Finance Director

 

Founded in 1994, Breakfast Club of Canada is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing services and funding to school breakfast programs across the country. We work with partners from all sectors to deliver a high-quality national school food program. Together, we create a nurturing environment, where children and youth can access the nourishment they need to succeed and flourish. Our organization has grown tremendously over the years, but our desire to see children thrive has remained constant.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Breakfast Club of Canada is currently seeking a Director of Finance. Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer and in conjunction with the Executive Committee, on which the incumbent serves, the Finance Director is tasked first and foremost with managing and guiding a team of professionals in the preparation of budgets and financial reports and is responsible for financial forecasting and planning. The incumbent must also ensure the integrity of internal control structures. The ideal candidate for this role will be a strategy-minded CPA (CA) will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

 

MAIN RESPONSABILITIES

  • Supervise all accounting operations.
  • Oversee the forecasting and budgeting process, and coordinate the preparation of all financial reports.
  • Ensure the organization remains financially healthy as it grows.
  • Review and coordinate the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports, including reports and dashboards to be used by the CFO and the Board of Directors.
  • Supervise the preparation and analysis of government grant applications.
  • Regularly monitor cash flow to ensure sufficient funds are available to meet the organization’s needs.
  • Supervise and guide a team of financial professionals.
  • Establish and strengthen ties with the senior management team and external partners.
  • Ensure that the organization’s operations comply with Imagine Canada standards.
  • Make improvements to financial processes and procedures on an ongoing basis.
  • Identify, monitor, mitigate and communicate organizational risks.
  • Maintain strong internal controls to protect the organization’s assets.
  • Work closely with the CFO to determine the strategic and tactical priorities for the Finance team.
  • Ensure government grants are administered efficiently.
  • Ensure compliance with financial reporting standards.
  • Prepare strategic recommendations for the CFO.
  • Help with strategic planning and with upholding BCC’s vision and mission.

 

SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Undergraduate degree in finance, business administration or a related field.
  • CPA designation.
  • 15 or more years of experience in a similar position, including 5 or more years of team management experience.
  • Experience in financial modelling.
  • Experience using Microsoft NAV or Dynamics 365 and Business Central.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite applications, including advanced proficiency in Excel.
  • Good understanding of and experience using Power BI.
  • Familiarity with Salesforce, an asset.
  • Fluency in written and spoken French and English, a must (French is the working language at the BCC head office, and English is the working language for meetings and documents involving co-workers outside of Quebec and for dealings with many suppliers).

 

PERSONAL QUALITIES

  • Adherence to Breakfast Club of Canada mission, vision and values.
  • Strategic vision and proven leadership acumen.
  • Political acumen and ability to articulate, channel and champion ideas.
  • Strong change management skills.
  • Excellent judgment, keen sense of ethics and professional integrity.
  • Problem-solving mindset and a results-oriented approach.
  • Analytical and creative.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Thoroughness and attention to detail.
  • Autonomy, initiative and resourceful.

 

WORK CONDITIONS

  • Permanent, full-time position.
  • Flexible hours.
  • Summer work schedule.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Access to a vacation bank and personal leave days.
  • Paid day off on your birthday.
  • Group insurance plan paid partly by the employer.
  • Access to telemedicine services.
  • Employee assistance program.
  • Group RRSP with matching employer contributions.
  • Employee recognition program.
  • Health and wellness program.
  • Professional development program.
  • Reimbursement of professional dues required for employment.
  • The selected candidate will work in hybrid mode from the Boucherville office.
  • Target start date: As soon as possible.

 

TO APPLY

Please email your résumé and cover letter to CV@breakfastclubcanada.org. Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Breakfast Club of Canada promotes employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals.

Accounting Technician

 

Founded in 1994, Breakfast Club of Canada is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing services and funding to school breakfast programs across the country. We work with partners from all sectors to deliver a high-quality national school food program. Together, we create a nurturing environment, where children and youth can access the nourishment they need to succeed and flourish. Our organization has grown tremendously over the years, but our desire to see children thrive has remained constant.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Breakfast Club of Canada is looking for an Accounting Technician to join the Finance team. Reporting to the Chief Accountant, the selected candidate will be responsible for the verification and data entry of accounts payable, and will participate in various activities related to the accounts payable cycle to assist members of the finance team.

 

 MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Enter invoice data accurately into the accounting system, assigning appropriate accounts and ensuring information accuracy.
  • Participate in the processing of credit cards.
  • Participate in the processing of expense reports.
  • Participate in month-end and year-end procedures.
  • Produce various reports related to suppliers according to internal and external needs.
  • Participate in internal and external audits by providing documentation and explanations regarding accounts payable.
  • Assist the members of the Finance and Accounting team with a variety of tasks.

