Director of Finance

Bethany Care Society - Calgary, AB (30+ days ago)

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About Bethany

For over half a century, Bethany has been improving the lives of Alberta seniors and adults with disabilities by providing housing, health and community services that honour their spirit and individuality.

At Bethany, we are on a journey of service excellence. Our service excellence program WAVE (We Action our Values Everyday), demonstrates our commitment to providing great service experiences for our residents, tenants, families and each other. Together, we are living our mission of “Creating Caring Communities”.

We offer competitive salaries, attractive benefits and retirement savings programs, growth through learning and development, and numerous opportunities to give back to the community – just a few of the things that led to Bethany being named one of Alberta’s Top Employers for 11 consecutive years in 2018. It’s simple — we invest in our people because they are the reason for our success.

We are delighted that you are considering joining our team! We are looking for people who are passionate about people, working to enhance the quality of life at every stage of the journey.

What You Will Do:
Reporting to and working with the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, the Director of Finance is responsible for overseeing all financial and external reporting aspects of the organization and ensuring the strategic direction of the finance function supports Bethany’s mission, vision and values.

Individual responsibilities will fall under the following main areas of focus:

Direct all accounting operations of the organization including periodic financial reports, budgeting, and transactions related to all bank, and related party financial reporting
Provide financial analyses as needed, for capital investments, pricing decisions, and contract negotiations
Review and evaluate accounting team structure and systems to support operational and business goals and to meet the needs and objectives of a growing organization
Guide financial decisions by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing policies and procedures
Ensure all fund accountabilities are actively managed and variances actioned
Guide the cash management and risk management of the company including monitoring of debt levels and compliance with debt covenants
Responsible for coordination and execution of effective and efficient year-end audits with external accountants including coordination of interim review activities
Participating in Finance and Audit committee meetings

What You Bring:
CPA, CA designation required.
Undergraduate degree in finance or related discipline.
10+ years of progressive finance and accounting experience, with at least five years at a leadership level.
Strong technical skills in accounting, including planning, budgeting, financial reporting (MD&A), tax and regulatory compliance and treasury management;
Proven ability to manage a finance team of 10 or more;
Ability to continuously improve and maintain financial processes, policies and systems and oversee annual external audits in a dynamic organization;
Preferred background in organizations with multi-site operations and decentralized accountabilities;
Experience with healthcare, housing and/or hospitality would be considered an asset;
Understanding of fund accounting and trust relationship with donors would be considered an asset;
Experience working with a variety of lenders and donors to ensuring financing in order to optimize operations and to support growth opportunities through the development of new facilities and/or programs;
Experience with software or ERP implementations, in close proximity to IT, would be considered an asset;
Excellent communication skills written and oral. Ability to communicate issues clearly, diplomatically and succinctly;
Hands-on, roll-up your sleeves management style able to develop people, define clear realistic expectations, and lead accordingly (lead by example);
Customer focused leadership and management style ability to work collaboratively and respectfully with peers and co-workers;
Responsible and dedicated to ensuring organizational matters are dealt with professionally and proactively; and
Attention to detail and ability to handle multiple projects concurrently.

How to Apply:
Like what you see and think you have what it takes to join our team? Apply Online before 23:00 on February 15, 2020 at:

All applicants are thanked for their interest.

Bethany Care Society is an equal opportunity employer.

Successful candidates will be required to obtain a Criminal Background Check.

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