Associate Financial Analyst

Salaried Full-time Contract – 12 months

Posted date: January 12, 2018

Position vacancy Closing date: January 26, 2018
Employment TypeFull Time
Job ID855
PayRecruiting Range: $35,210 - $42,252
Effective Immediately
Reports toFinance Manager (Reporting and Budgeting)
Location / RegionFinance Department, Yonge Street YMCA, Toronto
Application DeadlineJanuary 26, 2018

Why Work for the Y?

YMCA of Greater Toronto aspires to be a great work place through an environment that embraces diversity and social inclusion, valuing differences and supporting full participation by all employees. The YMCA provides more than 5,000 employees with meaningful jobs and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of individuals and the health of our communities. The YMCA works to build healthy communities. This is achieved through a shared culture and values. We recognize the contributions of our staff through innovative practices, great benefits and growth opportunities.

Nature and scope

The Associate Financial Analyst is responsible for the preparation of financial reports and analysis for the programs assigned.   The Associate Financial Analyst also prepares audit files and supporting documents, reviews new and amended contracts.  The Associate Financial Analyst, in collaboration with Finance management, establishes best practices, to ensure adherence to regulatory and YMCA guidelines.


  • Performs variance analysis (monthly, quarterly, year-end) on  Employment and Community and National and Provincial funded programs financial statements, to be used by management in decision making
  • Prepares accurate and timely monthly, and periodic, financial reports for the funded programs, as per contract requirements.
  • Develops and maintains reconciliation worksheets for Employment and Community and National and Provincial funded programs, and decides and prepares documents for the appropriate method of recording of the payments into the financial systems
  • Assists in the preparation of  Employment and Community and National and Provincial funded programs budgets for submission to the funders
  • Assists with the review and analysis of the  Employment and Community and National and Provincial funded programs  annual budget
  • Prepares audit documentation for the program audits, and provides support to the auditors while conducting programs audit work
  • In collaboration with the Finance Manager, reviews preliminary month end results and recommends required month-end accounting entries
  • Demonstrates appropriate behaviours in line with our Mission, Vision and Values as reflected in our YMCA competencies; takes a member focused approach to increase their understanding of programs offered across the Association.  Represents the YMCA and the Association in a professional manner
  • Understands the legal responsibilities and moral imperative to report suspected child abuse to Child Protection Services.
  • Understands the importance of the volunteer staff partnership and integrates the value of philanthropy and volunteerism in dealings with members, volunteers, donors and staff.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Minimum 2 years of accounting experience
  • Must be detail oriented and have superior analytical and financial analysis skills.
  • Well-developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication with members, staff and volunteers
  • Excellent written, oral communication and problem solving skills
  • Must possess strong computer skills (Advance Excel, Word, computerized accounting package, knowledge of Access an asset).
  • Knowledge of Canadian Accounting Standards for Not for Profit Organizations an asset  
  • Understanding of the entire accounting process, from data-entry, to completing Financial Statements.
  • Experience in computerized accounting systems and in preparation of financial statements and financial reports.
  • Previous experience working within an organization with government funding an asset.
  • Commitment to working in a socially inclusive environment responding with sensitivity and personal awareness to the diverse needs of members including visible and non-visible dimensions of diversity
  • The position requires the following Association Competencies: fundamental competence in: being member focused; ethics & self-management; relationship building and partnering; valuing diversity & social inclusion; fundamental competence in: effective interpersonal communications; being results focused; teamwork & collaboration.

Job offers are contingent upon the successful completion of a Police Records Check. Within the first four months and every three years thereafter, a Vulnerable Police Records Check is required.

The YMCA of Greater Toronto values the diversity of people and communities and is committed to excellence and inclusion in our Association. We are committed to an environment that is barrier free. If you require accommodation at any stage during the hiring process, please inform us in advance to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation.

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About YMCA of Greater Toronto

The YMCA of Greater Toronto is a dynamic charity offering opportunities for personal growth, community involvement and leadership. Our 2010-2020 strategic plan Strong Start Great Future calls upon our Association to invest in young people across their life stages to deliver on our vision of ensuring our communities will be home to the healthiest children, teens and young adults. This community health strategy includes a significant role for adults and older adults.

Mirroring the region’s diversity, the YMCA offers a variety of programs responding to the needs of the community, including employment and essential skills, education, newcomer programs, youth outreach and intervention, fitness, sports and aquatics, international programs, child care and camps.

When you support the YMCA of Greater Toronto’s Annual Giving, you help us ensure more children, youth and young adults have the chance to be healthy… and so much more. We believe that by providing our children with a strong start, they will have a great future. And, ultimately, strong, healthy children mean strong, healthy communities in the GTA for the years to come.

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