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Finance and Administration Manager at RCBC

The Recycling Council of British Columbia (RCBC) is a provincial non-profit organization with a vision of “A World without Waste” and we are hiring a Finance and Administration Manager to join our team.  This role supports RCBC’s efforts to reduce and eliminate waste through a circular economy that not only preserves resources but works against climate change.

About You

You care about the environment and creating a more just and sustainable world.  You have an accounting diploma or degree and you’re working towards your CPA or CMA.  You know the ins and outs of full-cycle accounting, and you’re comfortable running reports and assembling budgets.  What’s more, you like analyzing those numbers and providing financial advice for the organization.  You don’t mind taking care of people and culture tasks like payroll, employee files, and group insurance administration.  A group of polite, dedicated, scientific folks is your kind of team.  Ideally, you know QuickBooks and you’ve worked for a non-profit before.

About RCBC

RCBC values human and environmental health and therefore facilitates the exchange of ideas and knowledge that enable efficient solutions to eliminate waste.  Founded in 1974, RCBC is Canada’s longest serving recycling council, but its mandate goes beyond just recycling.  We are an organization that envisions the circular economy as our foundational strategic principle.  As part of its mission, RCBC provides public information services, organizes an annual conference, and participates in special events such as Waste Reduction Week.  We are currently entering an exciting time of change and growth as we continue to build upon our core activities and look for new opportunities to make BC a shining example of waste diversion and reduction.

About the Job

RCBC’s Finance and Administration Manager manages the financial affairs of the organization according to accounting principles for non-profit organizations.  The Finance and Administration Manager leads and performs all accounting activities, including payroll, and provides the Executive Director with financial analyses and strategic advice.

This is a permanent, part-time, salaried position.  You will work approximately 21 hours per week although hours vary throughout the year.  The salary range is between $36,000 and $38,500 per year.  RCBC offers a generous benefits package after a three month probationary period, including vacation pay (accumulated days, standard stats, and annual winter holiday closure), accumulated sick time, and a health and dental plan for you and your family.  You will report to the Executive Director.  We expect the work to be primarily remote although occasional in-office work may be required, including the initial training.  We are only considering candidates within BC at this time.

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Manages a full-cycle accounting process, including payables, receivables, general ledger, and reporting (e.g., monthly financial statements)
  • Follows Canadian accounting standards for not-for-profit and charitable organizations (ASNPO and Canadian GAAP)
  • Enters all transactions into our accounting software
  • Performs billing and sets up payments
  • Monitors and manages cash flows
  • Processes payroll for all employees and issues T4 statements
  • Manages other employee programs, such as group insurance administration and Worksafe BC payments and reports
  • Maintain and enhance employee benefits programs, including compensation, health insurance, expenses, vacation, and other personnel packages
  • Assists in the hiring process and maintenance of employee records
  • Prepares annual budgets in collaboration with the Executive Director for approval by the Board of Directors
  • Prepares other financial forecasts as requested
  • Prepares and files in a timely matter all legally required reports including, but not limited to, the annual report, GST returns, registered charities information returns, grant summary reports, and bank signing officers forms;
  • Prepares year end audit working papers and assists external auditors with annual audit
  • Produces other financial analyses and provides strategic advice as requested
  • Assists with office administration in matters such as insurance, leases, and equipment
  • General administrative tasks as required, including maintaining the phone system, monitoring and managing financial and operation-related email inboxes, and checking the post box.
  • Perform other duties as assigned, including but not limited to supportive roles in delivering RCBC projects, events, and programs (which may occasionally include onsite work and work on evenings and weekends)

Skills and Experience

  • Accounting-related diploma or degree
  • Working towards or achieved CPA or CMA designation
  • At least 5 years experience in full-cycle accounting
  • Experience in payroll processing
  • Working knowledge of office software
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision
  • Good organizational skills
  • Working knowledge of QuickBooks is an asset
  • Previous non-profit accounting experience is an asset

Application Process

Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to [email protected].  Make the subject line Finance and Administration Manager Application.

Application Deadline is September 23, 2022.  For more information on RCBC, visit us at www.rcbc.ca. 

We are grateful to all who apply; however, we will only contact those applicants who will take further steps in the process.