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Finance Manager

Finance Manager

Company: SALTS (Sail and Life Training Society)
Contact Person: Loren Hagerty
451 Herald Street
Victoria, British Columbia , V8W 3N8
Phone: 2503836811

Position Description

Reports to: Executive Director

Status: Full-time Permanent


Salary plus 5% RRSP payments, group benefits/extended health plan, and 3 weeks paid vacation Job Summary: This person ensures the financial health of the Society by developing and maintaining accurate financial policies, procedures and transaction records. Office hours are 8 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday at 451 Herald Street, Victoria BC. Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

About SALTS and Our Mission

SALTS is a non-denominational Christian organization that provides youth mentorship on tall ships. Each year, 1700 young people (ages 13-25) receive “sail and life training” aboard one of our two schooners. SALTS Board, staff and crew members must be deeply committed to our mission: “to develop the spiritual, relational, and physical potential of young people through sail training, shipboard life and associated activities in a Christian environment.” SALTS currently has 21 full-time employees and an annual operating budget of ~$2.5 million with an additional $6.0 million capital project underway. To learn more about SALTS, please visit

Essential Functions and Accountabilities

  • Ensure accuracy of core financial data (AP, AR, GL) in Quickbooks
  • Maintain accuracy with the trial balance and general ledger on a daily basis and implement month end close procedures including reconciliations and accruals in a multi fund environment
  • Receive, code and enter vendor invoices. Follow up with managers on coding and approvals as required
  • Agree payables to supplier statements and timely payment of payables, distributing cheques and supporting documents for signature
  • Review and enter credit card expenses and reconcile credit card statements monthly
  • Prepare and file monthly PST returns and quarterly GST returns
  • Process all revenue and deferred revenue payments received
  • Record revenues at time earned and transfer from deferred accounts
  • Ensure bank deposits are done on a timely basis
  • Reconcile bursary donations received, deferred and disbursed, on a monthly basis
  • Prepare and distribute month-end reports and financial statements on a timely basis
  • Prepare semi-monthly in-house payroll and maintain confidential payroll files and records. Prepare T4’s and Worksafe annual filings
  • Answers employee queries on payroll and benefits matters
  • Maintain records for Group Benefits Plan, serving as Benefits Administrator
  • Remit monthly RRSP contributions and withholding taxes; quarterly Worksafe returns.
  • Maintain records of vacation leave, sick time, and employee hours worked
  • Receive bank statements and prepare bank reconciliations on a timely basis and submit for approval
  • Reconcile interfund balances monthly
  • Maintain inventory and sales records of SALTS-branded gear and donated boats
  • Prepare journal entries including recurring, prepaids, amortization, accruals and correcting entries
  • Prepare year-end working papers as required by auditors
  • Meet as needed with the Board’s Treasurer to brief her/him on the financial statements and to discuss the financial state of the Society
  • Create and apply fiscal controls and procedures
  • Develop and monitor budgets
  • Prepare and file Canadian and USA annual tax returns
  • Create financial projections and modeling for strategic planning process
  • Reconcile databases to general ledger accounts on a monthly basis
  • Ensure income tax receipts are prepared according to CRA guidelines and deadlines
  • Occasionally attend Board meetings and present financial reports
  • Maintain a current set of financial policies and procedures which is accessible to the Executive Director
  • Advise the Executive Director on matters related to financial health and budget goals
  • File the Society’s annual report with the Registrar in BC
  • Organize and file paper and electronic documents Other Duties:
  • Assist other team members with their responsibilities if/when necessary, such as answering occasional phone calls, assisting a guest, helping at a SALTS event or assisting in communications during an emergency on board our schooners
  • Acts as one of our liaisons to our information technology support contractor
  • Occasional participation in the SALTS sail training program is encouraged but not required
  • A satisfactory criminal record check is an employment requirement and must be updated when requested
  • Assumes other responsibilities as specified by the Executive Director

Knowledge and Skills

  • Proven experience in a financial management role
  • Excellent working knowledge of Quickbooks software and MS Office suite, especially Excel
  • Ability to plan, organize and effectively manage multiple priorities
  • Ability to identify workflow and process improvements utilizing technologies to drive efficiencies and change
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a cooperative, friendly attitude
  • Professional and courteous phone manner
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working with a charitable or non-profit organization and familiarity with Canada Revenue Agency guidelines for Registered Charities is an asset


  • Completion of intermediate accounting courses
  • Minimum of five years industry experience for undesignated candidates
Posted: October 4, 2019 | Expires: December 1, 2019
Posted Under: Accounting / Finance
Career ID: [ 7379 ]