Director of Finance

  • Alzheimer Society Peel
  • Sep 03, 2019
Full time Director

Job Description

Director of Finance

Full Time – Permanent

Salary Range: R1-R8 $85k - $95k


The Alzheimer Society Peel exists to alleviate the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias; to help find the cause, prevention, and cure.


Alzheimer Society Peel is looking to add another fantastic tea member to their organization.  We are currently searching for a Finance Leader. The Director of Finance (DOF) provides operational support to the organization along with being the lead financial spokesperson for the Society. The DOF reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and directly assists the Senior Management Team on all strategic and tactical matters as they relate to budget management, cost benefit analysis, forecasting needs and the securing of new funding on the day to day financial perspective.

Qualifications and Skills:

Education and Experience:

  • College/University Degree in related field
  • Minimum 7-10 years of related work experience
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office and various accounting packages (Great Plains and Income Manager, QuickBooks)
  • Skills in GSuite, and database considered an asset
  • Demonstrated success in working as part of a team
  • Ability to oversee and complete a full Payroll cycle
  • Experience in Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable and financial Benefits Administration
  • Self-directed leader and strong written and oral communication skills

Key Accountabilities:

Organizational Units

  • Assist in performing all tasks necessary to achieve the organization's mission and help execute staff succession and growth plans.
  • Train the Finance, Human Resources Unit and other staff on raising awareness and knowledge of financial management matters.
  • Work with the CEO on the strategic vision including fostering and cultivating stakeholder relationships as well as assisting in the development and negotiation of contracts.
  • Participate in developing new business, specifically: assist the CEO and COO in identifying new funding opportunities, the drafting of prospective programmatic budgets, and determining cost effectiveness of prospective service delivery.
  • Ensure adequate controls are installed and that substantiating documentation is approved and available such that all purchases may pass internal and external checks/audits.
  • Foster and cultivate business opportunities and partnerships.
  • Supervise staff, including regular progress reviews and plans for improvement in conjunction with the Human Resources Manager.
  • Review biweekly payroll to completeness and accuracy


  • Provide the CEO and COO with an operating budget. Works with the COO to ensure programmatic success through cost analysis support, and compliance with all contractual and programmatic requirements. This includes:
    • 1) interpreting legislative and programmatic rules and regulations to ensure compliance with all federal, provincial, local and contractual guidelines,
      2) ensuring that all government regulations and requirements are disseminated to appropriate personnel, and 3) monitoring compliance.
  • Create and assess financial statements and budget documents

Financial Controls & Reporting

  • Oversees the management and coordination of all fiscal reporting activities for the organization including: organizational revenue/expense, balance sheet reports, cash flow reports to funding agencies, development and monitoring of organizational and contract/grant budgets.
  • Develop and maintain systems of internal controls to safeguard financial assets of the organization. Oversees the coordination and activities of independent auditors ensuring all audit issues are resolved, and the preparation of the annual financial statements is in accordance with Canadian GAAP and federal, provincial and other required supplementary schedules and information.
  • Attend Board and Subcommittee meetings; including being the lead staff on the Audit/Finance Committee.
  • Monitor banking activities of the organization.
  • Ensure adequate cash flow to meet the organization's needs.
  • Investigate cost-effective benefit plans and other fringe benefits which the organization may offer employees and potential employees with the goal of attracting and retaining qualified individuals.
  • Oversee the production of monthly reports including reconciliations with funders and pension plan requirements, as well as financial statements and cash flow projections for use by CEO and COO and self, as well as the Audit/Finance Committee and Board of Directors.
  • Assist in the design, implementation, and timely calculations of wage incentives, commissions, and salaries for the staff.
  • Oversee Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable and ensure a disaster recovery plan is in place.
  • Oversee business insurance plans and health care coverage analysis.


  • Oversees all purchasing and payroll activity for staff and participants.
  • Oversees the maintenance of the inventory of all fixed assets, including assets purchased with government funds (computers, etc.) assuring all are in accordance with federal regulations

We Invest In You!

  • RRSP with company match (for those who qualify)
  • Generous vacation entitlements
  • Professional Development through innovative Educational Opportunities
  • Annual Education Reimbursement
  • Employee Recognition and Discount Programs
  • Complete insurance coverage-medical, dental, vision, life insurance

Qualified applicants must apply by sending a cover letter and resume to  by no later September 10, 2019 at 3:00 pm.

(Only qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview.)

 Alzheimer Society Peel is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes diversity. We are committed to an inclusive and barrier free work environment. Applicants with a disability will be provided accommodation during the recruitment process upon request.  Please contact Shonell Gray at  if accommodation is required.

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Mississauga, ON