Plan International Canada Job Vacancy: Compliance Manager - Toronto, Canada

Compliance Manager

Full-time permanent

Program Management and Compliance

Reports to
Senior Compliance Manager

Compensation band

Overall responsibility
The Compliance Manager is part of a cross functional project team responsible for quality implementation of complex multi-million dollar grant funded projects. The team includes specialists in Program Management and relevant thematic experts.

The Compliance Manager’s role within this team is to provide oversight and analysis of the financial health of assigned projects while ensuring compliance to donor requirements.
The Compliance Manager will also contribute to proposal development focusing on budgeting for quality implementation and maximum cost recovery.

Specific responsibilities
Working closely with Canadian project team members and Plan field offices:
  • Review donor and partner agreements ensuring the financial terms and conditions are compatible with Plan’s systems and are favourable to quality implementation and reporting.
  • Lead the preparation and submission of project budgets, forecasts and financial reports ensuring alignment with project activities.
  • Identify areas of risk by providing regular analysis of financial health of projects against standard key performance indicators (KPIs).
  • Develop and implement strategies to minimize financial risks.
  • Ensure all project expenditures and contracts are in compliance with terms and conditions of donor agreements by conducting regular desk audits as well as occasional in-field audits.
  • Oversee donor financial audits.
  • Identify ways to maximize efficiencies within and across projects.
  • Provide training and ongoing support to relevant stakeholders including Canadian project team members, Plan field offices and partners on understanding donor financial compliance, identifying financial risks and other best practices related to financial management.
  • Participate in proposal development teams leading the budget development with a focus on appropriate costing models, alignment with proposed activity and staffing plans as well as maximizing cost recovery.
  • Work closely with compliance team to development and implementation of standardized package for quality financial management of grant funded projects including standard KPIs, budget and reporting guidelines, Gift In Kind treatment, procurement and asset management plans, compliance training, project start-up and closing procedures, etc.
Skills, experience, qualifications
  • Business or Finance related degree preferred
  • Progressive experience in financial reporting and analysis
  • Experience leading or participating in donor financial compliance audits
  • Must ­­­­­­­­­­fully function in English and French (both oral and written)
  • Hands on experience reviewing complex contracts and agreements
  • Coaching & mentoring skills for building project staff capacity on quality financial management
  • Superior skills in building productive working relationships with team colleagues, field offices, donors and partners
  • Understanding of project management cycle
  • Flexible approach to deal and manage a team through ambiguity
  • Exceptional cross-cultural, oral and written communications skills.
  • Excellent computer skills using Microsoft Office, Internet and databases
  • Ability to travel internationally (a valid passport will be required).
  • Must be eligible to work in Canada.A strong work ethic coupled with tact and diplomacy
  • Personal values consistent with those of Plan International’s corporate values
­­­­­­­About Plan International Canada
Imagine working for a leading international non-governmental organization (NGO) that’s dedicated to creating a better world. That’s Plan International, a global movement for change, mobilizing millions of people around the world to support social justice for children in developing countries.

Founded in 1937, Plan International is one of the world’s oldest and largest international development agencies, working in partnership with millions of people around the world to end global poverty. Not for profit, independent and inclusive of all faiths and cultures, Plan International has only one agenda: to improve the lives of children. Because I am a Girl is Plan International’s global initiative to end gender inequality, promote girls’ rights and lift millions of girls – and everyone around them – out of poverty.

Plan International Canada is part of a global network of offices in over 70 countries. Our busy Toronto and Ottawa-based offices undertake fundraising, donor engagement and public outreach, as well as overseeing a wide variety of field programs led by our International Program Department, which includes experts in health, education, water and sanitation, economic security, gender equity, child protection and participation, and humanitarian assistance.

We at Plan International Canada are a dedicated, passionate and diverse team of over 200 employees who are committed to making a difference in the lives of children.

How to apply:
To apply for this role please forward your CV and covering letter, outlining your skills, experience and salary expectations to by July 4, 2016. Please reference Compliance Manager in the subject line.**

Plan International Canada sincerely thanks all applicants for their expressed interest in this opportunity; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada.

Consistent with our Child Protection Policy the successful candidate must receive clearance by a police background check, including the vulnerable sector screen.

Plan International Canada is an inclusive workplace, and is committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.