Vice President, Finance, YMCA of Greater Saint John; Saint John

Accounting / Finance / Management




We are 1,000 volunteers and staff working together to serve more than 50,000 people across the Greater Saint John who believe in helping children and families reach their full potential.

We are a charity dedicated to strengthening the foundations of community. For 165 years we’ve cared for kids, shaped leaders for tomorrow and helped generations of people come together to find support, get healthier and make friends for life. We are determined to be a genuine, welcoming, hopeful place that is nurturing and fun.

This is the community we want. A community where we share a sense of social responsibility; experience better health in spirit, mind and body; and where children and families can thrive.

About the role

The Vice President, Finance is a member of the Senior Leadership Team, reporting to the President and CEO, and is responsible for overall management of financial affairs of the YMCA
of Greater Saint John.

The Vice President, Finance is responsible for key operational duties including budget development and monitoring, financial reporting, payroll and employee
benefits, monitoring accounts receivable and payables, cash flow, investments, human resources, risk management and managing IT systems.


Financial Management:

  • Development, analysis, and interpretation of statistical and accounting information in order to assess and communicate the operational results in terms of profitability, performance against budget, and other matters relating to the financial and operational effectiveness of the Association
  • Provides support and strategic advice to the CEO, Board and senior staff regarding the operational and administrative infrastructure of the Association including finance, information technology, data management, grant administration and office and registration administration
  • Maintain the Association’s accounting system ensuring that the appropriate controls and procedures are in place to ensure accuracy of financial information
  • Maintain the financial records to satisfy corporate and legal accounting, reporting standards and requirements, as well as, providing relevant and timely management information
  • Ensures compliance with CRA filings and other regulatory bodies and manages the annual audit process
  • Provide consultation and guidance for Association staff regarding all financial matters related to operations
  • Leads the development and execution of the Association human resources policies, processes and strategies
  • Ensures adequate risk management plan is in place including appropriate insurance coverage at all levels. Reviews all contracts from a financial and legal perspective
  • Coordinate the preparation of budget and financial projections, and analyze and report significant variances. Oversee cash flow management and reporting
  • Liaise with external organizations including auditors, financial institutions and other YMCA partners
  • Manages Association Finance and Risk Management and Endowment Investment/Finance Committees
  • Evaluation of capital or special projects to determine viability and impact on the Association
  • Manages the IT function for the Association and oversees the ongoing implementation and updating of IT strategies
  • Monitors payroll policies and procedures to adhere to employment legislation and administers the group benefits plan and pension plan
  • Ensures operating procedures and policies are up to date and adhered to; creates and communicates new policies and practices where necessary
  • Manages and provides reporting on endowments and investments to external stakeholders
  • Leads any new system implementation and training

Philanthropy, Community Relations, Promotion and Marketing:

  • Demonstrate and promote a personal understanding of and appreciation for the mission, vision, and values and the YMCA programs and services.
  • Participates in annual campaign events and fundraising initiatives and represents the Association at community events.
  • Provide input and achieve the YMCA's strategic goals through participation on the association's Senior Leadership Team and through the effective performance management of all department staff and volunteers.

Other Duties:

  • Any other tasks as required.


  • Coaching and Development: Commits to assisting staff, volunteers, and participants in continuous learning and development.
  • Leadership: Ability to develop and direct performance of others to achieve desire results.
  • Effective Interpersonal Communications: Ability to speak, write, listen, and secure information in a variety of settings.
  • Self-Management: Ability to direct personal performance to achieve desired results.
  • Teamwork: Ability to work effectively with others to achieve optimal collective results.
  • Flexibility/Managing Change: Strong political acumen with ability to understand the environment and initiate and respond effectively to changing conditions.
  • Stewardship: Ensure the health of the Association today, while protecting and enhancing the future.


  • CPA designation plus a university degree in related field or related experience
  • 5 to 7 years of senior leadership/management experience or equivalent
  • Experience producing monthly financial statements, cash management, human resource management, accounting in charitable and non-profit organizations, and dealing with banks and other stakeholders
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal
  • Proven experience implementing internal controls and measuring performance indicators
  • Strong knowledge of relevant business technology; experience with Accpac software is an asset
  • Ability to furnish clean Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search prior to accepting position

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