Job Posting 96987

Financial Controller
The Montreal General Hospital Foundation
Montreal Metro area
1650 Cedar Ave E6-129, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1A4
closes in 11 days (Fri, 13 Oct)
full time

The Opportunity

The Montreal General Hospital Foundation (MGHF) is seeking a dynamic individual with a proven track record as a Financial Controller. The incumbent's primary responsibility will be to manage the accounting, finance and treasury functions, and to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the donation and accounting systems in support of our strategic vision for the expansion of the Foundation's capabilities.

Reporting to the Senior Director of Finance, the Financial Controller will be an important member of the Foundation's team, joining a group of highly invested and energetic professionals who are working to position the Foundation for future growth and success as a leader in healthcare philanthropy. Initiative, judgment, flexibility and meticulousness, as well as attention to detail, adaptability and unparalleled team spirit are essential to the performance of this role.

MGHF offers a hybrid work model. A minimum of two days per week would be expected to be in-person at the Foundation’s office at the Montreal General Hospital on Avenue Cedar in downtown Montreal.


About the Montreal General Hospital Foundation

Established in 1973, the Montreal General Hospital Foundation’s mission (MGHF) is to provide vital support for vital care. The Foundation is mandated to raise money, manage significant funds and invest responsibly in healthcare research, training and technology at the MGH, the MUHC and more broadly, within the McGill academic health network. We work closely with donors and dedicated collaborators to raise awareness and foster excellence in vital care to all patients, present and future.

Over the last ten years, the Foundation has invested $150 million in support of patient services and research and during the fiscal year 2022-2023 period, our donors generously contributed $23.3 million to fund our work. In the last fiscal year, our community’s incredible generosity combined with the hard work of our foundation team resulted in us achieving an administrative expenditures ratio of 13.4%  (based on the Canada Revenue Agency T3010 rules), well below the Canadian average for large hospital foundations.

In keeping with the wishes of donors, the funds raised by the MGHF go toward supporting leading research programs, acquiring cutting-edge equipment, and helping medical teams with their priority needs. Its strong relationships with the various stakeholders of the healthcare community have made the MGHF a valuable partner when it comes to advising donors as to where investments should be made and advocating for the important investments that donors provide. The MGHF supports a variety of projects at the McGill Network and other establishments.


Campaign Code Life: vital support for vital care

The CODE LiFE campaign is a $100 Million, multi-year fundraising campaign, launched in November 2018 and closed successfully in December 2021 with a total raised of $110 Million.

CODE LiFE is our pledge to support vital care and our expression of respect for the precious nature of life. It is the symbiotic relationship between our donors’ desire to make a real difference, and the informed and unbiased selection of priority healthcare projects to support.

Through Code LiFE, we seek to protect, heal, extend, and save lives in all the medical institutions with which we are affiliated. Ultimately, we seek to foster the medicine of the future through research, prevention and technology.

Watch our video about CODE LiFE: $110M Raised!


Financial Report

This year, we are thrilled to report that we raised $23.3M in total gifts. Major donations accounted for a large part of the revenues, in addition to planned giving and annual giving.

We continue to support research to provide our community with the best healthcare and patient journey. During 2022-2023, $7.1M was invested in research and $1.9M in education and training to further the knowledge of medical teams. Taking care of patients remains a high priority: $3.7M was invested in support of patient care.           

Our administrative expenditures ratio of 13.4% means that your donations can go a long way and go directly where they are needed and matter most.


Additional Background and Resources

About the Montreal General Hospital Foundation


MGHF 2022-2023 Annual Report

Financial Statements 2022-2023

CODE LiFE Campaign

Campaign Announcement


Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Manage the Foundation’s accounting and financial functions;
  • Supervise the Financial Coordinator, responsible for the preparation and analysis of financial statements and other operational and financial reports, general accounting, accounts payable and statutory reports required by the government;
  • Ensure compliance with accounting standards and other applicable regulations;
  • Monitor and improve the Foundation's accounting processes, policies and internal controls to ensure the integrity of information;
  • Manage the preparation of accounting and statutory audit files;
  • Support cash flow planning, both short- and medium/long-term;
  • Manage the accounting of investment transactions;
  • Contribute to the preparation and follow-up of annual budgets;
  • Respond to various ad hoc analysis requests;
  • Collaborate in the preparation of reports to be presented to the Board of Directors and our business partners;
  • Collaborate in monitoring and help develop performance indicators;
  • Raise opportunities for improvement and propose innovative solutions;
  • Collaborate on various special projects such as the automationof certain processes, implementation of new methods, continuous improvement;
  • Perform all other related duties.


Qualifications and Competencies

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting with the CPA certification or equivalent years of experience;
  • A minimum of 5 years progressive experience in similar function;
  • Good communication and teamwork skills;
  • Ability to synthesize, plan, organize and take responsibility;
  • Excellent ability to work in French and English (oral and written);
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office suite (advanced Excel) and demonstrated ability to use technology;
  • Integrity and respect for ethics and values;
  • Discretion, diplomacy, ability to maintain harmonious interpersonal relationships;
  • High degree of efficiency, autonomy and thoroughness;
  • Judgment and flexibility;
  • Demonstrates initiative;
  • Ability to adapt to varie assigned tasks and able to prioritize numerous requests;
  • Ability to manage unforeseen or complex situations;
  • Experience in the not-for-profit sector would be an asset.


For More Information


KCI (Ketchum Canada Inc.) has been retained to conduct this search on behalf the Montreal General Hospital Foundation. For more information about this leadership opportunity, please contact Sylvie Battisti, KCI Vice President, Search + Talent by email at MGHFC.

All inquiries and applications will be held in strict confidence.

Although the application submission deadline is October 13, 2023, interested candidates are encouraged to submit resume and letter of interest to the email address early as applications will be considered on a rolling basis and candidates may be invited to interview before the deadline.


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