Chief Financial Officer

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Saskatoon (City), Saskatchewan
January 30, 2024
February 29, 2024
Job Type
CPA status
CPA Member

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)


Reporting to the CEO, the CFO is a key member of the executive leadership team, responsible for the management and reporting of the company’s financial resources and oversight of diversification strategies. The role supports Affinity by acting as a strategic financial partner to help create and maintain a growing, profitable organization and is accountable for the accurate and fair representation of Affinity’s financial position to stakeholders. The CFO works closely with other senior leaders across the organization to oversee the implementation of business strategies, guidelines and procedures, to ensure innovative functional strategies that enable a remarkable employee and member experience.




The role provides leadership in the development of the financial strategy including capital requirements, the metrics aligned with Affinity’s strategy, the control systems designed to preserve Affinity's assets, and the accurate reporting of financial results. The CFO ensures the timely and accurate production of financial and statistical reporting, provides independent financial oversight to the Board of Directors and its committees, and acts as an advisor on all financial matters. In addition, the CFO oversees a variety of investments and diversification entities, which help support the growth and sustainability of the organization. Other areas of responsibility include overseeing appropriate investments in physical premises, design implementation, development, and maintenance of all corporate facilities and equipment to reflect business and member needs.




Leading a team of ~40 professionals, the CFO has four direct reports:


  • Senior Director, Controller
  • Director, Finance
  • Facilities Manager
  • Business Manager, Subsidiaries
  • Key Roles & Responsibilities


    • Working cross-functionally and collaborating with the executive leadership team to ensure alignment in purpose and effort in communicating, promoting and implementing enterprise-wide strategies and priorities. Actively contributing to strategy development and implementation; acting as a key leadership liaison to the Board of Directors and its committees, and effectively managing relevant relationships with the Board for the accounting and finance functions. Translating the vision for Affinity through clear, effective and regular communication both cross-functionally and with the Accounting and Finance teams. Leading by example in visibly demonstrating Affinity’s values and culture and living Affinity’s brand within the community. Holding the Accounting and Finance teams accountable for cross-functional collaboration by ensuring a member-centric approach and alignment to organizational priorities; empowering the teams by appropriately delegating responsibilities, accountabilities, and decision-making to ensure active execution. Providing advice and leadership on financial and fiscal management aspects of Affinity’s operations with respect to budgeting, planning and financial reporting practices, stability, liquidity and growth; ensuring leaders and stakeholders have a complete, analytical, and fair representation of financial results. Overseeing the financial systems and processes throughout Affinity to ensure alignment with Affinity’s strategy and efficient operations by acting on opportunities for cost reduction, revenue enhancement and system improvements. Ensuring organizational competitiveness and profitability through balance sheet pricing to achieve a sustainable financial result; and maintain adequate margins. Serves to advance the well-being of real people and their communities while deepening current member relationships and/or recruiting new members. Actively seeks to connect with current and potential members in our communities. In delivering seamless member experience, the role requires extensive and/or routine travel and/or work outside of regular hours. Other duties will be assigned outside the stated purpose and key elements of work established for this role to ensure we are flexible and agile, providing cohesive member experience.


    Experience & Education


    • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (Commerce, Administration, other) with a minimum 8 years’ of experience in a senior financial leadership role. CPA designation. Experience within the credit union system or with a Canadian financial institution would be an asset. Demonstrated alignment with the values of Affinity. Experience in working with auditors and oversight of complex accounting and reporting requirements in a regulated environment


    Express Your Enthusiasm


    Email a cover letter and tailored resume (PDF or Word document only) to Allan Nelson or Shalini Bhatty at indicating the job title in the subject line of the email.



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