Careers: National Director, Finance



Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada (BBBSC) is looking for a dedicated Director, Finance to lead our Finance Function as part of a dynamic Senior Leadership Team (SLT) that reports to the President & CEO. If you are a credentialed financial professional who is equally passionate about people and process and believes in igniting the potential of young people, this may be the role for you. In this hands-on role, the Director, Finance is responsible for compliance, accounting, reporting, planning and analysis to support BBBSC to achieve its strategic and operational goals.


Join our team as we work together to achieve our vision to enable life-changing mentoring relationships to ignite the power and potential of young people. As a not-for-profit with over 100 years of history, BBBSC supports a network of over 95 Agencies across Canada with support, resources, and guidance including a national quality assurance program, pan-Canadian programmes, centralized data collection with shared technology infrastructure, staff training and national fundraising and advocacy campaigns. Using the newest research on relational health and positive youth development, we deliver with a vast and growing movement of committed volunteers, staff, partners and supporters.

Every year, together with more than 16,000 volunteer mentors who log over 1.7 million volunteer hours, we lift the lives of more than 26,000 Canadian youth, their families, and the communities in which they live.


You are a finance professional who provides exceptional professional service to internal stakeholders and external partners in both a detailed and strategic way. You are collaborative and play a critical role on a number of teams which requires setting priorities and time management. You are inspired by the work we do at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada to achieve our mission and vision. You are flexible, adaptable and adjust to changing business needs. You take pride in using your expertise to work effectively with a variety of stakeholders.


As the National Director, Finance you will have oversight of compliance, accounting, reporting, planning and analysis. You will collaborate with national staff teams, colleagues in agencies across the country, and external partners. You will provide support to the Treasurer, Finance & Audit Committee and the Fund Development team.


  • Provides strategic input from a finance perspective on achieving and executing the mission and vision of BBBSC;
  • Supports the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) in strategic planning, operational planning, and financial modeling, including analysis on trends that will assist in decision-making for organisational health;
  • Oversees all accounts, ledgers, reporting systems ensuring compliance with Accounting Standards, regulatory, donor and funder requirements; and
  • Manages financial risk with the SLT, Treasurer and CEO.



  • monitors and reviews accounting policies and procedures against internal controls;
  • recommends and implements changes to improve accuracy and process efficiency;
  • maintains the accounting system including all records;
  • oversees accounts receivable and accounts payable;
  • performs month-end, quarter-end, and year-end closing;
  • monitors bank accounts including all reconciliations; and
  • manages investment accounts and liaises with the external investment managers under the direction of the Finance and Audit Committee and adhering to the Investment Policy.


  • leads the annual budget process from operational creation to Board approval;
  • supports departments to create, monitor and manage their budgets throughout the year; and
  • develops project proposal budgets in collaboration with Fund Development and Program teams.

Process Development and Controls

  • develops, implements, and ensures compliance with internal financial policies that follow established external controls;
  • oversees all processes outlined in the Financial Management Policy;
  • monitors internal controls of cashflow planning and budget variance; and
  • co-ordinates the reconciliation of accounting and Tax Receipt records with the Fund Development department.


  • completes all government filing;
  • oversees payroll submissions to ensure accurate and timely payroll administration including all employee benefits;
  • ensures the accuracy of BBBSC financial systems;
  • prepares and presents regular cashflow and budget variance for the SLT, Finance and Audit Committee, Board and Agencies including forecasting and long-range planning;
  • prepares financial reporting for partnership/funder leads for donors as required for project-related funding;
  • reports on internally and externally restricted funds; and
  • prepares year-end reporting and supports external auditors in the annual audit process.


  • fosters a positive relationship with local BBBS Agencies;
  • works with Agencies to receive annual payments;
  • oversees the administration of flow-through funding to Agencies;
  • supports the National Insurance Program;
  • supports the Treasurer and Finance and Audit Committee;
  • ensures proper policies are in place for the management and storage of financial records, vendor contracts and memorandums of understanding;
  • implements process improvements to make financial operations more efficient and accurate;
  • supervises junior staff members; and
  • completes special projects as required.


In addition to being a detail-oriented team player and an analytical thinker, the successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • 5+ years in accounting and business management with 3+ years supervisory experience;
  • active CPA designation; post-graduate degree in business administration, finance and/or accounting;
  • thorough understanding of Income Tax Act, CRA guidelines, CPA Handbook, Federal & Ontario Corporations Act, privacy legislation, ESA;
  • experience working for a charity and/or not-for-profit organizations an asset;
  • experience with cloud based Financial software;
  • team-leader with a customer service orientation;
  • bilingualism in French an asset;
  • strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills; and
  • highly professional with the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada is committed to principles of anti-oppression and employment equity. We strongly encourage members of Indigenous, ethno-racial, LGBTQ+, Francophone, immigrant, refugee, differently abled and other equity seeking groups to apply and self-identify. Language abilities, especially bilingualism (English and French) is considered an asset.

If accommodation if required during the hiring process, please inform the hiring committee once selected for an interview. We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Although BBBSC works in a remote environment, there will be opportunities to for the staff to connect and engage periodically at in-person BBBSC meetings and external events.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to Lovejeet Chohan, National Manager, Human Resources & Governance. The posting will be active until the position is filled or a candidate has been identified.