Financial Manager -Liaison (not-for-profit, mid-size, international, health)

November 14 2021
Industries Healthcare, social assistance
Categories Accounting, Finance, Financial Accounting, Consulting, Management accounting, Financial Analysis, Accounting, Finance
Montreal, QC

Bring your talent, drive and passion to our dedicated, multicultural team to continue the WFH's remarkable work !

Reporting to the Director, Finance & Administration (F&A), the FINANCIAL MANAGER / LIAISON plays a principal role in the provision of financial planning and accounting services to fulfill the WFH mission and organizational objectives - with particular focus on assisting specified WFH departments.

The incumbent will act as an advisor to the Director, Medical & Humanitarian Aid [HA] and the Director, Research & Education [R&E] during their department financial planning processes. The Financial Manager / Liaison offers ongoing guidance for project and contract cost management and monitoring of key activities in their respective areas.

The Manager / Liaison will further support the work of the F&A Director and the Head, Accounting & Financial Planning relating to WFH financial planning processes throughout the year (budget, calendarization, year-end projections, 3-year financial forecast; month end, year-end accounting procedures; preparation for audits as needed).

Type of position:            full-time; 1 year mandaterenewable

Location:                         Head office (downtown) / Covid-19 home-based currently

                                         . Montreal office open for onsite work with govt Covid guidelines & regulations fully applied

Start date:                        ASAP (early Dec. 2021 preferred)

Apply in confidence:         ***********.**********@***.***



  • Assumes a key role in the financial planning processes of the HA and R&E Directors, working alongside each and their team members in the preparation of financial files.
  • Works together with the Directors to review monthly financial results. Performs thorough analysis of monthly/quarterly/annual variances versus Budget and Year End Projections. Brings any issues or major variances to the attention of the Director, Finance & Administration.
  • Closely oversees, supports the financial aspect of major WFH projects to ensure in line with respective budget: works with the responsible project Director to understand key variances & recommend alternatives to mitigate differences; communicates key findings to the Director, Finance & Administration.
  • Monitors specific financial aspects of contracts with pharmaceuticals, ensuring in accordance to stated clauses.
  • Actively participates in year-end accounting procedures & preparation of audit documents for the WFH; also in financial audits of specified departments as required by contracts.
  • Provides assistance to the Accounting team in various aspects: preparation of financial planning templates (in Excel); management of fixed assets; preparation of specific calculations (rent, depreciation); allocation of expenses for interdepartmental projects.
  • Assists the Head of Accounting in managing the NMO assessments: communicates with NMOs, administers NMO statements of account, updates annual dues, assists with accounting records; generally supports the Head of Accounting & Financial Planning as need be with WFH financial processes.

Assumes additional responsibilities, accomplishes other tasks related to the position as required by the Director, Finance & Administration.



  • Bachelor degree in accounting, financial management; relevant recognized professional designation, desirable
  • 6 - 9 years of relevant work experience in accounting and financial planning & analysis, ideally for a not-for-profit, international organization, and/or health service or pharmaceutical sector mid-size organization


  • Superior analytical skills with excellent knowledge of current Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Advanced knowledge, abilities with office technology (Microsoft Office - Excel, Word, Outlook; data bases)
  • Able to collaborate effectively with other functional groups with a service-oriented nature; strong interpersonal skills, sensitivity to cross-cultural differences; positive, energetic profile
  • Capable problem-solver, strategic thinker and adept at communicating organizational impact of actions, recommendations
  • Ability to work well autonomously; high level of personal initiative
  • Attentive to details; reliable, highly organized, with demonstrated ability to prioritize, accomplish much work within tight deadlines; effective under stress


  • Superior oral and written communication skills in English (ESSNTIAL to WFH daily international work); working knowledge of French, Spanish, and/or other international language(s) – preferred


  • Legally entitled to live and work in Quebec, Canada; availability and willingness to undertake occasional
  • international travel if needed (post-pandemic restrictions).

Salary will be commensurate with background and experience. Excellent employee programs.

The World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) is a world not-for-profit organization that provides global leadership to save and improve lives for people with hemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders. Established in 1963, the WFH works with member organizations in 147 countries as well as through a network of international volunteers and healthcare providers to improve and sustain care and "Treatment for All" around the world.


Please send in full confidence, an ENGLISH resume (preferred) + cover letter IMMEDIATELY to:

E: ***********.**********@***.***                 


Fédération mondiale de l'hémophilie / The World Federation of Hemophilia  - 

Montréal, Qc  H3G 1T7  Canada


We thank all candidates for their interest, however only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 


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