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Vice President, Finance

  • Posted:Oct 16, 2019
  • Apply by:Nov 15, 2019
  • Job Type
  • Full Time
  • Job Level
  • Senior Executive (CEO, CFO, COO, Executive Director)
  • Location
  • Vancouver, BC
  • Impact Area
  • Multiple
  • Impact Category
  • Nonprofit
  • Company Type
  • Foundation

About this position

Reporting jointly to the Managing Director of The Giustra Foundations (TGF) and the CEO of Elevate Social Businesses, and ultimately to the three sets of Board of Directors/Trustees for each of TGF’s three entities, The VP, Finance is responsible for leading the finance, accounting, audit, tax and operations support functions, ensuring financial integrity and regulatory compliance. The VP, Finance provides both strategic and hands-on leadership, is accountable for financial strategy decisions, oversees budgeting, analysis, accounting practices and procedures, and all borrowing, investing and cash management functions, and works closely with those in charge of the above on the social business level. The VP, Finance has a role in managing the relationships with banks, granting, and other financing institutions for formulating and executing financing strategies to meet capital and operational funding requirements.

The ideal candidate will be committed and passionate about the mission and values of the organization. They will be able to challenge their colleagues in the best interests of the organization and motivated about working in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment. Given that the organization’s team is geographically dispersed, the candidate must excel at working independently and managing with limited infrastructure. They will be a natural collaborator and comfortable operating at both a strategic and operational level. Possessing an undergraduate degree in Accounting/Finance, 8-10 years of international operating experience with a proven track record in senior financial leadership roles, and extensive experience with ERP/Financial systems, financial reporting software, and external audits, the ideal candidate will have a track record of successfully leading and growing finance operations. Familiarity with rules and regulations of Canadian Registered Charities and Canada Revenue Agency policies surrounding the operation of a Registered Charity is considered an asset


About us


The Giustra Foundations (TGF) comprises three separate organizations: Elevate Social Businesses,  The Stichting Giustra International Foundation, and The Giustra Foundation (Canada). These organizations were established by Canadian businessman and philanthropist Frank Giustra to support charitable programs that alleviate poverty, enhance the welfare of children, improve public health, and promote and enable education. TGF has evolved through both growth and the repatriation of certain financially-related activities, creating the need to add the role of VP, Finance. This opportunity will appeal to a qualified finance professional who wants to make a difference alleviating poverty and improving the livelihoods of the less fortunate on a global scale.

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