Canuck Place Children's Hospice

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Director of Finance, Facilities and IT

Nov 11, 2018
Various Locations, British Columbia

Director of Finance, Facilities & IT

Location: Vancouver – Granville Office

Reporting to: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Job status: Permanent, Full-time (1.0 FTE)


Canuck Place Children’s Hospice (CPCH) is British Columbia’s recognized pediatric palliative care provider. For over two decades, through the many programs and services we provide, we have made a significant difference in the lives of children with life-threatening illnesses and the families who love them. Be part of a talented and innovative team that takes pride in supporting and providing the highest quality pediatric palliative care.



Aside from being surrounded by a friendly, inclusive, dedicated team, Canuck Place offers employees up to 25 days’ vacation (pro-rated to their full-time equivalency), an employer-paid benefits package, a Health Spending account that provides up to $500 annually to provide additional coverage for health and wellness activities/services, weekly onsite massage therapy, informative lunch n’ learns, as well as various learning opportunities. Canuck Place Children’s Hospice also has a ‘Care For the Caregiver’ committee who provides ongoing, creative activities to connect us with one another as a reminder that it’s ‘this’ moment that really counts.



The Director of Finance, Facilities & IT reports to and works closely with the CEO, in partnering with the senior leadership and the board of directors to develop and implement the strategic plan throughout the organization. They must be able to adapt to a continually evolving environment and thrive in an autonomous and deadline-oriented workplace while managing a busy portfolio.   Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • provides financial leadership and ensures efficient and effective financial control systems
  • develops administrative policies and processes for reporting financial and operating results and for the discharge of Canuck Place Children’s Hospice (CPCH) Society and Foundation obligations as prescribed by law, regulatory bodies, and government contracts
  • oversees all payroll functions, facility operations at all CPCH locations, other corporate services including IT, treasury management, and risk management.
  • assumes the role of Chief Privacy Officer for the organization
  • represents the company to financial partners, including financial institutions, partners, foundation executives, auditors, and government officials



  • Completion of a recognized accounting designation, CPA equivalent.
  • An MBA would be an asset.
  • A minimum of ten years related professional experience at a senior leadership level with computerized financial systems and reporting, fund accounting, project management, payroll, budgeting.
  • Experience with Government funding requirements, and charitable fundraising programs with associated CRA requirements.
  • Experience overseeing IT is required.
  • Facilities management oversight is an asset.



  • Plans, develops and implements effective financial and accounting systems, policies, procedures, controls and records which meet audit and legal reporting requirements, properly safeguard assets, and provides meaningful financial reporting, planning, analysis, budgeting, and forecasting.
  • Directs and reviews work performed by Finance department staff in order to ensure accuracy and to remain fully appraised of the financial activities of the Society and Foundation at all times.
  • Contributes as a key member of the senior leadership team in the overall strategic planning for the Society, collaborates in the development of performance measurement standards which facilitate reporting requirements for census, costs, and economic measures, creates financial benchmarks and a balanced scorecard and ensures that financial policies and procedures are integrated into the program philosophy. Contributes to organizational strategy and policy making as required.
  • Develops business plans, co-ordinates the preparation of draft capital and operating budgets and produces final budgets; reviews operating costs, monitors budgets and provides advice on capital requirements, courses of action to reduce operating costs, improve profitability etc.
  • Develops and leads the execution of plans for facilities maintenance and emergency preparedness (including training of staff on emergency procedures).
  • Leads the development and implementation of corporate services including IT, leasing and procurement.
  • Projects and manages revenue, investment, cash flow to ensure appropriate return on surplus funds and assists with sourcing long term funding.
  • Provides support to the Audit Committee and Investment Review Committees of the Board, and to the Foundation Board.
  • Manages the audit process and works with external auditors to ensure audited financial statements are accurate and complete.
  • Recruits, trains, develops, leads and motivates staff and conducts regular performance management reviews.
  • Prepares and reviews RFPs for banking, investment and audit services and recommends successful firms.
  • Follows policies, procedures and standards of excellence to ensure a safe environment for children and families, staff and volunteers.
  • Contributes to the CPCH culture by understanding and supporting our Mission and Vision and actively demonstrating our Values.
  • In accordance with the strategic directions of CPCH, patient safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at CPCH, and as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.
  • Protects the health, wellness and safety of self and others by complying with applicable regulations and standards, safe work practices and procedures established by CPCH. Employees must report any health hazards and unsafe conditions to their supervisor for corrective action.
  • Assumes other related responsibilities, as assigned.  



What you bring to the role:

  • Exceptional analytical, presentation and report writing skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to build teams, lead and motivate people to accomplish goals and objectives to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Proven effectiveness leading professionals in finance, facilities and IT.
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP’s), financial, administrative and contract management, audit and program evaluation principles and practices.
  • Thorough knowledge of financial issues including accounting and financial policies and procedures, financial internal control concepts, and government requirements.
  • Knowledge of Employment Standards, Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA) requirements.
  • Knowledge of practices and principles related to development and operation of computerized payroll and financial reporting systems.
  • Demonstrated leadership, planning and organizational skills coupled with the ability to identify, analyze, and resolve problems in complex situations.
  • Demonstrated strategic and anticipatory thinking related to current and potential challenges and opportunities.
  • Ability to assess financial trends and concerns and develop effective solutions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain appropriate professional and personal boundaries.
  • Technologically savvy, with the ability to develop and implement new processes and systems that will increase efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Ability to manage investment portfolios and make sound investment decisions within organizational investment policies.
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels regarding financial matters.
  • A clear and valid BC driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle are required.

You have:

  • High integrity; creativity; balance, good judgment and objectivity; high vision and conceptual capabilities; consultative, facilitate and collaborative; sense of humor.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Demonstrates flexibility that allows you to work with high energy, creative people.
  • Able to thrive and effectively manage priorities in a changing, ambiguous environment.



Flexibility is necessary, as this position may require occasional weekend and evening work and travel within and outside the Lower Mainland.

At the discretion of Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, the information in this job description may be reviewed and revised, as required, to meet the needs of the organization.

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equality and diversity within its community and to a welcoming and inclusive workplace. We especially welcome applications from Indigenous persons, visible minority group members, women, persons with disabilities, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.



Please submit your cover letter and your resume to by Friday, November 9. Please indicate where you discovered this job posting and specify which role you are applying for in the subject line of your email. We recognize the importance of a diversified workforce, and we encourage women, First Nations, Inuit and Metis candidates, members of visible minorities and persons with disabilities to apply.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates who have been short-listed will be contacted.

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