Home >  Career Services  >  Job Board
candidate > job search > job search results > job details

job details

Family and Children's Services Niagara

Supervisor of Financial Services

Canada-Ontario-St. Catharines


Company Information

For more than a century, Family and Children’s Services Niagara, the local Children’s Aid Society, has provided vital child welfare, family/community support, counselling, foster care and adoption services to residents in the Niagara Region.  

Job Description

FACS Niagara emphasizes collaboration, service excellence and a culture of learning and continuous improvement.

Reporting to the Senior Manager of Finance, the Supervisor of Financial Services manages the overall accounting and reporting functions of FACS ensuring compliance with sound financial accounting practices.  The Supervisor of Financial Services will oversee payroll, general ledger, reconciliations, taxation, financial reporting and audits, as well as monitor and ensure adequate internal controls to provide reasonable assurance that assets are protected.


Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plans and coordinates all accounting operations, financial processing and financial systems
  • Implements and ensures appropriate internal control systems and risk management plans
  • Ensures compliance with financial legislation, policies, procedures and adheres to various funding agreements
  • Ensures General Ledger integrity and monitors compliance with the approved budget
  • Ensures that the chart of accounts, standards and procedures maintain proper financial accountability
  • Manages the agencies fixed assets, maintaining an inventory
  • Assists in monitoring purchasing and procurement activities for compliance with sound procurement practices and ministry directives 
  • Ensures timely financial analysis and reporting, and accurate filing of all corporate returns
  • Plans and oversees the preparation of all financial reporting outputs
  • Oversees the external audits including preparation of the various year-end reports e.g. annual financial audit, Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) audits
  • Maintains the financial system up to and including the production of financial statements, ensuring all entries are complete, balanced and properly authorized
  • Completes and distributes budget variance analyses
  • Assists the Senior Manager of Finance in all reporting to MCYS and other external bodies
  • Oversees the preparation and distribution of all components of payroll to ensure a timely and accurate delivery of service
  • Implements and ensures mechanisms for cost monitoring, reporting and legislative compliance
  • Oversees compliance for the deduction and remittance of all statutory deductions and employee benefits
  • Ensures the preparation and filing of required reports to government agencies and other organizations to include annual reconciliations for mandatory reductions
  • Oversees year-end activities, including CRA year-end reporting, T4 and T4A information and summaries
  • Evaluates, analyses and provides recommendations to manage financial and corporate risk within employee and client group benefit plan(s)
  • Provides supervision to all team members and manages in a manner that motivates, guides and directs employees in FACS values, objectives and performance expectations
  • Provides leadership for the operational success of the financial services and accounting team



  • Professional Accounting Designation (Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant, Certified Management Accountant or Certified General Accountant) or equivalent
  • University degree preferred in Finance/Business Administration or related
  • Minimum 3 years related experience in accounting positions
  • Minimum of 2 years in a supervisory accounting position including supervision of payroll
  • Strong knowledge of legislation governing accounting, payroll and child welfare activities  in Ontario preferred
  • Excellent ability to use MS Office applications (e.g. Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Valid G Driver’s License and access to a reliable motor vehicle with appropriate liability insurance required


Please apply with your cover letter and resume by September 8, 2017 to:

E-mail:  humanresources@facsniagara.on.ca


Please include your salary expectations.

We thank all applicants however only those considered for an interview will be contacted

Preference will be given to candidates who are bilingual in French and English.


Family and Children’s Services Niagara is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive barrier free recruitment and selection processes and work environments.  We will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process.  Please advise the Human Resources Department to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated through this process.


Contact Information

Family and Children's Services Niagara
Posting Date: 29-Aug-2017Accounting and Finance Permanent, Full-Time Open 1Member ASAP
Share this Job

Email addresses won't be used for marketing purposes, they will only be used for sending this opportunity.