Are you passionate about finance and eager to contribute to the success of an organization at the forefront of Canadian amateur sports at home and abroad? You may have seen our Women’s Eight capture the gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and we are equally inspired knowing that last year, over 5,000 Canadians picked up an oar for the very first time.  

Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA) invites applications for the position of Finance Manager. If you are ready to bring your expertise and enthusiasm to our dedicated and passionate team, we look forward to hearing from you.

Reporting to the CEO, the Finance Manager will play a crucial role in managing the financial activities of RCA. The successful candidate will oversee budgeting, financial reporting, and human resources administration for RCA.

The Finance Manager will be responsible for financial planning and forecasting, managing cash flow, and optimizing financial processes to support RCA’s strategic objectives. They will also liaise with external auditors, funding agencies, and other stakeholders to ensure transparency and accountability in financial matters.

This position requires a detail-oriented individual with strong analytical skills and a proven track record in financial management. The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with others.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage budgets, financial plans, and forecasts
  • Prepare financial statements and reports as required
  • Analyze financial data to support decision-making and strategic planning
  • Manage cash flow and ensure timely payments and collections
  • Oversee financial systems and processes to ensure accuracy and efficiency
  • Liaise with auditors, funding agencies, and other stakeholders
  • Provide financial guidance and support to staff and management

The individual will ideally possess a post-secondary degree or equivalent combination of education and experience and should also have the following:


  • Relevant financial designation or qualification commensurate with the role.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in financial management or accounting roles
  • Proficiency in financial software and MS Excel, SharePoint and MS Teams; experience with QuickBooks or similar software preferred
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience in the sport industry or with non-profit organizations is an asset
  • Bilingualism is considered an asset

Top candidates will have a combination of these skills and attributes with previous experience working within the Canadian Sport system.

The National Office is in Victoria, BC. We would offer hybrid working opportunities for the right candidate. For a full job description, please see attached. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To apply, please submit resume and cover letter by April 22nd, 2024, to Applications should have “Finance Manager ” in the subject line and should be addressed to Terry Dillon.

Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification in the job posting. At RCA we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment, so we strongly encourage you to apply even if you don’t believe you meet every single qualification outlined. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, creed, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status or disability. Candidates for this role will be subject to the RCA screening process.

This position is supported by funding from Sport Canada and Own the Podium.

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