Senior Director, Finance & Operations

  • Executive
  • Toronto

The Peoples Church

Senior Director, Finance & Operations (SDFO)

Department:      Executive

Reports to:          Executive Pastor

Responsibility:   Operations Team (Accounting, Communications, Guest Services, HR, IT & Property Management)

Status:                  Full-time




Position Summary
As a member of the Executive Team, and reporting to the Risk Management and Audit Committees of the Board, the Senior Director of Finance and Operations will define and implement (i) policies, (ii) infrastructure and (iii) systems required to support sustainable growth at PMI.


The SDFO will:

·      Provide leadership to six direct reports and a team of 20 employees in the following functional areas.  Accounting & Finance, Events & Guest Services, Building Operations, Human Resources, Information Technology and Communications.

·      Focus on developing and implementing strategy, achieving results by building high performance teams, creating and nurturing innovation, and leveraging a deep understanding of the functional areas to bring to life strategic initiatives.


Critical to success in this role is the SDFOs superior communication and collaboration skills, his/her attention to detail, an ability to empower and engage teams and a progressive view on using technology to enhance PMI.


Key Responsibilities


Accounting and Financial Resource Management

·       Review and approve monthly and annual financial reporting materials and metrics for PMI’s board of directors.

·       Oversee annual budgeting process, financial forecasting, and cash flow

·       Coordinate all audit activities.

·       Oversee accounting transaction processing, donation processing, banking, financial and government reporting, purchasing, payroll and contract administration.

·       Develop and implement a comprehensive Resource Development Plan that supports PMI’s strategic plan.  Resource Development Plan to incorporate strategies that include, but are not limited to, direct mail campaigns, major donor approaches, foundation and government proposals, capital projects, appeals for bursary funds, planned giving and special events when appropriate.

·       Establish annual and quarterly donation revenue targets and priorities as part of annual Resource Development Plan.



Events, Guest Services and Building Operations

·      Provide oversight to all aspects of hospitality and interaction with guests to our property. Including, but not limited to, liaison with food services, caterers, guest speakers or organizations renting our facility.

·      Provide guidance and oversight related to the property’s financial and legal obligations.

·       Manage PMI’s physical infrastructure and system maintenance (phone system, security, cleaning, supplies, etc.), with assistance from support staff.


Information Technology and Communications

·       Collaborate with IT staff, vendors and volunteers to design an IT plan, and implement it successfully to meet IT needs (hardware and software) as the organization grows.

·      Ensure PMI’s data is adequately protected and the requirements of PIPEDA and/or other applicable legislation are fulfilled.

·       Oversee the development and maintenance of detailed, accurate congregation records using tracking software.  Maintain records and provide information, as needed, to the Board, Executive Team and staff.

·       Provide oversight to the communications team, assisting in the planning and implementation of marketing and communications initiatives that will promote the continued growth and development of PMI.


Leadership, Risk Management and Human Resources

·      Provide vision and leadership to the assigned functional areas.

·      Interface with all departments to ensure that strategic plans are aligned with daily operations.

·      Foster and develop collaboration between departments, and other internal groups to ensure an integrated approach to operations.

·      Develop and implement new strategies for creating or improving processes and procedures.

·      Ensure compliance with all governmental reporting requirements, statutes and relevant regulations.

·      Lead the risk management function, which includes the ongoing assessment and reporting of risk as well as developing risk mitigation strategies.

·      Provide oversight to all aspects of the operation affecting paid staff and volunteers.  Including, but not limited to, health and safety, human resource policy, employee benefits, compensation, recruiting, orientation and training.

·      Provide counsel and guidance to staff, volunteers and others based upon Christian values and teachings.




·      University Degree in Finance or Accounting.

·      Thorough knowledge and support of the mission, vision and values of The Peoples Church.

·      Must have a deep growing personal faith in Jesus Christ and agree with the Statement of Faith and Lifestyle Principles of The Peoples Church.

·      10+ years of of progressively responsible leadership experience in a non-profit organization.

·      Experience in strategic planning and execution.

·      Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

·      Understanding of technology and technological solutions.

·      Knowledge of best practices in internal controls and relevant legislations.

·      Able to build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders.

·      Able to inspire and engage through verbal and written communication.

·      Attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy.

·      Strong work ethic and positive attitude.

·      MBA or Master’s degree in Finance or Accounting is an asset.


Working Conditions


·         This executive-level position will involve working extra hours as required. The role could involve occasional travel locally and within North America.

·         Must lead and attend weekly staff devotions.

·         Participate regularly in prayer for and with others.

·         Report to and be accountable to the Christian community.

·         Represent a Christian perspective in the community at large.




Qualified applicants are invited to forward their résumés and reference # 17CJN-SDFO in the cover letter by April 30, 2017 to:


The Peoples Church

374 Sheppard Avenue East

Toronto, ON, M2N 3B6

Fax: (416) 222 3917



We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.


The Human Rights Code leaves the employer free to define objectively valid qualifications necessary and relevant for satisfactory job performance.  The Peoples Church serves the Christian community and requires that each of its employees demonstrate a lifestyle that is consistent with the teachings of Christ to attain the objectives of the organization and the people we serve.  One of our valid qualifications is that our staff profess and live out faith in Christ.  We believe that this qualification is in keeping with the nature and intent of the Human Rights Code.


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