Regional Municipality of Peel

  • Manager of Finance, Peel Housing Corporation (PHC)

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/30/2018 11:42 AM)
    System ID
    # Positions
    Position Type and Status
    Regular Full-time
    Job Industry
    Financial Services, Government and Public Sector
    Career Level
    Experienced, Management
    Post End Date
    12/21/2018 11:59 PM
    CAD $110,091.00/Yr.
    CAD $137,616.00/Yr.
  • Job Description

    Manager of Finance, Peel Housing Corporation (PHC)

    Regular Full Time

    Corporate Finance & Treasurer-Finance & CFO


    Peel Housing Corporation (PHC) is the third largest social housing provider working towards an alternative housing business model that is sustainable and secures the long term future of its mission.  A new and sustainable asset and business model will ensure the longevity of its mission-to provide affordable housing for its tenants as well as added benefits to the broader community of Peel Region. Peel Living is considered one of the most innovative housing providers in providing affordable housing to the residents of Peel.


    The Corporate Finance Division is looking for a Manager in the Financial Support Unit to play an integral role in achieving & supporting the operations of Peel Living. In collaboration with the General Manager of Peel Living as well as the Leadership Team, you will provide strategic financial recommendations and leadership on program financial performance, operating and capital planning and business analysis.


    Do you have a strong financial & business background to support a large operating budget & capital plan that works to fund one of Ontario’s largest landlords?


    Do you have experience & knowledge with housing providers, legislation and regulations?


    If so, this may be the opportunity for you…


    What you will be responsible for …


    • Provides the overall financial stewardship for Peel Living ($ 100 million operating budget and $45 million Capital Plan)
    • Identifying solutions to support program outcomes while achieving regulatory compliance with Regional By-laws and direction, specific corporate by-laws, PSAB and Provincial/Federal and service manager requirements.
    • The coordination of financial and administrative requirements including signing officer functions for service manager budget submissions, financial performance reports and strategic input into funding advocacy efforts
    • Provide pro-active communication of critical issues, risk mitigation opportunities and contingency plans
    • Apply financial and business analysis skills to support program development of Board Reports from  Peel Housing Corporation  
    • Identify and establish networks and relationships with relevant associations; e.g. ONPHA, MFOA, etc. and external stakeholders (Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, CMHC, various Human Services not for profit agencies, etc.)  to influence financial outcomes for Peel Housing Corporation
    • Lead the ongoing education of Peel Living managers to ensure that they are aware of highly complex financial policies and procedures to instill a financial mindset, drive organizational behaviour and efficient execution
    • Develop, recommend and administer the budget for the Finance Team and ensure that the expenditures are controlled and maintained
    • Act as key strategic development point between PHC and Finance when developing policies and procedures that will ensure continued financial controls are in place and enable PHC to deliver services with minimal barriers to their work
    • Research and apply process improvement methodologies (LEAN) to the section’s services to seek innovative approaches to addressing organizational needs.
    • Work in partnership with Internal Audit to ensure necessary financial control processes are implemented and maintained to effectively mitigate risks including carrying out adhoc audits
    • Ensure that an effective asset management system is in place that will ensure a state of good repair and sustainable long term financial plan
    • Recruit, coach, motivate, train and evaluate reporting staff


    What we require…

    • Relevant University degree (e.g. Finance, Accounting, Masters Business Administration) and a professional accounting designation would be an asset
    • 5 – 8 years progressive financial management experience or relevant experience in non-profit housing
    • Municipal experience would be considered an asset
    • Housing Provider experience would be considered an asset
    • Excellent knowledge of financial management, accounting and performance measurement
    • Excellent research skills using evidence informed decision making best practices
    • Demonstrated ability to think strategically long term to identify issues mitigate any future risk
    • Excellent negotiation, facilitation and conflict resolution skills
    • Ability to lead & manage staff with different expertise through a change
    • Political awareness, tact and diplomacy
    • Proficiency in all MS Office and financial management applications


    Hours of Work: Monday to Friday 8:30am-4:30pm; 35 hours/week

    Location: 10 Peel Centre Drive, Brampton


    If this opportunity matches your skills and qualifications, please apply online.


    About Us

    The Region of Peel serves a vibrant and culturally diverse community of more than 1.4 million residents and 163,000 businesses in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga.  Committed to service excellence, transparency in decision-making and responsible tax management, the Region delivers a wide range of municipal services that are customer-focused and cost-effective.


    The Region of Peel has recently completed a Strategic Planning process that engaged our residents and stakeholders to answer one question: “What can you imagine for the future of Peel?” All the feedback received formed the path forward and the strategic direction for the Region over the next 20 years.



    To learn more about the Region of Peel please visit our website or watch the Faces of Peel video to see how our employees impact the residents of Peel.


    Additional Information

    At the Region of Peel, we respect diversity and treat one another in ways that are fair, courteous and compassionate, recognizing everyone’s contributions. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve. The Region of Peel is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.


    Please be advised, the Region of Peel uses email to communicate with their applicants for open job competitions. It is the applicant’s responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence via email (i.e. testing bookings, interview dates), it is imperative that applicants check their email regularly. If we do not hear back from applicants, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the Job Competition and your application will be removed from the Competition.


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