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Vice President, Finance

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Ambrose University, Calgary, Alberta

The Vice President of Finance is a key executive role responsible for the financial stewardship of Ambrose. The Vice President leads and coordinates the administrative, business planning, accounting, and budgeting efforts of Ambrose. The Vice President must execute complex financial analysis, develop financial planning processes, and design and implement business plans.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Establish an effective working relationship with the President, President’s Cabinet, and Board of Governors.
  • Through ongoing communication with the President, President’s Cabinet, and Board of Governors, oversee and develop the strategic financial planning processes. Ensure that the institutional finance objectives are aligned with the overall values, mission, vision, and purpose, of Ambrose.
  • Ensure the financial health of Ambrose by monitoring and analyzing financial performance.
  • Identify and mitigate financial risks. Make recommendations for improvement.
  • Ensure legal compliance with financial regulations and laws.
  • Maintain robust internal controls and risk management practices.
  • Make recommendations for the improvement of existing processes, systems, reporting, policies, and other control functions. Lead the development of new financial processes, systems, reporting, policies, and other control functions.
  • Establish and maintain effective internal and external audit processes.
  • Complete the annual audit process. This includes reporting to the President and Board of Governors’ Audit Committee.
  • Coordinate and oversee of the annual budget and forecast process. Regularly report to the President, Presidents Cabinet, and Board of Governors’ Audit Committee.
  • In collaboration with the Investment Committee, manage investment strategies.
  • Work with Executive team to create and maintain long term business plans and financial options for Ambrose.
  • Develop Key Performance Indicators and linkages to financial performance management.
  • Lead and develop direct reports.

Education and Experience

  • A professional accounting designation is required.
  • At least 10 years of managerial and leadership experience in the strategic financial management of a complex organization is required.
  • Experience in a not-for-profit organization is required.
  • Experience in post-secondary education is an asset.

Personal Characteristics

  • Be in agreement with Ambrose’s values, mission, vision, and statements of faith.
  • Must have a quality of spirit that will be reflected in a growing relationship with God and interpersonal relationships.
  • Sensitive and able to work with a diversity of people and cultural groups.
  • Mature and humble.
  • Committed to servant leadership.
  • Innovative. Able to bring new ideas to the team.
  • Collaborative. Able to work with the President and multiple divisions at Ambrose.
  • Possess the highest standards of personal integrity, confidentiality, a strong work ethic, and an optimistic outlook.
Additional Information
  • A compensation package commensurate with education and experience is available.
  • Employment is contingent upon satisfactory background criminal check and academic transcripts.
  • In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.
  • Ambrose Employees agree to uphold and sign the University’s Statement of Faith upon initial appointment and govern the conduct of his or her work, in accordance therewith.



To apply, please send a letter of application and curriculum vitae to, indicating “Vice President, Finance” in the subject line. 

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Ambrose University is committed to employment diversity and encourages applications from all qualified men and women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities.

Ambrose University is a private, accredited Christian post-secondary institute located in South West Calgary. Our Faculty of Arts and Science offers provincially accredited Bachelor of Arts degree programs majoring in Behavioural Science, Christian Studies, English Literature, General Studies, History, and Psychology as well as Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Music, and a Bachelor of Science majoring in Biology. We also offer a Bachelor of Education (After Degree). Our Faculty of Theology offers undergraduate degree programs in Children’s Ministries, Church Ministries, Intercultural Studies, Worship Arts and Youth Ministries. At the Seminary level there are a variety of graduate options including Master of Divinity, Master of Arts, Master of Christian Studies as well as Diploma and Certificate programs. Ambrose is committed to the integration of Christian faith with academic discipline, with a vision for academic excellence in the service of the church and the world. For more information visit us online at