Canadian Leaders in International Consulting CLIC
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Type of Employment: Initially part-time (20 hours/week) 1-year contract which can evolve into full-time
Number of Positions Available: 1
Salary range to be discussed.
NATURE AND SCOPE:
Canadian Leaders in International Consulting Inc. (CLIC) is a professional services firm that provides high-quality evaluations and assessments, technical assistance and strategic advice in governance, institutional development, and capacity building to the public, private and not-for-profit sectors with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa. We have recently been jointly awarded two large Government of Canada funded projects in Iraq and Jordan and manage other projects and for-profit initiatives in the MENA region.
The Financial Analyst (FA) position will be based in Ottawa with regular communication and coordination with colleagues in Canada and overseas and may require some travel overseas. The FA will have overall responsibility for the financial administration of CLIC’s for-profit lines of business and donor-funded project activities and is expected to provide proven professional expertise in the conduct of financial affairs relating to for-profit revenue generating business initiatives and donor-funded projects. He or she must be a self-starter; results oriented, enjoys working as part of a team and is willing and able to travel. Specific responsibilities include:
SYSTEMS, PROCEDURES, AND INTERNAL CONTROLS:
- Maintain and develop where required various financial models and standard templates for use by project managers, field office staff and other CLIC staff as needed.
- Facilitate the development and integration of business processes, people and relevant technology in order to configure and communicate useful information and to provide practical business leadership to drive business results.
- Ensure that financial processes and procedures are adhered to by all staff in Canada and abroad
- Identify and address financial issues and inconsistencies
- Ensure financial accounting/reporting complies with donor requirements.
- Ensure implementation of necessary financial controls and due diligence
- Work closely with the external bookkeeping company to ensure that it receives and enters data, reconciles and provide adequate and timely reporting to management.
- Review field bank reconciliations and manage the cash balances for all business initiatives and projects.
- Hands on responsibility to perform month-end and year-end closings, deferred revenue reconciliations, monthly sub-ledger balancing, review and verification of all payments, revenues, exchange rate calculations, preparation of month-end journal entries, and maintaining the chart of accounts for projects and business initiatives.
- Work closely with CFO to ensure that all financial reporting, Year End closing adhere to best standards and regulations.
FINANCIAL MONITORING AND REPORTING:
- Prepare monthly, quarterly and year-end financial statements of office, business and project activities Including all Overseas offices, business initiatives and Projects
- Perform financial analysis andprepare donor financial reports asspecified by the donor.
- Ensure finance staff in the field are properly trained in terms of accounting, preparation of their budgets, donor requirements, and allocation of expenditures etc.
- Provide regular variance analysis of project implementation and offer recommendations for possible improved courses of action to ensure efficient use of project funds.
- Prepare detailed annual business initiative and project budgets in conjunction with field staff, project staff and others as appropriate.
- Provide support in financial aspects of project proposal development for submission to various donors and clients.
- Provide support in financial aspects of new and current business initiatives
- Travel to field office to train staff and to provide assistance with overseas financial procedures.
- Other duties as required.
- Support audits commissioned by donor agencies in Ottawa and overseas including monitoring visits.
- Prepare detailed project working papers and year-end reconciliation of corporate and field office operations including for profit initiatives and project accounts.
- Participate in internal audits of CLIC-Consultants.
QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES:
- University degree in Finance, Accounting, or a related field or equivalent demonstrated knowledge and background.
- A minimum of three (3) years of experience in corporate and field office accounting, for-profit initiatives and project accounting with international operations.
- Proficiency in computer skills, spreadsheets (Excel), accounting packages (QuickBooks and Microsoft Great Plains), and communications packages (MS Word, and Power Point)
- Strong analytical, communication and problem-solving skills. Capacity to identify and articulate potential problems and provide possible solutions in a concise and clear manner.
- High level of written and verbal communication skills in English. Knowledge of French and Arabic will be a definite asset.