Job Posting: Director of Finance and Corporate Services

Posted: August 29, 2022

Publié le 29 August 2022

The College of Dietitians of Ontario (the “College) is the governing body established by the provincial government to regulate the practice of dietitians in Ontario and exists to serve and protect the public interest. The College protects the rights of the public to safe competent and ethical care by ensuring that dietitians maintain professional standards of practice and are held accountable.

Position Summary

The Director of Finance and Corporate Services is a strategy-driven role reporting to the Registrar and Executive Director.  This full-time position plays a critical role as a member of the leadership team, participating in the strategic direction and overall financial and operational management of the College.  An adaptable self-starter with excellent communication skills, the successful candidate will lead and develop an internal team to support the following areas:  finance, human resources, administration, IT and operations.  This is a great opportunity for a finance and operations leader to join a dedicated team who is guided by the values of Integrity, Collaboration, Accountability, Transparency, and Innovation.
Duties include:
Financial Management

  • Lead the financial management function of the College and support the Registrar in all financial matters
  • Oversee accounts payable and receivable, ensuring that financial records are maintained in an accurate and confidential manner
  • Lead the College’s annual financial audit and ensure adherence to internal controls and financial policies
  • Ensure that financial information is presented to Council on a timely and accurate basis to support Council decision making, including analysis of reserve funds
  • Lead the development of the annual budget and monitor expenditures and budget variances
  • Ensure timely, accurate and complete delivery of employee payroll and source deductions
  • Negotiate vendor contracts and manage vendor relations
  • Maintain banking functions, including working with external investment advisor, to monitor and make recommendations on College investments
  • Ensure adequate cash balances are maintained and manage cash flows optimally

Human Resources

  • Support the HR Manager in the Human Resource oversight function of the College
  • Participate in fostering a workplace culture of equity, inclusivity, belonging, mutual respect and motivated productivity, teamwork, collaboration, and information sharing 

Council & Committees

  • Provide support to the Audit Committee
  • Prepare and provide annual financial education training for Council and Audit Committee members

Administrative and Operational

  • Work closely with Manager of Information and Technology, to ensure business needs are met and team has everything they need to succeed in their roles
  • Supervise, train, mentor and evaluate the work of Human Resources and Finance & Corporate Services staff
  • Contribute to the development and revision of the College’s financial governance and general administration policies and procedures


  • Bachelors degree with major in Finance or Accounting or related degree
  • CA, CPA, CFA and/or CMA designation would be an asset
  • At least 10 years of overall professional experience, with 5 plus years of broad financial and operations management experience managing budgets. The ideal candidate has previous experience having full responsibility over the quality and content of all financial data, reporting and audit coordination and has overseen the finance, human resources, administration and operation functions
  • Not-for-profit experience is a plus, with a strong preference for someone who has operations experience in a fast-paced environment
  • Technologically savvy with knowledge of relationship management and accounting and reporting software; must harness technology solutions to quickly and efficiently communicate resources needed for key activities and evaluate performance against strategic priorities – experience specifically with the Sage 50 accounting systems is preferred
  • A successful track record in setting and carrying out strategic priorities; strong analytic, organization and problem-solving skills which support and enable sound decision making
  • Excellent relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Flexible and adaptable with a keen eye for details
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and dedication to the mission and vision of the College
  • Excellent interpersonal and team skills
  • Outstanding communication skills, written and oral
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness and good judgment
  • Fully vaccinated against Covid-19 virus

Compensation & Benefits
Starting salary $110,000 plus benefits.  Salary may change depending on level of experience.  We currently offer hybrid work arrangement.

To Apply

Qualified applicants interested in this opportunity are asked to send a cover letter and resumé to by end of day Friday, September 16, 2022. Please quote Director of Finance and Corporate Services in the subject line.
As an employer committed to the principles of employment equity, we encourage applications from all persons including Black, Indigenous, and people of colour, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities. We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier free experience to applicants with accessibility needs in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code (2015) and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).
If contacted for an interview, please inform our recruitment associate if you require accommodation. Requests for accommodation will be addressed in confidence. We ask that resumés include contact information but do not include personal data including, but not limited to age, health, marital and family status.
Note: Please include Director of Finance and Corporate Services in the subject line.
While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those short-listed will be contacted.