The town of New Hamburg can be found midway between Kitchener and Stratford, Ontario. The downtown showcases well-maintained Victorian homes, many of which are used to house businesses such as bookstores, fine dining restaurants and offices. Flowing through the downtown core of New Hamburg is the Nith River which features a 50-foot waterwheel, touted as the largest operating waterwheel in North America. Fishing and picnicking are favourite pastimes that can be enjoyed at the Nith River. New Hamburg is a great place to live and work!
The Director of Finance and Operations (DFO) is responsible for overseeing the financial, human resources and facilities services matters of Tri-County Mennonite Homes (TCMH) and its divisions. The DFO will report to and work closely with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). In addition, she or he will partner with the Senior Leadership Team and the Board of Directors to develop and implement strategies across the organization.
She or he must be able to adapt to a continually evolving environment and thrive in an autonomous and deadline-oriented workplace. This will include leading the financial analysis and financial planning for major redevelopment and expansion projects for TCMH’s divisions.
- Oversee cash flow planning and ensure availability of funds as needed.
- Oversee cash, investment, and asset management.
- Oversee financing strategies and activities, as well as banking relationships.
- Develop and utilize forward-looking, predictive models and activity-based financial analyses to provide insight into the organization’s operations and business plans.
- Develop budgets for capital projects and provide the CEO and board ROI analyses and appropriate strategies for interim and long-term financing.
Planning, Policy, and Investor Relations
- Coordinate the development and monitoring of budgets.
- Develop financial business plans and forecasts.
- Participate in corporate policy development as a member of the senior management team.
- Engage the finance and audit committee of the board of directors to develop short, medium, and long-term financial plans and projections.
- Represent the company to financial partners, including financial institutions, investors, auditors, public officials, etc.
- Remain up to date on nonprofit audit best practices and provincial and federal laws regarding nonprofit and charitable operations.
- Develop fundraising strategies and targets and oversee the fundraising activities.
Accounting and Administration
- Oversee the accounting department to ensure proper maintenance of all accounting systems and function.
- Ensure maintenance of appropriate internal controls and financial procedures.
- Ensure timeliness, accuracy, and usefulness of financial and management reporting for government ministries and agencies, donors and TCMH’s board of directors.
- Oversee the preparation and communication of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements.
- Coordinate audits and proper filing of reports to ministries, HST returns and other submissions.
- Ensure legal and regulatory compliance regarding all financial functions.
- Oversee the IT functions provide primarily by an external service provider.
- Oversees the human resources management functions to ensure a person-centred culture in all TCMH divisions that emphasizes quality, continuous improvement and high performance.
- Asists division management in the development of a superior workforce.
- Ensures compliance with employment legislation, including Employment Standards Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Human Rights Code, Labour Relations Act. Pay Equity Act and collective agreements.
- Supports the division managers in complying with sector legislation, including Long-Term Care Homes Act, Retirement Homes Act and Developmental Services Act.
- Provides leadership to the Facilities Services department in continuous improvement initiatives.
- Offers guidance to senior leadership and the TCMH Board on best practices for capital projects; renovations; and building, equipment and grounds maintenance.
- Oversees the development, implementation and monitoring of strategies, policies and procedures for preventative maintenance, energy conservation, waste management, green construction and other initiatives.
- Oversees the financial management of the Facilities Services department, including the development and monitoring of operating, capital and project budgets.
- A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree; CA, CGA, CMA and/or MBA would be an asset.
- At least five years’ experience as DFO or equivalent, preferably in a nonprofit organization with a budget of at least $10 million.
- Experience in a financial-management role, partnering with executive staff, resulting in the development and implementation of creative financial management strategies.
- Significant experience in or knowledge of nonprofit accounting, including thorough knowledge of the funding for long term care in Ontario.
- Experience working with information technology staff to manage finance and accounting software packages.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Demonstrated leadership ability, team management, and interpersonal skills.
- Excellent analytical and abstract reasoning skills, plus excellent organizational skills.
- Competitive compensation package designed to attract star performers.
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