Chief Financial Officer @ Jewish Federation of Ottawa

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Unique Opportunity

Support and strengthen Ottawa’s 15,000 strong Jewish community and provide financial oversight for over $22 million in fundraising and revenue by all partners

Well-established Organization

Leverage your professional experience in finance in an organization that is thoroughly committed and driven towards its mission and values

Leadership Organization

The executive leadership team will look to you for your insight, leadership and financial expertise so that the organizations can continue to flourish in the years to come

Chief Financial Officer @ Jewish Federation of Ottawa

Company: Jewish Federation of Ottawa

Position: Chief Financial Officer

Location: Ottawa, ON

The Jewish Federation of Ottawa is deeply rooted in the community, with its history being traced back to the 1930’s and is committed to helping each and every Jew live their best Jewish life.

Federation funds, leads, unites, cares and nurtures the Jewish community. We connect lives and enhance Jewish experiences for all, while respecting diversity and uniqueness. We meet you. We welcome you.

The Federation is dedicated to advancing and promoting an exceptional quality of Jewish life in Ottawa that is inclusive and accessible. We are guided by the core values of Torah, chesed (loving kindness), k’lal Yisrael (Jewish peoplehood), tzedakah and tikkun olam (repairing the world), as well as an enduring affinity and support for the Jewish State of Israel. Our work provides communal oversight that crosses all boundaries and unites a strong and vibrant community, guaranteeing that everyone’s needs, big and small, are planned for and met. We will leave no one behind. In so doing, one of Federation’s greatest assets is our adaptability and the holistic nature of the funding we provide to community organizations. In an unpredictable future, Federation’s financial support to community organizations has proven invaluable for decades and legacy donors can be an enduring part of this legacy.

Skills & Experience


10+ years of relevant business experience (5+ years at a senior level)

CPA Designation

You will hold a professional accounting designation


In-depth experience in fund accounting and a strong knowledge of all levels of accounting concepts

Sector Experience

You will ideally have experience in the not-for-profit/charitable sector

Strong Communicator

You can confidently influence and guide your teams and peers


You have a high level of integrity, confidentiality, and accountability

Summary of the Role

As an executive team member and essential partner, the CFO will support the strategic execution of all three organizations and provide both oversight and hands-on engagement in the delivery of all financial services. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is the primary financial support through a shared service model to three organizations: Jewish Federation of Ottawa, Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation and Soloway Jewish Community Centre.

This is a role that requires a strong desire to work in a fast-paced environment as you will be supporting multiple entities and leading a team of seven finance professionals. You will be responsible for financial performance optimization and the development of timely, detailed and accurate financial forecasts, budgets, and reports for all three organizations, while ensuring that the management teams and boards of each organization have the financial information and analysis required for critical decision making.

As the CFO, you will identify and develop strategies for operational efficiencies and work closely with leaders to prepare and manage budgets and lead audit consolidation. You will continually review the team and department performance, with a focus on systems and processes that support the overall organizational performance. You will drive performance through a collaborative and team focused approach, to ensure the strong financial stewardship of all three organizations.

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