Director, Finance

Tungasuvvingat Inuit

May 11, 2020

Director, Finance

Full-time, Indeterminate

It is the mission of Tungasuvvingat Inuit (TI) to broadly provide Inuit-specific programs that contribute to the health and wellbeing of Inuit and to encourage and support similar programs for Inuit across the country. With over 30 years of highly successful experience in crafting the design, development and delivery of a wide range of effective, client-centered services, TI continues to deliver quality programs and services that directly benefit our growing urban Inuit population.

TI is searching for a skilled and experienced Director, Finance to lead all aspects of their financial and accounting functions. Reporting to the Executive Director, you will be responsible for working with program managers to optimize organizational finances and resources and providing financial leadership by managing budgets, completing financial reports and monitoring long-term strategic fiscal plans. As an integral part of the management team, you will work with and provide support to all departments within TI. Other key responsibilities of the position include:

The design, development and implementation of organization-wide financial policies and procedures;

The implementation and maintenance of an effective system of internal controls and procedures for the organization relating to financial recording and reporting;

Leading the annual budgeting process in collaboration with senior leaders and the Board of Directors;

Coordinating the annual audit process while providing regular updates to the Executive Director and the Board of Directors;

Developing and maintaining an up-to-date record of all contribution agreements to the organization;

Managing all corporate and contract financial elements;

Acting as an advisor to the Executive Director and manages relationships with the Board of Directors, senior leadership, staff and contractors; and

Supervising finance staff responsible for:


Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable;

Maintenance of financial records;

Banking procedures; and

Reconciling balance sheet accounts.


The ideal candidate will have a thorough understanding of accounting, bookkeeping and financial management information requirements. They will have a strong business sense and understand the unique nature of the finance role in a not-for-profit, multi-funder, program-based environment.

As an experienced leader and effective team player, the incumbent will know how to delegate while remaining involved. They will possess the self-confidence and maturity required to work effectively with the Executive Director and members of the Board, and the interpersonal skills necessary to manage essential relationships, including customers, business partners, and government agencies.

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills will be required to analyze future strategies and optimize existing processes and systems; most importantly, this person will be a creative, practical and resourceful finance executive as opposed to a more traditional financial accountant and gatekeeper.

They will have worked with operations; understand the cost impact of decisions, proper budgets, forecasting and cash flow projections and will be looking at new ways to create efficiencies and innovate the business. They will be experienced in fiscal management, business finance, funding, contracts, and partnerships.

A University degree in Accounting, Business, or Finance or equivalent experience is required; must have a CGA, CA or CMA designation. Seven (7) or more years of senior accounting/finance management experience and a minimum 4 years’ experience in a non-profit, multi-funder, program-based organization. Knowledge of Inuit culture, values and beliefs and the ability to communicate in Inuktitut is an asset.

Salary and Benefits

TI offers a starting salary of $95,000;

TI provides paid sick, personal and family sickness leave days, and a comprehensive group benefits insurance plan which includes a 24/7 confidential Employee and Family Assistance Plan;

Vacation (3 weeks/year upon hire); and

Group RRSP.

Deadline for applications is May 25, 2020

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to

TI’s main office is located at 1071 Richmond Road, Ottawa which is conveniently located close to Britannia Bay, walking and biking trails and all major transportation access points. It is close to major amenities including gyms, malls, and restaurants. Parking is free on the premise.

Interested candidates are encouraged to visit our website at to learn more about our programs and services.

Preference in hiring will be given to qualified Inuit candidates, applicants are encouraged to self-identify.  The applicant hired for this position will be required to obtain a criminal record check with results acceptable to TI. We thank all interested candidates in advance, but unfortunately, we are only able to respond to those selected for an interview.

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Accommodations for applicants with disabilities is available upon request.

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