Director of Finance and Administration

Halifax, NS

Venor has partnered with the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Nova Scotia (CPSNS) for the recruitment of a Director of Finance & Administration. 

CPSNS serves and protects the public by effectively regulating the province’s medical profession in accordance with the Medical Act and its regulations. CPSNS is a culture of listening – listening to the public and the profession. The College prides itself in ensuring an environment that is respectful, safe and humble. CPSNS values engaging with Nova Scotians and the communities served across the province. Serving the public, the College ensures Nova Scotia’s physicians and surgeons are qualified, competent and fit to practice medicine to provide the best care possible to patients.

Reporting to the Registrar & CEO, the Director of Finance and Administration has overall responsibility for finance, human resources, IT and risk management for the College while ensuring the achievement of objectives consistent with the mission, vision, values and the Medical Act and Regulations.

The Director of Finance & Administration develops and implements accounting policies, coordination of systems and procedures, and the preparation of operating data and special reports including interim and year-end financial statements. In conjunction with the Registrar & CEO, coordinates, reviews and endorses budget proposals, discusses proposed changes and significant changes. 

The Director of Finance & Administration will manage the operating procedures of the College, including short and long-term goals. They will establish an adequate plan for the control of operations including profit planning, programs for capital investing and financing, expense budgets and cost standards. The Director of Finance & Administration compares performance with operating plans and standards, and reports and interprets the results of operations and business central updates to the Registrar & CEO. 

In collaboration with the Manager of IT, the Director plans, implements, and manages the IT strategy to meet the needs of the College, with particular focus on staff and member needs, organizational efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and technological change.

Supporting the HR Officer, the Director helps to set the strategic direction of HR in alignment with the mission, vision, and values of the College.

As the ideal candidate, you have post-secondary education in business, accounting or finance, along with a chartered professional accountant (CPA) designation. You have several years of industry experience leading people, operations, and building on strategy and programs. You have a continuous improvement mindset and excitement for innovation. trends for continuous improvement and innovation. A strategic, big picture thinker, you can also roll up your sleeves and drill down into the details when needed.  

The successful candidate will be passionate to support improved access to healthcare through leadership, collaboration, and flexibility. This is a great opportunity for a strong candidate who enjoys balancing controls and risk management with an operational focus. 

At Venor and CPSNS, we embrace a culture of belonging in the workplace. No matter who you are, where you’re from, how you think, what you believe in, or who you love, we welcome your application. We all come from different backgrounds and different walks of life, bringing in unique perspectives and experiences. We encourage applications from 2SLGBTQ+, Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC), women, newcomers to Canada, and people with disabilities. 

If you require any accommodation in the application and interview process, please let us know (including different materials or otherwise).

Interested candidates are asked to please forward their resumes to Shardeigh McGillivray via shardeigh@venor.ca

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