Director of Finance

About Edvance

Edvance is a dynamic, non-profit industry association serving Christian schools and their leaders- principals, teachers, administrative staff and Board members – in Ontario and eastern Canadian provinces.

Our team of professionals is dedicated to promoting and advancing excellence in Christian elementary and secondary schools across the country.  We are passionately committed to the growth and flourishing of Christian education and to excellence in leadership.  Our team works to maximize the resources of our affiliate schools, giving them access to meaningful networks, educational events, innovative insights, and valuable services. 

About the Role 

Reporting directly to the President, the Director of Finance contributes to the overall financial health and growth of the organization by providing strategic direction and insights to the Board and leadership team.  With demonstrated commitment to excellence within Christian education, the Director of Finance will work independently and collaboratively to establish targets, develop budgets, perform detailed financial analysis and contribute to Edvance’s leadership in financial and data analysis.


  • Manage the financial operation of the organization including: accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and benefits, government filings
  • Oversee the organization’s banking plan and related investment portfolio
  • Research and maintain specialized knowledge of relevant competitive group insurance options and availability
  • Collaborate with organization’s professional partner(s) to maintain manuals and schedules related to compensation and employment
  • Participate on team that processes school financial data for cost per student calculations and T3010 preparation
  • Oversee financial regulatory compliance relevant to Christian schools and Christian education
  • Provide guidance and best practices to Christian school operational finance professionals
  • Lead budgeting, financial planning and forecasting process
  • Prepare financial reports and other analysis tools for the Board and leadership team
  • Develop and execute financial strategies to support the mission and initiatives of Edvance and the Christian school sector
  • Coordinate with external financial entities as required, on behalf of the organization


  • Accounting, budgeting and data management
  • Statistical analysis and interpretation
  • Strong analysis and problem-solving abilities
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to interpret relevant financial legislation
  • Familiarity with the needs of Christian school charities, understanding governance model and financial structures
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Superior communication skills; both written and verbal
  • In depth knowledge of financial software including QuickBooks and MS Office  


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field
  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation


  • As member of our team, the successful candidate agrees and lives in accordance with the foundational statements of the organization as expressed in the bylaws
  • Opportunities for continued professional development will be explored on a regular basis

Applications should be submitted via this website:


1295 North Service Rd., Suite 304
Burlington, ON


Edvance is an Edvance Affiliate School

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To apply for this position, please e-mail your information to:

Deani Van Pelt

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