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Director of Finance and Administration
Standard MCC BC Benefit Package includes Extended Health & Dental, Long-Term Disability, AD&D, Life Insurance and BC MSP
Abbotsford, a multi-ethnic city of 130,000 people is located in the Fraser Valley, approximately 70 kms east of Vancovuer (largest urban area in BC) and 4 kms north of the Canada/US border. Abbotsford is a city in the country. It has grown rapidly in the past decade due to its close proximity to Vancouver. The city of Abbotsford serves the community well with a full range of amenities, health and community services, including libraries, sports facilities, cultural activities, etc. The Fraser Valley has a large portion of the Mennonite community in BC and has several Mennonite institutions, as well as about 100 churches representing many denominations.
Apr 19, 2019
May 01, 2019
until suitable candidate is identified
All MCC workers are expected to exhibit a commitment to: a personal Christian faith and discipleship; active membership or participation in a Christian church; and nonviolent peacemaking. MCC is an equal opportunity employer, committed to employment equity. MCC values diversity and invites all qualified candidates to apply.
  • Certification from a Professional Accounting Association.
  • Post-secondary education in a related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a leadership position relating to financial services.
  • An understanding and affirmation of the mission, beliefs and values of MCC is required.
  • An understanding and deep appreciation of the MCC constituency
  • Strong skills in accounting software and financial statement report writing.
  • Ability to communicate financial information and analysis to a diverse audience, including management, board and the public.
  • Knowledge and experience of both for-profit and not-for-profit accounting principles and regulations is strongly desired, including accounting, tax planning and corporate governance in the for-profit sector and CRA requirements for charitable activity.
  • Experience related to managing buildings, leases, insurance, office equipment and IT contractors.
  • Ability to coordinate finance and administrative needs in a multi-faceted organization.
  • Experience and leadership skills relating to staff supervision, leadership team collaboration, board and stakeholder reporting.
  • Experience with policy development on a range of financial and administrative matters.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Dynamic and Donor Perfect Online, or the ability to readily learn these and other software applications.
  • General experience supervising the management of IT systems
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office and 2010 - Excel, Outlook, Word.
  • Membership-attendance in a constituent church is strongly desired.
The Director of Finance and Administration is the Chief Financial Officer of MCC BC. This position will offer financial expertise to all aspects of the operations of MCC BC and its subsidiaries, and will manage the various administrative functions of the organization. This position supervises the Finance and Administration staff of MCC BC and reports directly to the Executive Director. The position will provide MCC BC Financial Services with the capacity to provide accounting expertise, create financial systems and provide financial management.

The position directs the financial operations including the handling and reporting of income and expenditures in accordance with proper authorizations and procedures, keeps management and board members informed of the financial status of MCC BC and the MCC's in Canada, including the interpretation of trends and information, as required.

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is a Christian faith based agency that provides relief, development and peacebuilding initiatives in over 50 countries. MCC BC carries out local programs that address poverty here in BC and also supports the international work of MCC by generating funds, recruiting personnel, and mobilizing material aid. MCC BC has an operating budget of $13 million with approximately 100 staff and over 3,000 volunteers who serve in thrift shops, relief sales, material aid activities and local program. MCC BC also has 5 subsidiaries enterprises that operate local programs and hold donated legacy investments.

This position is available on a salaried basis. Only those candidates who are legally eligible to work in Canada should apply.
• Participate as a member of the leadership team in the development of overarching policies and priorities that are consistent with mission, beliefs and values of MCC.
• Collaborate with the Executive Director and leadership team in the strategic planning and annual planning process.
• Attend board meetings as a resource to the Executive Director and prepare reports and recommendations on issues related to areas of responsibility.
• Represent MCC's beliefs and values to donors, constituents, churches, thrift shop staff, volunteers in daily interaction, and the constituency and general public when attending MCC events and handling donations and inquiries.
• Model nonviolent peacemaking in the workplace, in the community and the church.
• Contribute to the shaping of a positive workplace culture based on Christian beliefs and values.
• Participate in staff meetings and, on occasion, take the lead for spiritual reflection for the ongoing cultivation of the organizational culture based on MCC mission, beliefs and values.
• Carry out additional duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Financial Services:
• Direct all accounting functions and ensure appropriate internal control systems and practices are in place to minimize the possibility of error, fraud and inefficiencies.
• Perform or supervise some internal auditing to facilitate compliance and capacity building.
• Supervise and support accounting staff responsible for payables, receivables, payroll and donation receipting.
• Ensure that the accounting and donor software programs are in place and maintained.
• Support the development of operating and capital budgets, cash flow projections and annual plans in collaboration with the Executive Director and Leadership Team.
• Assist with the development of project budgets for funding proposals and related reports to foundations, governments and other third-party funders.
• Ensure timely reporting of financial information to the Executive Director, Leadership Team, Board and the Annual General Meeting.
• Ensure compliance with government regulations, generally accepted accounting principles, MCC policies and agreements.
• Provide information and support to the Audit & Finance Committee of the Board and participate in the quarterly meetings, as needed.
• Provide information and support to the external Auditor in the annual audit and the preparation of audited financial statements.

Administrative Services:
• Plan for needs related to computer systems and manage the IT support services staff and contracts, and the interface with MCC systems.
• Assist with acquiring and maintaining facilities owned and leased for MCC BC activity including Program and Thrift operations.
• Ensure appropriate insurance coverage is in place for all MCC BC activities, buildings and vehicles in consultation with the Executive Director and Leadership Team.
• Collaborate with the Executive Director in the development of risk management policies and practices.
• Oversee the acquisition and maintenance of office equipment and vehicles.
• Provide direction and support to support staff, including front desk.

Legacy Board and Subsidiaries:
• Review the financial statements prepared by subsidiaries and provide recommendations on adjustments, as required, to ensure statements accurately reflect the operation and financial position of the subsidiaries
• Create summarized subsidiary statement for the AFC on a quarterly basis.
• Attend subsidiary board meetings when requested
• Provide financial advice and support to subsidiary enterprise boards and managers as needed and requested, including accounting, banking, tax planning, CRA requirements and corporate structure issues.
• Collaborate with the CEO and subsidiary Executive Directors in tax planning and the development of the corporate structure as needed.
• Participate with the CEO, AFC and subsidiary Executive Directors in the review of broader strategic directions and planning related to meeting shareholder expectations.
• Collaborate with the CEO and subsidiary Executive Directors in the development of Board Governance Policies and Enterprise Risk Management that is in keeping with expectations of the shareholder.
• Collaborate with the CEO and subsidiary Executive Director in the due diligence needed for the recommendation to accept donated properties, companies or other assets, and in the determination of market value of donated property for charitable receipting purposes.
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