Career Opportunities

AAC has two open career opportunities for a Finance Manager and Program Coordinator. Read more about these exciting positions below!

Finance Manager

Are you looking for a position with a dynamic organization where you see the results of your work directly impact the agriculture and food sector across Canada? Do you want to mentor and train the team around you and help them grow in their career, just as you have? If this sounds like the career opportunity you have been waiting for, please apply today!

As a not-for-profit organization, AAC represents Ontario’s agriculture and food industry with almost 60 agriculture, food, and rural organizations comprising our membership and board of directors. This unique industry collaboration gives the AAC an in-depth understanding of needs from across the entire value chain and the ability to help facilitate effective program design, development, and delivery between industry, government, and other partners to achieve optimal outcomes from agriculture and food programs.

The AAC also has a sister organization, Canlead Solutions, a trusted business service provider focused on supporting the Canadian agriculture and food sector. Canlead offers a suite of business services that lets organizations pick and choose services that are tailored to meet their needs.

Position Summary

The finance manager provides leadership in the areas of finance, claims administration, federal/provincial financial reporting, and corporate governance. The manager, finance & administration is responsible for ensuring all financial activities are performed in an efficient manner, while providing accountability to our members, applicants, and funding partners.

Through AAC’s sister organization, Canlead Solutions, the finance manager will also be part of a team of experienced professionals that offers a wide range of personalized business services and leadership to support Canlead clients, including financial management.

This position manages the finance team and is accountable for all aspects of their job responsibilities.

Job Related Core Competencies

  • High level of integrity, confidentiality, and accountability
  • Sound analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Capacity to work in a self-directed manner, establish priorities and adhere to strict deadlines   
  • Ability to work well in a team setting

AAC Job Responsibilities

Provide leadership to the finance team

  • Serve as the staff lead for the AAC’s audit committee
  • Responsible for the integrity of information in the AAC accounting system
  • Coordinate and prepare the annual operations budget and accompanying notes
  • Ensure adequate accounting practices and procedures are in place to provide necessary levels of accountability in all financial aspects of the organization
  • Coordinate the annual audit and preparation of the year-end financial statements with AAC’s external auditors
  • Ensure all program financial reporting requirements are met in a timely fashion
  • Coordinate program compliance audits, when requested by funding agents
  • Liaise with project coordinators and claims administrator to ensure that funds are flowed to applicants as per terms of project and program agreements
  • Responsible for AAC’s oversight of staff payroll, staff RRSP contributions, staff benefits, insurance, attendance tracking, director payroll and expenses, etc.
  • Complete other operational and strategic tasks, as required by the organization

Canlead Solutions Job Responsibilities

  • Provide oversight to the finance team in the undertaking of their client work including managing the annual client calendar, providing leadership in financial management, coordinating client audits, presenting financial reports to client boards of directors and committees, and liaising with clients as required
  • Responsible for the integrity of information in the Canlead accounting system
  • Coordinate and prepare the annual operations budget and accompanying notes
  • Ensure adequate accounting practices and procedures are in place to provide necessary levels of accountability in all financial aspects of the organization
  • Coordinate the annual year-end financial statement preparation with AAC’s external auditors
  • Be assigned to Canlead Solution clients to service contractual obligations of AAC. This may involve work at the client location(s), the assignments may vary from time to time in terms of assignments to various clients and client needs, and the time commitment required may vary over time. Such assignments may be frequent or infrequent as business needs arise during the course of employment. Flexibility to undertake and complete such assignments is required.
  • Complete other operational and strategic tasks, as required by the organization

Job Requirements

  • A degree in accounting, finance or related field
  • A CPA designation
  • 5+ years of experience in financial management
  • Experience leading teams
  • Experience working with multiple clients would be an asset
  • Experience working with not-for-profits would be an asset
  • Excellent working knowledge of MS Word, MS Excel, Sage 300, and payroll systems
  • Strong knowledge of board policies and governance

Schedule

  • Hybrid of remote and office work model  based out of Guelph, Ontario
  • Full-time position

Salary & Benefits

  • Extended Health and Dental
  • Employer contributes to employee RRSP plan
  • Salary of $75,000 - $85,000 per annum

Please apply in confidence by sending your resume, and a one-page summary of significant personal accomplishments that reflect your potential success in the position to:

Agricultural Adaptation Council/Canlead Solutions

crystal@yourh2r.com

AAC is committed to meeting the accessibility needs of all individuals in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC). Should you require accommodations during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know. AAC is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all candidates for the intertest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Program Coordinator 

Are you looking for a dynamic career in the ag and food sector where you can see the results of your work making a provincial wide impact?! This may be the opportunity for you. 
 
At the Agricultural Adaptation Council (AAC), we are Ontario’s agricultural and food program delivery experts. 
 
As a not-for-profit organization, AAC represents Ontario’s agriculture and food industry with almost 60 agriculture, food, and rural organizations comprising our membership and board of directors. This unique industry collaboration gives the AAC an in-depth understanding of needs from across the entire value chain and the ability to help facilitate effective program design, development, and delivery between industry, government, and other partners to achieve optimal outcomes from agriculture and food programs. 
 
Position Summary
As a program coordinator, this position is responsible for assisting with the delivery of AAC funding programs including: project management from the application stage through to the completion of approved projects and final reporting.
 
Through AAC’s sister organization, Canlead Solutions, this position may also assist with supporting clients with a variety of business administration tasks.
 
Job Related Core Competencies

  • Capacity to work in a self-directed manner, establish priorities and adhere to strict deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients and other team members
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Sound analytical and decision making skills
  • High level of integrity, confidentiality, and accountability

 Program Coordinator Responsibilities 

  • Act as an advocate for the AAC and AAC funding programs to raise the profile of the organization
  • Responsible for assisting in the delivery of AAC funding programs and AgriScience Cluster programs including program material development, application review, post-award project management, claim review, CRM database entry and performance reporting
  • Complete other operational and strategic tasks, as required by the organization

 Job Requirements

  • A diploma/degree in agriculture, business or related discipline
  • General knowledge of the agriculture and agri-food industry
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs and CRM database
  • Excellent organizational, time management and customer service skills
  • Bilingual (English/French) an asset

Schedule

  • Hybrid of remote and office work model  based out of Guelph, Ontario
  • Full-time position

Salary & Benefits

  • Extended Health and Dental
  • Employer contributes to the employee RRSP plan
  • Salary of $50,000 - $55,000 per annum

Please apply in confidence by sending your resume, and a one-page summary of significant personal accomplishments that reflect your potential success in the position to:

Agricultural Adaptation Council/Canlead Solutions

crystal@yourh2r.com

 
AAC is committed to meeting the accessibility needs of all individuals in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC). Should you require accommodations during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know. AAC is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all candidates for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.