Finance Director

The Finance Director (FD) is a key member of the Administrative leadership team. This leader plays a central role in the development and execution of financial and investment strategies and operational functions that are critical to ADRA Canada’s ability to successfully deliver its humanitarian and development programming. Equally important to the strategic and operational aspects of this role, is the requirement for the FD to embody and demonstrate a leadership style reflecting ADRA Canada’s organizational values of being Connected, Courageous, and Compassionate. The FD will be a skilled collaborator, implementing the organization’s strategic plan and aligning organizational resources to achieve ADRA Canada’s strategic goals.

Reporting to: Executive Director

Appointed By: Board of Directors

Travel: National and International travel is required on a frequent basis, up to approximately 60 days per year.

ADRA Canada (the Adventist Development and Relief Agency Canada) is the Canadian relief and development agency of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. ADRA Canada’s purpose is to serve humanity so all may live as God intended.

ADRA Canada and all of its employees are engaged in supporting the Vision of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada (SDACC), which is Proclaiming Christ, Nurturing Believers, and Serving Humanity. The ministry of ADRA Canada is an important part of the Christian mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and is done in harmony with its religious beliefs and practices.

Being employed by ADRA Canada requires a personal commitment to its mission and lifestyle. The holder of this position will reflect in their personal and professional life the Christian values as taught by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The position is one of ministry within the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and membership in the Seventh-day Adventist Church is essential to the proper performance of the duties of the position.


ADRA Canada is one of the leading humanitarian and development organizations in Canada. Our reputation has been built by our amazing and dedicated team of knowledgeable, skilled and experienced staff who carry out ADRA’s mission each and every day. At ADRA Canada, we offer exciting and challenging careers that play an important role in positively impacting the futures of vulnerable families, and especially the lives of women and girls all over the world. Inspired by our Christian values, ADRA is active in over 130 countries globally, delivering justice, compassion, and love so that all may live as God intended.

Inspired by our Christian values, our unique culture fosters diversity and a workplace that strives to ensure all our employees feel respected and included. We offer flexible working arrangements, competitive compensation and generous benefits, ongoing learning and development opportunities and a supportive and meaningful environment where we work together to achieve our goals. Come and be a part of our high-performing team, where together we are working to lift people out of poverty, establish hope, empower communities, and create positive and long-lasting change!

ADRA Canada welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Consistent with our Safeguarding and Protection from Sexual Harassment, Exploitation and Abuse Policy, the successful candidate must receive clearance by a police background check, including a vulnerable sector screen.



  1. Master’s in accounting/economics/finance and/or CPA.
  2. 8-10 years of experience in a financial leadership role in the humanitarian and/or development sector.
  3. A citizen or permanent resident of Canada or the ability to legally work in Canada, by virtue of holding a current valid work permit.
  4. Strong understanding of donor compliance, Canadian tax law as it relates to charities, and CRA policy.
  5. Skilled in decision-making and initiating action – Able to make prompt, clear decisions which involve tough choices or considered risks. Strong initiative to anticipate needs and meet deadlines.
  6. Demonstrated leadership and supervision skills – Able to provide others with clear direction and set standards of behaviour.
  7. Entrepreneurial and commercial thinking skills – Adept at identifying business opportunities for the organization and demonstrates financial awareness.
  8. Excellent relationship management and active listening skills, as well as the ability to maintain professionalism in sensitive and challenging situations.
  9. Strong communication and presentation skills – Speaks clearly and fluently, expresses opinions, and simplifies complex information into clear decision points.
  10. Awareness and sensitivity regarding gender equality issues and a commitment to programming that respects and protects the human rights of all people it serves, including an active commitment to the rights of women and girls.


  1.  Written and oral communication skills in French
  2. Experience in cross-cultural issues and programming
  3. Certification in not-for-profit accounting

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avril 5, 2023

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