Director of Finance – professional trade union

Metro Vancouver
commensurate with experience
Job Type:
Full Time
To apply contact:
Dawn Longshaw
Phone: 604-682-2262
Fax: 604-687-1327

Our client, a large trade union with a reputation for being a leader in job security, workplace safety, training and benefits, is adding a Director of Finance to the team.  

Reporting to the Business Manager, the successful candidate will oversee the financial operations of the local, the training organization and the welfare and pension plan division; providing accurate information to the Board of Directors, including analysis, budgeting, forecasting and preparing financial reports, as well as overseeing all internal and 3rd party audits. As a member of the senior leadership team, the Director of Finance will be an advisor to the distinct business areas, evaluating and assisting them with their financial plans and reporting; as well as providing direction toward standardization for greater consistency; driving large system and process change to achieve greater efficiency across all three divisions.  

We are seeking candidates with a strong track record in leading transformation within the finance function. Requirements include a minimum of 7 years experience in a senior-level finance or accounting role in a union or in related multi-divisional industries, coupled with a university degree in Finance or Accounting – post-graduate degree and CPA designation preferred.  Extensive experience and knowledge in dealing with accounting systems, budgets, internal controls, business planning and asset management is essential, as well as knowledge of federal and provincial financial regulations, GAAP and SOX compliance and tax guidance for Canadian and US revenue.  This key position demands well-developed people management skills – the ability to coach and mentor the finance team to expand their knowledge and expertise, to create succession plans and groom potential successors and to build and maintain lasting relationships with other departments, key business partners and government agencies.

Our client offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, along with a comprehensive benefits program. 

To apply for this position, submit resume, stating salary expectation, in confidence to Dawn Longshaw c/o 

We thank all interested applicants but only those selected for interview will be contacted.


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