Director of Finance and Adminstration
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The New Democratic Party of Ontario seeks a highly skilled, experienced financial administrator. Under the supervision of the Provincial Director, the Director of Finance and Administration will be responsible for budgeting, accounting, financial reporting, managing HR elements, compliance with legislation, procurement and contracting, and management information systems.
This is a new position, reflecting the growth of the party and its accountability under the Election Finances Act. To be prepared for the next provincial election, scheduled for June 2026, the ONDP needs financial and administrative processes which are efficient, reliable, responsive, and transparent. These processes also need to be capable of scaling up before and during the election campaign.
The Ontario New Democratic Party (ONDP) is the Official Opposition in the provincial parliament of Ontario. The Party’s central office, located in Toronto, provides support and leadership for 124 volunteer riding associations across Ontario, plans and executes general election campaigns, and supports the governance of the Party in accordance with its Constitution and provincial legislation.
- Directing and overseeing all aspects of the Finance and Administration Department, including assigned staff
- Recommending, developing, and implementing financial policies and procedures to ensure effective internal control, timely and accurate financial information, and compliance with applicable legislation
- Developing annual, convention and campaign budgets in consultation with the management team
- Monitoring performance in relation to budgets and recommending corrective action or budget revisions as appropriate
- Ensuring that all expenditures are properly approved and accounted for on a timely basis
- Ensuring appropriate documentation of all financial transactions, including payroll and employee expenses
- Cooperating with the auditors to ensure that the information they need is available on a timely basis and that recommendations for improvement are implemented
- Preparing timely and accurate financial reports for management and elected governance bodies of the ONDP such as the Provincial Executive and Council
- Preparing public reports for Elections Ontario in accordance with the Election Finances Act and responding to enquiries from Elections Ontario staff in collaboration with the auditors
- Providing functional direction to the volunteer CFOs of the 124 riding associations to ensure compliance with the Election Finances Act and effective stewardship of riding association resources
- Managing employees’ pension and health and dental benefits in coordination with the insurance administrator
- Facilitating WSIB and EHT payments and reporting
- Managing payroll in coordination with payroll company
- Overseeing information systems, technology and databases required for the operations of the party, including its central office
- Directing procurement, contracting and materiel management for all goods and services, including technology
Accreditation and skills required
- Bachelor's degree (or higher) in a finance-related field
- CPA designation or equivalent
- Significant accounting/finance experience for a charity or other not-for-profit organization
- Familiar with Blackbaud Canada, Financial Edge, Raiser’s Edge or equivalent
- Significant experience managing staff and in human resource management including but not limited to talent management, compensation and employee benefits, training and development, compliance, and workplace safety
- Flexible, a self-starter with a lot of initiative; able to multitask while also being highly detail-oriented
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to work with a diverse, multidisciplinary team and with volunteers
- Demonstrated ability to develop new policies and procedures and implement change
- Experience with the NDP, labour or other progressive organizations, either on staff or as a volunteer, is an asset
Terms of employment
- Compensation is commensurate with experience and in the range of $90,000-$108,000.
- The ONDP has an office at 2069 Lakeshore Blvd West, Toronto.
Application guidelines and procedure
The ONDP actively promotes employment equity. Women, Black, Indigenous, and racialized persons, persons with disabilities, 2SLGBTQI+, and anyone from equity seeking groups are strongly encouraged to apply for this position, and qualified applicants from these groups will be given preference. If you are a member of an equityseeking group, you may choose to identify as such in your application.
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Applications (including resume, cover letter and relevant references) should be sent by e-mail to the attention of the Provincial Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the job title in the subject line.
While we appreciate and thank everyone who submits applications, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Application Deadline 5:00 pm (EST) on July 7, 2023.