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Chief Financial Officer and Director of Corporate Services

Legislative Assembly
Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
Leg Assembly/XEXE2 - Leg Assembly/XEXE2
$130,930.00 - $176,820.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
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Are you a passionate, action-oriented, and self-driven leader with strategic vision who can lead the planning and delivery of corporate services? The Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC) is looking for such a person to fill the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Director of Corporate Services.

The IPC is an independent officer of the Legislature with a mandate to promote and protect Ontarians' privacy and access to information rights.

Reporting directly to the Commissioner, the CFO is a member of IPC's Executive Council and the Senior Management Committee (SMC) for the IPC and plays a key role in enabling the organization's mandate.

As a trusted strategic advisor to the Commissioner, the CFO provides executive leadership for all IPC's corporate management services including strategic business planning, finance and procurement, audit and evaluation, human resources, organizational development and transformational change, information technology and information management (IT&IM), security and facilities management and day-to-day operational support.

The CFO is a strategic business partner providing advice and counsel to the Commissioner, Assistant Commissioners and other members of IPC's senior management team. The role leads corporate planning processes such as the development and implementation of IPC's annual strategic planning and budgeting process and provides overall assurances that administrative practices meet the highest standards of public accountability, ethics and integrity.

The CFO leads and facilitates organizational change management and ongoing business process improvements to support strategic priorities and strategic projects, ensuring financial, human and material resources are prioritized to align with operational strategic objectives.

The CFO also collaborates and builds relationships and partnerships with the other Offices of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, the Ontario Public Service and other Broader Public Sector government organizations.
The position leads and mentors up to three direct reports, including one HR Manager and one IT&IM Manager, and an overall team of twelve (12) FTEs.

What can I expect to do in this role?

Executive Leadership
  • Providing strategic leadership, advice and practical support to IPC's Commissioner, executive management team and senior management committee on key strategic priorities and corporate services initiatives.
  • Providing guidance and leadership on corporate strategic planning processes, including recommendations regarding the development and implementation of organizational goals, policies, strategic projects and operational plans.
  • Providing senior level leadership to the Corporate Services Department, comprising strategic business planning, finance and procurement, human resources, change management, information management and information technology, audit and evaluation, security and facilities management.

Transformation and Change Management
  • Developing and implementing a human resources strategy that aligns with IPC's business needs and strategic priorities, supports an environment that nurtures employee engagement and high performance, and promotes a respectful culture of equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • Leading strategic organizational change management processes that responds to workforce statistics, talent acquisition and retention strategies, staff and leadership development.
  • Promoting innovation and creativity, and championing best practices across all corporate services functions, including information technology and digital tools.

Controllership, Risk and Accountability
  • Leading IPC's business planning processes, controllership and audit functions.
  • Overseeing an enterprise-risk management and accountability framework.
  • Ensuring internal controls are in place to plan, monitor, and report on IPC's budget outcomes and financial resources, including compliance with financial policies and audit recommendations.
  • Overseeing information technology and security functions, including identifying IT infrastructure and security vulnerabilities and risk mitigation strategies.

Operational and Resource Management
  • Leading corporate-wide functions, including, business and operational planning, performance reporting, financial management, human resources, information management and information technology.
  • Leading enterprise-wide data analysis to inform and support fiscal and human resource decisions and report on organizational performance outcomes.
  • Leading emergency management business continuity planning and staff health and safety measures.

Relationship and Partnership Management
  • Building effective relationships with senior management within and outside the organization.
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, the Ontario Public Service, other levels of government, and with various levels of staff.

How do I qualify?

Job Requirements

  • You have a university degree in business, finance or a related field. A master-level degree in business administration or a related field is considered an asset. A Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation is considered an asset.
  • You have a minimum of five (5) years' experience in financial management at a senior level (manager or higher) in the public sector.
  • You also have a minimum of five (5) years' experience in project management at a senior level in the public sector.
  • You have excellent knowledge and understanding of financial management in the public sector, including financial forecasting and reporting, budgeting, financial procedures and controls, and purchasing/contracting requirements.
  • You have excellent project management skills and the ability to plan and effectively manage information technology and other projects on both a large and small scale.
  • Experience in the information technology field is considered an asset.
  • You have an understanding of the broader public sector environment in Ontario, and of the role and function of the IPC.
  • Experience managing corporate services in Ontario's public sector is considered an asset.
  • You have excellent leadership skills, you are a strategic thinker, and are able to innovate and problem-solve to bring about sustainable organizational change as well as direct and manage day-to-day operations for effective service delivery.
  • You have the ability to use relevant computer programs (including Windows Office 365 Outlook, Work, Excel, and PowerPoint), databases and the internet.
  • You have excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Fluency in both official languages is an asset.

How to apply:

  • To apply for this position, please submit your application and related materials to Claire Leroux and John Caminiti of Boyden executive search at and state the title of the position in the subject line of your e-email.
  • We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted. The IPC and Boyden strive to provide a barrier-free process and make every effort to accommodate individual applicant needs. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. A request for accommodations will not affect an individual's candidacy.
  • The deadline to apply is Sunday, September 18, 2022 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.


  • Commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racism: We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

    We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

  • Qualified List Information:
    • A list of qualified candidates will be established for the CFO and Director of Corporate Services position at the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario and will be in effect for twelve (12) months from the date the list is created. Qualified candidates on the list may be considered when filling future permanent and/or temporary vacancies in this position.

  • OPS & IPC Reciprocal Staffing Agreement:
    • The IPC has a Reciprocal Staffing Agreement with the Ontario Public Service (OPS) that enables employees to accept positions in either organization while retaining their access to benefits, pension contributions, and years of service.

  • Hybrid Work:
    • Like many organizations, the IPC is considering the future of its workplace arrangements. It is implementing a hybrid work model and various work arrangements may be possible.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent, 2 Bloor St E, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Finance and Economics
Posted on:
Thursday, August 18, 2022
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