The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council (I·SPARC) is a provincial organization established for the purpose of improving the health outcomes of Indigenous people by supporting and encouraging physically active individuals, families and communities. The programs and services delivered by I·SPARC are designed to build capacity and increase access to sport, recreation and physical activity in First Nations, Aboriginal Friendship Centres, Métis Chartered Communities, schools, and other delivery agencies throughout British Columbia.

General Description
I·SPARC is currently seeking a Finance Manager. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Finance Manager oversees all financial processes for I∙SPARC and is responsible for ensuring timely and relevant monitoring and reporting of the organization’s overall financial performance. This includes overseeing the full accounting process, budgeting, cash flow forecasting, timely journal entries, and internal and external reporting. The Finance Manager is also responsible for Human Resource management, payroll, and leads the annual audit and the completion of the Society’s statutory filings. This position ensures all business policies, accounting standards, and funding obligations of the organization are met.
Competencies and Requirements
The ideal candidate will possess an extensive background in not-for-profit financial administration. Specific qualifications include:
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business, or a related field (a Chartered Professional Accountant designation is preferred)
  • Minimum five years of related experience, with at least 1 year of managing staff
  • Experience with Payroll and benefits administration system
  • Solid Financial acumen and leadership experience
  • Strong verbal, written communication, and presentation skills
  • Ability to critically analyze processes with the goal of stream-lining financial systems
  • Demonstrated knowledge of accepted accounting rules, practices, tax regulations, and reporting requirements
  • Advanced proficiency with accounting software and spreadsheet programs and applications
  • Previous experience with QuickBooks and Payroll
  • Exceptional organizational skills with a proficiency in Microsoft applications (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)
  • Knowledge of the diversity of Indigenous cultures, identities, and community issues
  • Knowledge of provincial and government funding processes
(Note: the successful candidate will be required to submit a criminal and vulnerable sector record check)

Term:  This position is a full-time permanent position.

Salary:  The salary range is $75,000-$80,000 annually, which includes a comprehensive health benefits package.

Location:  Victoria, British Columbia

To Apply:  Please submit cover letter, resume, and three references (name, title, relationship, and contact info) no later than 5:00 pm (PST), Friday, March 27th, 2020. Please address your cover letter to the attention of Rick Brant, Executive Director and submit your application online at the following link:

DEADLINE TOMORROW – Friday, March 27, 2020 at 5:00 pm

All applications are appreciated. However, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal ancestry.

For more information about I·SPARC, please visit