Chief Financial Officer

  • Full-Time
  • Hamilton
  • 200 - 250

Website The Pod Group


One of the longest-standing non-profits in the region, offering support for people experiencing poverty, homelessness, and barriers in the community. Our client provides programs and services to meet diverse needs in Hamilton, Halton and Brantford, and believe in creating a community where every member is empowered through inclusivity and equity to enrich their lives.

Our client collaborates with community partners to mobilize resources, create opportunities, and realize potential for those most in need.


The success of an organization stems from a team that is aligned with its mission and vision, where decisions are made in the best interests of the clients they serve and the marginalized and vulnerable populations across our communities. Through this effort, all team members embrace their roles in the organization with respect and dignity for all stakeholders. Through these partnerships, everyone is focused on ensuring a commitment and responsibility toward anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, diversity, inclusivity, and belonging.


The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is responsible for the overall strategic and operational leadership of the organization. The CFO ensures strong relationships with the community, funders, partners, staff, and volunteers and works to enhance the physical, mental, spiritual and social well-being of clients. The Pod Group is partnering with this organization to place a highly passionate and driven leader to fulfill the role of the CFO. The CFO provides organizational financial management to elevate the finance and accounting systems of the organization.


  • Ensure the effective, efficient operation related to the financial and IT management of the organization within the general policies and guidelines of the organization
  • Provide oversight and leadership to the CEO and all senior management related to financial and IT matters
  • Ensure that the properties occupied by the organization are maintained
  • Provide support to the Finance and Property Committee
  • Manage and oversee a team of employees in the Finance department and the IT department
  • Provide staff orientation, regular supervision and ongoing training and development
  • Implement and communicate organizational plans, policies, procedures, and decisions of the Board of Directors and the Leadership Team in accordance with the collective agreement where applicable
  • Develop, implement, maintain and evaluate financial policies, systems and procedures for the organization
  • Prepare budget and financial forecasts, and program and budget recommendation plans, in consultation with the CEO leadership team
  • Responsible for cash flow, investments, and the relationship with banking and investment institutions
  • Maintain the organization’s system of accounts and keep records on all organization transactions and assets
  • Control purchasing and expenses and monitor approved budget to meet program and financial goals
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • University-level bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of study or demonstrated equivalent
  • Formal finance designation is mandatory (CPA-CA, CPA-CGA)
  • Minimum of 5 years experience at senior management or leadership level in administration and financial management in the not-for-profit or public sector
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in accounting, budgeting, financial planning and analysis
  • Experience in Board relations and reporting
  • Experience in financial reporting for and interaction with Government Funders
  • Excellent communication, problem-solving and interpersonal skills with the ability to prioritize and make decisions
  • Proficient in the use of computers and other communication-related technology
  • Understanding of legislation applicable to the program
  • Experience in preparing funding proposals and a track record in sourcing new funding streams
  • Comfortable in making presentations to groups of all sizes
  • Commitment to fostering a work and service delivery environment that is inclusive and reflective of the diversity in the community


The Pod Group (PG) is a creative consulting group that provides customized and innovative solutions to support our client’s growth and ultimate success while promoting the integration of equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging in creating culture and engagement.

We balance strategy and people to help community organizations make better use of their resources by focusing on building the competencies to promote people-centric organizations.

The Pod Group has great success in serving a number of community sectors, including health, social services, developmental, housing, mental health, and community health care.

We promote a unique approach while incorporating marketing and human resources as an integral component of strategy, mission, and vision. This focus aligns strategy with the development of a culture that embraces all stakeholders and a community spirit while ensuring an effective plan that meets the requirements of the organization.



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