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Director of Finance & Information Technology

Reference ID: 73399

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North Vancouver, BC
Vancouver, BC
West Vancouver, BC
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Full Time
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Banking, Finance and Insurance
Information Technology

About the Organization

Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society (VACFSS) is a non-profit society providing service to urban Aboriginal children and families living in the Greater Vancouver area.

At VACFSS, our vision is a balanced and harmonious Aboriginal community and our mission is to provide holistic service delivery that culturally and spiritually strengthens Aboriginal families.

VACFSS works to strengthen the community through its collaborative nature, often partnering with other service providers and members of the community. The Society aims to honour the traditions of Aboriginal people in BC, and continues to focus on improving the outcomes for the children and families it serves.

To learn more about VACFSS, please visit

About the Opportunity

Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society (VACFSS) is currently searching for a Director of Finance & Information Technology to join the team in Vancouver, BC.

This position functions in a complex Child and Family Services environment and plays a key role in providing linkages with VACFSS funders, Board of Directors and internal program areas. Reporting to the CEO of VACFSS, you will be responsible for the management, supervision and co-ordination of all functions relating to finance and information technology including establishing and implementing financial planning.

Please note that this position is a temporary, full-time role, for approximately a 6 month term.

More specifically, you will:

  • Oversee management, budget development, asset control, facilities and management of information systems and information technology;
  • Provide expert advice to the CEO, directors and managers on the coordination of management and operations systems, financial budgets, policies and issues;
  • Act as a key participant in the development of strategic and operational plans, in the development of new initiatives and resolving operational issues;
  • Participate in decision making as it relates to political, operational, financial, structural, human resources and labour relations issues; and
  • Supervise the Information Technology position and supervise the Finance/Accounting staff.

In order to qualify for this key position, you will need to have the following:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance with a professional accounting designation (CPA); and
  • At least 7 years of progressive financial responsibility experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified; and
  • An extensive Labour Relations background in a unionized environment; and
  • A valid BC Driver’s Licence and access to a safe, reliable vehicle; and
  • Previous supervisory and management experience.

In addition to the requirements above, you will need high-level financial knowledge (experience developing operation and capital budgets) paired with proven problem solving and decision making abilities in order to help VACFSS lead the way.

The ideal candidate will have satisfactory computer skills, including advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, Great Plains, Payworks and FRX.

As a seasoned leader, you will need to use your combination of outstanding coaching skills, in-depth financial acumen, and passion for VACFSS’s ultimate cause to inspire our team to deliver exceptional results.

Since you will act as an advisor for our CEO, Directors, Managers, and Supervisory, it is imperative to your success that you can plan strategies, use your exceptional organizational skills to deploy said strategies, and lead and motivate all internal stakeholders to reach VACFSS’s goals as a team.

In this role, it is important that you act as a role model for aboriginal expression, working to clearly articulate and demonstrate aboriginal culture in all activities relating to VACFSS. It would put you at an advantage should you have experience working in an Aboriginal agency with strong knowledge of the impact of colonialism on Canada’s Aboriginal people. Any previous experience working for a not-for-profit organization will also put you a step ahead of the rest.

Lastly, in order to be successful, you will need to have impeccable organizational and time management skills, as well as the ability to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines.

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About the Benefits

In exchange for your contributions to VACFSS, you will receive a $90,000 salary, pro-rated based on your 6-month term, and 9.8% of salary in lieu of benefits. 

This is your chance to put your unique skill set to good use and make a lasting difference in the Aboriginal community. We offer in-house workshops on time management, personal finance, and conflict resolution, as well as a variety of wellness opportunities to assist you in maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

If you're looking for a new career challenge where you will be welcomed into a supportive and friendly team culture, VACFSS is the place for you. Apply Now!

Posted: October 12, 2017
Closes:December 11, 2017