Career Opportunity - Director of Finance



Full-time, permanent, salaried position (37.5 hours per week)

Out-of-Scope (Non-Union) Position

Salary Range: $79,464 - $91,392 per year + comprehensive benefits package

Creative Saskatchewan is seeking a Director of Finance to join our dynamic staff team. This position will be of interest to certified financial professionals who are strong financial leaders, with honed analytical skills, in order to lead the day-to-day management of Creative Saskatchewan’s finances and procedures by administering accounting operations to meet audit and legal requirements. The Director of Finance should be familiar with audits, preparing quarterly financial statements, overseeing accounts payable/receivable, budget preparation, and bank reconciliations. The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational skills and be able to handle time-sensitive tasks. Additionally, the Director of Finance is responsible for ensuring that all financial transactions are properly recorded, for ensuring that adequate systems and internal financial controls are in place, for oversight of the general ledger, and preparing financial reports in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Finance Director develops and implements financial policies and procedures to ensure that proper protocols and segregation of duties are maintained between business units. This position provides solid support to the CEO and organization and, as such, must have strong leadership skills as well as exceptional financial acumen.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Director of Finance oversees, designs, implements, administers, and manages any and all financial administrative and reporting functions as required by law, by standard industry practice, and by the Board of Directors of Creative Saskatchewan.

  • As a member of the Creative Saskatchewan team, works closely with the CEO to develop the annual operating budget, with input from the senior staff management team, Finance & Audit Committee of the Board, and in consultation with the Ministry of Parks, Culture & Sport, and the Office of the Provincial Auditor.

  • Works with members of the staff team to develop effective methods of communication and reporting of activities and outcomes to the CEO on a monthly basis, quarterly reports to the Finance & Audit Committee and Board of Directors, and semi-annual reports to the Ministry of Parks, Culture & Sport. This process includes forecasting on a periodic basis, and keeping the CEO informed of any significant deviations from the budget.

  • Develops and monitors budgets to support external programming work.

  • As a member of the senior leadership team, the Director of Finance contributes to the development and implementation of strategic plans which aim to guide the work of Creative Saskatchewan.

  • Oversees and manages the work of the Finance Assistant, to ensure efficient and effective financial administrative protocols are in place.

  • Oversees the financial aspect of program delivery and administration including, but not limited to, strategy development, innovative budget application, providing input with regard to financial implication within program guideline development, reporting requirements and templates.

  • Assists the Chief Operating Officer/Director of Communications, and Director of Programs & Investments to audit final reports provided by recipients of financial support from Creative Saskatchewan prior to final payments being authorized.

  • Oversees the financial aspects of effective implementation and management of strategic programs and services that enhance the relevance of Creative Saskatchewan to its clients.

  • Serves as the liaison between Creative Saskatchewan and the auditors appointed by the Board of Directors of the Agency.

  • Works closely with the Chief Operating Officer/Director of Communications to prepare the Annual Report.

  • Responsible for day-to-day oversight of accounting functions including maintenance of the general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and benefits, and capital asset management.

  • Responsible for overseeing the filing of T4A’s for Board members, grant recipients and other contractors.

  • Acts as the liaison with the Canada Revenue Agency.

  • Analyses financial policies and procedures and takes the lead role in revising and upgrading the Finance Policy Manual, and related manuals, when required.

  • Prepare the Annual Financial Statements in accordance with Canadian Public Sector accounting standards.

  • Other reasonable duties and responsibilities as may from time-to-time be assigned by the CEO.


  • Minimum of Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in business management, finance, accounting, or related field with CPA designation.

  • 5+ years experience in a financial management position.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Simply Accounting and Sage 300.

  • Extremely knowledgeable in financial forecasting, accounting principles, and financial data analysis.

  • Knowledge of and aptitude for current regulatory and compliance practices.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and leadership skills.

  • Excellent communication skills, both orally and written.

  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and delegate responsibilities in an effective and efficient manner.

  • Outstanding integrity, solid moral judgment, the ability to make important decisions under pressure and exceptional business acumen.

  • A Criminal Record Check and Credit Check is a screening requirement for this position.

Core Competencies

  • Finance & Budgeting: Must have an in-depth understanding of financial reporting and knowledge of and skills in budget development and monitoring. Must be current with professional credentials and designation as a Chartered Professional Accountant.

  • Strategic Thinking/Problem-solving: Must be a strategic thinker and creative problem solver with the ability to anticipate upcoming opportunities and challenges, and to determine required outcomes. Must be able to develop innovative approaches for Agency’s systems and processes. Must be willing to participate in the ongoing change process required of an Agency that values Saskatchewan’s creative industries.

  • Leadership: Must be willing to share areas of competence with others. Must be willing to coach and encourage the meaningful contribution of others both within and external to the Agency. Must show personal leadership within the position, through setting priorities, identifying roles, delegating work with clear expectations and meeting timelines consistently.

  • Team-Orientation: Must be committed to being a team player and working to meet team goals. Must effectively manage conflict and work to facilitate consensus. Must be committed to fostering effective teamwork, both within Creative Saskatchewan and between the Agency, its stakeholders and its clients.

  • Communication: Must be able to listen to, synthesize, interpret, and accurately convey sensitive complex information and opinions of diverse audiences with clarity, conciseness and professionalism, in both verbal and written contexts.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Friday, May 18th, 2018 by 5:00 pm.

Please submit your cover letter and résumé electronically to with DIRECTOR OF FINANCE in the subject line.

Please note that we are not accepting phone calls regarding this position. We thank all applicants for their interest. However only those candidates who are selected for interviews will be contacted.

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