Employment Opportunity: Finance Associate

January 11, 2019

The Ottawa Community Foundation is one of Ottawa’s most highly regarded philanthropic organizations, working with donors and distributing grants in support of a wide range of causes including social services, the arts, education, health and the environment. Qualified applicants are invited to join the team of this dynamic, entrepreneurial organization by considering the following opportunity:

This full-time position reports to the Director, Finance and Administration, but receives day-to-day direction from the Comptroller. The primary responsibility is to support the finance team, and when necessary, to provide select administrative support to the Foundation.


  • Processing donations and preparing acknowledgements and journal entries including preparing on-line donation batches for posting and generating reports;
  • Preparing and issuing charitable tax receipts, entering codes in the system, and storing documents;
  • Accounts receivable;
  • Bank reconciliations;
  • Maintaining donor information and data entry;
  • Coordinating activities related to life insurance policies;
  • Supporting the submission of tax remittances and annual filings;
  • Maintaining electronic filing of finance documents and generating various reports; as well as
  • Some administrative duties including, but not limited to:
    • managing office equipment
    • responding to general finance department inquiries


  • Post-secondary education in Accounting and/or enrollment in the CPA Program
  • 2+ years in a similar role
  • Experience in the charitable sector would be an asset including knowledge of charitable taxation and CRA regulations
  • Proficiency in computer skills and Microsoft applications: Excel (Advanced), Word, Outlook
  • Highly organized and effective team player
  • Strong communication and time management skills with an eye for detail
  • Ability to identify potential problems and articulate possible solutions concisely and clearly
  • Work has to be done in a timely manner with the highest degree of accuracy possible
  • Discretion in having access to and handling very confidential information

The Ottawa Community Foundation welcomes the talent of people from diverse backgrounds to provide the expertise, dedication, accountability and imagination to realize the dreams of donors and the community at large.

Please email your application (cover letter and résumé) by January 25th, 2019 to bcoburn@ocf-fco.ca. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.