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 Project Finance Manager

Canada’s Ocean Supercluster (OSC) is one of Canada’s supercluster initiatives located in Atlantic Canada.  The Ocean Supercluster is an industry-led collaboration that will build Canada’s ocean economy into one of the county’s most significant and sustainable value-creating economic segments.   

 

The OSC brings together investors and partners from across ocean industries to develop and commercialize innovative solutions to shared challenges in the form of projects.  Some projects start from an idea that an OSC member pitches to other potential partners.  Others are born from the strong relationships that exist between OSC members.  Reporting to the Director of Finance, the Project Finance Manager is a finance team lead who will build up a deep understanding of the OSC’s project portfolio and related activities, and act as the point of contact for OSC members and staff related to project budget development, project costing and project agreements. 

 

Permanent Full Time 

Location: Atlantic Canada 

 

Roles and Responsibilities: 

  • Lead and oversee all finance related components of a portfolio of projects in various stages of the OSC program; 
  • Act as the key finance contact for project proponents and OSC staff in relation to the assigned portfolio of projects, providing guidance and direction as required; 
  • Liaise with OSC program managers and prospective project proponents to understand and provide feedback on project budgets, costing and eligible costs of project proposals and agreements; 
  • Develop a deep understanding of project costs and provide clarification, interpretation or answer any cost eligibility questions; 
  • Review and approve project budgets within proposals and expressions of interests to ensure cost eligibility with OSC program guidelines; 
  • Review and approve all financial elements of project contracts/agreements/contract amendments to ensure soundness and eligibility within OSC program guidelines; 
  • Perform detailed project forecast review to ensure consistency with project budget and advance eligibility; coordinating approvals, any amendments and performing due diligence procedures to process advance requests; 
  • Support the claims review process by sharing knowledge of projects, guidance on eligible costs, and other context as and where needed; 
  • Provide regular status updates to the project finance team and the Director of Finance, and ensure all projects in the assigned portfolio are being supported in a timely manner; 
  • Analyze and provide input on OSC project finance related policies and guidelines; 
  • Support Director of Finance in regular project cost forecasting; 
  • Create and maintain guides, manuals or any material related to eligible project costs and project claims, etc.; 
  • Continually work to update/enhance policies, processes, procedures and templates either specific, or relevant, to TL and IE projects; 
  • Maintain and administer OSC’s claims management system, ensuring information and data is accurate and up to date; 
  • Assist Director of Finance in fulfilling OSC’s reporting requirements to funding providers as required with respect to project costing information, KPIs, etc.; 

 

Ideal Candidate Profile: 

  • 5-7 years of financial management experience 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or related field 
  • CPA accounting designation 
  • Experience in project funding or contribution arrangements 
  • Experience in client facing environment or other service delivery/relationshipbuilding environment 
  • Comfortable working and collaborating both virtually and remotely with others 
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment, with ability to meet tight deadlines when required 

 

We are excited to continue building our team with experienced professionals who are passionate about realizing Canada’s opportunity to transform Canada’s ocean economy into a technology-driven, digitally powered knowledge economy.   

 

NOTE:  PLEASE MERGE YOUR COVER LETTER AND CV INTO ONE .PDF DOCUMENT  

 

Send to hr@oceansupercluster.ca 

 


Corporate Controller

Canada’s Ocean Supercluster (OSC) is one of Canada’s supercluster initiatives located in Atlantic Canada. The Ocean Supercluster is an industry-led collaboration that will build Canada’s ocean economy into one of the county’s most significant and sustainable value-creating economic segments.

The OSC brings together investors and partners from across ocean industries to develop and commercialize innovative solutions to shared challenges in the form of projects. Some projects start from an idea that an OSC member pitches to other potential partners. Others are born from the strong relationships that exist between OSC members. Reporting to the Director of Finance, the Corporate Controller will be responsible for the full financial accounting cycle, financial reporting and analysis, internal controls, banking, and supporting budgeting and cash management. We are looking for someone who can add value to an organization with their exceptional analytical capabilities.

Permanent Full Time
Location: Atlantic Canada

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Manage and oversee all day-to-day accounting functions, being responsible for full-cycle accounting and operations of receivables, payables, payroll and G/L maintenance;
  • Prepare timely and accurate financial statements (monthly, quarterly, year end);
  • Manage and monitor short term cash flow needs, including payment approvals and monitoring receivable collection;
  • Ensure accounts payable function is compliant with OSC procurement and employee expense policies, and controls around procurement are operating effectively;
  • Oversee project claims review process, approve claims and manage claims processing;
  • Develop a deep understanding of eligible costs and support claims reviewer in providing clarification and interpretation when needed;
  • Continually work to enhance claims review process, procedures, templates, etc.
  • Responsible for accurate payroll processing and management;
  • Responsible for accurate HST filings and payroll source deductions;
  • Oversee and support accounting staff;
  • Prepare all required reporting for funding providers;
  • Prepare and provide financial analysis as needed;
  • Support the annual budgeting process and the preparation of regular cash flow forecasting;
  • Manage annual audit and liaise with auditors;
  • Provide support and ad-hoc reporting for OSC staff;
  • Assist Director of Finance with ad-hoc finance related projects and policies

Ideal Candidate Profile:

  • 3-4 years of financial management experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or related field
  • CPA accounting designation
  • Comfortable working and collaborating both virtually and remotely with others
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment, with ability to meet tight deadlines when required

We are excited to continue building our team with experienced professionals who are passionate about realizing Canada’s opportunity to transform Canada’s ocean economy into a technology-driven, digitally powered knowledge economy.

NOTE: PLEASE MERGE YOUR COVER LETTER AND CV INTO ONE .PDF DOCUMENT

Send to hr@oceansupercluster.ca