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Company Name:
The Alex
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Calgary, Alberta
Position type:
Part Time
Experience level:
10 - 20 years
Education level:
Not specified

Director of Finance

Director of Finance – Ref. No. 17027


The Alex: Changing Health. Changing Lives. 

The Alex Community Health Centre is a not-for-profit organization that is changing how we look at health care in Calgary. Our health, housing and food programs support our most vulnerable neighbours, tackling tough health and social issues head-on.

Since 1973, our cost-effective programs have provided preventative care in a welcoming, easy to access environment, moving people from poverty to stability and from crisis to wellness.  Using a multidisciplinary team approach, we focus care on assessment, intervention and promotion of all aspects of health. We embrace a model of healthcare that is accessible, responsive and participatory. In addition to two Health Centers, we run a Youth Centre, two Mobile Community Health Buses, one Community Dental Bus, four Housing Programs, a Breast Feeding Clinic, a Community Food Centre and a Bottles4Health Program.  

Position Summary 

As an integral member of the Executive Team, reporting to the CEO, the Director of Finance will provide senior leadership to the organization in financial stewardship, legal compliance, contract management, and governance. 

Major responsibilities include:

  • Financial Stewardship
    • Leading the finance team
    • Ensuring that the organization’s assets, notably cash resources, are adequately protected and that the financial records of the organization have integrity and are well protected
    • Ensuring that organizational plans provide for the financial liquidity and sustainability of the organization
    • Maintaining internal controls and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, and program budgets and actual expenditures
    • Administering and reviewing all financial plans and comparing to actual results with a view to identifying, explaining, and correcting variances
    • Preparing charitable returns and GST
    • Ensuring that investments, at all levels, meet the requirements of associated Board policies
    • Overseeing all financial, project/program and grants accounting
    • Ensuring that expenditures are consistently aligned with grant and program budgets throughout the grant/fund period
    • Collating financial reporting materials for government, corporate, and foundation grants
    • Managing and tracking the performance of invested assets in keeping with policies and investment guidelines
    • Strategically participating in the Society’s Executive Team participating in organizational leadership and planning
    • Overseeing annual audit

 Legal Compliance

    • Ensuring that the organization complies with all applicable legislation and related regulations, and that the Board, through the Finance and Audit Committee, is similarly aware of compliance issues

 Contract Management

    • Ensuring that contracts, memorandums of understanding and similar commitments of a material nature meet appropriate standards that protect the interest of the organization


    • Supporting the organization in the development of and compliance with policies, both at the Board and Operational levels
    • Ensuring that staff is appropriately aware of policies and that they are actively applied
    • Acting as management liaison with the Board of Directors and its’ Committees
    • Initiating the engagement of the finance committee around issues and trends in financial operating models and delivery

 The successful candidate will have the following background and experience:

  • A professional accounting designation is required, along with a minimum of 10 years’ experience in finance or administration
  • Proven experience in strategic planning and execution, formulating policy, building and developing financial plans, managing resources and leading successful teams
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as demonstrated initiative and creativity
  • Meticulous attention to detail and willingness to take on all tasks, no matter how small, to get the job done
  • Demonstrated success in roles requiring execution of a variety of tasks while responding to multiple priorities
  • Exceptional written, verbal, interpersonal, and presentation skills, and the ability to effectively interface with senior management, the Alex’s board of directors, and staff members
  • Experience in health care is preferred

We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and a dynamic, positive work environment. 

Please submit your resume to:  [email protected] and include the job title and reference number in the subject line 

Deadline to apply: Until suitable candidate is found 

We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

For further information about The Alex and its programs, we encourage you to visit our website at