Assistant Finance Manager


We are currently seeking an Assistant Manager to join our Finance team at our headquarters office in Nelson.  Be part of a dynamic team committed to making a positive difference in our communities! KCDS, the #4 Great Place to Work in Canada, provides employment and career development services in Nelson, Castlegar, Trail, Slocan, Salmo, and Kaslo.

The Opportunity

The Assistant Finance Manager reports to the Finance Manager and is responsible for direct supervision of the finance team. The Assistant Finance Manager  maintains operational excellence across all accounting functions including accounts payable, accounts receivable, purchasing, and financial reporting in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.


Including but not limited to:

  • Supervise and support the finance department overseeing accounting staff and day-to-day operations of the finance team
  • Perform a variety of finance tasks including but not limited to GL, AP, AR and Purchasing, ensuring accuracy and proper records management
  • Support the Finance Manager in ensuring timely and accurate monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reporting as required
  • Support the Finance Manager in the preparation and coordination of all financial review or audit materials as required
  • Serve as back-up for AP and Financial Supports functions


Skills and Abilities

  • Strong analytical skills; ability to gather and analyze data and reach logical conclusions
  • Management skills; skilled at managing complex financial processes across multiple contracts and contractors 
  • Extensive experience with a full range of transactional financial operating procedures and management guidelines
  • Knowledge of principles, practices and terminology of general accounting, basic cost and project accounting, internal controls, and audit methods and procedures
  • Excellent communications skills; able to explain and justify complex financial transactions  
  • Detail oriented; able to ensure accuracy of financial data through sound oversight practices for processing of financial transactions
  • Organizational skills; ability to predict, plan, oversee and complete a variety of tasks associated with complex contract management and financial processes in a timely and thorough manner 
  • Teamwork; Demonstrated ability to build internal and external relationships, work in a team environment and build rapport and trust 
  • Ability to learn and understand financial structure of all KCDS contracts and agreements   

Education and Experience

  • Diploma in accounting or equivalent experience. Bachelor’s Degree in finance, accounting, economics or business administration a plus
  • Working knowledge of full cycle bookkeeping
  • Minimum 2 years experience in non-profit accounting
  • Minimum 1 year of experience supervising staff or transferable experience

Additional requirements

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must consent to a Criminal Record Check as required 
  • Class 5 Driver’s License 
  • Availability to occasionally work outside the regular hours as required by the position 


  • Competitive with exceptional benefits

Position Type:

  • Permanent, 28-35 hrs/week
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