Director of Finance and Strategy

Term: Temporary full-time for approximately four months


This position contributes to the overall success of Remai Modern by managing all accounting and financial aspects of the museum, ensuring the integrity of related systems, policies, processes and practices. This position also develops, implements and maintains an effective strategic planning process and analysis capability to provide the Leadership Team with appropriate analytical tools to establish strategic goals and measure business performance.


1. Oversees and directs all accounting and financial functions (budgeting and financial reporting, external audits, internal controls, financial risk management and investments) and performance for Remai Modern, ensuring financial implications of all decisions and actions are considered.

2. Develops and maintains accounting principles, practices and procedures for the museum.

3. Analyzes accounting and financial records and related information to support decision-making and reporting.

4. Develops, administers and monitors risk management policies and procedures to ensure organizational risks are minimized and established objectives are achieved.

5. Provides advice to the Executive Director/CEO related to appropriate insurance coverage for the museum and the Board of Directors.

6. Establishes guidelines for budget and forecast preparation, and prepares the annual budgets (Operating and Capital) in consultation with the Leadership Team and/or Audit & Finance Committee. Manages the budget cycle.

7. Leads the external audit process, including managing relationships with external auditors.

8. Establishes and maintains a strong working relationship with the Chair of the Audit & Finance Committee. Provides support and information to the Committee including reviewing and supporting operational aspects of the Committee Terms of Reference and Work Plan, in a candid and timely manner.

9. Prepares and presents financial and strategic information and reports for the Executive Director/CEO and Board of Directors; makes recommendations to support current operations and future growth.

10. Prepares monthly financial and accounting statements.

11. Oversees and directs all aspects of accounts payable and accounts receivable, including preparing cheques and securing appropriate signatures.

12. Oversees and directs all aspects of payroll and pension and benefits, ensuring compliance with all legislative requirements, and completing year-end procedures.

13. Oversees and directs all aspects of the internal controls necessary to safeguard Remai Modern’s assets, including ensuring financial policies and procedures are in place and documented.

14. Supervises accounting and IT staff, including providing day-to-day direction, training and performance feedback.

15. Monitors the museum’s financial performance and makes recommendations to support current operations and future growth.

16. Ensures all remittances, including GST and other government requirements, are submitted in an accurate and timely manner.

17. Oversees the management of all leases, contracts and other financial commitments, including negotiating, reviewing and renewing service level agreements with the City of Saskatoon.

18. Makes recommendations regarding the need for new or updated technology to meet Remai Modern’s financial data processing, control and reporting requirements and information technology requirements.

19. Manages key professional relationships including, but not limited to, insurance providers, City of Saskatoon representatives, government authorities, financial institutions and investment advisors.

20. Leads the design and deployment of the strategic planning process to set goals, establish priorities and formulate action plans.

21. Manages and maintains a multi-year strategic plan spanning across all aspects of Remai Modern.

22. Collaborates with the Executive Director/CEO and members of the Leadership Team to develop credible, sustainable operational strategies.

23. Assists the Executive Director/CEO and Leadership Team with refining and articulating the strategic direction of the museum including establishing overall goals and methods to achieve goals.

24. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:

• Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

• Knowledge of the principles, methods and procedures used in budgeting/forecasting, accounting, auditing and financial and managerial accounting.

• Knowledge of federal and provincial legislation.

• Demonstrated leadership skills including change management.

• Demonstrated financial planning and analysis skills.

• Demonstrated ability to prepare detailed accounting and financial reports containing findings, conclusions and recommendations.

• Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective relationships and deal courteously with assigned staff, co-workers, Board members, service providers, and government representatives in person, on the telephone and via electronic communication.

• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.

• Demonstrated ability to lead, effectively motivate and manage teams.

• Ability to maintain a high level of professionalism, discretion, and confidentiality related to Gallery collections and operations.

• Ability to prepare reports and develop and manage budgets.

• Ability to enter data with a high degree of accuracy and efficiency.

• Ability to deal with confidential information in a professional manner.

• Ability to multi-task while managing competing priorities.

• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

• Proficient skill in the use of basic office equipment and a computer with Microsoft Office software and financial systems applications.


• Reports to the Executive Director/CEO.


• University degree in commerce, accounting or business administration. A recognized professional accounting designation (CPA, CA, CMA, CGA) is preferred.

• Seven to nine years’ progressively responsible related experience in accounting and finance administration and analysis, including supervisory experience. Supervisory experience in unionized environment would be an asset. Previous experience leading and managing strategic planning preferred.

• Acceptable, and current, Criminal Records Check.


$97,044.24 to $114,026.64 per annum (2016 rates)

Requires Security Check:

Acceptable current Criminal Record Check (CRC) upon offer of employment.


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Temporary – August 2019 to September 2020.


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102 Spadina Crescent East
Saskatoon SK S7K 0L3