Chief Financial Officer

Mohawk College educates and serves over 30,000 full-time, part-time and apprenticeship students at three campuses in Hamilton, Ontario. As a leader in health and technology education, and the largest trainer of apprentices in Ontario, more than 105,000 students have graduated from Mohawk. Among its many achievements, the College has ranked first for student satisfaction amongst all colleges in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area for five consecutive years. It has been recognized as one of Hamilton-Niagara’s top employers for the past three years. Mohawk is one of the top 20 colleges in Canada for applied research and has also been named as one of Canada’s greenest employers. Mohawk continues to transform itself, having invested over $80M in new and state-of-the-art renovations and recently introduced a bold and ambitious Strategic plan for 2016-2021 focussing on Student Success; Graduate Success; Collaboration & Partnerships; Community Leadership; and Strong Foundations. For further information, visit:


Chief Financial Officer  

Mohawk is seeking a proven leader as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Reporting to the Vice-President, Corporate Services, the CFO will provide leadership, strategic planning and senior management direction on all aspects of finance within the College. The CFO is accountable for overseeing the development and monitoring of the College’s financial plans, financial operations, investments, development and monitoring of financial policies, procedures and internal controls, while ensuring compliance with legislation, government requirements and Canadian public sector accounting standards (including Ministry audits and statutory reporting). S/he will ultimately ensure the financial integrity, viability and sustainability of the College through strong fiscal leadership and stewardship. 

The successful candidate will possess a professional accounting designation (CPA) and relevant education (a Master’s degree would be considered an asset), along with a minimum of 10 years’ experience in a related position. Experience from within a complex, public sector environment would also be considered ideal (but not necessarily mandatory). S/he will have strong technical skills in the areas of financial analysis, financial reporting, asset\liability management and portfolio management. In addition, the candidate will possess strong people management skills with the ability to communicate effectively and ensure credibility with senior staff and the Board of Governors.


To confidentially explore this opportunity, please submit a detailed cover letter and résumé, quoting project #MOHAWKCFO0316 to Requests for additional information on the roles and/or confidential suggestions or nominations of suitable candidates may also be submitted to the email address above. The review of applications will commence immediately and will continue until the position is successfully filled. The top of the salary payband for this position is $149,732. Mohawk College offers an attractive and competitive benefits package as well as performance incentive up to 15%. 


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