 

 SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Vocational or college diploma (DVS/DEP, ACS/AEC or DCS/DEC) in accounting, administration or a related discipline.
  • Five or more years of experience in a similar position.
  • An equivalent combination of education and relevant experience will be considered.
  • Excellent knowledge of online collaboration tools and the Microsoft Office suite, in particular Outlook and Excel.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Business Central and Power BI, an asset.
  • Fluency in spoken and written French and English.

 

PERSONAL QUALITIES

  • Adherence to Breakfast Club of Canada’s mission and values.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Collaborative team player.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to manage priorities and work on various projects simultaneously, while respecting set deadlines.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to adapt.
  • Thorough and detail-oriented.
  • Independentand resourceful.

 

 WORK CONDITIONS 

  • Permanent, full-time position.
  • Flexible hours.
  • Summer work schedule.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Access to a vacation bank and personal leave days.
  • Paid day off on your birthday.
  • Group insurance plan paid partly by the employer.
  • Access to telemedicine services.
  • Employee assistance program.
  • Group RRSP with matching employer contributions.
  • Employee recognition program.
  • Health and wellness program.
  • Professional development program.
  • The selected candidate will work remotely from a Canadian city or in hybrid mode from the Boucherville or Vancouver office.
  • Target start date: As soon as possible.

 

TO APPLY

 Please email your résumé and cover letter to CV@breakfastclubcanada.org. Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Breakfast Club of Canada promotes employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals.

Programs Coordinator (British Columbia)

 

Founded in 1994, Breakfast Club of Canada is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing services and funding to school breakfast programs across the country. We work with partners from all sectors to deliver a high-quality national school food program. Together, we create a nurturing environment, where children and youth can access the nourishment they need to succeed and flourish. Our organization has grown tremendously over the years, but our desire to see children thrive has remained constant.

 

THE POSITION

Breakfast Club of Canada is currently looking to hire a Programs Coordinator to oversee school food programs in British Columbia. Reporting to the Senior Programs Advisor, the person hired for this position will ensure that children receive two elements required for growth and learning: a nutritious breakfast and an environment that fosters self-esteem. To do so, this person will be responsible for supporting schools and regional partners as well as building capacity in schools and communities through collaborative program development. The successful candidate will build proximity across the assigned region and will develop and implement projects to improve food access for schools and communities, as well as develop new and relationships with key stakeholders.

 

Here is a video that will give you an idea of what the role entails: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5169QA7VBA

 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and maintain meaningful relationships with key stakeholders in the assigned region and facilitate collaboration to strengthen programs, build capacity and increase food access in schools and communities to run quality breakfast programming and maximize impact.
  • Regularly visit breakfast programs and provide support virtually to schools and regional partners to support program development and assess individual program needs.
  • Facilitate the initiatives of other Club departments that involve programs (Philanthropy, Communications-Marketing, Government Relations, etc.) including facilitating program visits for applicable donors.
  • Coordinate new school onboardings; facilitate needs’ assessment, equipment orders, food donations, etc.
  • Develop and execute initiatives to improve the quality of support provided by the Club to partners.
  • Support in the development, tracking, and reporting on KPIs regarding service levels and local impact.
  • Report information and analyze data concerning local and regional support.
  • Support colleagues to enhance relationships within school communities and facilitate collaboration.
  • Perform other duties as required to ensure the smooth functioning of the team.

 

SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • College or vocational diploma or attestation in a related discipline.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience.
  • An equivalent combination of education and relevant experience will be considered.
  • Must have a valid driver’s licence and have access to a vehicle.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and database experience.
  • Strong understanding of and experience working with diverse cultures and communities, in remote, rural and/or urban settings.
  • Experience working with Indigenous communities, an asset.
  • Experience in community development and stakeholder engagement, an asset.
  • Experience and/or understanding of working with or in the not-for-profit sector, an asset.

 

PERSONAL QUALITIES

  • Subscribes to the Club’s mission and values.
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with various groups of people and stakeholders to leverage resources and expertise in support of school food programming.
  • Facilitation, training development and presentation skills (in person and/or virtual).
  • Collaborative team player and strong interpersonal abilities.
  • Capacity to work independently as well as create and lead projects, when necessary.
  • Autonomy, resourcefulness, and aptitude for problem-solving.
  • Strong organizational, prioritization and planning skills.

