HOURS OF WORK:
Monday to Friday
Working for the Grand River Hospital Foundation, this position is responsible for preparing monthly and annual financial reporting, ensuring the integrity of financial data and systems, assisting with developing and monitoring the Foundation’s corporate plan, program budgets and forecasts, the administration of grants to the hospital and other financial tasks that are consistent and aligned with generally accepted accounting principles. The Controller provides accurate and timely financial information and recommendations to multiple committees, the board of governors and management, for use in decision making. This position's fundamental responsibility is the safeguarding of Foundation assets, by leading and directing the financial system control activities. These activities include managing the annual audit, overseeing investments, annual budget, financial statements, CRA accountabilities and projects relating to finance and audit.
• Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), with an extensive education in accounting, finance and business.
• Degree or diploma in Business Administration with a focus in accounting
• Requires a minimum 5 years progressive experience working in finance/accounting, with a minimum of 2 years in a not-for-profit organization preferred.
• Guides financial decisions by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing policies and procedures.
• Protects assets by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing internal controls.
• Monitors and confirms financial condition by conducting checks; providing information to external auditors.
• Maximizes return, and limits risk on cash by minimizing bank balances; monitoring investments for compliance with investment policy.
• Assists with preparation of budget and corporate business plan; collecting, analyzing, and consolidating financial data; recommending plans through Management up to Board.
• Prepares specialized reports for the Finance & Audit Committee and Board by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
• Ensures compliance with federal, provincial, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; filing financial reports; advising management on needed actions.
• Ensures operation of equipment by establishing preventive maintenance requirements and service contracts; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment, software and techniques.
• Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
• Protects operations by keeping financial information and plans confidential.
• Prepares Charitable Tax Return for review by external vendor.
• Manages lottery licensing and compliance.
• Provides financial guidance to special event and development committees.
• Assists with the financial reporting required by donor relations.
• Contributes as a member of Foundation team to the successful achievement of its goals