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Finance Assistant - Foundation

Requisition ID: 10447 

Position Number: 20026465

Posting End Date: July 18,2018

City: Winnipeg

Site: Victoria General Hospital

Work Location: Victoria Lifeline

Department / Unit: Lifeline Administration 

Job Stream: Non-Clinical 

Union: Exempt-OT

Anticipated Start Date: ASAP

FTE: 1.00 

Anticipated Shift: Days

Annual Base Hours: 2015


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Position Overview

Reporting to the Director of Finance, the Finance Assistant is responsible for providing assistance to the Director of Finance with all accounting functions, of the Foundation, including Lifeline


The Finance Assistant plays an important role by providing administrative and organizational support to the Director of Finance, and Executive Director of Lifeline functions through the accurate and logistical maintenance and recording of Foundation business.  




  • Responsible for the data entry and all processing of accounts payable and accounts receivable for the Foundation and Lifeline. This includes data entry and the preparation of the appropriate payment devices of same.  Prepare reconciliation of the accounts payable (cheque processing and direct deposit) and bank reconciliations on a monthly basis.
  • Performs reconciliation of the monthly donor reports and Lifeline deposits to the bank statements.
  • Provide assistance to the Finance Manager in the preparation of month end journal entries and data entry and preparation of monthly Financial Statements and the year end audit.
  • Assist with the handling of day-to-day accounting transactions (i.e. general ledger, accounts receivable and accounts payable).
  • Prepare monthly expense analysis reports, financial reports for committee and Board meetings, and adhoc reports from both Sedona and Financial Edge.
  • Review month end reporting and prepare variance analysis, recommend actions to resolve discrepancies.
  • Provide backup to the main receptionist as part of the administrative team.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Two years of experience in an accounting related position, where knowledge of accounting theory has been acquired.
  • Experience with database fundraising software (Raiser’s Edge), Financial Edge and other software programs is an asset.

Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)

  • Formal Accounting Education is required, either an Accounting Diploma or Graduate with business degree is a requirement.
  • Current enrollment in the CPA program at level 2 or higher is an asset.


Not Applicable

Qualifications and Skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail, accuracy and dependability.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage the completion of multiple projects, often with shifting priorities, while working under direct supervision or independently.
  • Collegial, collaborative style.
  • Ability to handle confidential donor/constituency information with sensitivity and integrity.
  • Demonstrated ability to be creative, flexible, well organized.
  • Committed and able to uphold high levels of accountability for self and for others.

Physical Requirements

Not Applicable


This position is subject to a Criminal Record Check, including Vulnerable Sector Search, an Adult Abuse Registry Check and a Child Abuse Registry Check. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred. 


Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions across the WRHA legal entity that combine to equal more than 1.0 EFT. The WRHA legal entity includes Churchill Health Centre, Deer Lodge Centre, Grace Hospital, Health Sciences Centre, Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg, Pan Am Clinic, River Park Gardens, Victoria General Hospital, WRHA corporate programs, and WRHA community health services.


Interviewed candidates may be called upon to participate in a skills assessment.


Any application received after the closing time will not be included in the competition.

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