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We do appreciate your interest in Toronto Wildlife Centre. Unfortunately, due to the anticipation of a high number of applications only candidates who qualify for an interview will be contacted. Please, no inquiries. Thank you for your understanding.

About Toronto Wildlife Centre:

Toronto Wildlife Centre is the only wildlife centre in the Greater Toronto Area and the busiest in Canada. Approximately 5,000 wild animals are admitted to the centre each year representing over 270 different species of wildlife.

Dedicated to the rehabilitation of sick, injured and orphaned wildlife, and to educating the public on wildlife-related issues; TWC was the first wildlife centre in Canada with a full veterinary hospital and is the only one with a dedicated Wildlife Rescue Program. Approximately 30,000 phone calls from the public are handled each year through TWC’s Wildlife Hotline.

As a registered charity, TWC relies primarily on donations from members of the public and like-minded organizations. Volunteers work in all areas of the centre from wildlife care to IT support.

Finance Manager

Permanent Part-time, 3 days per week

Reports to: Executive Director

Direct Reports: Office Administrator

Job Summary & Requirements:

The Finance Manager oversees the financial matters of the charity in line with good practice and in accordance with the governing document and legal reporting requirements.  The position is responsible for the annual budget development, preparation of quarterly and year-end financial reports, reconciliation of accounts, preparation of month-end journal entries, and liaising with internal providers/departments.  Additionally, this role includes the preparation of cash flow analysis and forecasting on an ongoing basis.  The incumbent should also have a continuous process improvement mindset to maximize the impact of this role.

Accountabilities:

  • Work with management on development of the annual budget and work in collaboration with the management team and Executive Director to identify pressures and strategies
  • Preparation of quarterly and year-end board financial reports
  • Lead the annual year-end audit, including preparation and compilation of audit lead sheets, draft financial statements and responding to audit queries
  • Preparation of financial quarterly corporate narrative package, analyzing results and explaining material variances to management and the Board of Directors
  • Preparation of monthly journal entries and account reconciliations, including accruals and ensure accurate financial tracking
  • Preparation of cash flow analysis and forecasting on an ongoing basis
  • Identify financial root cause issues and recommend process improvements. Assist with process improvement initiatives and identify and communicate process and/or control weaknesses to the Executive Director
  • Research and provide recommendations to the Executive Director and potentially the Board of Directors, on various accounting and tax related matters, such as those related to changes in standards
  • Provide clarity on financial issues related to CRA expectations to ensure financial decisions are fully compliant with requirements
  • Provide support and guidance to other staff when requested
  • Professional management and development of one direct report
  • Ad hoc duties and projects

Job Qualifications:

Education:

  • Undergraduate degree in accounting, professional designation in good standing (CA, CMA or CGA) preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience:

  • 3 years of working experience in accounting/finance at a senior level
  • Experience in working within the charity sector strongly preferred

Competencies:

  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal and presentation) with focus on clear, concise messaging
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with demonstrated ability to influence with integrity across with organization and with external parties
  • Motivated self-starter, with ability to prioritize and manage competing priorities
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing and dynamic work environment
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office required
  • Proficiently in QuickBooks and familiarity with CRMs (especially e-Tapestry) would be beneficial
  • A working knowledge of standard financial reporting guidelines, MIS Guidelines, GAAP (specifically not-for-profit accounting preferred), CRA regulations and guidelines
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with strong attention to detail

Interested candidates please submit a resume and cover letter to hr@torontowildlifecentre.com

General Support Staff

Status:  Contract

Location(s): Downsview Park

Reports to:  Operations Manager

Compensation: $14.00, commensurate with experience

Duties and Responsibilities:

In accordance with organizational policies, main duties include but are not limited to:

  • Maintains a positive, professional, and safe working environment at all times
  • Responsible for cleaning TWC’s Downsview Park facility e.g. sweeping and mopping floors, removing garbage and recycling, cleaning washrooms, vacuuming, dusting, and other cleaning duties as necessary
  • Provides supportive cleaning for wildlife rehabilitation team e.g. cleaning empty cages, doing laundry, and all other related tasks
  • Inventories and orders cleaning supplies
  • Maintains grounds and outdoor rehabilitation area e.g. removing litter, clearing snow from walkways, etc.
  • Responsible for, and as necessary makes arrangements for, the upkeep and maintenance of all related equipment and tools e.g. washers and dryers, hoses, disinfectant dispensers, sinks and other related equipment
  • Provides assistance with cage repair and maintenance
  • Provides some oversight of General Support Volunteers
  • Assists with minor renovation work as needed e.g. painting and minor repairs
  • Assists Wildlife Care Supervisors in training seasonal staff, interns, co-op students and volunteers on tasks related to General Support Staff responsibilities
  • Other related tasks as needed

Position Requirements:

  • Must be prepared to work in all weather conditions (some work is outdoors)
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Must be available for some weekends
  • This is a physically demanding role, please be prepared for repetitive and strenuous tasks
  • Previous experience cleaning and maintaining a similar sized/type of facility preferred
  • Experience with painting and minor carpentry/renovation work an asset
  • Demonstrated interest in wildlife or the environment an asset

*PLEASE NOTE: This position includes lifting, bending, stooping, pushing and other moderately strenuous activities and must have reasonable physical strength.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent ability to follow instructions and protocols and work without direct supervision
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Ability to work well with a variety of people
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Sensitive to the special needs of wild animals in captivity

Please send resume and cover letter Attn: Shannon Brown with the subject line “General Support Staff” to hr@torontowildlifecentre.com

We would like to thank you for your application. Unfortunately, due to the anticipated number of candidates only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your understanding.