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Athletics Canada is currently accepting applications for the following positions, see below for more information on each opportunity:

  • Finance Manager – Applications close April 5, 2019
  • Intern, National Teams Unit – Applications close April 1, 2019

Finance Manager

Location: Athletics Canada National Office (Ottawa)
Division: Finance
Reports to: Chief Operating Officer
Classification: Full Time

Athletics Canada is the national sport organization for track and field, cross county and road running. Its purpose is to support high performance athletics excellence at the world level and to provide leadership in developmental athletics. Athletics Canada is a not-for-profit, charitable organization operating under a Board of Directors elected by provincial/territorial members.

The Finance Manager reports into the Chief Operating Officer, providing operational financial management and insight, risk management leadership, as well as supporting the strategic vision. The Finance Manager is a member of the Athletics Canada Leadership Team.


  • Responsibility over all financial regulatory and management reporting including but not limited to:
    • Income statement
    • Balance sheet
    • Cash flow and income statement forecasts
    • Long-term projections
    • Accounts payable / accounts receivable management
  • Responsibility over payroll submission and managing the administration of the benefits plan
  • Ensure all tax remittance/recovery submissions are compliant and done timely
  • Responsibility over the annual budget process. Monitor subsequent budget variances and provide explanations
  • Responsibility over the annual financial audit process, preparing the required information for the external auditors and liaising with them on all audit-related matters
  • Ensure effective and proactive cash flow management, liaising with financial institutions and Athletic Canada Foundation for any deposits, loan borrowing or payment matters
  • Support Management in preparing funding submissions, liaising with government agencies on matters that relate to the annual estimates, accounts and all accounting issues
  • Ensure Delegation-of-Authority Policy and financial controls are adhered to and are effective
  • Ensure that financial management, information and accounting systems, practices and procedures are consistent with Athletics Canada’s strategic outcomes and are operating to reflect best practice
  • Advise on the financial implications of current or proposed policies and prepare, when required, papers and reports dealing with financial and other corporate matters
  • Ensure adequacy of contingency planning, disaster recovery, data security and data protection as it relates to financial information and records
  • Ensure accurate, timely and proactive advice, guidance and reporting is available for all levels of financial management, including the leadership team and the Board
  • Participate at Board of Directors meetings providing update on financial position, projections or other financial matters
  • Supervision of one employee supporting the finance process

Education and Professional Qualifications

  • Professional accounting designation (CPA; CPA, CA; CPA, CGA or CPA, CMA) is desired

Experience and Knowledge

  • Financial management experience gained at a senior level – sport sector experience an asset but not essential
  • Experience in managing financial controls and management accounts
  • First rate ethical accounting knowledge, analytical ability, sound judgement and excellent communication and stakeholder management skills

Skills, Aptitudes and Abilities

  • A leader with demonstrable energy, pace, dynamism and a track record of delivering results in a related role
  • Someone who has shown the ability to successfully influence colleagues and drive change
  • Someone that can grasp the strategic vision and can align process and new initiatives accordingly
  • Commercially focused individual who understands and supports the accountability culture that is essential for any publicly funded body
  • Demonstrate the appreciation of the benefits of sport to all
  • Ability to speak and write in English and French considered an asset

Teamwork…the power of working together

  • Being a positive impact on others, encouraging and supporting them when required
  • Celebrating and recognising our successes together
  • Respecting others and earning respect

Application should be sent in confidence by April 5, 2019, to mgentes@athletics.ca. No phone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Athletics Canada promotes Employment Equity. Athletics Canada offers a competitive salary as well as a benefits package and vacation.

Intern, National Teams Unit

Athletics Canada is the national sport organization for track and field, cross country running and road racing. We support high performance athletes competing at an international level and provide leadership in athletics development.

The purpose of this internship is to give the successful candidate a practical learning opportunity where they can gain experience of sport management, specifically in the areas of national team programs. The objective is to assist with day-to-day coordination and delivery of 2019 National Team Programs.

  • Website maintenance
  • Provide event support to the National Team Unit for the 2019 athletics season
  • Information gathering from athletes and coaches
  • Athlete performance tracking
  • Assist with team logistics, including shipping and receiving, inventory management, travel coordination, event registration, etc.
  • Various other duties as required


  • Must be working toward a degree/diploma/certificate program in business or sport management and have a general interest in the sports industry
  • Excellent organization skills and attention to detail is essential
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects/tasks of varying complexities in a fast paced environment, meet deadlines and work well under pressure
  • Strong computer, database and website maintenance skills
  • Ability to work with limited supervision
  • Flexible approach, positive attitude, initiative, and willingness to learn
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Bilingualism (English and French) is an asset


  • The term of this internship would be from the beginning of May until the end of August 2019
  • Standard office hours are 35 hours/week (some weekend and evening work may be required)
  • Available for the National Championships, which take place in Montreal from July 25 to July 28, 2019
  • Complimentary parking is provided
  • The ideal start date would be May 1, 2019
  • An honorarium will be available to the successful candidate

Please send cover letter and resume to sylvie.king@athletics.ca by April 1, 2019, citing the position title in the subject line. No telephone calls please. We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected will be contacted for an interview.

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