Director, Finance & Strategy

Trillium Health Partners Foundation
Mississauga, Ontario
Range is $98,970 - $131,960, plus an annual variable, pension.
April 3, 2024
May 3, 2024
Job Sectors
Not for Profit
Job Type
Full-time, Permanent
CPA status
CPA Member

Position Overview

Organization: Trillium Health Partners Foundation (THPF)

Title: Director, Finance & Strategy

Reports to: Vice President, Finance & Business Operations

Team: Two direct reports & four indirect reports

Key Relationships: Foundation Executive Team (FET), The Board of Directors (particularly the Finance & Audit

Committee), Hospital Finance Team, and Foundation Leadership

Compensation: The compensation range for this opportunity is $98,970 - $131,960, plus an annual variable

and generous holiday and summer fun Fridays (1/2 days) May 24 – Labour Day.

Location: Hybrid. When in office: 2085 Hurontario Street, Suite 401, Mississauga Ontario

Where could you fit in? You are reading this position profile because it’s entirely possible you could become the Director, Finance & Strategy. Consideration for the role must start with your own objective analysis of your skills, attributes, and experience against the stated criteria. The fit with these will ensure your success in the role.

The Organization

Trillium Health Partners Foundation (the “Foundation”) was formed in 2013 within the amalgamation of two exceptional foundations: Trillium Health Centre Foundation and The Credit Valley Hospital Foundation. Trillium Health Partners serves the 1.5 million residents of the communities of Mississauga and west Toronto; Halton and Peel regions.

Working with Donors, the Foundation is dedicated to raising the critical funds needed to address the highest priority needs of Trillium Health Partners’ (the “Hospital”) three sites: Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga Hospital, and Queensway Health Centre and more specifically in the areas of building and revitalizing patient spaces, equipment, and technology; and research, education, and innovation. The Foundation’s mission is to inspire and partner with the community to invest in how health care is delivered in this region.

The Foundation has undertaken one of the largest comprehensive campaigns in the healthcare sector that will deliver the local share of a significant two-site hospital expansion (announced in the 2021 provincial budget); fuel research, innovation and education that will help to alleviate some of the systemic issues plaguing the healthcare system; and generate funds for all program clinical areas in support of the Hospital’s strategic priorities.

The Vision: A Health Care Movement

In the next 20 years, no hospital in Ontario will face more demand than Trillium Health Partners. That’s why the Hospital has developed a ten-year strategic plan to create a new kind of healthcare for a healthier community. The plan will develop clinical programs and partnerships that think and act differently, helping to deliver more than exceptional hospital care. The vision is not to just to build more health care, but to build a healthier community and healthcare system that put patients at the center and ensures no one is left behind.

Trillium Health Partners is learning, growing, and innovating so that it can care for more people. The Hospital is re-inventing healthcare across the system by engaging patients in their own care decisions, by increasing access and reducing wait times, and by extending services into the community. The Hospital is also working with partners to serve its patients before and after they need the hospital. This plan looks beyond building a bigger and better hospital. Our Hospital is changing how and where it delivers care to the community at every stage of life. Trillium Health Partners is creating a new kind of health care for a healthier community.

The Position

Reporting to the Vice President, Finance and Business Operations, the Director, Finance & Strategy will bring an inquisitive and deep understanding of fund accounting. They will play an active role in the day-to-day financial management of the Foundation with the overarching goal of ensuring the business can rely on the numbers.  Our successful candidate will be a unique combination of strategist and ‘doer’ and will play their part in driving efficiencies within the finance team.

The Director, Finance & Strategy will lead a team of six (two direct reports - Manager Finance & Administration and a Senior Financial Analyst) and will work with key players within the Foundation to coordinate pan organizational activities related to the financial operation of the Foundation.

Our successful candidate will ideally have experience with Finance and Fundraising software  (THPF use Blackbaud Inc’s suite of integrated products and Financial Edge) and embrace technology to help drive efficiency.

As the Foundation enters a vital stage of the campaign, the Director, Finance & Strategy will be called upon by leadership to pull and distill data. Our successful candidate will be able to present data to tell a story. They will be comfortable taking financial models and translating them into digestible content.

Trillium Health Partners Foundation is scheduled for significant growth over the coming years and the Director, Finance & Strategy will need to provide effective leadership, and think beyond today!

