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Chief Financial Officer


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The Fraser Institute
4th Floor, 1770 Burrard Street, Vancouver BC Canada V6J 3G7
The Fraser Institute, Canada’s most influential public policy research organization, has an immediate opening for Chief Financial Officer. Working from the Vancouver headquarters, the CFO is responsible for the effective financial management of the Fraser Institute and the Fraser Institute Foundation.

Role & Responsibilities
Reporting to the President & Executive Vice President, the Chief Financial Officer is the Fraser Institute’s senior finance executive responsible for the financial well-being of both the Fraser Institute and the Fraser Institute Foundation and a key member of the Institute’s senior management team. As such, the CFO is responsible for developing budgetary models to meet short-term and long-term plans; developing strategies and forecasts for effective financial management of the Institute; coordinating the budget process and ensuring departments have access to accurate, reliable and timely information for financial decision making; monitoring and control of expenditure; and providing guidance to senior staff to enhance financial decision making throughout the organization. In addition, the CFO is responsible for monitoring investments with regular on-going reporting to the investment committee. The CFO is Secretary Treasurer of the Institute and Foundation boards. As Secretary Treasurer of the Foundation, the CFO is responsible for the accounting and financial reporting of the Foundation’s activities.
Supported by a highly effective accounting staff, the CFO oversees a variety of functions which include, but are not limited to: day-to-day accounting procedures and processes; preparation of payroll, accounts receivable and accounts payable; preparation and analysis of monthly financial statements; preparation of government returns; tax compliance; and, oversight of the annual audit; board and governance-work related to by-laws (FI & Foundation).

Candidate Qualifications and Background
The successful candidate will have considerable experience with integrated financial systems and possess the personal qualities of integrity, credibility and maturity. The CFO will have demonstrated leadership, mentoring, and analytical abilities as well as a history of exceptional people skills. This position requires a professional accounting designation—CA preferred—as well as a minimum of 10 years related professional, management and technical experience. A strong knowledge of current accounting standards, including new developments in the Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises in Canada is required.
Duration: Full-time
Salary: Remuneration, including an attractive benefits package, is commensurate with experience and reflects the senior level of this position’s responsibilities.
Contact(s): Director of Administration & Human Resources
Mailing Address: The Fraser Institute, 4th Floor, 1770 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC, V6J 3G7 Canada
Deadline: October 15, 2013
How to Apply: Letters of application, including resume, should be submitted in confidence to (with CFO 005 in the subject line) or via mail to: Director of Administration and Human Resources, The Fraser Institute, 4th Floor, 1770 Burrard St., Vancouver, BC, V6J 3G7. We thank all candidates who wish to apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Candidates may be contacted for interview before the closing date.
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