Director of Finance

Brant County Health Unit
Brantford, Ontario
October 27, 2023
November 26, 2023
Job Sectors
CPA status
CPA Member

The Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) is one of 34 health units in Ontario that serves a population of more than 136,000 people in Brant County and the City of Brantford. The Health Unit strives to deliver high quality programs and services to address the unique health needs of the community and improve the health and well-being of the population. BCHU provides health promotion, protection and disease prevention programs and services designed to help all members of the community achieve and maintain optimal health. They strive to provide excellence in public health, exemplifying the spirit of innovation, quality and collaboration and work closely with other organizations and groups, including government, police, schools, and community agencies to combine their expertise to plan and deliver programs and services in the community.

The Director of Finance role provides strategic and operational leadership for the overall financial health and well-being of the organization across the full continuum of client and community system care/services at Brant County Health Unit. The Director of Finance is accountable for strategic and fiduciary financial investment; is a custodian of funder relations and reporting; and ensures outstanding financial stewardship, integrity, and accountability in conjunction with various Committees and the Board. Responsible and accountable for the overall financial management, of the Brant County Health Unit, the Director of Finance is responsible and accountable for programs and services relating to financial management, and payroll & benefit administration.

The ideal candidate will act as a strategic advisor and business partner while leading the financial operations to support Brant County Health Unit’s initiatives. You are hands on and lead by example, and value the importance of building collaborative relationships with stakeholders.  A visionary, you understand the impact of decisions on the business and strive to improve business performance, you are keen to develop an environment that embraces innovation and efficiently integrates growth into the organization.  You bring 7-10 years of related leadership experience and sound knowledge in the development of financial policy, procedures and guidelines, and legislation. A CPA designation is required, and preferably you bring experience in public health and/or broader public sector

To Apply

To fill this position, BCHU has partnered with leadership advisory firm Odgers Berndtson. Applications are encouraged immediately and should be submitted online at For more information, please contact Camille Petitti of Odgers Berndtson. We thank all those who express an interest, however only those chosen for further development will be contacted.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

BCHU is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and Brant County Health Unit throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

Odgers Berndtson is deeply committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in all the work that we do. As part of our efforts to better understand our ability to reach as broad a pool of candidates as possible for our searches, our DEI team would like to encourage you to take a moment and access our Self-Declaration Form.

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