Cowichan WorkBC Centre

Finance Manager

 Statement of Qualifications & Job Description




Reports to:  Director of Finance/WorkBC Centre Manager


As a member of the Management Team, the Finance Manager is responsible for overseeing the financial operations of the WorkBC Centre. Working in collaboration with management and government funders, the Finance Manager’s main priorities are sound financial management of WorkBC Centre, contracts and funds, employee payroll, monitoring/governance meetings and liaison with subcontractors’ financial teams.





  • Post-Secondary education in finance, accounting or related
  • Accounting diploma or second year accounting designation or equivalent




  • Extensive experience (5 years +) government funding, contracting, financial reporting processes, and budgeting and forecasting
  • Experience with Federal and Provincial agreements preferred



Personal Suitability:

  1. Detail oriented, precise, and organized
  2. Must handle confidential information with honesty and integrity
  3. Leads by example by being a strong team player
  4. Positive attitude and decisiveness
  5. Willingness to take responsibility for all financial decisions
  6. Remains effective in judgment and decision-making under stress
  7. Contributes as a team player and takes initiative
  8. Maintains comfort with change and learning; demonstrates a commitment to professional development
  9. Possesses an awareness of one’s own capabilities and understanding of when to draw upon others’ expertise
  10. Demonstrates a positive attitude and professional conduct


Abilities and Skills

Ability to:

  1. Using computerized accounting software
  2. Demonstrate strong analytical, organizational and administrative skills
  3. Interpret and apply government rules, guidelines and procedures
  4. Work cooperatively with co-locators, subcontractors, business, and government agencies
  5. Meet deadline, work well under stress and multi-task
  6. Work in a computerized environment (word processing, email, internet, spreadsheets)
  7. Negotiate in a co-operative and equitable manner
  8. Work in and contribute to a team building environment
  9. Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills



Knowledge of:

  1. Accounting practices, payroll and business management
  2. Familiar with WorkBC Employment Services Program including WorkBC policy, Ministry systems (ICM, Extranet, CFMS, BI Portal)
  3. Federal laws and legal requirements regarding payroll, including CRA payroll deductions, Workers Compensation, Employment Standards and Human Rights legislation
  4. Government funding, contracting and financial reporting processes
  5. Relevant client income supports (e.g. Employment Insurance, Employment Assistance)
  6. Canadian Standards and Guidelines for Career Practitioners





Financial Management

  • Maintain computerized accounting records
  • Post financial transactions and issue payments by Direct Deposit or cheque
  • Manage the Program Budget using a Forecast of Cash Flow
  • Collaborate with Director of Finance and Program Manager on Milestone and Outcome Fee Projections
  • Consult with management on financial and operational policy
  • Manage the budget for Client Supports in collaboration with the Management Team



  • In cooperation with the Director of Finance, maintain staff payroll and benefits
  • Ensure compliance with relevant legislation and regulations regarding financial matters
  • Submit month end reports to Management
  • Consult with Director of Finance on deployment of physical resources
  • Prepare and reconcile invoicing and payment for Fixed Fees and Milestone and Outcome Fees
  • Other duties as required