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Director of Finance & Chief Financial Officer - Full-time

Closing Date:
Open until position filled
Job Summary:

Initial Assignment:  141 Weber Street South, Waterloo; must be flexible to work out of all WWCCAC sites.  Regular Day Shift.


The Director, Finance is the key financial position in the organization, accountable for leading the planning, development and execution of the Waterloo Wellington CCAC's financial plan and enabling programs/services in support of the delivery of outstanding care – every person, every day and reflective of our organization's values: Person-Centred, Accountable, Collaborative, Respectful, Innovative.   


  • Providing strategic, operational, and programmatic financial support and guidance to the executive team and Board of Directors

  • Leading the development of a function-specific strategy that is aligned with the organization's strategic priorities

  • Developing an annual work plan including determining priorities and performance indicators – scope includes payroll, accounting (accounts payable), financial reporting and audit

  • Determining annual budgets in the context of the organization's broader budget – monitors budget and takes corrective action as needed

  • Based on annual plan (department and organization) and work plan, determines staffing requirements

  • Determining efficient and effective service delivery model including partnerships and technology requirements

  • Creating and monitoring a function-specific risk management plan, monitors and creates action plans for mediation, where required

  • Leading the development of the organization wide budget in the context of changing sector and organization demands such as new initiatives from MOHLTC/LHIN; ensures alignment with strategic and operational business plans

  • In partnership with operations staff, developing a system for forecasting, monitoring, and reporting on  revenues and expenses (including staffing, service utilization, and other associated expenses)

  • Providing strategic direction in the development and delivery of programs and services including finance, financial reporting, accounting and audit

  • Leading the development of function-specific policies and procedures; ensures compliance

  • Ensuring compliance with all legislation and regulation

  • Overseeing / monitoring the implementation of programs/services, and reviews performance indicators to ensure programs/services are effective

  • Participating and/or leading internal and sector committees and initiatives, including partnerships with other CCACs or service providers

  • Ensuring that all reporting is completed on a timely basis and accurately – reviews final reports and provides quality assurance before forwarding to senior team

  • Overseeing on-going monitoring of budget; reviews variance and provides advice and guidance on significant variances

  • Overseeing the year-end audit for compliance and accuracy; where material issues are noted, investigates and resolves

  • Providing leadership to the full finance team with a focus on engagement and culture through, for example, meetings, communications and learning/team building activities

  • Providing direct leadership of manager/lead resources including development/assessment of an annual performance plan, identification of learning opportunities, career coaching and on-going mentoring 


  • Education and experience typically includes a graduate level university degree specialization in accounting / finance / business, and a recognized accounting designation; 5 – 7 years of professional experience

  • Knowledge of the Ontario health sector and sector-specific finance and economic context (e.g. changing funding models, restraint)

  • Knowledge of CCAC policies and procedures

  • Knowledge of privacy regulatory environment

  • Knowledge of the WW CCAC's programs and services in order to develop impactful financial solutions through analysis and reporting

  • Breadth and depth of knowledge finance and accounting practices and standards, including legislative and regulatory environment

  • Managerial skills in support of strategic and operational planning, budget development/maintenance, and people leadership

WWCCAC strives to create a respectful, accessible and inclusive work environment.  Upon individual request, hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities.  Should any applicant require accommodation through the application, interview or selection processes, please contact Human Resources at for assistance.  

If you are interested in this position, please submit a cover letter, along with a detailed resume, outlining how your skills, qualifications and experience meet the position requirements, quoting posting #15/A/16 before 4:30 p.m. on November 15, 2015 to Human Resources (e-mail: We thank all applicants in advance; however, we will be communicating only with those selected for an interview.  


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Community Care Access Centres (CCACs) connect people across Ontario with quality in‐home and community‐based health care. CCACs provide information, access to qualified care providers and community‐based services to help people come home from hospital or live independently at home.