Officer - Finance & Operations

Ottawa (City), Ontario
$ 60,000 - $ 67,000
June 7, 2024
June 25, 2024
Job Sectors
Not for Profit
Job Type
CPA status
CPA Student




About the Canadian Paralympic Committee


The Canadian Paralympic Committee’s (CPC) vision is through Paralympic sport, an inclusive world and our mission is to deliver the best-prepared teams for games excellence while promoting inclusive communities through the power of Paralympic sport.

By building environments and communities that foster excellence and belonging, we will create a world where each athlete can reach their full potential and contribute to meaningful change in sport and in society.

The CPC is a non-profit, private organization with 27 member sports organizations dedicated to strengthening the Paralympic Movement.


Job Summary

The Officer, Finance & Operations works to support the Director, Finance, Risk & Operations on financial management, reporting, and analysis for the Canadian Paralympic Committee. This position also supports as a secondary (backup) role to the Paralympic Foundation of Canada for business continuity.  The individual contributes to implementing systems and processes for effective financial management, including daily financial transactions and financial reporting requirements with funding partners ensuring sound financial controls.


Type: Full Time

Salary: $60,000-$67,000 annually based on experience plus benefits

Reports To: Director, Finance, Risk & Operations

Location:  CPC Offices in Ottawa -Hybrid (2-3 times per week)


Main Duties and Responsibilities

The primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to providing financial and operational support to the Canadian Paralympic Committee and Paralympic Foundation of Canada in the following:

Financial Support

  • Maintain and make recommendations regarding account structure; open new GL accounts, dimensions, and other accounting system standards as needed. Work in collaboration with the Finance team (Officer-PFC & Director) to manage the monthly closing process; reconcile balance sheet accounts, prepare monthly statements, and monitor bank accounts. Prepare year-end audit working papers and assist in preparation and fieldwork for the annual audit for CPC.  Provide support as necessary for the audit of PFC. Prepare budget templates for the Canadian Paralympic Committee Process accounts payable, intercompany, accounts receivable, and deposits accurately and on a timely basis. Prepare invoices to CPC Corporate sponsors according to contractual agreement. Prepare revenue reconciliation, including working closely with Officer-PFC to provide accurate reporting on Partner Activation bank and Value-in-Kind revenue. Compile information for monthly credit card statements and prepare monthly reconciliations. Investigate and resolve any financial irregularities or risks.        Prepare and support travel reconciliations for games-time. Prepare government forms and annual corporate charity returns. Review and implement financial policies. Monitor and verify financial data integrity and any possible risks. Identify and resolve invoicing issues, accounting discrepancies, and other financial-related risks. Support financial systems innovation and improvement; assist with research, implementation, and customization of recommended solutions. Other duties as assigned.

Operational Support

  • Assist Director Finance, Risk & Operations with managing CPC contractual agreements. Handling and securing digital files and systems. Support Business Operations department and Finance team in other duties as required.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business administration preferred with 3-5 years of accounting experience. Pursuing CPA designation Advanced skills in Excel, Smartsheet and proficient in other Microsoft 365 tools Expertise with Microsoft Business Central Significant experience with nonprofit accounting, including fund and grant accounting, and compliance, along with expansive knowledge of GAAP. Solid experience with financial systems, financial reporting, budget preparation, and adherence to statutory, regulatory, and other policy standards and requirements Solid analytical abilities, combined with being detail-oriented, organized, and able to track data efficiently and accurately. Ability to innovate, be solutions-oriented, and adapt quickly. Strong ethics, with an ability to manage confidential data.


Personal Profile

  • Innovative
  • Results-oriented
  • Collaborative
  • Adaptable

Working Conditions

  • The CPC Head Office is located in Ottawa, ON. This position might require overnight travel to sites within Canada (e.g., Games, Events, partner meetings, etc.) Staff based outside of Ottawa will be expected to travel to Ottawa a few times a year or as the job demands. Will be required to work evenings and weekends during busy periods, including during Games time and other special events

Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 


CPC is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, record of offences, age, marital status, family status or disability. We strongly encourage people from underrepresented or marginalized groups to apply.

CPC welcomes and encourages applications from First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.