Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness Society

Are you a Controller who is passionate about combing your financial knowledge and business acumen with working for a not for profit agency supporting Indigenous Peoples experiencing homelessness? This is the role for you!

About us:

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.

The Controller will be responsible for supporting the accounting, budgeting & forecasting, and financial reporting requirements of the Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness Society (ACEH). This includes supporting and learning 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.

  • Lead in the development, implementation, and management of the financial aspects of the ACEH Society.
  • Ensuring adherence to federal and provincial privacy legislation as well as GAAP
  • Work independently, with clear guidelines defining the role, under the supervision of the Executive Director


  • Developing, publishing and monitoring a strategic plan and related operational plans, processes and budgets that will contribute to the growth of ACEH and ensures the programs, services and operations are fiscally responsible through cost analysis and budget forecasting.
  • Execute the strategic direction of the Finance department, including implementation of value-added Finance processes and services that support the ACEH goals and objectives.
  • Support, assist and supervise in the continuous improvement of the finance department. The Finance Manager and Finance Assistant will report directly to the Controller.
  • 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.
  • Actively 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.
  • Lead various financial services ensuring adherence and compliance to GAAP, regulations and statutory legislation, and Finance policies.
  • Oversee the preparation and filing of statutory reporting and remittances to CRA, GST, PST, WorkSafeBC and others
  • Oversee the completion of all aspects of payroll up to and including T-4 slips
  • Ensures mandatory reporting deadlines are met (i.e. charity returns, Taxes, etc.)
  • Oversees and advises the purchases made for the organization and works with vendors for support services (IT/Contractors etc.)
  • Provide guidance and subject matter expertise, as the financial and accounting technical expert to the Director, Finance Team and Management Team on strategic and operational topics, as they relate to the accounting and finance functions
  • Ensures monthly reports are provided to the Executive Director regarding financial matters as well as quarterly reports to the Board of Directors
  • Attends Board meetings and supports the Finance Sub-Committee of the Board


  • Post-secondary degree in Business, Accounting, Finance OR a related field combined with a CPA designation and or General Management experience.
  • 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.
  • Experience working as an accountant/ business manager in not-for-profit, community-based health and social service agency is preferred
  • Knowledge and familiarity with relevant legislation and practices including income tax, charity and taxes
  • Proficiency with Qucikbooks and donor databases would be an asset


  • 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
  • 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


  • Working vehicle and valid driver’s license. Drivers abstract and business insurance.
  • Criminal Records Check for working with vulnerable adults

EXPECTED START DATE: As soon as possible.

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 ACEH encourages members of the 2SLGBTQQIA+ community to apply.


Established in 2016, the Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness is an Indigenous-led non-profit organization whose mission is to end Indigenous homelessness across Vancouver Island by lovingly providing culturally supportive housing and services. Our work is grounded in Indigenous knowledge and centers on the voices of the Indigenous Street Community who share their immediate needs, lived experiences, and thoughts on solutions. Together, these perspectives guide our path toward collective healing, health, and housing stability. Being the sole organization focused on ending Indigenous homelessness on Vancouver Island, the work of the ACEH is critical.


To apply for this job email your details to jobs@acehsociety.com