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1 Sep 2020

Full-Time Financial Analyst

Friends of Ruby – Posted by FriendsofRuby Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Job Description

Who we are

Friends of Ruby is a registered charity dedicated to the progressive well-being of LGBTQI2S youth through housing and social services. A trusted source of counselling and tangible solutions such as crisis intervention, warm meals, and housing support. We offer multiple programs and support groups, including dedicated spaces for Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and Trans youth. Since 2014, Friends of Ruby’s front line workers have met with and supported over 900 youth, averting almost 500 mental health crises.

Friends of Ruby is a welcoming space for LGBTQI2S youth. We believe that every person is a gem – perfectly unique and precious – and we go above and beyond to ensure that the youth who come to our doors feel embraced, accepted, and empowered with the social and wellness tools they need to thrive.

This is a mission that is a genuine part of who we are as individuals and as an organization. If you are a member of the LGBTQI2S community or an active ally for equality, diversity, and the needs of our community’s youth, please consider joining us as a Financial Analyst.

The opportunity

Reporting to the Director, Finance and Operations, we are currently seeking a Financial Analyst to join our team and support the Leadership through informed financial advice. This is an exciting opportunity to apply your knowledge and expertise to develop forecasts and financial plans on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis. You will provide ongoing analysis of our programs, costs, and opportunities, identifying strategic initiatives, program costs, and potential opportunities for cost savings or funding. You will also impact the community through property acquisition by helping us budget, in order to expand.

Who you are

You have a combination of financial reporting and analysis skills, forecasting ability and relationship management to play a critical role in driving organizational change. You have strong business acumen, knowledge of accounting best practices and understand the operations of a non-profit sector. You are also an LGBTQI1S ally and you want to apply your knowledge at an organization with a greater purpose.

What’s in it for you

Challenges and rewards. You will make a tangible difference on the way and speed at which we can capitalize on our assets and further expand our operations. You will become part of a united initiative to provide compassion and assistance to the LGBTQI2S community.

Impact and fulfillment. This is a newly created position where you will have the chance to introduce processes and ideas. You will be supported by Leadership and make an impact as you uncover new opportunities to increase the number of youth in the community we support.

How you will make a difference

Insight driven growth and financial planning. You will actively support our Leadership team, by developing regular forecasts and financial plans every month. You will also need to respond to ad-hoc financial reporting tasks including short-term forecasting and variance analysis.

Property Acquisition. You will help us acquire additional properties through the underwriting of financial information. This is an exciting opportunity to impact the community, as this will help us to continue expanding to other areas of the city.

Research, document and present. You will prepare presentations, graphs, and analysis for Stakeholders, Board members, and Executive Directors outlining new property acquisitions, funding and budgets. You will maintain detailed financial records and acquisition documents including legal, due diligence material, and lender documentation. You will also perform market research, business intelligence, data-mining and valuations, combining data with insights to make informed decisions..

Evaluate and forecast. You will evaluate our financial performance by comparing and analyzing results and showcasing plans for the future, offering recommendations for optimization. You will offer guidance for cost analysis and help to establish policies and procedures.

What you bring to the team

*The education. You have a degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or a relevant field.
*The experience. You have 3 years in a business finance role, conducting analyses, gathering data and generating insights, creating reports and recommendations on spendings and savings.
Experience working in a nonprofit sector will set you apart but is not required.
*The knowledge. You have intermediate to advanced skills in Office 365, particularly in Excel formulas and functions. You have experience with data/query management tools and knowledge of Fund Accounting principles. A knowledge of Quickbooks is considered an asset. You are highly proficient in financial modelling techniques.
*The flexibility. You are willing to work on a flexible schedule to accommodate the needs of the organization. This could mean working evenings and on occasions weekends. You will typically work 9-5 but may need to work outside of those hours depending on the support needed.
*The team player attitude. You are excited to take on new challenges as they come, and offer financial support such as invoicing and liaising between accountants. You are willing to help with set-up at our events, and understand that you may need to bring food, and help with cleaning up after events as well. You’re prepared to roll-up your sleeves and offer help to your team in any capacity.

Who is Ruby?

Ruby is a golden retriever, but she is not just any dog. She is a beloved friend and an empathetic listener. If she could, Ruby would tell you about the pain and angst the youth who visit her feel; how sometimes all it takes is a comforting paw and unbounded love to brighten their lives. Ruby would tell you that sometimes, it takes so much more than what she feels she can offer – real crisis intervention, mental health support, tokens for transit, and counselling. That’s why Ruby has surrounded herself with a team of incredible people to help her friends.

Our Front Line and in-office teams are made up of individuals who are truly dedicated to what we do, excited to be part of our restructuring and growth, and eager to see the impact of our work and the services we provide every day.

Are you ready to make an impact with us?

We foster an atmosphere of diversity, belonging, and compassion for others. We come together for staff meetings (remote or in-person), collaborate and support the ideas of others, and provide access to advancement opportunities within our existing and new groups and projects.

We are committed to ensuring that members of traditionally marginalized groups, from a broad range of communities, feel empowered to apply for positions within the organization. We recognize that a diverse workforce and volunteer base are critical to accomplishing our mission, and encourage anyone who feels they meet at least 70% of the qualifications listed, to apply. We promise to consider your full potential and application.

Statement on Employment Equity and Diversity

Friends of Ruby is dedicated to taking proactive steps to overcome historical patterns of discrimination in our society which have created barriers of race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, language, class, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression for some individuals and have resulted in the denial of their full participation in society

Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. If you require an accommodation (including alternate format materials, accessible meeting rooms or other accommodation), please let us know, and we will work with you to meet your needs.

How to Apply

Apply here: https://friendsofruby.applytojob.com/apply/Q3I14cX1FH/Financial-Analyst?source=pink+jobs

Job Types: Full-Time.

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