Financial Controller


The Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness Society (ACEHS) has an exciting opportunity for a CPA who is passionate about combining your financial knowledge, business acumen, and interest in managing the accounting operations of a non-profit society supporting Indigenous peoples experiencing homelessness.

The Financial Controller is responsible for supporting the accounting, budgeting, forecasting, and financial reporting requirements of the ACEHS. This includes supporting and leading the production of budgets and forecasts reflecting relevant business inputs and external factors, production of financial reports, maintaining accounting records, and ensuring data is complete and accurate. This position is part of the senior leadership team and will work closely with ACEHS’ executive, directors, managers, and vendors.


We are a non-profit and registered charitable organization whose sole focus is to support Indigenous peoples experiencing homelessness with a vision to lead long-term systemic change to better meet the needs of our people living away from home and experiencing homelessness.

Posting Details

Date Posted: November 8, 2022 4:00pm

Location: Victoria, BC

Hours: 40 hours per week

Wage / Salary: $85,000 – $100,000 dependent on experience



  • Execute the strategic direction of the Finance department, including implementation of value-added Finance processes and services that support the ACEHS goals and objectives.
  • Oversee the ACEHS’ Finance Team (currently consisting of an Accounts Payable and Receivable Clerk and a Payroll Clerk)
  • Establish and oversee financial controls to monitor accuracy of financial information/ reports and workflows, producing financial statements, developing financial management strategies, monitoring expenditures, departmental reporting, job cost reporting, cash flows, and managing tax and other regulatory compliance.
  • Investigate any variances with the annual budget and meet with senior management and the Board of Directors to report, discuss, and review results.
  • Develop and assess Key Performance Indicators (KPI) to identify, communicate, and implement processes that drive efficiency; and keep current with relevant developments and trends in the accounting profession.
  • Identify ways to reduce costs, improve processes and ensure all systems are properly integrated.
  • Implement and maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures and maintain a system of controls over financial and accounting transactions.
  • Manage and support the coordination of financial processes and services, including the month-end, quarter-end, and year-end close processes and year-end audit.
  • Oversee the completion of all aspects of payroll up to and including T4 and T4A slips.
  • Ensure the preparation of and filing of mandatory reporting deadlines are met (i.e. CRA, GST, WorkSafeBC, charitable information returns, Taxes, etc.).
  • Provide guidance and subject matter expertise, as the financial and accounting technical expert to the Executive Director, Director of Operations, Finance Team and Management Team on strategic and operational topics as they relate to the accounting and finance functions.
  • Ensure monthly reports are provided to the Executive Director regarding financial matters as well as quarterly and annual reports to the Board of Directors and membership.
  • Attend board of director meetings and support the Finance Sub-Committee of the Board.
  • Play a lead role in the preparation of the Society’s annual audit package.


  • Post-secondary degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, OR a related field combined with a CPA designation.
  • Minimum 3 years of full cycle accounting, including financial statements preparation, reporting, and analysis. Finance and/or accounting experience must also include oversight of A/R, A/P, payroll, producing financial statements, budget preparation and oversight, and working with computerized financial systems.
  • Minimum 2 years of general management experience.
  • Proficiency with QuickBooks Online, Payworks, and donor databases is preferred.
  • Experience working as an accountant/ business manager in a not-for-profit, community-based health and social service agency is preferre


  • Proficient in data analysis.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing, in a cross-cultural environment.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office.
  • Demonstrated ability in policy and process development, leading, planning, and issues resolution and the ability to influence and engage with internal clients.
  • Interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Self-starter with proven organizational skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and deadlines.
  • Flexibility to respond to last minute demands of the ACEH Society.


  • Ability to use stairs
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds
  • Ability to complete repetitive tasks (such as sitting, standing, walking and bending)


  • Preference will be given to qualified candidates with Indigenous ancestry.
  • The ACEH values strength in diversity. As an inclusive employer that celebrates the gifts of all its staff, the ACEHS encourages members of the 2SLGBTQQIA+ community to apply.
  • Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume and cover letter which highlights how your knowledge, skills and abilities will culturally support and contribute to the ACEH and our community.