Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer of the Board, York CDSB
The York Catholic District School Board is seeking an experienced and proven leader to assume the role of Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Board.
The York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) is one of the top-performing school boards in Ontario and one of the largest Catholic school boards in the province. Located in one of the fastest growing areas in North America, the Regional Municipality of York, in the Greater Toronto Area, the Board serves the Region’s nine municipalities (Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Whitchurch-Stouffville, and King Township).
Recognized as innovative, collaborative and fiscally responsible, the York Catholic District School Board provides a distinctive Catholic education to more than 53,000 students. With an operating budget in excess of $611 million, the Board operates 101 schools (85 elementary and 16 secondary schools) and employs more than 8,000 staff, which translates into a complex and challenging mandate for the new Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Board (CFO).
Guided by the Multi-Year Strategic Plan, the Board provides an innovative curriculum of Catholic Education rooted in Gospel values, inspiring all students to reach their full potential in a safe and caring environment. In accordance with the Board’s mission and vision, the CFO will align the financial resources of the Board with the achievement of the Board’s goals ensuring that the strategic and operational plans of the Board are realized.
Reporting to the Director of Education, and working effectively with the Board of Trustees and Senior Management, the CFO is responsible for all aspects of the Board’s finances. The CFO provides strategic financial leadership and direction to the Board; sets a high standard of supervision and financial oversight; collaboratively develops, delivers and monitors the Board’s annual budget; and ensures compliance with Ministry of Education legislation, regulations and direction.
The ideal candidate will possess, or be eligible to obtain, a Business Supervisory Officer’s Certificate (pursuant to Reg. 309 of the Education Act), along with a relevant post-secondary degree and professional accounting designation (CPA designation or equivalent). Candidates with an MBA and relevant experience will also be considered. The candidate will bring at least seven to ten years of successful experience in business administration including at least five years in a managerial role, preferably in the education sector or a broader public sector organization.
The CFO will have a strong understanding of the K-12 education sector, will support the values of the YCDSB and will be a demonstrated leader who will work effectively in a collaborative decision-making environment. The CFO will possess excellent interpersonal, communication and management skills and demonstrate the ability to work effectively with trustees, the other members of the senior management team, the general public, community partners and Ministry officials.
The York Catholic District School Board has retained the Ontario Education Services Corporation (OESC) to support this recruitment. Referencing the above job title, interested applicants are invited to confidentially submit a detailed resume, a cover letter and three references (who will only be contacted with prior consent) to the following email:
Requests for additional information on this position may also be sent to the e-mail address above. The deadline for applications is September 24, 2021.
Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
Commitment to Equity
YCDSB is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing an environment of diversity and employment equity and is dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diverse communities that we serve.
We are proud to have built a culture that thrives on idea-sharing and collaboration, and we’re always finding ways to continue to create a warm, welcoming and inclusive work environment. We are committed to being an equitable employer, providing an inclusive environment for a diverse workforce, including but not limited to, women, persons with visible and invisible disabilities, Indigenous persons, and ethnic visible minorities.
The Board is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive workplace. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs. Disability-related accommodation during the application process is available upon request.
Criminal Record Check
For the safety of students, successful candidates will be required to submit a satisfactory criminal record check prior to the commencement of any employment duties.