Finance Intern Needed

computerWe are looking to add someone else to our team of two!!

As we continue to grow as a company we realize that we require the expertise of someone with a bit of financial savvy.

We are looking to take on a financial intern to help with daily finances and inventory needs. Please read the job description below and contact with your resume and cv. We look forward to hearing from you!!

Local Buttons, a Toronto based clothing company, is a social enterprise specializing in refined, refurbished garments made in Haiti and sold to the Canadian market. Our goal is to mainstream refurbished clothing in a fashionable and sustainable way. All of our materials are hand-picked from the abundant second-hand “pépé” markets in Port-au-Prince. Working with skilled Haitian tailors we create refined refurbished fashion that embodies quality and beauty. Every design provides sustainable, fair-wage jobs and breathes new life into old materials.

As a team of two we are looking to add a third person to help with the financial and business management aspect of our company.  The position is a part-time internship. Ideal candidates are students looking for experience or to fulfill work experience hours. Hours are flexible as most work can be done from home. Expected workload is 12-15 hours a week for the first 2 weeks transitioning to a minimal requirement of 3-5 hours for the ensuing weeks. With the right person the internship will transfer to a long term position with the company including equity in Local Buttons.

Interested candidates can send resume and a cover letter to:

Attn: Anne Pringle

Skillset for role:

  • Detail & Deadline Orientated
  • Strong finance skills-tracking finances/budgeting
  • Retail market knowledge
  • Strategic planning skills
  • Strong verbal & written communication

Retail Manager and Accountant Duties (70% of role)

  • Basic finances for company including GST files, balance sheet, debit & credit reports, cash flow, financial statements, income statements, breakeven points and statement of shareholder equity
  • Achieve financial objectives by preparing an annual budget, scheduling expenditures, analyzing variances, and initiating corrective actions
  • Managing sitting stock and ensures availability of merchandise and services by approving production schedule and maintaining inventories.
  • Managing inventory levels using IT to record sales figures for data analysis and forward planning
  • Analyzing and interpreting trends to facilitate planning alongside directors
  • Formulates pricing policies by reviewing merchandising activities; determining additional needed sales promotion; authorizing clearance sales; studying trends & sales figures to forecast future sales to maximize profits
  • Assisting in the organizing of special price promotions
  • Informing sales strategy as it relates to consignment vs. wholesale vs. online
  • Alternative income planning and data input. For example even speaking honorariums and transportation costs
  • Updating colleagues on business performance

Business Management (30% of Role):

Assist Local Buttons in reaching goals and objectives related to sales, productivity, profitability and industry penetration.  Basic upkeep of the legal documents will be required including:


  • Shareholder agreements
  • Partnership agreements
  • Contracts
    • Manufacturing
    • Photographers
    • Models
    • Buyers: Retail & Boutique
  • Transparency with Haitian partners

Business Development

  • Strategic steps
  • Billing & tracking
  • Oversee account set up and documentation, along with ensuring that client contracts are properly implemented and executed.





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