Chief Financial Officer

PACE Independent Living
Toronto (City), Ontario
January 29, 2024
February 28, 2024
Job Sectors
Not for Profit
CPA status
CPA Member

PACE Independent Living (PACE) is a non-profit community support service organization that provides support services to adults with disabilities who are committed to living independent lives. Through its Supportive Housing, Attendant Outreach and community-based programs, PACE provides support services to more than 356 clients with disabilities. Services are delivered in a manner that is consistent with the Philosophy of Independent Living.  For over 42 years, PACE has demonstrated its commitment to having the courage to continuously evolve. PACE has been on an intentional journey of evolution and continuous improvement that has seen the organization create and respond to considerable change.  Successful integrations over the years played a significant role in growing the organization.

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will provide visionary and strategic leadership to ensure overall financial health and well-being of the organization. The CFO will ensure financial stewardship, integrity, and accountability for the full continuum of client services provided by PACE. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the CFO has operational oversight of Financial Services (financial planning & reporting and accounts payables & receivables), Payroll Services, and Contract Management Services. Leading a team of three, the CFO has accountability for programs and services related to financial management and ensures PACE’s policies are adhered to with respect to all financial activities. In addition, the incumbent acts as a key member of the Senior Leadership Team and supports the Board to fulfil their fiduciary responsibilities.
The ideal candidate brings a strategic and visionary approach and has experience acting as a business partner while leading the financial operations within an evolving organization. You have an interest and ability to balance the hands-on operational requirements of the finance function, while providing strategic guidance to your team, the senior leadership team, CEO, and the Board. An effective business partner, you are committed to understanding how client services are delivered and value the experiences of PACE’s clients, staff, and service delivery partners. You bring 10+ years of senior financial leadership experience and proven accountability for financial operations, systems, and reporting, ideally within a publicly funded organization. A CPA designation is required.
To Apply

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

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

PACE 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 PACE 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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