Director, Finance and Administration

Director, Finance and Administration{

Griffith Group Executive Search

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Griffith Group acknowledges the land upon which we work is the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishinaabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We also acknowledge that Toronto, or Tkaronto, is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit.​

Griffith Group Executive Search is a privately owned Canadian firm that provides exceptional services to our valued clients. Focused on senior-level recruitment, our team partners with public and private sector organizations across Canada to support them with all their executive search needs. Griffith Group is deeply rooted in the values of integrity, professionalism, and empowered innovation and with a deep commitment to, and demonstrated results in, supporting Indigenization, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (I-EDIA). Our approach Is encapsulated within our vision: "International Reach. Proven Expertise. Boutique Service."

It is within this context that Griffith Group Executive Search is seeking a senior and experienced Director, Finance and Administration to our join team.

Reporting to and working in close collaboration with both the Managing Partner, Jane Griffith, and our Chief Operating and Privacy Officer, the Director, Finance and Administration (“Director”) is responsible for managing all of the firm’s financial operations. The Director is responsible for maintaining accurate financial records within QuickBooks, ensuring proper financial controls are in place, and with forecasting, budgeting and preparing financial reports. The Director will be asked to review and update or introduce financial and reporting best practices across the firm, including payroll, revenue commissions, client billing, all aspects of A/R and A/P, and with processing and maintaining accurate employee records. The Director will also be asked to prepare annual operations budgets, projections, and financial forecasting.

As the ideal candidate, you are an experienced, ethical, values based financial executive. You have excellent attention to detail and a depth of knowledge and comfort with all Canadian tax laws and tax filings, including HST/GST and payroll tax filings. This role requires an individual who is comfortable with strategy and governance as well as with executing the tasks associated with the portfolio, including managing payroll and invoicing. You understand importance of confidentiality in all the work you undertake, while balancing the importance of confidence and transparency through your collegial and collaborative working style. You are a highly motivated individual who is able to work independently and remotely, and are have proven experience working with QuickBooks and MS Office. Candidates must possess relevant experience gained from a similarly sized organization, and experience from a professional services organization is preferred. Candidates must hold an undergraduate degree from a recognized university, and a graduate level degree and/or a financial designation is an asset.

Griffith Group prides itself on its excellence and a culture that is team focused, inclusive, innovative, and fast paced. There is a strong and engaged commitment to I-EDIA across the firm and candidates must have interest in contributing to and continuing this commitment. Only candidates who will work towards the collective success of the firm, contribute to Griffith Group’s culture, and build collaborative and respectful relationships with colleagues will be selected for interviews.  

To apply for this position at Griffith Group Executive Search, please submit a curriculum vitae along with a cover letter, in confidence, to Jane Griffith (    

Griffith Group welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including, but not limited to women, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and others who will contribute to the growth and enrichment of our community.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. 

In accordance with the provincial legislation, accommodation will be provided by Griffith Group throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact,, and/or  

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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