Current Opportunities

Senior Accountant/Unified Banking Specialist

(position can be located in Halifax, Saint John or St. John’s)

*This position will remain open until filled.
*Start date for this position is flexible.

Girl Guides of Canada (GGC) empowers every girl to be everything she wants to be.

This is an excellent time to join one of Canada’s most trusted youth serving charities. Come join our amazing team as we work together to achieve our vision “a better world, by girls”!

GGC is actively searching for a Senior Accountant/Unified Banking Specialist to lead the financial reporting and unified banking in our East regional processing Centre (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador.)

The Senior Accountant/Unified Banking Specialist will:

  • Prepare financial reporting for Provincial/Area/District Commissioners and Treasurers, including event and project cost accounting, as well as oversee Unit level banking and web-based financial tracking.
  • Oversee budget finalization, variance tracking throughout the year and cashflow monitoring as required and treasury management.
  • Prepare working papers for year-end audit.
  • Oversee processes and protocols for: batch processing, quality monitoring, resolving deficit issues, responding to overdrafts and preparing statistical analysis including approximately 1000 local operating units led by volunteers.
  • Set up requirements for depositing services for master and non-standard banking services, for credit limits and use of credit cards and protocols for suspension of use.
  • Ensure standards for compliance reporting, fundraising, cashflow, collections, repayment plans as well as record retention are met.
  • Review processing requirements and tools for unit cheques, EFT remittances, reconciliations, GST/HST remittances, inter-fund transfers, etc.
  • Provide guidance to staff and volunteers on accounting standards, GST/HST rules and donation policies.
  • Review and recommend modifications for training manuals, webinars and other communications tools for dissemination to volunteers for both documents and online methods of delivery.
  • Provide supervision and mentorship to accounting clerks and Unit Banking Clerks in areas such as performance management, training and coaching, coordination of workload, etc.
  • Prepare quality control reports and provide status report updates on a weekly basis to the Senior Manager, Finance and Administration.

You are the model candidate if:

  • You hold a CPA designation and have 3-5 years’ full cycle accounting experience
  • You have 3 years’ progressive experience in project management
  • You are familiar with CRA requirements for charities and best practices for charitable fundraising
  • You have a high level of comfort with data migration between financial systems
  • You possess strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize to manage project timelines and resources
  • You have strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • You have demonstrated proven success in relationship building and providing excellent customer service to both staff and volunteers. You understand customer needs and can design systems that meet user requirements.
  • You have a strong aptitude for team development and collaborative project implementation
  • You can explain finance to non-financial customers
  • You have experience managing and motivating a diverse team of accounting staff to achieve optimum performance
  • You have a passion for the mission of GGC

ASSETS

  • Previous consulting experience (internal & external customers)
  • Familiarity with Smart Sheets
  • Working knowledge of Sage 300
  • Comfort with Office365, Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams
  • NFP/Voluntary sector experience

Does this sound like you? Then apply today.
Submit a cover letter and resume (as one file) with salary expectations to:

Leisa McKenzie – Manager, People & Culture
Girl Guides of Canada – Guides du Canada
50 Merton Street, Toronto, Ontario M4S 1A3           
E-mail HR@girlguides.ca



Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada (GGC) recognizes and values the richness of human diversity in its many forms, and therefore strives to ensure environments where girls and women from all walks of life, identities, and lived experiences feel a sense of belonging and can participate fully. 

Upon request, Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada will make available reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities during the recruitment process. Accommodation requests should be made in advance to People & Culture. 

We thank all candidates for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Manager, Membership Growth

Full time opportunity – Girl Guides of Canada

Have you heard about our big changes?  That’s right Girl Guides of Canada- Guides du Canada (GGC) has just launched a new vision, mission, look and feel as it continues to provide a safe space to empower a girl to be “Everything she wants to be”.   With our new vision of “A better world, by girls” and our mission “To be a catalyst for girls empowering girls”, we are excited to build on our 100+ year history to ensure that we are relevant to today’s girl.

We have new strategic priorities, a new product – Girls First, our updated Girl program delivered through a fully interactive digital platform, and a drive have our membership be reflective of the full diversity of Canadian girls and women.  Now we need a proven, growth oriented, self-starter, to leverage all these great changes and drive growth in our membership as our Manager, Membership Growth.

We want our organization to have a big impact on girls in Canada so we have aggressive membership growth targets that we are driving to achieve.  We need someone that can see the big picture to build a new Girl and Adult member acquisition model, but also has direct experience to know all of the key details needed to turn a model into reality.

Over the next 2 years you will need to test various acquisition strategies, analyze their success, design our new Girl and Adult acquisition model, engage and collaborate with the services that will be needed to support this new model, and lead the implementation of this plan countrywide.  

Did I mention that we have aggressive membership acquisition targets?  This is a big job to get right in a short time, so we need a skilled, acquisition champion ready to invest time researching and testing the right models, engaging the right partners, building the right team, and getting the right results.  Of course, building something new and innovative, means that you also need opportunities to find out what doesn’t work, regroup, pivot and take chances.  We know the important of this flexibility from developing Girls First and our openness to “good failures” has greatly benefitted the success of this new product and we anticipate the same with this initiative.

So does this sound like you?  If so, please read on for more details…

Acquisition Strategy:
You will test, analyze, develop and oversee national strategies to increase the number of new girl members and adult volunteers at GGC to meet our acquisition targets. We know that we need to develop and formalize a true sales model with lead generation, pipeline management and other related processes and you will need to lead this change.

Acquisition Infrastructure:
Successful acquisition and sales strategies need a strong internal support infrastructure to ensure everyone has what they need to reach their targets.  You will need to collaborate with other departments such as Marketing, Communications, IT, Member Experience, and Member Services to build the infrastructure necessary to support your strategies.

Leadership:
You will lead a progressively larger national team as you staff to implement your strategies.  You will coach and mentor this team to be a highly engaged and productive sales team.

If you think this role leverages all your skills and strengths, then make sure you have all the Basics before you apply...

The Basics

  • Related degree (Sales, Business, Marketing, Recruitment, Volunteer Management)
  • 5+ years’ experience in sales, growth or recruitment portfolios
  • Demonstrated success building and leading growth and sales initiatives
  • Excellent leadership skills and ability to build a high achieving team 
  • Strong relationship builder able to work in a highly collaborative environment
  • Optimistic attitude, positive approach, superb networker, and motivational leader

Final Details

  • Full time role, starting immediately
  • Located at 50 Merton Street, Toronto – some travel is required
  • Reporting to the Director, Member Relations
  • Competitive salary, benefits, and pension plan

If this sounds like a role tailor made for you, it is time to send us your story so that we can get to know you better.

Please submit your cover letter (this is your chance to tell us why you are our best choice for this job) and your resume to HR@girlguides.ca (as one file) and use Manager, Member Growth as the subject line.   Deadline to apply is Monday, June 3rd, 2019.

We thank everyone in advance who takes the time to apply to this role, but unfortunately we will only be contacting those selected for an interview.



  

Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada (GGC) recognizes and values the richness of human diversity in its many forms, and therefore strives to ensure environments where girls and women from all walks of life, identities, and lived experiences feel a sense of belonging and can participate fully. 

Upon request, Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada will make available reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities during the recruitment process. Accommodation requests should be made in advance to People & Culture. 

We thank all candidates for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.