Chief Financial Officer

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Based in Guelph, Ontario, OCAS is an independent not-for-profit corporation that provides pathways and support to help over 200,000 individuals each year take their first step toward a brighter future through its partnership with Ontario’s public colleges.  As a member of the Province’s thriving tech hub, technology, innovation and high quality shared services are at the heart of OCAS’ business and success.  Over the years, OCAS’s suite of opt-in services have expanded to include domestic and international application services, college-branded application technologies, Tier 1 customer support, applied research and more!  With an eye on the horizon, OCAS continues to seek new means and opportunities, continuous improvements, efficiencies, and potential new domestic, national and international technologies and service innovations to ensure a bright future for all.  A great place to work, OCAS is proud to have been recognized as one of Waterloo Region’s Top Employers for the fourth consecutive year, and has been named a 2019 Employee Recommended Workplace by Morneau-Shepell and The Globe and Mail’s Canada-wide direct survey of employees.  Visit for more details.

OCAS is seeking a proven, confident and creative leader and professional to join its highly engaged and fun-loving team as Chief Financial Officer.  In this role, your creative insights, professional expertise and commitment will have a profound and long-lasting impact on the future and shape of OCAS, the college sector, and the lives of thousands each year.  Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the core Executive Team, you will oversee and manage all corporate financial operations and functions of OCAS – from day-to-day aspects of accounting, budgeting, and reporting - to the more creative, innovative and long-term elements of strategic business planning, analysis, modelling, forecasting, risk management, equity financing and treasury – as well as potential new and evolving portfolios in the future.   As CFO, you will lead the Governance, Risk and Compliance Team, and serve as Chief Privacy Officer, as well as Secretary of the Board of Directors on all corporate matters.  As a leader, you will mentor your team to champion positive change, continuous innovation and improvement, organizational and operational excellence, and accountability as OCAS continues to define What Does Tomorrow Look Like?

Candidates will have relevant academic and professional credentials (a CPA designation is mandatory) and a proven record of achievement in a similar senior role accountable for leading the financial and corporate/administrative affairs (and all the important fiduciary, legal and regulatory “stuff”) within a public, non-profit or private sector organization. A demonstrated ability to work with/report to Boards and Audit committees is important. Not to be mistaken as an “average bean-counter”, you are known for your polished presence, collaborative and consensual management style, superb communication skills, eye for detail and precision, solid smarts and judgement, personal and professional integrity and ability to assess and mitigate risk, identify problems, seek and find creative solutions, while earning and building trust and great relationships at all times.

Join an organization that truly believes “Teamwork makes the dream work!”  To confidentially explore this role, please forward your resume and cover letter, quoting Project #OCASCFO0701, to  Requests for the detailed position profile and/or confidential inquiries may be submitted to the address above.   The review of applications will commence immediately and will continue until we find “the one”.   An attractive base salary, performance incentive and benefits will be commensurate with experience.  OCAS and Promeus welcome all qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds.  We thank all applicants for their interest – but will ultimately only directly respond to those candidates under consideration.