Are you an innovative financial leader who has a broad range of knowledge, skills, and experiences, and is seeking to apply these skills to a leading, dynamic social services organization, with a focus on developmental services and early learning, and is passionate about embracing change, to continuously improve its wide range of services and supports?
How would you like to contribute and build upon the success of such an organization?
We, *OXeNHaM Consultants Inc., in partnership with our Client Reena, are searching for a seasoned, strategic Chief Financial Officer to oversee the financial and accounting operations of the agency Reena, its fundraising arm Reena Foundation and housing arm Batay Reena, and take the organizations to new levels of success.
As member of the executive management team, reporting to the President/CEO, the CFO of Reena, aside from being responsible for the strategic oversight of all financial and accounting matters for Reena’s three corporations, oversees the accuracy, timeliness and integrity of the company’s financial information, approving all agreements concerning financial obligations, administering lines of communication with banks and loan agreements. This position also ensures protection of corporate assets through the property management system and a procurement program, as well as tight record-keeping through a dedicated information technology system. Managing the staff departments of Accounting, Property and Procurement, the CFO holds final responsibility for the financial activities of the organization.
Strategic Planning: Works closely with the President/CEO to establish and execute a strategic vision for the organization in line with financial means, as well as directing the management team relative to fiscal planning, control and acquisition of assets.
Accounting Management and Reporting: Oversees all accounting and finance functions of Reena, Reena Foundation and Batay Reena. Provides the Chief Operating Officer (COO) with an operating budget; works with the COO to ensure success through analysis of operations relative to the financial results. Creates and maintains internal control systems to preserve financial integrity. Holds ultimate responsibility for all accounting activities to be in accordance with established legal, regulatory and company policies and procedures. Ensures comprehensive insurance coverage and risk assessment and creates and maintains internal control systems to preserve financial integrity of the 3 organizations.
Financial Initiatives: Initiates and monitors the implementation of strategic business plans. Authors and enacts contracts and grants, manages all corporate mortgages, renegotiating as needed, proposing improvements to reduce costs and developing more efficient procedures and effective use of company resources to improve overall financial performance. Proactively builds coalitions of individuals/groups beneficial to the agency based on a strategic understanding of the agency’s mandate and changes.
Staff Management: Chairs Finance Department meetings, manages entire staff of Accounting and Finance Departments, assigning tasks, providing guidance and proactively addressing issues. Conducts regular supervision with staff and annual performance appraisals; leading, motivating and informing staff on direction of department and new initiatives or changes, providing opportunities for employee development in light of current and future organizational needs.
Management of Property, Procurement and IT Departments: Oversees activities of Property, Procurement and IT Departments and meets regularly with Property Manager, Procurement Supervisor and Manager IT to coordinate activities, provide guidance with staff management. Holds ultimate responsibility in adherence to provincial fire codes and municipal zoning requirements, ensures adherence to provincial Broader Public Service policies as it pertains to procurement, in association with the Procurement Supervisor. Works with Manager IT to establish and increase use of technology within Reena.
Leading Change: Takes action to change the culture and direction of the agency for positive growth, creating an environment that promotes and encourages innovation.
Policies, Procedures and Compliance: Works in compliance with all of Reena’s policies and procedures, applicable regulations and organizations, such as Ministry of Community and Social Services, Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Quality Assurance Measures Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
KEY SELECTION CRITERIA
University Degree in related field
- Accounting Designation: CPA-CGA
- 5-10 years controllership or CFO experience
- Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite and Sage
- Experience leading and managing staff
- Knowledge of current financial legislation and requirements
- Understanding of the non-profit and charitable sector
Personal Characteristics, Skills and Competencies
- Strategic operational, financial and business leadership strengths (as defined by integrity/credibility/ability to win trust; vision/foresight; ability to rally others around a shared vision; ability to deliver planned results);
- Creative problem solving skills; thinking outside the box to identify new solutions;
- Well-organized with keen attention to detail;
- Empathy and compassion;
- Exceptional interpersonal skills, the ability to relate to, and interact with, people at all levels;
- Strong communication skills (listening, verbal, written and presentation);
- Problem-solving and negotiation skills;
- Collaborative, collegial, inclusive, yet decisive leadership style;
- Ability to create an environment in which all systems and processes support high levels of performance and are used to motivate employees to achieve goals
Please apply by submitting your resume, a letter of interest marked CV-RE OX2018 and salary history/expectations to: email@example.com
The deadline by which we must receive your application is 11:59 p.m. EST, April 23, 2018. Please note that we will only accept applications sent to us electronically at the e-mail address set out above.
Reena and OXeNHaM Consultants Inc. sincerely thank all applicants for their interest; however, only short-listed candidates will be selected for interview.
*About OXeNHaM Consultants Inc
OXeNHaM Consultants Inc. is a global executive search/recruitment and talent management firm head-officed in Toronto. We work with companies and candidates across diverse industries in local and global markets in private, public and not-for-profit sectors to provide one-of-a-kind talent solutions under our integrated Total Talent Stewardship™ program, comprising: Talent Acquisition, Talent Retention, Talent Analytics and Employer Branding. Our track record over the last 19 years has been to help companies build sustainable results leveraging their most valuable asset – their people.