ARPA is Hiring – Financial Controller


The Association for Reformed Political Action (ARPA) Canada is a grassroots Christian political advocacy organization.

The mission of ARPA Canada is to educate, equip, and encourage Reformed Christians to political action, and to bring a biblical perspective to our civil authorities.

We are looking for a Controller to join our team.

Summary: The Controller is responsible for administering all financial aspects of the organization with the direction and oversight of the Executive Director. 

Location: Successful applicants will be expected to work out of the Ottawa, ON or Yarrow, BC office, with a preference for BC.

Employment Details:

  • Hours: minimum 25-30 hours per week (some flexibility required) to full time
  • Compensation:
    • Wage is negotiable, depending on qualifications and experience
    • Health care benefits and RRSP provided for full-time employees
  • Potential for professional development, and long-term career

Reports To: Executive Director


  • General day-to-day financial and accounting services for the organization
  • Management of external organizations as they conduct ARPA Canada’s annual audits
  • Maintenance of necessary corporation documents and submissions
  • Timely management of expenses, including payment of invoices via bank draft, cheque, or e-transfer, and credit card accounts
  • Payroll administration, including benefits packages and RRSP management
  • Preparing financial reports for board review on a quarterly basis or as requested
  • Donor management, including receiving donations and donor profile management

Requirements for Applicant:

  • Experience and knowledge in payroll administration, benefits packages, financial reporting, and discerning expenses
  • Experience in bank reconciliation, expense report facilitation and compilation
  • Heartfelt agreement with the mission, vision, tone, and core principles of ARPA Canada
  • Willingness to abide by ARPA Canada staff policies including those pertaining to expenses and staff conduct
  • Active membership in a confessional Reformed church (a confessional Reformed church is one that faithfully upholds Scripture as summarized in the Three Forms of Unity or the Westminster Standards)
  • Self-motivated and disciplined work ethic
  • Strong computer and internet research skills, including Microsoft Office (especially Excel)
  • Flexible with quickly changing priorities and duties and able to respond quickly to time-sensitive issues
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with all levels of internal management and staff, as well as grassroots supporters
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Sensitivity to confidential matters
  • Flexible schedule, including putting in extra hours during busy seasons (balanced with less hours during slower seasons)
  • Friendly and servant-hearted demeanor
  • Ability to work well with a diverse team in multiple locations
  • Six-month trial period and a minimum 2-year expected commitment


  • Experience in bookkeeping or finance management
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Diploma in Bookkeeping
  • Experience with SAGE software
  • Experience with donor management
  • Experience with CRM software and systems

Application Procedure: If you are interested in the job description and meet the requirements listed above, please submit an application including the following:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter indicating compensation expectations 
  • Personal statement of faith
  • Names and contact information of at least two work references
  • Name of one character reference (preferably a pastor or elder)

Application packages must be submitted to Will Faber – [email protected].

Application Deadline: Applications are requested until filled.

Please Note: ARPA Canada is very grateful for any interest shown in this position. However, due to time constraints and other responsibilities, we reserve the right to not interview all applicants. The deadline for applications may also be changed as we deem necessary. Multiple interviews may be required.

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