Join CFHI as the Director, Finance!

Are you a collaborative and innovative individual with the goal of continuous and quality improvement? Are you a seasoned hands-on financial professional with a proven analytical ability to align financial business practices and procedures to an organization’s strategy? Are you passionate about ensuring that the finance team is a business partner that support’s the organization’s decision-making? Are you passionate about improving health and healthcare?

We’re looking for an innovative, results-oriented individual to work collaboratively with our team to provide strategic financial support and analysis and drive continuous quality improvement to facilitate CFHI’s success and financial performance.

We are seeking a full-time Director, Finance to join our dynamic organization.

Working closely with the Vice-President, Corporate Services and collaborating with the executive leadership team, the Director, Finance will lead CFHI’s financial plans and policies, accounting practices and manage relationships with vendors and suppliers. The Director, Finance establishes financial reporting systems with controls and standards to safeguard CFHI’s assets and will be the strategic business partner supporting both CFHI and executive business leads by providing decision support and strategic advice on financial matters. The Director, Finance is the lead for all financial matters, interpreting client needs and aligning to CFHI’s contribution agreement while ensuring financial reporting integrity. The Director, Finance will ensure that the financial dimensions of CFHI’s strategic plans and operational activities are effectively implemented, and that results are monitored, objectives are attained, fiduciary responsibilities are upheld, and appropriately communicated to the stakeholders. The Director, Finance will be responsible for developing a high performing Finance team providing highly responsive financial support and strategies to our Program teams and will be innovative with a drive to continuously improve the financial service delivery through system enhancements and process improvements. The Director, Finance will have strong business acumen and excellent analytical and financial skills, with the ability to adapt quickly and to manage changing priorities. 

The Director, Finance will be well-versed in all aspects of finance with a personal, flexible, diplomatic and respectful demeanor that demonstrates their ability to serve as a team player, mentor and leader to motivate and inspire staff and colleagues. You are a well-organized and focused individual that is capable of and interested in increasing the effectiveness of the finance team.

Are you ready to evolve CFHI’s financial business practices so that they align with CFHI’s future?

The Director, Finance role has evolved within the organization over the years. CFHI is now growing as an organization and faces growing demands of continuous excellence in financial performance and reporting with active management of CFHI’s operations. If you enjoy challenging the status quo to drive operational excellence in a fast-paced environment, then we want to hear from you.  

You will also need to have the following minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance or Commerce or a related field required.
  • CPA, CGA or CMA professional accreditation required.
  • Minimum ten (10) years of progressive management experience in finance and financial management roles.
  • Bilingual in English and in French is preferred (English communications skills at Advanced “C” level; French communications skills at Intermediate “B” level).
  • Collaborative and inclusive leadership style;
  • Experience of having final responsibility for the quality and content of all financial data, reporting and audit coordination for either a division or significant program area.
  • Extensive knowledge of the investments and various asset categories including bonds, equities, hedge funds, and pension funds.
  • Proven analytical skills including risk management assessment, financial forecasting and modeling; successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organizational and problem-solving skills which support and enable sound decision making.
  • Proven ability to drive process improvements and multi-task in a fast-paced environment; well-organized and attentive to details.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to translate financial concepts and to deliver financial presentations to a non-financial audience;
  • Must thrive in a collaborative environment and possess the ability to foster strong internal and external relationships.
  • Sound knowledge of accounting and reporting software, specifically Microsoft Dynamics GP and BOARD.
  • Extensive experience using Microsoft Office Suite products and Office 365.

Tell us your story.
Tell us how you can be part of the CFHI team and help shape our vision for an improved healthcare system in Canada in this role by sending us a cover letter and your résumé to CFHI’s Human Resources team at no later than April 10, 2019.

CFHI is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the principles of Employment Equity. We encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities. We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

View the full Director, Finance description. 

About CFHI
The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI) works shoulder-to-shoulder with partners to accelerate the identification, spread and scale of proven healthcare innovations. Together, we’re delivering lasting improvement in patient experience, work life of healthcare providers, value for money and the health of everyone in Canada.

CFHI is a not-for-profit organization funded by Health Canada. Visit for more information.