Director of Finance

Hamilton (City), Ontario
$140K, RRSP Match, Incentive Payment, Health Benefits, 4 weeks vacation to start, paid CPA dues
September 15, 2023
October 15, 2023
Job Type
Full-time, Permanent
CPA status
CPA Member

Director of Finance

Hours of Work: Full time (40 hours/week, M-F, Hybrid, 2 days in office, 3 days remote)

Employment Type = Permanent

Direct Reports = 5

Location:  688 Concession Street, Hamilton, Ontario 

Salary= $140K plus competitive benefits package


About Us

The Hamilton Health Sciences Volunteer Association (HHSVA) is a non-profit organization that manages Retail and Parking operations across the Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) family of hospitals with annual revenue approximately $29M.  Retail operations include the cafes, cafeterias, catering, vending, gift shops and online floral business.  Parking operations includes parking for HHS staff, visitors and patients at the garages and lots.  All profits generated are donated to HHS to enhance patient care.  


About the Position:

As part of the Senior Management Team, the Director of Finance reports to the Executive Director.   This position is responsible for the financial management of the HHSVA, including financial statements and analysis, budgets, cash forecast, yearend external audit, management of 5 Finance staff, PCI compliance, risk management, cyber security and presentations to the Board of Directors.  


Job Description


Responsibilities not limited to:

  • Financial Reporting and Analysis which includes preparing timely and accurate financial statements, managing the annual budget process, assisting the Executive Director with preparing long-term financial plans including compensation, capital and donations and preparing analysis for the management team and Board regarding various financial scenarios and opportunities
  • Funds Management which incorporates managing accounts for the allocation of funds donated to the hospital, tracking individual project budgets and expenditures and ensuring that sufficient funds are available to meet ongoing operational and capital investment requirements
  • Management including hiring, training, performance management and annual performance reviews for direct reports, as well as determining annual strategic and operational initiatives for the Finance department
  • Compliance with government reporting requirements including the review and completion of tax and information filings, external audit and Payment Card Industry compliance for controls around debit and credit cards
  • Operations including evaluating and maintaining accounting, internal control systems and internal and external loss prevention methods, developing strategic and operational initiatives to support the achievement of the budget and the organization’s goals as well as  overseeing and monitoring bi-weekly payroll
  • Risk Management including participating as an active member of the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) committee and providing leadership regarding the organization’s financial risk, reporting on Key Risk Indicators and ensuring that the record keeping meets the requirements of auditors and government agencies


Qualifications Required


  • University degree with CPA designation
  • Minimum of 5 years of management experience
  • Not for Profit experience and knowledge of charity tax legislation preferred but not mandatory
  • Competent in Payroll Legislation
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel
  • High level written and verbal communication skills to manage staff and present financial results to Board of Directors  
  • Ability to process financial information quickly and accurately
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and partnering with an executive team 
  • Ability to work on own initiative to improve results and procedures 
  • Ability to prioritize and multi task effectively while meeting deadlines
  • Mandatory vaccinations in accordance with HHS
  • Must pass a background check, including criminal, credit, education and designation
  • Willing to travel to various hospital sites