Choices for Youth Financial Controller Full Time in St. John’s, NL

Choices for Youth

Branch St. John’s NL CA

Financial Controller
St. John’s, NL

A CPA designation or enrollment in the program is considered an asset. Assist in the development and maintenance of policies, procedures and financial controls….

Financial Controller (Full-time)

Choices for Youth is a dynamic, progressive organization that empowers homeless and at-risk youth with innovative options and tools to move from street-life to more stable, healthy living situations. We work hard with boundless ambition and strive for excellence in our cultural commitments. Currently, Choices for Youth is looking for a highly motivated Financial Controller to become part our Finance team.

Position Summary: Reporting to the Director of Finance and Administration, the Financial Controller will be responsible for the integrity of the financial reporting in support of CFY’s social enterprise operations and growth.

Accounting and Reporting :

  • Perform financial analysis to determine feasibility and future venture viability of new and current social enterprises.
  • Perform financial cash flow forecasting and accounts receivables management associated with CFY’s social enterprises
  • Ensure that timely and complete periodic financial statements and budget analyses are issued.
  • Assist in completion of monthly Financial Statement package for management review and quarterly for board review
  • Ensure collections, A/R reporting and payments are managed in a timely manner
  • Complete month end adjusting entries and ensuring all accounting requirements for social enterprise operations are met on time
  • Prepare detailed Job Costs sheets and Work in Progress Summary Reports for Project Managers
  • Participate in the budgeting process and ensuring adherence to budget throughout the fiscal cycle
  • Support the Director for Finance & Administration in the completion of year-end accounting tasks – ensuring all reconciliations are complete and preparation of working papers for external auditors
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of policies, procedures and financial controls
  • Other duties as required to ensure the successful operation of the Finance Department

Payroll and Benefits :

  • Reviewing time sheets and leave balances
  • Act as a liaison to employees and external agencies on payroll related inquiries
  • Other duties as required


  • A degree in business commerce or administration with a concentration in accounting. Some equivalent experience or education may be considered.
  • 3+years’ experience in accounting with demonstrated experience preparing financial statements, non-profit experience would be a definite asset.
  • A CPA designation or enrollment in the program is considered an asset.
  • Extensive experience in Simply Accounting (Sage50).
  • A strong sense of urgency coupled with a positive can-do attitude.
  • Have a passion to help us achieve our core values.
  • Must have a satisfactory code of conduct and be bondable.*


Work Hours

  • The position will work 35 hours per week from Monday to Friday. Some flexibility in work hours will be required to accommodate higher work volumes and organizational requirements.


  • The salary (scale) for this position will be $51,669 – $57,657 annually. Choices offers a competitive compensation package, including: a health and dental program, employer-matched RRSP and four weeks vacation to qualifying employees.

How to Apply

Send your resume and cover letter explaining how you meet the criteria and include FC-01-2017 in the subject heading to:

Choices for Youth

Email : employment (at) choicesforyouth.ca

Fax : (709) 726-3125 No phone calls please.

Deadline This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Only candidates invited for an interview will be contacted.

Equity in employment is essential to a just society. Choices for Youth enthusiastically welcomes applications from all qualified people, including racialized people, people of all sexual orientations, women and trans* people, Aboriginal and First People those with disabilities, mental illness, and from all social strata .

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $51,669.00 /year

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: St. John's, NL, CA
Posted on: 2017-02-11
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