Financial Analyst

Reporting to a Manager, Financial Analysis or a Head of Programs, the Financial Analyst oversees project financial accounting for a portfolio of both long-term development and humanitarian programming. They ensure that contractual and compliance requirements are met and for ensuring effective project financial management. With the underlying goal of strengthening, promoting and implementing best practices in locally-led, empowered program management, the Financial Analyst is responsible for ensuring the funds are used for the intended purpose, donor compliance requirements, support the development of project proposal budgets, provide analysis on project expenditure against budgets, investigating variances and provide risk mitigation.  

This involves project accounting cycle, continuous review, update and analysis of the portfolio performance of Global Programs to ensure adequate planning, forecasting and measurement of the Global Programs team budget targets. The incumbent is also expected to provide support, technical advice, and capacity building to Country Office staff as needed.  

While you will be working closely with colleagues on the ground, under current COVID travel restrictions, travel will not be a possibility for the duration of this contract. You will be home-based, at a location of your choosing, in Canada and must have the legal right to work in Canada.   

Because of the nature of the work, demands are fast-paced and unpredictable. To thrive in this job, you will need to be flexible and be willing to both lead and work as part of a close-knit team when needed.   

Gender is at the heart of CARE’s mandate, and therefore at the center of everything we do. You must have a strong commitment to gender equality and be keen to learn more about how this fits into the work that we do.   

Responsibilities will include: 

  • Contract development, negotiation and setup for new projects and proposals 
  • Contract monitoring and donor reporting: preparing financial reports and analysis, flagging key risks and providing analysis to program staff 
  • Compliance and capacity building: understand donor regulations and support Country Office staff to implement them 
  • Risk management: ongoing analysis and information on key financial risks, and mitigation strategies 
  • Monthly financial review and accounting processes: track and monitor cash needs, and undertake end-end processes 
  • Project and year end audits: support documentation and responding to auditor inquiries 


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in French 
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience as a Finance Officer or Analyst 
  • University degree in Accounting or similar field 
  • Experience with project financial accounting functions in an NGO or similar setting 
  • A thorough understanding of budgetary processes and variance analysis 
  • A thorough understanding of accounting processes as they impact on the overall financial system 
  • Experience communicating financial information to management and donors 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English 
  • Ability to explain financial concepts to non-finance personnel in a simple manner, without the technical / accounting jargon 
  • Strong computer skills specifically in Excel, Outlook and the Windows operating environment 


  • Fluency in Spanish (English/Spanish) 
  • Experience working for an International non-government organisation (INGO) 
  • Professional accounting designation (i.e. CA, CMA, CGA) 


  • Generous leave entitlements 
  • Flexible work hours and current work from home arrangement 
  • A family friendly environment  
  • 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 and we would like to hear from you. Please apply directly here before December 18, 2020. Please note resumes will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the advertisement will be removed once candidate has been identified. Don’t wait to apply! 

CARE Canada is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified applicants. Recruitment-related accommodations for persons with disabilities are available on request. 
As part of CARE Canada’s commitment to preventing sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, we conduct reference checks on all final stage candidates in line with the Interagency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. By applying to this role with CARE Canada, you are giving us consent to contact your previous employers to seek information in line with this scheme. 


December 7, 2020




Full-time Permanent