Primary Accountabilities

Financial Management & Leadership

  • Understands financial models, knowledge of key finance processes and controls, financial reporting, budgeting & planning, management accounting, performance management and strategic finance, risk & governance Develop and track financial performance metrics and KPIs Develop and implement financial procedures and systems, maintaining records for financial management and compliance and decision making Providing leadership to Senior Financial Analyst handling the restricted fund management and reporting Supporting full cycle accounting duties and responsibilities
  • Recruit, manage, mentor a high performance team including performance management Prepare reports to facilitate the Hospital’s financial planning Keep adequate books and records in accordance with statutory obligations and make them available to external auditors and CRA on request Using data and analytics (including competitive/market scans and SWOTs), provide insight and recommendations in defining strategies and programs to deliver on priorities and objectives Perform special financial assignments as required

Corporate Strategy

  • Lead the finance component of the annual operational planning, and actively coordinate pan-organizational activities including but not limited to, supporting the FET.  Monitoring and compliance of the operational plans. Working alongside leadership on development of presentation materials (i.e. board, staff, hospital) Monitor strategic gaps across the organization including misalignment, information management, inefficiencies, and work to correct with stakeholder engagement Support in the development and maintenance of the Foundation’s next  5-year strategy 

Campaign Management

  • Maintain a multi-year forecast for campaign and support and annual reforecasting exercise across the Foundation where assumptions are revisited and updated. 
  • Support FET’s development and maintenance of the multi-year campaign plan and goals (e.g., development of campaign pillars, development of materials for Board including Local Share commitment & resolution)
  • Campaign coordination with the Hospital and FET (e.g., central point of contact and material development for Hospital Ministry submission needs)
  • Development of and maintenance of internal educational campaign materials to support staff in understanding the Campaign and fundraising within its environment and needs

The Ideal Candidate

Our successful candidate will be an accomplished and capable Finance leader with a proven track record in strategy implementation and operational finance administration responsibilities for a not-for-profit or charitable organization with significant scale and complexity, ideally within a campaign environment.

The Director, Finance & Strategy will enjoy the duality of their role – and will not be ‘above’ doing the modeling and data input/pull themselves while assisting in the overarching strategy. 

Experience will include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree/MBA with specialization in Finance and/or a financial designation considered an asset Excellent accounting and finance knowledge ideally in NFP having worked with Financial Edge, exposure to Blackbaud and fund accounting A collaborator who works with ease with senior stakeholders to inspire a "Foundation first" mindset which demonstrates that meeting collective goals is the number one priority Continuously look for ways to optimize efficiency A proven leader who can coach, empower, and promote two-way dialogue including solicitation of feedback from key stakeholders Develop strong, respectful relationships with stakeholders with clarity and alignment
  • High emotional intelligence, including self-awareness, empathy, and motivation An action-oriented people connector who sets an example through hard work and collegiality
  • A self-starter with a ‘can-do’ attitude and vision.
  • Collaborates with the senior leadership team to achieve P&L and key performance goals on time and with 100% accuracy Possesses excellent problem-solving skills – structuring/analysis/synthesis

Application Instructions

Why Join Trillium Health Partners Foundation

They ensure their community of over 2.2 million people always have access to exceptional, life-saving care when they need it most. They do this by raising crucial funds for Trillium Health Partners – because government support is not enough. 

To keep pace with the rapidly growing and ever-changing needs of the community, Trillium Health Partners Foundation are looking for dynamic individuals to help them realize their bold vision: to build a new kind of health care for a healthier community.

Why you’ll love working at Trillium Health Partners Foundation?

They offer: 

  • Rewarding work that saves lives Enrollment in HOOPP, the best pension plan in the province Hybrid work models A high-performance, people-focused culture   Commitment to your growth through professional development and learning opportunities 

The compensation range for this opportunity is $98,970 - $131,960, plus an annual variable and generous holiday and summer fun Fridays (1/2 days)– May 24 – Labour Day.

If you are looking for your next challenge and want to work with a group of supportive people dedicated to ensuring access to exceptional health care today and for generations to come, apply now!

If you do not see yourself fully reflected in every job requirement listed on this posting, we still encourage you to reach out and apply. Research has shown candidates from underrepresented groups often only apply when they feel 100% qualified. We encourage applicants who are members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the Ontario Human Rights Code to consider this opportunity.

Trillium Health Partners Foundation is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a healthy, safe and respectful environment. 

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Trillium Health Partners Foundation will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities as required.

Please send your Cover Letter and CV to Lindsay Preston at by no later than 5pm May 3rd, 2024.  

We thank you for your interest in this opportunity. Please note that only qualified respondents will be contacted.

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