Financial Controller - OSSTF

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation is seeking the services of a Financial Controller.


Under the general direction of the CFO/Associate General Secretary, Operational Services Division, the Financial Controller is responsible for a broad range of financial management functions in support of the general operation and preparation of financial reporting for the Federation. Financial management functions include administering the operating budget; overseeing the recording of expenditures, accounts and records, payroll processing, cash management, investments and fee income; monitoring internal controls and financial management practices.

The Financial Controller will also be responsible for providing advice and assistance to Districts and Bargaining Units across the Province including performing financial reviews. Visits shall be arranged to ensure each of the thirty-seven (37) Districts are visited on a three (3) year cycle.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (not listed in order of priority)

 Identify, develop and implement improvements for promoting effective and efficient accounting processes.
 Provide ongoing income and expense management, including developing new management reporting and preparing existing management reporting and analytical commentary to the senior management, the Finance Committee and the Provincial Executive.
 Liaise and coordinate audit process with our external auditors for year-end financial report preparations.
 Guide and lead the accounting department to ensure appropriate financial processes are utilized in accordance with the established policies and procedures.
 Maintain confidential files and documentation for issues including legal matters and investigations.
 Recruit, organize, train and provide performance appraisals of the accounting department staff.
 Notify and report to senior management concerning any trends that are critical to the organization's financial performance.
 Visit District Offices to perform review engagement testing, assist local Treasurers and Office Managers with all financial matters.
 Provide training to District and Bargaining Unit leaders on financial and operational matters.




 University degree in Business, Commerce, Accounting or Business Administration.
 Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) Designation.
 Five (5) years of related experience with financial oversight, preferably with experience in not-for-profit organizations.
 Proven record of applying sound financial and accounting principles and practices with the highest integrity.
 Experience working collaboratively, effectively, and professionally with people at all levels of an organization or five (5) years experience in a public accounting environment that includes experience with not-for-profit clients.
 Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal, organization and time management skills.
 Advanced proficiency with the MS Office Suite.
 Excellent knowledge of various accounting software packages.
 Ability to communicate in a sensitive, courteous manner with members, office staff, stakeholders and the general public.
 Understanding of and a commitment to confidentiality.
 Competitive salary with a comprehensive benefit plan and participation in the OMERS Pension Plan.
 Terms and conditions to be outlined in an employment agreement that is subject to ratification by the Provincial Council under Bylaw 11.2.15.


Applicants are required to submit their resume via email to:

Jim Spray, CFO/AGS Operational Services Division
c/o Avery Adams, Human Resources Specialist
Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation
60 Mobile Drive, Toronto, Ontario, M4A 2P3
Please quote “Financial Controller” in the subject line.

Applications will be received up to 4:00 p.m. on March 22, 2019.


OSSTF/FEESO is committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of our members and our communities. We actively seek qualified individuals with demonstrated skill and knowledge to deal with all aspects of diversity. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), OSSTF/FEESO strives to ensure that all recruiting processes are nondiscriminatory and barrier-free. If you require an accommodation, please advise the Recruitment Team in advance of attending the interview.

OSSTF/FEESO values the participation of members with different voices from lived experiences. We recognize that the selection of candidates from members of equity seeking groups is an asset. Self-identification of membership in equity seeking group(s) is voluntary. If you choose to self-identify, please indicate in your application any that apply to you:

o Woman
o Racialized Person
o FNMI (First Nations, Métis, Inuit)
o Person with a Disability
o Francophone

Closing date: 

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 16:00


Please indicate on your cover letter that you saw this job posting at the CALM Job Board.