Financial Officer Job Description – July 2019

The QEH Foundation is looking to fill a maternity leave for a one year period, for a Financial Officer.

Job Description

Date:  July 2019

Reports to:                 Chief Executive Officer

Nature and Scope:

The Financial Officer will be responsible for the maintenance of all financial operations for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation.

Detail of Responsibilities:

  • Ensure appropriate financial controls are intact for all Foundation and US Friends of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital activities;
  • Preparation of all financial statement information and related reconciliations. This includes monthly interim financial statements for management and Foundation Board purposes and annual external financial statements;
  • Financial analysis for Foundation management and Board;
  • Maintenance of status reports for medical equipment commitments purchases;
  • Preparation required for annual audit;
  • Preparation of all government required filings and remittances;
  • Maintenance of current CRA regulations and guidelines on charitable activities relevant to the Foundation, and education on such to appropriate staff;
  • Knowledge of gift-giving vehicles;
  • Maintenance / monitoring of all investment activities related to the various Funds within the Foundation;
  • Preparation of project reporting for the various Foundation activities along with the required financial analysis;
  • Preparation of Foundation cash flow statements;
  • Work with CEO to support the Finance & Investment Committee;
  • Preparation of Foundation annual and monthly budgets;
  • Attendance at Foundation meetings and activities as required;
  • Supervise and work in collaboration with staff;
  • Produce Key Measures and Progress Reports;
  • Coordinate/Supervise software/database management; and
  • Manage RFPs and Contracts for Services

Directly manages:

  • Database Administrator
  • Gift Processor
  • Volunteers using the Database


  • A professional accounting designation and / or significant operational experience;
  • Experience in preparation of monthly financial statements and all financial reconciliations;
  • Knowledge of Financial Edge and Raiser’s Edge software would be considered an asset.
  • Superior interpersonal and organizational skills and a proven ability to work efficiently in a busy environment, characterized by frequent multi-tasking;
  • Ability to supervise the work of others;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; and
  • A high level of individual initiative, personal responsibility and sound judgment.

Application Process:

Applications to the Selection Committee, clearly demonstrating the fit between candidate’s experience and position as outlined in the job description, will be accepted until Tuesday, July 16th, 2019. 

By Post Mail:

QEH Foundation
60 Riverside Drive
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 8T5

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