Finance Associate Director

Family Services of Greater Vancouver - Vancouver, BC (30+ days ago)

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JOB OPPORTUNITY: Finance, Associate Director

Finance Associate Director Competition #31-20



We are a community-based, not-for profit organization with nearly 100 social services programs and 500 employees across Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. We provide counselling and other essential services to the most vulnerable people in our communities. For over 90 years, we’ve inspired and supported those who need help reaching their full potential. We work to ensure children are nurtured, youth find optimism, adults feel empowered, and parents make choices that build strong families.

Our values are:

We provide a supportive workplace for our employees, effective services for our clients, including counselling, therapy, advocacy, education and community services.


Family Services of Greater Vancouver is a large Not-for-Profit organization looking for an Associate Director of Finance to play a critical role within the Finance Department. The Associate Director of Finance supervises designated team members by hiring, mentoring, providing day-to-day oversight and leadership. The role is a key point of contact for Agency leaders, funders and other staff needing information or support related to a range of finance matters. Working as part of a cross-functional team to support a portfolio, this role provides strategic budget, finance and reporting advice and deliverables. This senior finance role is responsible for monitoring general accounting practices, budgeting, tracking high volume corporate client accounts and building a strong finance team and culture. The successful candidate will have a passion for supporting community and will strive to be the difference and to make a lasting impact.


Reporting to the Director of Finance, the Associate Director of Finance is responsible for monitoring general accounting practices, budgeting, tracking high volume internal and external reporting, and building a strong financial team. The position plays an instrumental role in the financial future of the organization.

Bachelor of Accounting or Finance degree required
5+ years experience as a Chartered Professional Accountant
10+ years of leadership experience
Experience with governmental/non-profit accounting principles and procedures.
Ability to effectively direct and supervise.
Ability to communicate effectively both written and verbally.
Ability to exercise initiative and sound judgment and to react with discretion under varying conditions.
Ability to establish and maintain effective and appropriate relationships with the public, agencies, and employees.
Knowledge of operating and capital budget concepts.
Experience identifying needs, planning, and giving advice and guidance on initiatives that support strategic directions.
Ability to provide sound professional advice and direction for finance related matters to various levels of the organization.
Well-developed planning, coaching and teamwork skills.


Responsible for the day-to-day leadership of the designated Finance team staff, including recruitment and selection, orientation, coaching and mentoring, performance feedback and supporting growth and development opportunities.
In collaboration with the Director of Finance, designs and implements effective Finance programs, strategies and best practices that are in alignment with the corporate culture, values and strategic objectives for the designated areas; assists in the effective implementation of change strategies at the ground level.
Monitors program activities on a regular basis to ensure customer focused and quality services; write reports on initiatives and services for senior leadership. Assesses and supports projects and evaluates financial findings to the Director, CEO, and Board, and recommends changes to enhance programs as appropriate. Writes/revises policies as needed.
Identifies and evaluates the risks associated with team and agency level financial activities and takes appropriate action to control the risks; develops and implements mid and long-term goals and objectives to achieve successful program outcomes in line with the organizations strategic plans.
Produces quarterly and annual financial statements and ad hoc financial reports.
Assists with orientation to financial matters with leaders, delivers internal courses as required on a variety of topics including budgeting, financial reporting and financial policies.
Liaises with payroll team as needed to support planning and fiscal management issues that impact staff or leaders.
Supports the team by making recommendation to improve accounting processes and procedures. Manage day-to-day accounting operations and ensure that there is a redundant process backup in place for every critical operation.
Undertakes projects which will support the Agency’s aims/strategies and/or improve the effectiveness of the agency’s financial sustainability and prudent use of resources at the team and organization level.
Helps drive organizational financial performance by supporting core business objectives and relationships with funders and other external stakeholders.
Acts in the place of the Finance Director as needed for coverage.
Other work related duties as required


FSGV provides a comprehensive compensation package, with pension and generous extended health benefits for our regular staff.

FSGV supports career development and training for staff to reach their potential, offering mentorship and professional advancement in a supportive environment. We recognize the importance of work-life balance, wellness and a safe, inclusive and welcoming workplace that values diversity and respect for all.

Work Hours: 35 hours per week

Location: 1638 East Broadway

Post End Date: open until filled

COVID-19 Considerations:
The Associate Director of Finance will have access to a private office. Physical distancing protocols and PPE are available on site. Work from home also available, although some on-site meetings may be required.

Work Remotely:
Temporarily due to COVID-19


If this describes you, please submit your application to us through the link below:

Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. Thank you for your interest.

FSGV is committed to the principles of diversity. We encourage applications from qualified people of all gender expressions and identities, sexual orientations, visible minorities, Indigenous persons and persons with disabilities.

If you require a disability-related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please email your resume and cover letter (indicating the competition number #31-20 in email subject line) outlining your interest and relevant experience to your contact information to for follow-up.