Job listing: CFO position at non-profit organization

We have been asked to post the following listing for a CFO position at another organization:

You will directly supervise the Controller and Manager of Operations, Grants & Accountability, as well as indirectly supervise the overall Finance team.



  • Provide strategic management and oversight of the accounting and finance functions, including payroll and grant processing;
  • Participate in the development of strategic and/or operational plans and direct related plan implementation from a finance perspective;
  • Develop a sustainable financial model and contribute to the development of a business model;
  • Provide internal financial data, analysis and recommendations to facilitate strategic and operational decision making;
  • Work collaboratively with the Resource Development (RD) team on revenue generation, as well as seek Value In Kind and earned revenue opportunities;
  • Oversee contracts and RFPs;
  • Ensure financial policies and procedures are in place and ensure compliance;
  • Evaluate monthly reporting protocol to department managers, including recommendations for improvements to ensure integrity and appropriateness of financial information;
  • Oversee annual budget, forecasting and projections;
  • Manage relationships with independent auditors and oversee the annual audit process;
  • Oversee the collection, distribution and tracking of all funds as part of the financial reporting function;
  • Ensure compliance with provincial and federal legislation, generally accepted accounting standards (GAAP), funding agreements and Canada Revenue Agency (CRA);
  • Ensure record systems are maintained in accordance with GAAP standards, CRA and funding agreements’ terms;


  • Oversee treasury function, including relationships with banking institutions and external fund managers;
  • Ensure ongoing evaluation of technology relating to financial reporting systems, including provision of IT maintenance and support agreements and integration with fundraising and other systems;
  • Oversee submission of tax returns, filings and payments of all applicable taxes and certify to the Board of Directors that all tax filings and related payments have been made; and
  • Provide leadership with building, mentoring, and monitoring the Finance team’s performance.


  • Build relationships with donors, corporations, industry investors and federal/provincial governments;
  • Ensure a full accountability, tracking and reporting system is in place to manage commitments with key stakeholders;
  • Oversee financial reporting to stakeholders, including funding bodies under the terms of the associated agreements, donors and public bodies;
  • Identify and manage business and legal risks, as well as insurance requirements and relationships with insurance brokers; and
  • Oversee endowment programs, management of funds and procedures.


  • Professional accounting accreditation and university degree in Finance or a related discipline;
  • 10+ years of experience in accounting and finance, including 5+ years in a senior management role;
  • Experience in a not-for-profit environment and with fund accounting;
  • Strategic planning and project management experience;
  • Expertise with financial accounting software and reporting systems; and
  • Knowledge of all aspects of GAAP as applied in Canada.


  • Experience reporting to Boards and third party users of financial information; and
  • Experience in industry, academia or government.


  • Competitive salaries
  • Health and dental benefits
  • Vacation and paid sick leave

For more info, contact:

Roland Hanzek
Practice Leader

Mercer Bradley Inc. |
Suite 500 – 666 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 3P6
P: 778.331.7570 Ext. 6469