Finance & Payroll Officer

Type: Full-time, one year contract
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Salary: $60,000 - $65,000
Closing Date: Friday, February 17th, 2023, at 5:00 PM

Full Description

Named after local community activist, Ernestine van Marle, Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter was opened in 1983 by a group of community members who saw a need for a safe place for women and children fleeing violence and abuse. Since its opening, Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter has supported over 15,000 individuals and children.

Today, Ernestine’s is a non-profit organization that provides advocacy, crisis intervention and shelter to Women, Two-Spirit, Trans, Non-binary and Gender Diverse individuals and their children experiencing violence. Their services are evidence-informed and driven by values of inclusion, anti-racism, anti-oppression, and respect. Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter seek to interrupt violence through education and advocacy for social justice.

Ernestine’s is a 32-bed emergency shelter with 14 private bedrooms. It provides a home for individuals and their children who stay from six months to over one year (until appropriate housing is found). During their stay, Ernestine’s provides all necessities such as clothing, bedding, school supplies, toiletries, baby supplies, prescriptions not covered by OHIP, loaded Presto cards and anything else that may be needed).

In addition to Shelter, Ernestine’s also offers support to over 600 adults and children from across the Greater Toronto Area through their Outreach Program. Outreach clients have access to counselling services and programs as well as the shelter’s on-site donation rooms and food bank. It also offers a range of holistic services including 24-hour crisis assistance.

Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter are currently recruiting a Finance & Payroll Officer to report directly to the Finance Manager who will bring their proven accounting and payroll expertise the team. This is a fantastic opportunity to bring your strong finance and payroll skills to a small, highly effective organization with a 30-year history of supporting individuals and children fleeing violence and abuse.

In this role, you will maintain and manage Ernestine’s General Ledger details and daily transactions such as AR, AP, payroll as well as collaborating with all program areas as direct support in the development and tracking of project and program budgets. You will have an advanced knowledge of accounting concepts and techniques as well a strong knowledge and experience in using QuickBooks and ADP Teampay. You will also hold an understanding of complex budgets as well as having worked in a charity environment and are familiar with Canadian charitable accounting standards and requirements and have worked in a charitable organization previously.

If you would like to learn more about this role, then we would love to hear from you! Contact us at

How To Apply

Please email us at to request an information pack, full job description and person specification.

Closing Date: Friday, February 17th, 2023, at 5:00 PM

Interview Date: Week of February 27, 2023

Ernestine’s promotes the principles of anti-racist/ anti-oppression and adheres to the tenets of the Ontario Human Rights Code. Ernestine’s is committed to inclusion and equity principles; we encourage all women, Two-Spirit, genderqueer, trans and non-binary individuals to apply, including racialized, Indigenous and individuals with disabilities to apply. All employees must provide proof of vaccination and a clear vulnerable sector screen.

This search is being conducted on behalf of Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter by Charity Careers Canada. We use our extensive non-profit experience to match Canadian charities and the agencies who serve them with excellent and inspired staff.