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  • We thank all who apply; however, only those granted an interview will be contacted.
  • RisingOaks Early Learning is an equal opportunity employer and committed to supporting a culture of diversity, accessibility across the organization. We hire the best talent regardless of race, colour, creed, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, age, sex or sexual orientation. We encourage qualified applicants to apply and will accommodate the needs of qualified applicants under the Human Rights Code in all parts of the hiring process. Alternate formats of this document are available upon request.

Accounting Manager
Type: Full-time, Indefinite
 Location: 2-10 Washburn Drive, Kitchener, ON
 Posting Date: September 5, 2021
 Closing Date: September 19, 2021, 6:00 pm ET


The future of early learning and care is evolving, and RisingOaks Early Learning Ontario is leading the way. Now, we need your help to do that. RisingOaks has a $10M revenue budget and operates eight early learning and care centres, plus additional before and after school programs at satellite locations across Waterloo Region, with ~ 200 employees. We’re looking for an established, collaborative finance professional with experience delivering strategic and tactical financial leadership in not-for-profit or charitable sectors.

About the Position:
Reporting to the CEO, the Accounting Manger will provide oversight and accountability for all financial and accounting practices at RisingOaks. You’ll play a critical role in leading RisingOaks’ future growth and ongoing sustainability. We’re looking for someone ready to bring a fresh perspective to an established organization. Someone who is keen to evaluate our current systems and practices, and make recommendations using an approach that balances both opportunity and risk.

You will supervise staff, prepare financial statements, budgets, forecasts and other financial analysis as well as manage cash flow. The Accounting Manager is responsible for funding applications and statutory remittances.

Read More: Full Job Posting

Desired Qualifications & Experience:

  • Professional accounting designation is preferred (CPA, CMA, CGA, CA)
  • 3-5 years; experience in a non-profit, charitable environment
  • Experience in a senior financial role responsible for financial strategy and overseeing and delivering the full range of financial and accounting practices, including but not limited, to budgeting, forecasting, reporting, financial analysis, cash flow management, AP/AR
  • Management experience is an asset
  • Experience with Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy is an asset.
  • A clear Police Vulnerable Sector Check is required

Desired Start Date: October 18, 2021

To Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to Michele Little, CHRP - HR/Admin Coordinator at:


Casual Employee/Educator

Casual/Occassional; hours not guaranteed
Trained (RECE) or untrained

 Location: Various: Ayr, Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo
 Posting Date: Ongoing
 Closing Date: Ongoing


Job Summary:

  • To provide a safe and nurturing environment for the children enrolled with RisingOaks Early Learning Ontario.
  • To support the planning and implementation of a program that will meet the developmental, social, emotional and physical needs of each child.
  • To form and maintain a positive relationships with parents, co-workers, student teachers and professionals from other organizations.
  • To maintain a high standard of care following RisingOaks' policies and procedures and the Child Care & Early Years Act regulations.

Job Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age and older
  • A clear Police Vulnerable Sector Check is required
  • Must have a valid Standard First Aid/CPR certificate
  • Be willing to travel to multiple RisingOaks' centres for work
  • Comfortable working with various groups of children from birth to age 12.
  • An Early Childhood Education diploma is preferred. Other work with children will be considered.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Michele Little, CHRP - HR/Admin Coordinator at:


Working for RisingOaks Early Learning

“Working at RisingOaks is like coming home. It’s where I made my first memories, my first connections, and learned many of my first lessons. RisingOaks has given me a lifelong sense of belonging. With that belonging has come lifelong friendships that feel like family. Transitioning from a former student into an educator has given me a huge sense of pride to be able to give others that feeling. My teammates and families make me excited to go to work everyday!”
~ Kiva

“I am not only an educator, I am also a learner. I am part of a large family that gives children a great start to a successful journey through their future education and life. RisingOaks has been supporting my growth as an educator for the past 20 years.”
~ Grazyna

“Working for RisingOaks Early Learning has given me the opportunity to learn and grow at my own pace. As an apprentice, RisingOaks has provided me with the knowledge and guidance that I need to become a successful Early Childhood Educator. As part of the team I feel appreciated, connected and above all supported.”
~ Ashley