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Director, Finance & Corporate Services

Job Title:         Director, Finance & Corporate Services

Reports To:     President & Chief Executive Officer

Supervises:     Senior Manager, Information Technology & Administration 

                        Manager, Human Resources, Finance and Office

                        Coordinator, Finance and Administration

Job Type:        Permanent full-time

Location:         Red Deer, AB

Application Deadline: July 21, 2024



The Director, Finance & Corporate Services acts as part of the Executive Team of Hockey Alberta and as a collaborative leader who maintains the big picture view of the organization.  The role will work in collaboration with other leaders to drive Hockey Alberta’s Mission to create positive opportunities and experiences for all players through innovative leadership and exceptional services.

The Director, Finance & Corporate Services is responsible for managing all financial leadership and alignment of the organizations corporate services including enterprise risk management, operations policy, human resources, and information management. This position is responsible for identifying efficiencies and ensuring organizational accountability is in place. This position will act as a conduit to the Board and the Board Audit and Risk Committee. This position is responsible for policy, procedures and practices that adhere to all legal, financial, and legislative requirements of the organization as a non-profit organization in the province of Alberta. 

 The incumbent will do this by ensuring that financial practices, risk management, information management & technology, human resources, and policy development, are in place to ensure operational excellence and support the organization’s direction. 

 Key areas of responsibility include:

Executive Leadership

  • Responsible to work with the President & CEO, other executive staff as part of the leadership team of the organization.  
  • Participate, in a support and leadership role, with the Board of Directors attending all meetings.  
  • Provide leadership, guidance, coaching, and mentorship to ensure employee engagement and satisfaction as well as quality, consistent operational support and activities.
  • In conjunction with the President & CEO, lead the planning and implementation of an effective plan that cascades from strategy to implementation, including monitoring and evaluation of the business plan. 
  • In conjunction with the President & CEO establish the tools, systems and processes needed for constantly striving for operational excellence including performance management of staff.  


  • Leadership and management of financial controls and prudent financial decision making.
  • Accountable for all aspects of budgeting, forecasting, reporting, audit payables, receivables, and fund management, including leading the organization through implementation of the processes. 
  • Manage the organizational cashflow and monitor the use and sustainability of all investments and funds (Strategic, Donation, Technology, Facility, AGLC).
  • Manage all accounting information and provide accurate financial records, analytical support and recommendations for the President & CEO and the Board of Directors.
  • Oversee the day-to-day financial processes for accounts payable, accounts receivable, bank deposits, credit cards, member and volunteer T4A’s, and online expense claim platform.
  • Responsible for reconciliation and filing of GST with Revenue Canada.
  • Responsible for ongoing review, amendment as necessary of an efficient general ledger and corresponding coding system for the organization. 
  • Lead the annual audit process internally with all staff and externally with appointed audit partner.
  • Support to the organization on the application and accountability of grants.
  • Lead the coordination and reconciliation process for Hockey Alberta’s AGLC activities and funds.
  • Support and oversee all financial aspects the Hockey Alberta Foundation.

Human Resources & People  

  • Oversee human resources, people development, performance management, recruitment and administration of staff and volunteers of Hockey Alberta.  
  • Responsible for the establishment of organizational policies related to human resources. 
  • Oversee payroll and benefits plan for staff.   
  • Volunteer management including policy development for Hockey Alberta volunteers (more than 100) ensuring clear direction on recruitment, evaluation, support. 
  • Responsible to maintain, amend, implement, and monitor policies, procedures, and practices in keeping with current industry best practices and compliant with all applicable laws and regulations.

Organizational Leadership & Alignment

  • Lead the Corporate Services department to ensure effective communication and coordination of resources and to participate in business planning.
  • Engage with other departments, staff, and ensure collaboration to consult, educate and train on maintaining, improving processes for all staff for operational excellence.  
  • Act as a liaison to Hockey Canada on any relevant topics, as necessary.
  • Work with all areas of the business to identify business efficiencies in all elements of corporate services including finance, human resources, risk, policy, information management.  
  • Leadership and oversight of required Occupational Health and Safety measures.
  • Oversight of operational policies. 

Enterprise Risk Management

  • Responsible to implement the enterprise risk management plan that assesses the organizational risk inherent to Hockey Alberta including methods and processes to identify and manage risk, assess impact, create a response strategy and monitor its progress while aiding in the achievement of objectives.
  • Responsible for the leadership, innovation, governance, and management necessary to identify, evaluate, mitigate, and monitor the company’s operational and strategic risk.
  • Develops enterprise risk management tools, practices, and policies to analyze and report enterprise risks, and to manage risks according to an enterprise risk management framework.
  • Ensures the organization’s risk management policies and strategies are in compliance with applicable regulations, and strategic priorities of the business.

Information Technology, Management, Systems 

  • Oversee contracted services as they relate to office systems, operations, administration, and technology.
  • Oversee information management and connection for Hockey Alberta and its workforce.
  • Oversee direct report regarding all website operations, agreements, ongoing operations. 
  • Oversee internal IT for organization.


  • Degree in finance or accounting with a CPA designation preferred. 
  • Strong technical skills in ASPE and internal controls.
  • 10+ years’ experience in a professional office setting.
  • Experience with similar role(s) that encompass the requirements of this role in enterprise risk management, human resources, policy. 
  • Knowledge & experience in areas of office administration or other related disciplines, including finance software, Microsoft Office, and internet tools/web applications is an asset.
  • Exceptional Excel skills with the ability to assist to train, teach, advise, lead staff in their use of excel. 
  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills are essential to work in this busy “Team” environment.
  • Knowledge of provincial non-profit organizations.  
  • Understanding of provincial sport organizations is an asset.
  • Ability to lead, communicate professionally, and build relationships with volunteers and clients.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to interact with individuals positively and diplomatically. 
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritize accordingly and/or multi-task to meet various deadlines.
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as required.

 What We Offer

  • Based on Hockey Alberta’s Compensation Policy, the salary range for this position is $96,437 - $113,455 (relative to the successful applicant’s education, skills, and experience.
  • Hockey Alberta offers a comprehensive benefits plan.
  • Three weeks vacation annually, with incremental increases based on years of service as per Hockey Alberta’s Time Off Policy.
  • Hockey Alberta offers a flexible work environment.
  • Professional development opportunities to enhance individual skills and knowledge.
  • Upon completion of two full years of employment, you’ll be eligible to participate in Hockey Alberta’s RRSP plan with matching contributions from Hockey Alberta as per the Staff Benefits Plan.

Hockey Alberta is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive and diverse environment that provides opportunities for all.

About Hockey Alberta

Hockey Alberta is the Provincial Sports Organization and governing body for organized amateur hockey in the Province of Alberta, encouraging competition on both a competitive and recreational level for those who enjoy hockey for the sportsmanship, skill and enjoyment it can provide. For more information on Hockey Alberta, please visit our website.

Vision: Hockey For Life.

Mission: To create positive opportunities and experiences FOR ALL PLAYERS through innovative leadership and exceptional service.


  • Integrity – Do the right thing for the right reasons
  • Community – Make a difference for all Albertans
  • Collaboration – Work together, win together
  • Innovation – Be curious, courageous, creative
  • Passion – Fuels our why, drives our what


To Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter via email by July 21, 2024, to:

Hockey Alberta

Attention: Rob Litwinski, President & CEO

Email: [email protected]

Contact Details

Organization: Hockey Alberta
Contact: Rob Litwinski
Email: [email protected]

Application Deadline

July 21, 2024

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