Employment Opportunity: Director of Finance

Note: The application deadline for this position has been extended to May 2, 2021.

Genomics is a powerful combination of genetics, biology and computer science. It provides us with the unprecedented ability to better understand all living things, leading to a host of opportunities across a variety of sectors. Genome Atlantic is a not-for-profit corporation with a mission to develop and lead a program of genomics R&D that delivers tangible economic, social and environmental benefits to Atlantic Canada.

We connect ideas and people across public and private sectors to find new uses for genomics, invest in large-scale science and technology to fuel innovation, and translate discoveries into solutions across key sectors of national importance. Key sectors include health, agriculture and agri-food, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture, the environment, energy, and mining. Together with our many partners, we have enabled over $120 million in strategic R&D since our inception in 2000.

Reporting to the President & CEO and acting as a department of one within a small, energetic and talented team, the Director of Finance will provide leadership in all areas of Accounting, Finance, and Administration.  Your duties will span a broad spectrum of activities, including the maintenance of a full set of accounting records, budgeting, payroll administration, financial reporting, funding requests and claims, and financial support for the various research projects that we manage.  You will be the primary company liaison with bankers, auditors, institutional Research Services Offices, and our lead funder, Genome Canada, on all financial matters.  You will provide support and direct reporting to the company’s Finance & Audit Committee and Board of Directors.

Demonstrated expertise in the following areas will be assumed:

  • Quick Books accounting program
  • MS Excel and other Microsoft programs
  • Payroll administration, including group benefits
  • Accounting for not-profit organizations

You are an accredited CPA with at least 5 years of relevant experience.  You are an independent, organized worker, a flexible and open-minded team player with a ‘customer-service’ orientation, an excellent communicator, and are comfortable responding to a variety of needs in a fast-paced environment.

Experience in the bioscience sector and an interest in science will be considered assets.

A full job description can be made available upon request.

Genome Atlantic offers an attractive total compensation package encompassing a competitive salary, health and dental benefits, paid parking and work schedule flexibility.    This position is based out of our Halifax, NS office and will require occasional travel throughout Atlantic Canada or other parts of Canada (once pandemic restrictions are relaxed).  

How to Apply

Please indicate your interest by sending a cover letter and résumé (as one integrated pdf) to ndentremont@genomeatlantic.ca by May 2, 2021 and please insert “Director of Finance”  in the subject line.  Please entitle all attachments to include your first and last name. Your cover letter should articulate why you believe you are a fit for this position, key career accomplishments relevant to this opportunity, and how you see yourself contributing to our team dynamic.

Genome Atlantic is committed to creating an inclusive environment and building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We value diversity and recognize that experience comes in many forms and skills are transferable. Please view this description as a general overview, but not a mandatory comprehensive list. If you feel passionate about our efforts and believe that you have the skills to contribute and lead in this role, apply! 

We thank all interested parties; however, only those applicants under consideration will be contacted.