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About the Organization:

The Phoenix Centre for Children and Families is a mental health treatment centre for children and youth 17 and under. They are governed by the volunteer Board of Directors and funded by the Government of Ontario.

The Phoenix Centre’s roots were planted in Renfrew County in December 1975. Noticing a lack of support and suitable resources for Children with emotional and behavioral challenges and their families, the community united to make a change.

The Phoenix Centre has since grown with the community, offering a warm, safe place to all the children and families of Renfrew County. The organization strives for your well-being.

With their main office located in the heart of beautiful Pembroke, and satellite offices in five communities, Phoenix’s diverse services and programs are accessible throughout the County.

Phoenix’s efforts are directed towards affirming the dignity and worth of each child and family, so as to enhance the integrity of the family unit.

Position Overview:

Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the organization is seeking a detail-oriented and analytical Finance Manager. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in ensuring accurate financial reporting, maintaining financial records, and supporting various accounting functions within the organization.  This position is responsible for ensuring accurate and timely preparation of financial statements, managing internal controls, and complying with relevant accounting standards and regulations.

Job Responsibilities:

·        Manage the preparation and review financial statements, including balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements, in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

·        Contribute to the preparation of the annual budget and periodic forecasts. Collaborate with other departments to gather and manage relevant data, analyze budget-to-actual variances, and provide explanations for any significant discrepancies.

·        Responsible for timely and efficient financial reporting to the Ministry of Health.

·        Exercise adept management over Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable functions, ensuring seamless financial operations.

·        Coordinate with external auditors during annual audits and provide necessary documentation and explanations. Facilitate the relationship with the auditors. Ensure compliance with applicable accounting standards, tax regulations, and other legal requirements.

·        Manage employees. Provide guidance, mentorship, and training to develop their skills and enhance overall departmental performance.

·        Communicate financial results, analysis, and recommendations to senior management, board members, and other stakeholders. Present financial information in a clear and understandable manner to facilitate decision-making.

Job Requirements

·        A bachelor’s degree or diploma in accounting, or relevant experience.

Minimum 3 years of financial leadership at the management level.  Management and/or leadership experience in a healthcare setting is preferred, although candidates with relevant experience in other sectors will be considered.
·        Knowledge and experience in budgeting, forecasting, and presenting to management and board when required.

·        Knowledge and experience in monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting, including liaising with external auditors.

·        Advanced proficiency in accounting software and ERP systems (preferably Sage) and Proficient in MS Office.

·        Knowledgeable of MOH and MCCSS TPA financial reporting obligations preferred.

Application Process

·     The applicant must submit a letter of intent explaining how they meet the qualifications related to the education and experience. They also must attach an updated resume.

·     All applications must be submitted by email to the following email address:  Please include “The Phoenix Centre – Manager of Financial Services” in the subject line.


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