 

WORK CONDITIONS

  • Permanent, full-time position.
  • Flexible hours.
  • Summer work schedule.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Access to a vacation bank and personal leave days.
  • Paid day off on your birthday.
  • Group insurance plan paid partly by the employer.
  • Telemedicine services.
  • Employee assistance program (EAP).
  • Pension plan with matching employer contributions.
  • Employee recognition program.
  • Health and wellness program.
  • Professional development program.
  • The selected candidate will work remotely from a British Columbia city with easy access to a major airport.
  • Target start date: as soon as possible.

 

TO APPLY

 Please email your resume and cover letter to CV@breakfastclubcanada.org. Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Breakfast Club of Canada promotes employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals.

SUPPLY AND LOGISTICS LEAD

 

Founded in 1994, Breakfast Club of Canada is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing services and funding to school breakfast programs across the country. We work with partners from all sectors to deliver a high-quality national school food program. Together, we create a nurturing environment, where children and youth can access the nourishment they need to succeed and flourish. Our organization has grown tremendously over the years, but our desire to see children thrive has remained constant.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Breakfast Club of Canada is currently seeking a Supply and Logistics Lead, working within the Finance team. The selected candidate will play an important role in planning, implementing and streamlining procurement and logistics processes for food supplies distributed to schools and partners. They will develop and oversee the execution of operational plans aimed at optimizing end-to-end supply chain performance, including purchasing, warehousing, transportation and post-delivery assessment, in terms of cost, time and quality. They will also ensure that all supply chain operations comply with applicable standards and regulations, drawing on their expertise to mitigate risks and obstacles related to procurement and logistics.

 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

Supply chain management
  • Develop and implement a procurement strategy in line with operational requirements and quality standards.
  • Develop and implement transparent and sustainable procurement policies, promote environmentally friendly practices, and foster productive partnerships with like-minded suppliers.
  • Oversee the negotiation and drafting of the terms of supply chain agreements, and identify, assess and forge strong ties with potential suppliers.
  • Oversee food purchasing and warehousing processes to ensure items remain fresh and meet food safety standards.
  • Stay abreast of the latest advances in real-time supply chain monitoring systems, and ensure the integration of these technologies.
  • Monitor and ensure the optimal management of food inventory and warehouse supplies.
  • Incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors whenever possible.
  • Manage the procurement and logistics budget in a cost-efficient way without compromising on quality.

 

Logistics management
  • Streamline delivery routes and transportation operations to ensure products are distributed efficiently and with a reduced carbon footprint.
  • Actively choose to partner with suppliers and carriers that embrace a sustainability mindset.
  • Keep up on of the latest developments in route monitoring and optimization, and ensure the integration of these technologies.
  • Track and issue regular reports on supply chain performance.
  • Ensure accurate inventory records are kept and the necessary documentation is available for audits and regulatory inspections.

 

Team and resource management
  • Supervise, guide and coach purchasing and inventory team members and warehouse staff in the fulfilment of their respective duties (teams of approximately 10 people in total).
  • Set priorities and objectives for assigned staff, and evaluate their performance.
  • Oversee the training and development of assigned staff.
  • Promote the ongoing professional development of assigned staff, and ensure their work environment is positive and inclusive.
  • Plan workload and staffing requirements.
  • Plan material needs, and coordinate the acquisition and efficient use of equipment, vehicles, technologies and infrastructure for designated activities.

 

SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • University-level education in supply chain management, logistics or a related field.
  • Ten or more years of experience in procurement and logistics, with at least five years in a supervisory role; an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience may be considered.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and French (French is the working language at the BCC head office and Warehouse, and English is the working language for meetings and documents involving co-workers outside of Quebec and for dealings with many suppliers).
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) and adept at working with supply chain systems and tools.
  • Experience working with Dynamics 365 Business Central, an asset.

 

PERSONAL QUALITIES

  •  Adherence to Breakfast Club of Canada values.
  • Strategic thinking and problem solving mindset.
  • Results-oriented approach.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Highly organized and disciplined.
  • Ability to manage priorities and perform under pressure.
  • Collaborative team player.

 

WORK CONDITIONS

  • Permanent, full-time position (Monday to Friday).
  • Flexible hours.
  • Summer work schedule.
  • Vacation and personal leave days.
  • Paid day off on your birthday.
  • Group insurance plan.
  • Access to telemedicine services.
  • Group RRSP with matching employer contributions.
  • Employee assistance program.
  • Employee recognition program.
  • Health and wellness program.
  • Professional development program.
  • The selected candidate will work in hybrid mode from home, the Varennes warehouse and the Boucherville head office.
  • Target start date: As soon as possible.

TO APPLY

Please email your résumé and cover letter to marie-michele@gorh.co. Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Breakfast Club of Canada promotes employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals.