Finance Officer, General Accounting


CARE Canada is looking for a Finance Officer, General Accounting



CARE Canada’s bold new Strategic Plan, From Caring Comes Courage (2021 – 2024), sets out CARE Canada’s commitment to bring all our resources, talent, and expertise together to unlock women’s leadership for a gender-just future. It recognizes that to lead change and realize a better life for herself and her community, every woman needs to be safe, healthy and have a dignified livelihood. It also fundamentally realizes that ‘business as usual’ is no longer good enough: this Plan challenges us to reimagine how we achieve our mission, inspire Canadian investment in that mission, and transform our organization to be future-ready. 

The Corporate Finance Unit hosts the financial and information management components for the broader organization.  Along with the traditional corporate accounting, this unit provides financial and professional expertise and oversight to HQ operations in an efficient and effective manner. This unit is a key strategic resource in budgeting, forecasting and business analysis and compliance.

The Finance Officer, General Accounting is responsible for processing travel expense reports and acts as the main point of contact for staff requiring support with expense reimbursements. They onboard and support staff in adhering to the procurement policy and process purchase orders in the financial accounting system. They also ensure that month-end and year-end processes are completed in a timely manner, acting as backup for corporate finance colleagues and assisting the Manager, Corporate Finance with other projects as required.

This role reports to the Manager, Corporate Finance and works closely to support staff across the organization.  


  • Strong customer service and creative problem-solving skills with an ability to analyze, conceptualize and collaborate as part of a team. 
  • Strong organizational skills: the ability to prioritize, multi-task, and provide timely feedback.
  • Strong ability to meet deadlines. 
  • Demonstrated attention to detail.
  • Ability to evaluate processes and propose recommendations, familiarity with internal controls.
  • Experience preparing procedure manuals for use by financial and non-financial users
  • High level of professionalism including strict adherence to confidentiality.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Superior interpersonal skills, with a preference for working as part of a team for a diverse group of individuals with competing priorities.
  • Strong computer skills in word processing and spreadsheet applications, including data manipulation; proficiency with MS Outlook, MS Word, and MS Excel, as well as a demonstrated ability to learn computer software programs. 
  • Minimum two years work experience in day-to-day operational finance.


  • Experience using Concur and/or PeopleSoft
  • Post-secondary diploma, degree, or certification in finance/commerce/administration.


Promote and maintain an organizational culture that advances gender equality, reduces power abuse and inequalities, and fosters trust and safety.  

Create an environment within CARE’s workplaces, programming, and communities where CARE works that is free from sexual harassment, sexual abuse and sexual exploitation and child abuse (SHEA-CA).  

Ensure high standards of prevention and response measures for SHEA-CA are in place consistent with the CARE International (CI) Safeguarding Policy and Safeguarding Code of Conduct. 


  • Starting Salary Range between $53,000 – $57,000.
  • Comprehensive benefits package and confidential employee assistance program services available to you and your dependents from your first day of employment
  • 3 weeks of annual leave (increases to 4 weeks from 2nd year of employment)
  • In addition to annual leave, we offer a December 24-January 1 office closure so we can all recharge simultaneously
  • Inclusive holiday policy
  • Paid sick leave
  • Parental leave top-up
  • Employer contributions to group pension plan after first year of employment
  • Optional participation in group RRSP
  • International and domestic travel opportunities
  • Annual all-staff retreat in Ottawa
  • Learning and development opportunities and specialized training
  • Flexible work hours to support employee wellbeing and productivity
  • A focus on wellness and work-life balance
  • Amazing colleagues who are very committed to CARE’s mission

If you are someone who thrives on challenge, loves to be part of a dynamic team and you are passionate about making a difference, then this opportunity is for you! Don’t think you check all the boxes? Reach out anyway – we would love to hear how your experience translates to this role!

How to Apply:

Please apply directly at by October 27, 2022. Please note resumes will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the advertisement will be removed once a candidate has been identified.  We are only able to consider candidates who currently have the right to work in Canada.


October 19, 2022


October 23, 2022


Full-time Permanent




CARE Canada