The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) is an independent, national, not-for-profit organization. We want to make sport better because we recognize that quality sport can make a great difference for individuals, communities and our country. We work collaboratively with the Canadian and international sport communities to activate a values-based and principle-driven sport system; protect the integrity of sport from the negative forces of doping and other unethical threats; and advocate for sport that is fair, safe and open to everyone. The CCES is seeking an individual to fill this fulltime indeterminate position.

As a member of the Corporate Operations Team, the Comptroller is responsible for the management of the financial systems at the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) and ensures that the organization’s finances are managed according to established policies, procedures and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). The Comptroller is also responsible for ensuring the financial data is complete and accurately captured in the financial system (NAV), and that records are properly maintained for compliance and reporting. As the facilitator of the CCES budgeting process, the Comptroller contributes to the financial aspects of the Sport Canada funding submission including planning and reporting requirements.

Working closely with program staff, the Comptroller will explore how best to support program operations and to help staff develop a better understanding of finance and accounting procedures. As a member of the Financial/Information Technology Team (FIT), the Comptroller will also contribute to technology solutions and innovation as it applies to financial operations.

The Comptroller is responsible for the planning and oversight of the CCES financial audit and the supervision of financial operations staff.

Primary Responsibilities:

Financial Administration

  • Lead the development and implementation of financial administration systems for effective financial control and proper day-to-day financial management in accordance with established policies, procedures and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP);
  • Facilitate the development of the annual budget preparation process;
  • Lead the preparation of the financial components of the annual Sport Canada Funding Submission and preparation of the Sport Canada year-end summary report;
  • Monitor actual and projected revenues and expenditures against annual budgets, and recommend modifications to operating budgets as required;
  • Assist with the review and analysis of the financial component of contracts;
  • Manage financial operations as required to fulfil contract deliverables;
  • Manage cash flow requirements;
  • Oversee the organization’s investment holdings and portfolio;
  • Manage all aspects of accounting and bookkeeping including payroll, banking, accounts payable and accounts receivable;
  • Lead the preparation of budget forecasts, monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements and assessment reports including variance analysis and reporting;
  • Prepare all financial related legislative and regulatory required reports and remittances (e.g. HST, GST, T4A);
  • Manage the external financial audit and prepare financial materials for review by the Audit Committee and Board of Directors;
  • Provide interpretations and analyses of financial data/financial status;
  • Consult with experts as required;
  • Manage financial contract service provider(s) as required.

Project Management/Support

  • Assist with development and monitoring of project budgets and contractual agreements as required.

Qualifications and Competencies:

  • University degree in a business-related field and hold an active CPA professional accounting designation.
  • Minimum five years’ related work experience.
  • Strong knowledge and ability in the Not-for-Profit sector is required.
  • Strong knowledge and ability in the charitable sector is preferred.
  • Strategic and business planning skills and an ability to apply financial and business knowledge to operational plans.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving abilities within a complex environment of policies, regulations & requirements.
  • Excellent time management and organizational abilities.
  • Professional conduct, sound judgement and leadership skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentations skills.
  • Ability to understand and translate complex financial concepts for the benefit of non-financial managers.
  • Advanced skills in MS NAV Dynamics accounting software is preferred.
  • Demonstrated success in personnel oversight including employee development and performance management.
  • Successful track record of performing effectively in a team setting and driven by team success.
  • Able to work in a collaborative, supportive fashion and bring people together in a way that promotes the organization’s best interests in keeping with the CCES corporate culture.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including tact, diplomacy, conflict resolution and flexibility to work effectively with colleagues, peers and direct reports.
  • Strong organizational skills, accuracy and attention to detail are essential.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills.
  • Functional in French (verbal and written) considered an asset.

Starting Annual Salary Range:

The starting annual salary for the role is expected to be between $68,000 and $75,000 plus a competitive benefits package.

Location: Ottawa

Applications for this position (resume and cover letter) should be submitted in confidence electronically by August 27, 2018 to the attention of Lynn Ladd, at

Throughout its recruitment process, the CCES is committed to Canada’s linguistic duality and diversity of its people. We welcome expressions of interest from all qualified applicants including Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of visible minority groups, and all gender identities and sexual orientations. Upon request, accommodation will be provided during the hiring process.

This position is made possible with financial support from the Government of Canada. We thank all applicants for their interest but only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

For more information about the CCES, please visit