Job Opportunity

Chief Financial Officer (#3030CW)

Chief Financial Officer

Since 1937, Canadian Corps of Commissionaires, Southern Alberta, has safeguarded and served the communities and neighborhoods we call home. It is a premier security company, offering a unique combination of integrity, experience and innovation.

Canadian Corps of Commissionaires, Southern Alberta is a private, not-for-profit company with the highest retention rate in the industry. The Corps is a well-trained, diverse team of all ages, employing more than 450 Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP veterans.

Today, The Corps employs over 1,800 security professionals in four locations throughout Southern Alberta: Calgary, Red Deer, Lethbridge, and Medicine Hat.

The Opportunity

You can make a difference – Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is responsible for directing the financial functions of the corporation and serving as principal advisor to the Board of Governors, CEO, and Executives on matters relating to the Division’s financial resources.


The CFO is responsible for, but not limited to:

  • Collaborate with the CEO and work with the Division’s Officers and Directors to ensure that the business & operations of the Division are aligned with the Division’s mandate and the priorities set by the strategic plan.
  • Work with the CEO on the strategic vision including fostering and cultivating stakeholder relationships in Southern Alberta.
  • Monitor, maintain and update corporate governance framework to ensure accountability, fairness and transparency with all stakeholders through facilitating the flow of key information to managers, board members and committees.
  • Assist in the development and negotiation of contracts.
  • Enhance and/or develop, implement and enforce policies and procedures of the organization by way of systems, both procedural and electronic, that will improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the corporation.
  • Assist the Division in meeting its financial objectives by providing timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial reports and financial trends to assist the CEO, the Board and other senior executives in performing their responsibilities.
  • Provide leadership in the development and the continuous evaluation of short and long-term strategic financial objectives.
  • Develop annual cash flow projections and consolidated operating budgets for each department that reflect the objectives, plans and priorities established in the annual business plan.
  • Provide strategic financial input and leadership on decision making issues affecting the organization; i.e., ongoing projects, proposals, business development, business processes, infrastructure and performance measures. Innovate and develop new measures to support decision making.
  • Oversee the development of financial systems with comprehensive policies and procedures that function in accordance with applicable laws and regulations and ensure that effective internal controls are in place
  • Ensure compliance with GAAP and applicable federal, provincial and local regulatory laws and rules for financial and tax reporting.
  • Evaluate the finance division structure and team plan for continual improvement of the efficiency and effectiveness of the group as well as provide individuals with professional and personal growth with emphasis on opportunities (where possible) of individuals.
  • Attend Board and Subcommittee meetings; including being the lead staff on the Audit/Finance Committee.
  • Serve as one of the trustees and oversee administration and financial reporting of the organization’s Savings and Retirement Plan.

Candidate Profile

As the ideal candidate, you are a big picture thinker who possess proven financial control and management experience in a service industry. You understand duty before self. You will also possess:

  • a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting, or Finance, MBA highly desirable;
  • a professional accounting designation;
  • Minimum of 15 years in progressively responsible financial leadership roles, preferably in a client facing service industry;
  • knowledge of, GAAP, Alberta Employment Standards and ISO program compliance;
  • superior written and oral communication skills, coupled with highly developed interpersonal skills;
  • flexibility, adaptability, and the ability to work under tight deadlines or with changing needs;
  • exemplary management skills in organizational, budgetary and human resource management;
  • the ability to lead a multi-disciplinary team; and,
  • a strong business acumen.

Additional Information

For additional information please contact the undersigned and/or forward your cover letter and résumé, quoting Project #3030CW, to:

Tomoya Ouchi, RPR
Search and Recruitment Consultant
Cenera Inc.
Phone: 403.294.3784
Toll Free: 800.387.8797
Email: [email protected]
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E-mail responses are preferred so as they can be electronically added to our database. By applying to the position of Chief Financial Officer, you are providing us with permission to review your résumé and to share your background with this specific client only.  In relation to future Searches, we assure you that the information you provide will be treated in the strictest confidence.  We would like to retain your résumé in our database and would contact you when other opportunities arise.

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