Director of Finance

Position Title: Director of Finance
Division: President’s Office
Manager: President
Level: Director
Type: On going
Hours/Week: 5-10 hours / week
Deadline: May 11, 2017


Endeavour is a Canadian charity that recruits, trains and matches teams of skilled volunteers with non-profit organizations in need of management consulting. Endeavour focuses on helping non-profits that otherwise cannot afford professional consulting to build capacity and improve community impact. Since 2007, Endeavour has recruited and managed more than 800 volunteers to provide management advice to over 115 non-profit organizations, helping communities in many areas, such as the arts, children and family services, disabilities, education, environment, healthcare, immigrant services, rural development, skills training, poverty relief, and youth development. Endeavour’s partnerships with leading corporations in Canada offer pro bono and skills-based volunteering opportunities that contribute to employee engagement, professional and leadership development, talent retention and corporate responsibility goals. To learn more, visit


The Director of Finance contributes to the success of Endeavour by ensuring the effective financial management of the organization.


Reporting to the President and with guidance from the Treasurer, the Director of Finance is responsible for the following duties:

Budget Preparation and Monitoring:

  • Prepare the annual budget in consultation with the Senior Leadership Team
  • Present the budget to the Board of Directors for approval
  • Monitor revenues and expenses against departmental budgets, and address variances as needed


  • Manage banking functions, including deposits and chequing account
  • Act as a signing authority for cheques
  • Provide reimbursements and issue tax receipts according to the financial policy and procedures


  • Maintain complete and accurate supporting information for all financial transactions
  • Manage the bookkeeping function, including maintenance of the general ledger, accounts payable, and accounts receivable

Financial Reporting:

  • Prepare quarterly and annual financial statements (statement of revenue and expenses, balance sheet, changes in net asset, and cash flow) in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles
  • Present quarterly financial statements (statement of revenue and expenses, balance sheet) at for review at quarterly board meetings

Annual Review/Audit:

  • Lead the review/audit process in consultation with the Treasurer and/or Finance/Audit Committee
  • Maintain and prepare all documentation required for a successful review/audit
  • Present reviewed/audited financial statements at the Annual General Meeting

Financial Policy and Procedures:

  • Review and update the financial policy and procedures as required to ensure effective financial management, compliance with the law and regulations, and to reflect best practices
  • Educate the executive team on the financial policy and procedures, and ensure compliance with the financial policy and procedures across the organization
  • Maintain appropriate documentation on financial processes and systems

Annual Filings:

  • File required annual returns in a timely manner

Financial Systems:

  • Maintain appropriate and secure financial accounting systems

Other Executive Duties:

  • Participate in quarterly meetings with the executive team and other meetings as required
  • Maintain up-to-date organizational information for Finance on the corporate and board portals, including but not limited to the financial policy and procedures, financial statements, budgets, and annual filings



  • Relevant accounting and finance experience
  • Experience with or ability to quickly learn MS Accounting
  • Minimum commitment of at least one year


  • Similar volunteer experience in a small non-profit organization


  • Contribute and develop accounting and finance skills and experience in the non-profit sector
  • Build relationships with a diverse group of professionals and leaders in consulting, industry, the social sector, and academia.
  • Contribute to the growth and success of a charity recognized as a Canadian leader in the skills-based volunteering/pro bono field
  • Make an impact while having fun!
  • Flexible schedule


Documents Required:

  • Cover Letter, briefly highlighting your interest in the position and relevant qualifications
  • Resume (PDF format preferred)

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