Chief Financial Officer

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Chief Financial Officer Calgary, Alberta


Our client, Calgary Food Bank, is seeking a Chief Financial Officer to join their team based out in Calgary, AB.

Reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Financial Officer ensures the present and future financial viability, purchasing and technology system requirements, while providing strong reporting on the past.  This position provides fiscal leadership for strategic initiatives and collaborates with operations in evaluating and assisting with their financial plans and economic modelling.  The Chief Financial Officer takes a hands-on leadership position with the Audit and Investment Committee of Calgary Food Bank’s board of directors.  This position also oversees all business and financial matters of the organization including analysis and reporting, planning, and budgeting, forecasting, capital management, and treasury functions.

The company

The Calgary Food Bank is a not-for-profit organization that provides emergency food support for families and individuals who are facing crisis and hunger in the city of Calgary. It serves as the main charity food hub and is easily accessible for those in need. The organization has the capacity to support families, individuals, and other organizations in their fight against hunger.

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Operational Excellence

  • Responsible for the financial wellbeing of the organization and the accurate financial disclosure of the company as required by Not-for-profit accounting and laws and regulations for charity and non-profit organizations.
  • Plays a key role in formulating organizations future direction and supporting tactical initiatives.
  • Senior leadership liaison and support to the board of directors and the board’s Audit and Investment Committee.
  • Monitor and direct the implementation of strategic business plans.
  • Manages the capital request and budgeting processes.
  • Coordinating, planning and managing the budget/estimate process.
  • Oversight for purchasing and procurement.
  • Review and support of incoming contracts and legal agreements.
  • Consolidates and prepares year end audit statements.
  • Completes annual returns for government and Food Banks Canada.
  • represent the Calgary Food Bank at the national level for Food Banks Canada initiatives as required.
  • Supervise, develop, and provide on-going support to the Finance Department staff including accounting, information technology and procurement.
  • Oversee the Association’s Risk Management Program and ensure recommendations are acted upon.
  • Maintains good working relationships with Governance Board members, external auditors, bankers, investment counselors, attorneys, and other professional advisors.
  • Coordination and oversight of shared services provided to other CALGARY FOOD BANKs in the province.
  • Team Leadership.
  • Direct supervision of Director of Corporate Services and Manager of Information Technology.
  • Ensure teams are executing on business plan and strategic initiatives.

Staff Development and Capacity Building

  • Ensure the provision of a safe environment through the hiring, supervision and training of qualified and competent staff and volunteers in the Accounting and IT teams.
  • Represent the Calgary Food Bank in relevant working groups in the community and throughout our network.

Health and Safety

  • Ensure compliance to all health and safety systems, policies, and procedures within your team.
  • Ensure compliance of all certifications for staff and volunteers within your team.

Community Engagement

  • Support the senior leadership team in ensuring the Calgary Food Bank has a positive presence in the local community.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration or commerce.
  • Professional Accounting Designation required for a minimum of 8-10 years with good standing.
  • Experience with not-for-profit accounting; grants administration and compliance preferred.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of progressive experience in senior level finance or accounting position with demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Experience with investment management and asset allocation preferred.
  • The ability to motivate others and work collaboratively in cross-functional teams.
  • Detail-oriented.
  • Ability to manage the integration of multiple computer systems and programs.
  • Software systems conversion experience for a $50 million+ organization is an asset.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Ability to work with vendors and partners.
  • Ability to work and manage effectively in a changing environment.
  • Evidence of a clear criminal record check will be required.


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