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Manager, Finance, Administration & IT

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The Canada Games Centre (CGC) is a vibrant multi-sport community and recreation centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. We are a 176,000 sqft facility operated by a non-profit society committed to promoting physical literacy, fitness and wellness, and to supporting the needs of high performance sport & athlete development. The Centre runs sport and recreation programs, camps, fitness classes and so much more in an inclusive environment. Located in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and traditional lands of the Mi’kmaq people, the CGC acknowledges the Peace & Friendship Treaties signed in this Territory and recognizes that we are all Treaty People.

Together, we inspire healthy active living.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Canada Games Centre General Manager, The Manager, Finance, Administration & IT is responsible for the organization’s financial goals, objectives, budgets, and audit; oversee all accounting and related administration and information technology functions and the preparation of financial reports; and implement cash management strategies; work with Management/Board to develop strategies and implement long-term goals for the Canada Games Centre Society. Being committed to exceptional customer service and positive customer experience is key to success in this role.

The Manager, Finance, Administration & IT will facilitate success through a cooperative approach with the Society and quality leadership and communication to employees and contractors leading to a fiscally responsible organization.


  • Strategic management of the Accounting Team (plan, develop and coordinate accounting procedures for Society)
  • Responsible for Accounting Team: hiring, training, goal setting, and performance management
  • Ensure Accounting practices & records meet Canadian GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) standards and are accurate, secure and up to date
  • Review and approve all accounting entries for accuracy and completeness
  • Investment & Cash Management: ensure cash flow meets short- & long-term requirements; invest surplus cash funds while anticipating short-and long-term requirements with ongoing communications to the Finance committee
  • Development and implementation of policies and procedures that is consistent with the Society’s mandate, business plan and best practices
  • Review and implement financial, administrative and IT system and process improvements
  • Oversee all financial, administration and IT systems and processes
  • Work with Senior Management Team on Business Planning & Development (i.e. capital costs and Internal Business Analysis (i.e. operational efficiency)
  • Responsible to actively monitor and question business practices, with the ultimate goal of ensuring the ongoing protection of the Society


Education & Experience

  • Must have a post-secondary degree in accounting with completion or near completion of an approved accounting designation
  • Must have a minimum of five years progressive experience in a supervisory position
  • Must have demonstrated experience in budget development, implementation, and monitoring of divisional budgets and the overall organization budget
  • Ability to work within deadlines and to provide accurate and detailed financial information
  • Must have solid experience in a computerized work environment and familiarity with a variety of accounting software
  • Must have a general knowledge of IT requirements and the ability to troubleshoot problems
  • Must have demonstrated leadership skills and experience managing employees
  • Effective oral and written communication and ability to present to all levels of management

Job Specific Knowledge         

  • Service excellence for internal and external clients
  • Able to resolve conflict among staff or with users or user groups
  • Able to prepare and maintain operating and capital budgets
  • Effective problem-solving skills
  • Able to implement preventative measures that minimize safety risks and hazards
  • Able to multitask and juggle competing priorities while working towards Division objectives
  • Able to effectively plan, assign, coordinate and check the work of staff and contractors
  • Able to communicate effectively with a diverse group of users and staff
  • Able to prepare effective reports and recommendations in writing

Technical Skills

  • Must have proficiency in using a variety of computer software programs including but not limited to Microsoft Office and Sage 300
  • Must have the ability to problem solve basic computer hardware issues



    •  Accounting team of 2-3 employees

    Internal Contacts

    • Canada Games Centre employees, Management Team, Lease holders within the Centre and HRM

    Working Conditions

    • Office environment with frequent interactions with staff/members/guests. This is a full-time position (35 hours per week) predominantly Monday-Friday. Flexible hours (day, evening and weekends) may be required, as well as the potential to be on call when necessary due to facility communication needs, operations and demands.
    • Psychological Demands: High stress environment due to multi-task requirement and customer expectations


      • Criminal Record & Child Abuse Registry checks will be required as part of the hiring process

      What’s in it for you? 

      • Group benefits and RRSP plan
      • Education allowance
      • Free facility membership
      • Free parking and close proximity to Halifax Transit
      • Amazing team environment
      • Organization committed to extraordinary staff and customer experience


      Salary will be based on a range from $87,500–$115,000 commensurate with education and level of experience.

      Applications Instructions

      To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume, outlining how you meet the specific qualifications listed in the job posting to Wasan Nayfeh at by Friday, July 21st, 2023.

      Please include your full name and the position you are applying for in the subject line. Failure to properly identify your application or attach working documents may result in your application being omitted.

      We are a welcoming and supportive environment whose goal is to be a diverse workplace representative of the citizens we serve. Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, African Nova Scotians, racially visible persons, women in occupations where they are under-represented, and the LGBTQIA2S+ community are encouraged to self-identify on your application.

      This opportunity is now closed