Job Posting 85156

Director, Finance and Administration
Strides Toronto
Toronto Metro area
Toronto, ON
closes in 24 days (Wed, 20 Jul)
full time  •  CA$111,251/yr - CA$129,552/yr


Strides Toronto is a multi-service agency providing a wide range of exceptional programs and services that improve the mental, social and physical health of infants, children and youth from the pre-natal stage to age 29, and their families. With a range of community, residential and treatment services our work helps to strengthen social and emotional well-being for culturally diverse clients to reach their full potential. We provide individual, group and family interventions that include mental health counselling, autism services, education, outreach and referral, early intervention, day treatment and community support. To learn more about who we are and what we do, visit our website at



  • We have a collaborative and supportive Senior Management Team
  • We provide a hybrid work model and competitive Group Health Benefits and Pension Plan
  • We provide opportunities for growth and professional development.
  • We have a diverse and inclusive work environment with staff who speak multiple languages and dialects.
  • We are committed to providing an equitable and inclusive environment where our team members and clients can thrive.
  • We set high standards for performance, client outcomes, and implement best practices, which are demonstrated through our accreditation with the Canadian Centre for Accreditation.


Strides Toronto is seeking a highly strategic and dynamic leader to join their team as their new Director, Finance and Administration, reporting to the Sr. Director, Corporate Services. The successful candidate will have a strong background in non-profit finances coupled with a forward thinking, innovative mindset that embraces technology to streamline processes. The successful candidate is a highly skilled strategic leader who has the ability to lead, develop others and action change within their dept (two direct and 11 indirect reports) and organization and has an interest in the mission of Strides.  



  • Provides strategic leadership, vision and direction for the financial functions of the organization including all financial accounting, reporting and analysis, and review of funding requirements. 
  • Provides leadership and oversight to all financial planning and reporting functions of the organization to ensure achievement of financial targets and maintain/enhance the organization’s financial well-being.
  • Identifies opportunities to utilize technology and automation to improve the efficiency of financial processes while ensuring accountability.
  • Prepares and presents quarterly financial reports to the Finance and Audit Committee and Board of Directors.
  • Provide leadership and oversight for the management of the organization’s facilities and administrative functions to ensure an efficient and safe environment for employees, clients and all other stakeholders.
  • Leads, provides direction, coaching and mentoring to departmental staff and managementand identifies areas for training and development opportunities.
  • Provide business and financial advice to other members of the management and senior management teams, Board of Directors, and other stakeholders across the organization to achieve the organization’s vision, strategic goals and objectives.
  • Leads the development of financial policies and procedures and to simplify and automate financial processes that are efficient, timely and accurate for the organization.
  • Drives continuous process improvements to ensure efficient use of financial resources and effective use of technology.


  • Post-secondary degree in finance, business administration or similar/related discipline. 
  • Professional accounting designation required.
  • Experience working in the not-for-profit sector and/or public sector.
  • Five-six years of progressively held roles in finance combined with one-two years of management experience.
  • Demonstrated experience with non-profit accounting standards and public sector accounting and reporting at a senior level.
  • Leadership experience to supervise, mentor and coach direct reports in keeping with sound human resource management practices, in order to build and maintain a healthy and productive work environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact positively with all levels of the organization including the providing strategic advice and expertise to senior management, Finance and Audit Committee and Board of Directors.
  • Demonstrated ability to accurately assess and adapt behaviour to situations involving cultural and other perceived differences. 
  • A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem-solving skills which support and enable sound decision-making.
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong proficiency of computer and various software applications including accounting programs, MS Office (Excel, Outlook, Word), Zoom.
  • Full understanding of ministry direction, sector players and key stakeholders, including government policies, legislation and regulations.
  • Awareness of the role of diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and within the community being served by the position.
  • An understanding of Anti-Black Racism, anti-oppressive/anti-racism perspective in the context of the social determinants of health.
  • Knowledge of the cultural diversity of communities served by the agency. 



As our work puts us in direct contact with youth and vulnerable persons in our community, with health and safety as a priority, the successful candidate must complete or obtain the following before commencement of their employment: 

  • Full vaccination against COVID-19 or have received an exemption from the organization’s policy. 
  • A Vulnerable Sector police check.


Applications will be accepted until July 15th, or until the position is filled. If you are interested in this position, please send your application, including a cover letter and your resume to: .

Please note that only those candidates meeting the selection criteria will be contacted further. Although we may not contact you directly for this particular role, all applications will be reviewed as we would like to consider you for future opportunities that may be appropriate.

Strides Toronto is an equal opportunity employer. We benefit from diversity of lived experiences in the workplace and encourage applications from qualified candidates who reflect the range of cultures represented in the communities we serve. Strides Toronto is a participant in the Government of Canada’s 50-30 Challenge, a program which challenges organizations to improve access for women and/or non-binary people and other equity-deserving groups, including those identifying as: Racialized, Black, and/or People of Colour ("Visible Minorities"), People with disabilities (including invisible and episodic disabilities), 2SLGBTQ+ and/or gender and sexually diverse individuals, and Aboriginal and/or Indigenous Peoples and increase the representation and inclusion of diverse groups within their workplace.


In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and Strides Toronto’s own policies, requests for accommodation will be considered throughout the hiring process. 



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