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Finance Lead

Organization: RCCbc


Location: Individual/applicant must reside in British Columbia. Node Office: hybrid or remote option dependent upon location.


Led by rural physicians, the Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc) is a network that improves the health of people and communities in rural British Columbia. . Funded primarily by the Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues, our network partners include healthcare providers, healthcare administrators, community members, policymakers, educators, researchers, and non-profit and business leaders. We serve all communities in British Columbia covered by the Rural Practice Subsidiary Agreement.


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Role Summary

In accordance with the established vision and values of the organization, the Finance Lead will report to the Senior Manager, Operations and Administration, and Executive Director Operations, at RCCbc and work closely with Project/Staff Leads and senior leadership.


Utilizing leadership, strategic, technical, financial and operational expertise, the Finance Lead will hold responsibility to analyze day to day finance activities and operations and provide advice and guidance to senior leadership.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establishing and monitoring day to day financial / accounting operations, as required for a not-for-profit agency.
  • Adhering to requirements of the auditors, to generally accepted accounting principles, and to funder requirements.
  • Preparing account reconciliations and maintaining accounting records for multiple accounts.
  • Reviews and pre-approves weekly accounts payable transactions. Ensures proper coding and entry of accounting transactions.
  • Ensuring bank and credit card reconciliations are complete and accurate for final signatures.
  • Prepares regulars financial reports, analyzes data, provides consultation on tools, process flows, policies and procedures, forecasts and statements. Reviews information on a regular basis with the Senior Manager and flags any concerns and discrepancies.
  • Assisting with funder budget submissions, financial reports, and other reports by required deadlines.
  • Developing and enforcing accounting controls and internal controls.
  • Build, support and optimize standardized processes. Manage general support issues and contribute to the solutions design process to ensure solutions are meeting business needs.
  • Act as the subject matter expert for finance knowledge of how systems, processes and transactions work together between projects/initiatives to ensure finance and internal communication requirements are met.
  • Training and mentoring finance staff, while promoting a positive work environment
  • Analyze current processes to identify new process improvement opportunities and system enhancements.
  • Along with the Senior Manager, work with staff to prepare annual budget forecasts and provides regular check ins, ongoing support and guidance with budgeting.
  • In consultation with the Senior Manager, prepares draft budget for discussion with leadership team with recommendations or alternatives, and accurate, complete and detailed analysis of previous expenditures for comparison purposes.
  • Assists with external contracts administration.
  • Travel as needed
  • Performs all other related duties as directed.


Education, Training and Experience

  • Undergraduate in business or finance, and or accounting and CPA or CA a benefit, with at min 5 years related.
  • Advanced user of Microsoft Excel. Knowledge and experience of Smartsheet, will be an asset.
  • Knowledge of not-for-profit accounting practices, funding and reporting.


Skills and Competencies

  • Excellent numerical analysis and interpersonal skills, advanced written and verbal communication, pro-active problem-solving abilities, and a well-demonstrated ability to work with others as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to work with diverse populations, incorporating diverse perspectives, values, and approaches into planning
  • Demonstrated experience providing leadership and guidance to team members and as a trusted advisor to decision makers across an organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to retrieve, consolidate, and analyze large amounts of data across various platforms for the reporting and recommendations for data supported decision making.
  • Demonstrated ability to build collaborative engaging relationships through trust and teamwork.
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills essential


RCCbc welcomes and encourages applications from equity deserving groups and diverse experiences including, but not limited to, Indigenous people, racialized people, people with disabilities, and members of the 2S/LGBTQIA+ community. We are an equal opportunity employer and our employees are people with different strengths, experiences and backgrounds, who share a passion for improving people’s lives. Diversity not only includes race and gender identity, but also age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, religion and many other parts of one’s identity. All of our employee’s points of view are key to our success, and inclusion is everyone’s responsibility.

Application Instructions

If there are any barriers that you are experiencing or require an accommodation that we can provide to support you through the application process, please reach out to us at [email protected]. Compensation: $85,000 to $95,000

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