Current Opportunities

Finance Officer

Location: Ottawa, Canada
Project Title: EQWIP HUBS: Powering Youth Innovation for Sustainable Livelihoods
Start: September 2015
Status: Professional Level, contract
Schedule: Full-time
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits

Initiative Description:

EQWIP HUBS will be a dynamic platform of diverse actors and young people working together to develop solutions to both local and global social, economic and environmental challenges in six countries around the world. EQWIP, an innovative youth serving partnership between Canada World Youth (CWY) and Youth Challenge International (YCI) has brought together a global consortium including UN-HABITAT, TakingITGlobal (TIG) and the Education Development Centre (EDC) to collaborate on this initiative.
Through 17 youth centered HUBS in urban areas, participatory programming will support young people in accessing a sustainable livelihood. Through the engagement of a multi-stakeholder HUB Network, EQWIP HUBS will foster a supportive and responsive enabling environment for youth livelihood activities by providing mentorship, coaching and access to capital. The HUB Network will strengthen the capacity of public and private sector stakeholders and civil society related to youth mainstreaming for policies, products and services.
EQWIP HUBS is building a team of energetic, skilled and passionate individuals who are motivated by the prospect of exploring new and creative approaches to solving complex global challenges.


Position Description:

The Finance Officer will report to the Finance Manager. S/he will we be responsible for maintaining financial, accounting and administrative services in order to meet requirements and support operations. S/he will support the adherence to financial policies, procedures, controls, reporting systems as well as financial reporting functions. The Finance Officer will play a key role in cost and general accounting, accounts receivable/collection, and payroll and risk management.

  • Develop financial reports, budgets, forecasts, other ad hoc reports as required and all other generic finance functions
  • Take part in preparing financial reports such as Semi Annual Financial report for Board of Directors and Finance and Audit Committee report
  • Respect and act in accordance to accounting policies, procedures, and internal controls to meet both current and future business models, ensuring compliance with donor and regulatory requirements
  • Analyze the reporting of expenses by country offices
  • Review domestic expenses
  • Follow the schedule of financial activities to ensure the timely preparation of monthly budget reports
  • Develop organization’s indirect budgets and calculate indirect rates (including year-end calculation)
  • Provide training, orientation and support to Country office staff
  • Supervise all transactions and reconciliations of sub-contractors
  • Perform other duties as delegated by the Finance Manager
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or equivalent
  • 2 to 4 years’ related experience as CA, CPA or CMA
  • Knowledge of accounting concepts, techniques, and principles
  • Budgeting experience
  • Proficient in analyzing and interpreting financial data
  • Accuracy in working with large amounts of data
  • Ability to manage competing priorities
  • Energetic and collaborative spirit, with the ability to work independently and take initiative, and a willingness to develop new skills on the job
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • English fluency required, French fluency preferred and Spanish language skills an asset

Deadline to apply: August 25, 2015 at 5pm EST. Applications will be considered upon submission.   Please submit your cover letter and CV as a one document Word or PDF e-mail attachment to with ‘Finance Officer HUB’ in the subject line. No phone calls about the position can be accepted. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.