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Finance Officer

Ottawa, Ontario
CANADEM is a non-profit agency dedicated to advancing international peace and security through the recruitment, screening, promotion and rapid mobilization of Canadian and international expertise. At its core is the roster of 60,000+ screened experts skilled in elections, humanitarian operations and development work.


CANADEM provides rostering services in the areas of international humanitarian, peace and security operations, serving UN agencies and various governments and international non-government organizations. 
We are looking for a dynamic Finance Officer for our expanded HQ team.

Applicants must be Canadian citizens or have residency status with eligibility to work. 

  • Actively engage in deploying CANADEM experts to international field missions including but not limited to:
    • Liaise as required with government departments and international agencies involved in the project.
    • Track and report direct expenditures related to program costs.
    • Provide ongoing financial reports to funders, deployees, HQ staff.
    • Receiving, reviewing and management of invoices, timesheets, expense reports and other financial documents, and completion of other post-mission administrative tasks.
    • Monitoring budgets.
    • Ongoing awareness of project requirements and progress.
    • Preparing payables for payment, ensuring that payments are made by due dates.
    • Ensuring that filing is up to date and items can be easily found by other CANADEM staff.
    • Organization of finance files.
    • Other tasks may be assigned in consultation with the supervisor.

  • Flexible, adaptable, and able to deal with a fast-paced, deadline-driven, ever-changing environment.
  • Ability to use tact and diplomacy and maintain confidentiality in dealing with sensitive employee and consultant data. Strong and demonstrated attention to detail is required.
  • University degree or other relevant degrees combined with professional expertise.
  • Minimum 2-3 years of work experience in an NGO, government department, multilateral organization, or other relevant organization.
  • Strong computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Suite. Knowledge and experience using Microsoft Dynamics is a plus.
  • Good cross-cultural communication skills.
  • Ability to handle stressful situations and work within tight deadlines. 
  • Strong organization skills.
  • Excellent English skills (French is considered an asset).

CANADEM offers:
  • Competitive salary 
  • 4 weeks of paid annual leave.
  • Pleasant, collegial work environment
  • Central downtown location near the Ottawa Byward Market.
  • Hybrid office-teleworking arrangement
CANADEM is a small but dynamic organization, so in addition to the substantive qualifications above, all CANADEM staff is encouraged to back up others in the team by helping them in their tasks when they are absent or facing a surge in demand or mounting deadlines.

If you meet these requirements, please apply with an up-to-date resume and a cover letter (combined into one document) clearly detailing how you meet the position requirements.

To apply, click the "Apply Now" button, upload your CV and cover letter document, and complete the application form. 

The position will remain open until we identify a suitable candidate. There is no relocation allowance for this position.

Applicants must be Canadian citizens or have residency status with eligibility to work.


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