Director, Finance and Administration

Organizational Profile:

Partners In Health (PIH) is a global health organization that fights social injustice by bringing the benefits of modern medical science first and foremost to the most vulnerable communities around the world. Working in 11 countries world-wide, PIH partners with local governments to build capacity and works closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality healthcare, address the root causes of illness, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global policy change. In a world too willing to value one human life over another, PIH stands in solidarity with the destitute, the marginalized and the sick. We pursue a moral mission within a medical context: to provide the best health care to those who need it most. Partners In Health Canada was founded in 2011 and is based in Toronto.

Position Summary:

The Director of Finance and Administration is responsible for PIH Canada’s overall financial operations with responsibilities including financial planning and analysis, grant management and compliance, accounting oversight, and internal financial systems and administration. Supervising one direct report (Accounts Manager), she/he will work closely with programs and development teams internally on financial planning, proposal development, and grant management, and will liaise with finance colleagues at care delivery sites and the US coordination site to ensure alignment with organization-wide systems and processes. With an appreciation for the importance of strong financial projections to inform strategy, our ideal candidate is highly organized, detail and process-oriented, a creative problem-solver, and enjoys working with a diverse and highly motivated team.


  • Oversee PIH Canada’s annual budgeting and multi-year financial planning processes, improving systems for long-term revenue, expense and cash flow projections, and risk identification, management and mitigation
  • Lead organizational accounting, reconciliations, payroll and benefits, and internal control systems, including expense and departmental budget approvals
  • Participate as key member of PIH Canada proposal development team for large public sector or private funding opportunities; provide financial and administrative compliance oversight of Global Affairs Canada and other public sector or major foundation grants
  • Perform monthly financial analyses on project expenditures, documenting and monitoring overall performance, analyzing trends, highlighting issues, and identifying gaps to ensure sound project management. Manage life-of-project and activity budgets and ensure compliance of program expenditures with approved budgets
  • Collaborate with PIH care delivery site financial staff to ensure accurate and timely reporting in compliance with funder requirements, prioritizing accompaniment and capacity building approaches
  • Lead in preparation of financial statements and analysis for board meetings, annual audit process, and charity return filings; serve as management lead for interactions with Finance, Audit and Risk Committee of the board
  • Participate in cross-site finance directors calls and other OnePIH finance team updates
  • Liaise with development team to ensure consistent recognition and categorization of revenue between Salesforce and Quickbooks systems, and with program team to ensure reconciliation of donor reports in Quickbooks, PowerBi, and Serenic
  • Work closely with US coordination site colleagues to ensure smooth reconciliation process of PIH Canada financials in PowerBi and Serenic
  • Monitoring of PIH Canada’s internal financial controls and policies, including expense, investment, and reserve policies; conduct regular financial policy reviews and updates
  • Development and monitoring of finance and administration goals within PIH Canada strategic plan
  • Enhance tracking mechanisms to allow for improved picture of PIH Canada contribution to OnePIH goals

Qualifications and Competencies:

  • Masters-level degree in public administration, business, finance, economics, accounting, or a related field, with 10 years of financial management experience ideally within the Canadian NGO or non-profit sectors.
  • Expert user of Excel and strong experience with QuickBooks; comfort with other financial databases and platforms
  • Strong knowledge of restricted and unrestricted fund processes and GAAP
  • Minimum of five years of experience in financial management of large-scale international development projects. Experience managing Global Affairs Canada grants is a strong asset
  • Holds highest standards for ethics and confidentiality; leads and mentors through embodiment of PIH values of commitment, humility, integrity, and accompaniment
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills; ability to collaborate effectively with culturally diverse staff across departments and countries
  • Strong English written and verbal communication skills; fluency in French will be considered a strong asset
  • Interest in social justice strongly desirable.

If you do not meet all the above criteria but still believe you are the perfect fit for this role and for Partners In Health Canada, we encourage you to apply and let us know why.

The compensation range for this position is $100,000 – $120,000. We offer a flexible and hybrid work schedule, a health and dental benefits package, RRSP match, a professional development and learning allowance, and the opportunity to collaborate and grow with a diverse global team deeply committed to equity and social justice. Applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada.

How to Apply:

Application Instructions:
Please send CV and cover letter to [email protected] with ‘Director, Finance and Administration’ in the subject line. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

We thank all applicants but regret we will be unable to respond to all submissions. We request that you do not follow up your application with a phone call or email. We will contact only those candidates selected for interviews and appreciate your understanding.

Commitment to Diversity and Accessibility
Partners In Health Canada is committed to equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee. We value diversity in the workplace and believe our work is stronger when it benefits from the experience and knowledge of a diverse team. People with disabilities, women, Indigenous peoples, members of racialized groups and members of other marginalized communities are encouraged to apply.

Partners In Health Canada is also committed to developing an inclusive, barrier-free selection process and work environment. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity, please notify us as soon as possible of any adaptive measures you might require. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.


February 22, 2024


March 14, 2024


Full-time Permanent


Toronto, ON


Partners in Health Canada