Finance Manager

Closed @AdaptAbilities
  • Whyte Avenue Northwest, Edmonton, AB T6E 1Z4, Canada View on Map
  • Post Date : January 1, 2023
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Job Detail

  • Job ID 6616

Job Description

AdaptAbilities is a non-profit organization that makes a positive impact on the whole family. Children and adults with diverse abilities thrive in their programs and their families get an essential break from caregiving to live, work and support their own well-being.

AdaptAbilities creates possibilities for individuals with diverse abilities and their families by delivering essential programs. They create a place where friendships are made, and where individuals and their families grow, succeed, and belong.

They champion inclusion for kids and adults living with visible and invisible disabilities. While they work with almost any type of defined or undefined disability, their programs are designed for:

  • Learning Disabilities
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Down Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Tourette’s Syndrome


AdaptAbilities founder, Michelle Hordal, was an Adaptive Physical Education teacher who heard stories from parents and children about gaps in the disability and family support system. In response, she started AdaptAbilities in 2004. Their first program was the Hearts in Action summer camps, which is still their most popular program. They have since expanded their services to include Out-of-School Care, Weekend Respite, Social Nights, Community Connect and In-Home respite. AdaptAbilities currently serves the Edmonton region in multiple locations.

AdaptAbilities offers programs and services that focus on building trust, creating hope, and establishing meaningful relationships. They offer year-round respite programs that integrate Essential Life Skills, Expressive Arts and Recreation, and Motor Development into each day. Their Community Specialists are trained to provide in-home respite services for families to suit their unique needs. Their inclusive environment is essential to their participants’ and their families’ well-being, meeting them wherever they may be on their inclusion journey!

For more information on AdaptAbilities please visit their website:


Reporting to the Chief Financial & Operations Officer, the Finance Manager is responsible for managing the overall financial operations of AdaptAbilities and will provide accurate information to the Executive Team and Board of Directors, including analysis, forecasting, and preparing financial reports. The Finance Manager will be responsible for directing and managing the company’s accounting functions, including establishing and maintaining accounting principles, practices, and procedures as well as the preparation of financial statements and reporting to top management and the Board. The Finance Manager also maintains the company’s accounting systems and implements changes as required. As a conscientious Finance Manager, you will act with integrity, be open to growth, live our purpose, cultivate teamwork, and put forth an extraordinary effort to empower people with diverse abilities and their families to grow, succeed, and belong.



  • Hiring, training, mentoring and supervising finance staff and Office Co-Ordinator
  • Manage the accounting operations including the review of journal entries, payroll, benefits accounts payable, accounts receivable and statutory reporting.
  • Assign and authorizes cheques and invoices per DOA.
  • Management and procurement of supplies and assets


Policy and Process

  • Responsible for the formulation and maintenance of accounting policies, procedures and controls.
  • Manage and oversee month end and financial review processes, including the posting of journal entries, reconciliation of accounts, and ensure accuracy, completeness and timeliness of financial information in the general ledger.
  • Prepare monthly financial statements, perform detailed analysis and communicate areas of concern as required.
  • Evaluate and report on all variances to budget, providing business reasons and recommend recovery plans for unfavorable variances.


Financial Reporting

  • Prepare and present financial information for monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
  • Responsible for the preparation of monthly financial statements and external reporting to the GOA ensuring that all reporting requirements are met.
  • Generation of reports of performance against budgets.
  • Provide advice and guidance in the development, design, and evaluation of ad hoc and routine reports by collaborating with programs to provide information for planning and decision-making.
  • Ensure management information is readable, relevant, comprehensive and accurate.


Financial Controls

  • Review accounting practices and internal control procedures. Assist in developing, implementing, and monitoring systems and procedures to maintain effective internal controls. Develop improvements that will mitigate fraud or financial loss to the organization.
  • Ensure proper segregation of duties within the department and organization.
  • Implementation and management of internal controls with respect to financial policies, processes and procedures.
  • Ensure rapid and consistent collection of receivables by refining and implementing control mechanisms.
  • Work with external auditors, audit committee as required.
  • Coordinate the year-end audit and preparation of audited financial statements.
  • Organize all other customer and government audits.
  • Oversee procurement process and ensure controls/policy is being followed.



  • Support the Information Technology team on a new system implementation sharing insight into the needs and requirements of the accounting department.
  • Gain an understanding of the business and operations to support the CFOO effectively and to provide financial analysis adding value to the business operations and leadership.
  • Build solid, trusting, respectful and collaborative relationships with the entire AdaptAbilities team and leadership group.


Given the pivotal role this individual will be expected to play in achieving the objectives of AdaptAbilities and in supporting the success of the organization, it is essential that the successful candidate possess the following education, experience, and personal attributes:



  • Minimum education requirement of a University / College Degree with 7-8 years related experience; or Technical / Business Diploma from a College / Technical Institute with minimum 10-12 years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Professional accounting designation (such as CA, CPA, CGA, CMA, CMT)



  • Thorough knowledge of all relevant Federal, Provincial and local requirements regarding financial records.
  • Strong understanding of nonprofit accounting principles, deferred revenue and grant management.
  • Experience overseeing audits performed by external audit firms.
  • Financial analysis and strategic planning experience.
  • Management and or supervisory experience.
  • Able to work well under pressure and meet set deadlines with strong attention to detail.
  • Non-profit experience is an asset.
  • Clear police information check and intervention record check
  • Good project management skills and the ability to motivate teams to produce quality work within tight timeframes.
  • Experience with process design, change management and ERP computer system implementations an asset.
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office and Excel with the ability to adapt to new software
  • Experience working with ADP Workforce Now and/or ADP GLI


Personal Profile

  • Takes personal accountability owning the accounting function and finance workplan.
  • Has courage to ask when uncertain.
  • Will come forward with solutions and not only problems.
  • Builds trust through communication and creating a “no surprise” culture.
  • Takes pride in doing what you say you are going to do.
  • Leads with passion, drive, and care.
  • Enjoys continuous learning and development, open to constructive feedback.
  • Thrives in a busy work environment where you may need to do other non-financial tasks as needed.
  • High integrity and ethical standards.
  • Takes pride in ensuring accuracy in the details.


An excellent compensation package awaits the successful candidate.


Edmonton, AB


AdaptAbilites works in an office environment on Whyte Avenue with the opportunity of one work from home day a week.


For the opportunity to join AdaptAbilities in the role of Financial Controller, please email your resume to referencing Position ID # ANAE-330881.


Should you have an inquiry regarding this position, please contact Tammy Berge at 587-200-0114 ext. 103.


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ProFound Talent is a woman owned and operated business, recognized and certified by Women Business Enterprise (WBE). We pride ourselves in supporting equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives in our recruitment processes and in our work environment, where every individual feels valued and respected. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals to which you may confidentially share your accommodation needs at time of application. We will adjust our processes to ensure you have an inclusive, fair, and respectful experience that allows you to represent yourself in your unique and most authentic way.


* We thank all applicants for your submissions, however only candidates being considered for this role will be contacted. *