Senior Director of Finance

The Montreal General Hospital Foundation is experiencing a period of exciting growth, coupled with a strategic vision for its future expansion and success. As part of our plan for growth and increased capacity, we are looking for an experienced finance specialist to fill the position of Senior Director of Finance with dynamism and professionalism. Reporting to the Senior Vice-President, Finance and Administration, the incumbent will be a key member of the Foundation’s team, joining a dedicated group of professionals working to position the Foundation for future growth and success as a leader in healthcare philanthropy.

The Senior Director of Finance will provide leadership for the organization’s financial and accounting strategy.  The new incumbent will supervise a team of three, including two direct reports, the Financial Controller and a Senior Financial Analyst; and will also be responsible for various special projects.

MGHF offers a hybrid work model. A minimum of two days per week would be expected to be in-person at the Foundation’s office at the Montreal General Hospital on Avenue Cedar in downtown Montreal.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Provide leadership for the organization’s financial and accounting strategy to optimize financial performance;
  • Provide oversight of the organization’s accounting function;
  • Support the Senior Vice-President, Finance and Administration, and other members of the management team in decision-making;
  • Lead and develop the Finance team (3 professionals, including 2 direct reports) responsible for the preparation and analysis of financial statements and other operational and financial reports, general accounting, accounts payable, payroll and regulatory reporting;
  • Contribute fully to the development of the Foundation’s strategy by providing financial analysis and advice on all activities, plans, targets and operational factors;
  • Ensure that the Foundation’s financial systems are robust, compliant and support current activities and future growth;
  • Ensure that the organization’s regulatory requirements are met;
  • Lead fund analysis and reporting to medical partners;
  • Manage investments as well as reports and analyses for the investment committee;
  • Lead the monitoring and improvement of accounting processes and policies, as well as the Foundation’s internal controls to ensure the integrity of information;
  • Oversee the preparation of accounting and statutory audit files;
  • Manage and plan cash flow in the short, medium and long term;
  • Oversee the preparation and monitoring of annual budgets;
  • Prepare reports for presentation to the Board of Directors and our business partners;
  • Respond to various requests for ad hoc analyses;
  • Monitor performance indicators and facilitate their development;
  • Identify areas for improvement and propose innovative solutions;
  • Collaborate on various special projects such as automating certain processes, implementing new methods and continuous improvement;
  • Establish a high level of credibility and manage strong working relationships with various internal and external stakeholders, and ensure the corresponding relationships are maintained;
  • Perform all other related duties.

Qualifications and Competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting and CPA designation;
  • A minimum of 10 years experience in a similar role, including personnel management;
  • Ability to exercise mobilizing and positive leadership;
  • Strong analytical and financial skills;
  • Meet the requirement of an astute, articulate, technically strong, dynamic, insightful and influential business leader with the ability to operate at both strategic and operational levels;
  • Exceptional communication skills at all levels and good teamwork skills;
  • Good synthesis, planning, organization and sense of responsibility;
  • Ability to work in French and English (oral and written);
  • Solid command of the MS Office suite (advanced Excel) and proven skills in the use of technology;
  • Ability to handle high levels of pressure and critical decision-making;
  • High integrity, respect for ethics and values;
  • Discretion, diplomacy and ability to maintain harmonious interpersonal relations;
  • High level of efficiency, autonomy and thoroughness;
  • Ability to adapt to a variety of tasks and prioritize multiple requests;
  • Good judgment and decision-making skills, including tact and the ability to listen and to solve problems
  • Ability to manage unforeseen or complex situations;
  • Experience in the NPO sector, an asset (knowledge of Raiser’s Edge and Blackbaud’s Financial Edge);
  • Experience working with a business analyst, an asset.


KCI (Ketchum Canada Inc.) has been retained to conduct this search on behalf of the Montreal General Hospital Foundation. For more information about this leadership opportunity, please contact Sylvie Battisti, KCI Vice President, Search + Talent by email at

All inquiries and applications will be held in strict confidence.

Although the application submission deadline is September 18, 2023, interested candidates are encouraged to submit their resume and letter of interest to the email address early as applications will be considered on a rolling basis and candidates may be invited to interview before the deadline

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