Finance Manager

Finance Manager
EF Educational Tours
Toronto, ON


The company

EF Educational Tours is a division of EF Education First, the world leader in international education. Founded in 1965, EF’s mission is to open the world through education. To date, EF has helped millions of people learn a language, discover the world or earn an academic degree. For more information, visit careers.ef.com.

Who we are

  • We’re travellers, innovators, thinkers and doers
  • We’re global - we have a presence in over 100 countries
  • We’re open and collaborative - not a cubicle in sight
  • We’re dedicated – we really do work hard, play hard
  • We believe that international experiences are essential to a 21st century education

The position

The primary function of this role is to be the key member of the finance team, working to support the CFO in making sound business decisions, establishing best practices and taking a leadership role within the finance team but also within the company.

As the Financial Manager, you will be responsible for the overall financial management of multiple legal and operational companies in Canada. You and your team will work closely with all Finance teams world-wide to improve processes and accounting procedures. Developing internal talent on your team, and working closely with local Management to reinforce and develop solid business practices will be key to success. Your strong communication skills, excellent attention to detail and an appreciation for international experiences are necessary. All positions within finance at EF have excellent growth potential for the right candidate.

Primary responsibilities

  • Develop, implement, enforce and manage the accounting processes, policies and principles to ensure complete and accurate financial & accounting information for the processing of monthly, quarterly & year end periods
  • Analyze and interpret financial information needed to make decisions
  • Manage and oversee the daily operations of the accounting department consisting of three or four people. Assign projects and direct staff to ensure compliance and accuracy
  • Assist in the development and completion of annual budgets and forecasts; develop robust sub-processes to support the annual and quarterly cycles
  • Ensure (and/or assist the CFO to ensure) the accuracy, quality, and timeliness of work are appropriate for all business-related matters. Provide recommendations to the CFO/team on business-related matters within, and external to, the business, as necessary
  • Manage third party bank and payment processing relationships
  • Manage annual interim and year end audits
  • General ledger related responsibilities


  • Degree in Business Administration or Finance, Certified Professional Accountant (CPA/CA) designation preferred
  • 5+ year's work experience – experience in managing a team required
  • Passion for working in an exciting fast paced and changing environment
  • Expertise in making improvements to standardize and simplify the accounting and reporting processes
  • Solid understanding of accounting, especially in cash forecasting, payable/receivable procedures, controls, fixed asset accounting, cost/revenue projections, GST/HST
  • Ability to constantly meet deadlines while ensuring high levels of accuracy
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills
  • Proficient in excel and Microsoft office
  • Audit experience is required


The perks

Below are just a few reasons why people love working here: 

  • Competitive salary; commensurate with experience
  • 3 weeks paid vacation your first year
  • Opportunity to travel internationally
  • Fantastic training and professional development
  • Fun offsite outings
  • Comprehensive health and dental benefits, as well as a company matching RSP plan
  • Travel and Language Programs: EF product discounts


EF Educational Tours Canada is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all interested parties. EF Educational Tours Canada will accommodate disabilities during the recruitment and selection process. Should candidates experience accessibility issues with any pages on the career site, please [email protected] assistance. Please note that application submissions and other inquiries are not accepted through this email. 



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