Manager, Grants Finance & Compliance (English/Spanish)

Organization: Plan Canada
Closing date: 31 May 2021

Organization: Plan International Canada

Reports to: Senior Manager, Grants Finance

Location: Remote (with up to 25% international travel annually, post-COVID)

Status: Permanent, Full-time

Contact Level: B

What can you expect from joining a leading organization in the global movement to advance children’s rights and equality for girls?

We are one of Canada’s Most Admired Cultures and here’s why: together, we have created a climate of trust and inclusivity – where diversity in people, ideas and approaches is not only respected, it’s encouraged.

Amidst the uncertainty of COVID-19, these qualities have come to the forefront as our organization evolves to remain agile. Though we will evolve in many respects, our mission and strategic ambition will not change – and our work has never been so imperative. We will never stop believing in the multiplying power of girls and that every child deserves that right to learn, lead, decide and thrive. Our future success will be founded upon Plan International Canada’s 80+ year history of focusing on our mission, our core values, responding to challenges and seizing opportunities with purpose, relevance and impact.

Further information can be found at:

The Position

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Grants Finance, the Manager, Grants Finance & Compliance will support a cross-functional project team responsible for quality implementation of complex multi-million dollar grant-funded international development projects.

This is a key role within the team that provides financial management, oversight and analysis for assigned project portfolios while ensuring compliance to donor requirements enabling achievement of various KPI/targets. The Manager, Grants Finance & Compliance also contributes to proposal development for Plan International Canada’s grants portfolio by linking programmatic planning with cost-effective and accurate budgeting following the program’s log frame for interventions, activities and program management.

What does success look like?

  • Prepare, reconcile and analyze monthly consolidated reporting with financial inputs from multiple sources and systems.

  • Maintain oversight of financial health of assigned projects, developing strategies to maximize efficiency and minimize financial and compliance risk.

  • Review and validate financial reports with Program Managers, ensuring alignment with narrative reports.

  • Manage the review of donor agreements and contracts with the program team and the communication of donor requirements to the team (in Canada and abroad).

  • Work closely with Country Offices to oversee the coordination of donor audits, ensuring all project expenditures and contracts are in compliance with terms and conditions of donor agreements.

  • Develop strong working relationships with Plan International Canada and with Plan International Country Offices, providing training and ongoing support as required.

  • Support on the development of detailed budget proposals for projects and ensuring quality project implementation to support Plan International Country Offices in their proposal budgeting for specific donors.

As our ideal candidate you will have:

  • Fluency in oral and written French and Spanish is required.

  • College or university degree and an accounting professional accreditation are considered an asset (MBA, CA, CGA, CMA, CFA and/or CPA).

  • Proven experience in project financial management, including financial reporting and analysis, developing costing models/budgets at the project design stage and risk assessment and mitigation for $5M+ proposals.

  • Demonstrated experience working with a wide variety of international development funding agencies, such as The Global Fund, Global Affairs Canada (including International Humanitarian Assistance), multilateral agencies and charitable organizations/foundations.

  • Experience in donor financial audits and hands on experience reviewing complex contracts and agreements.

  • Demonstrated understanding of the relationship between the programmatic, operational and financial components of project design.

  • Effective in building and managing relationships and experience working in a matrix environment.

  • Exceptional cross-cultural, oral and written communications skills.

  • Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite with advanced Excel skills required.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

How to apply:

To express interest in this exciting opportunity, submit your resume and cover letter to Review of applications and interviews will take place on a rolling basis until a candidate is appointed.

Plan International Canada hires based on merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and to providing an inclusive workplace. Plan International Canada especially welcomes applications from Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.

If you have a disability that may affect your ability to perform in a role in which you are interested, we will be happy to discuss with you what adjustments or arrangements we can make to accommodate your needs. If your disability is likely to affect you adversely within the application process itself, please let us know (as soon as you feel comfortable to do so) by emailing so that we can consider any adjustments to the process that will allow you to be considered fairly for the role.

Consistent with our Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy, the successful candidate must receive clearance by a police background check, including the vulnerable sector screen.

Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada for the duration of the work term. Proof of eligibility will be required.

Thank you for your interest in a career at Plan International Canada!

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