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Director, Finance

Application deadline
# Positions to be filled
Job type
Indeterminate, secondment or interchange
Ottawa, Ontario (Hybrid)
Bilingual (French and English)
Salary range
$121,200 - $164,000
Hiring salary range
$121,200 - $142,600

Steer Canada’s Future

As Canada’s investment attraction and promotion agency, Invest in Canada leads with one goal: to find the best to invest. We rally the country’s economic forces to bring committed and engaged global businesses and their investments to our country. This pursuit requires us to brand and market Canada on the national and global stage to increase awareness of what our country has to offer and why we’re the go-to destination for investment. In bringing your skills and expertise to Invest in Canada, you will be a part of building a prosperous, sustainable economy for our country, our communities, and the world.

Guided by these principles, we believe our people are the key to advancing our mission of establishing Canada as the leading destination for global investment. Driving the development of Canada’s collective economic and social wealth involves a high-level of innovation, forward-thinking and accountability. You will be joining a team that is encouraged and challenged by building a greater Canada. Being a key member of a dynamic and action-oriented team, you will take ownership over your work, collaborate with the greater team, and become a reliable expert within the organization.

Invest in Canada is looking for a Director of Finance to lead Invest in Canada’s accounting, finance and procurement team. This role is responsible for managing all aspects of accounting operations, financial reporting, budgeting, internal controls and auditing as well as overseeing the successful procurement of goods and services. This role advises employees, including senior leadership as well as leads the audit committee of the board of directors on the organization’s requirements as a Government of Canada departmental corporation, based on applicable statues, rules and regulations. This position holds the title of Deputy Chief Financial Officer reporting to the Chief Operating Officer and manages a team of four positions at various levels.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Primary responsibilities for this role may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Oversees accounting operations and financial reporting within Invest in Canada’s unique corporate structure and regulations.
  • Leads all procurement activities including overseeing the process, collaborating with internal teams of contracts, and ensuring the timely and efficient fulfillment of contract requests.
  • Manages and leads the budgeting, planning and forecasting including monthly budget meeting with leadership and active participation in the business planning process.
  • Coordinates financial reporting with various public authorities including the Treasury Board Secretariat and the Receiver General for Canada.
  • Prepares materials for senior leadership and the Board of Directors including financial reviews and internal audit documents.
  • Presents internal audit plans and findings, and financial updates at the Board Audit Committee.
  • Advises internal teams with their day-to-day activities such as the interpretation of financial policies, Government of Canada policies and practices, and support on any logistic decisions.


  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation required.
  • 10+ years of professional experience in finance and procurement.  
  • 3-5 years of experience of people management experience.  
  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Business Administration or related field
  • Strong knowledge of the Government of Canada’s fiscal framework and procurement practices.
  • Excellent ability to think critically and identify reasonable solutions within a framework.
  • Excellent ability to communicate and present complex topics and trends in a simple and clear way. 
  • Strong client-focus approach with the ability to develop internal and external working relationships.
  • Business acumen and ability to influence others by fostering strong relationships to be able to bring teams together to reach consensus and plans to deliver results.
  • Solid leadership and people management experience.

Invest in Canada Offers:

  • The opportunity to build a more prosperous, sustainable economy for Canadians and the world;
  • A collaborative working environment;
  • Continuous learning and professional development opportunities;
  • Flexible work hours and extensive leave policies;
  • A competitive salary, comprehensive benefits and a defined benefit pension plan.

Please submit a cover letter and resume [email protected], by April 7, 2024, if you are interested. We thank all candidates in advance for their interest.  

Employment Equity

Invest in Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce and values employment equity as an integral part of professional excellence. Invest in Canada values the diverse and intersectional identities of its staff, and we regard equity and diversity as an integral part of professional excellence and are committed to accessibility for all employees.

Invest in Canada seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion. Invest in Canada is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview, or workplace accommodation requests, please contact Human Resources at [email protected].