordering
  • Contribute to project and proposal development with an eye to synergies and financial viability
  • Review our benefits plan to make a great benefits package even better
  • Develop long-term strategies to reduce financial vulnerability and grow assets
Key Skills, Abilities, and Experience
  • Financial management experience, including nonprofit sector experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of the types of systems and controls required for charitable financial management systems and reporting
  • Experience with Sage Simply Accounting, knowledge of secure shopping cart software an asset.
  • Familiarity with grants, proposal development, and fundraising
  • Critical/strategic thinker with excellent organizational and planning skills Ability to work independently and part of a dynamic team
  • Excellent inter-personal skills, and written and verbal communication skills
  • Post-secondary education or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Minimum five years of experience in a comparable role
Compensation: Traditionally this is a full time (35hrs/week) position with compensation range from $45,000 to $53,000 depending on experience. We’re a flexible employer and (have we mentioned), we’re looking for the right person. If this is you, we’re open to considering reasonable and flexible alternatives that get the job done on budget.
Timeline: The closing date is March 24th as we’re aiming to have someone join our team by April 2017 but we’re looking for the right person so applications will be accepted until we find that person.
Contact Information:
Application Details:  In your cover letter, please tell us why you are drawn to this position and why you would like to work at the Community
Social Planning Council.  We await your response!
Closing Date: 
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 4pm
Job Type: 
Full Time