Director of Finance & Administration

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The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society is the public interest regulator of the legal profession in Nova Scotia. The Society ensures that lawyers are competent, ethical, and practise law in accordance with the standards set by the Society. Through relationships with the Courts, government departments and participants in the justice system, the Society facilitates dialogue and cooperation to improve all aspects of the justice system for Nova Scotians. The Society currently is engaged in a significant strategic review of its approach to regulation with a goal of transforming how it carries out its work.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Finance and Administration holds overall responsibility for corporate services supporting central activities of the Society, including finance, risk, human resources, IT and communications. As someone not afraid to roll up their sleeves and take a hands-on approach, the Director will ensure effective budgeting, financial strength, lead and facilitate the integration of innovative technologies and policies, and improve operational efficiency. Managing a talented team, the Director will build commitment and ensure employees are engaged and aligned with the mission of the Society.

As the ideal candidate you are a solid operational manager who understands how to enable a not for profit business to excel through sound financial, technical and systems management. People know you as someone who is not only a financial expert but also tech savvy. You have a reputation for getting things done, a talent for identifying opportunities to innovate and create efficiencies, and a proven track record of putting effective policies into practice. You have at least 10 years of corporate management experience along with a designation in accounting and a relevant undergraduate degree. To ensure the perfect fit, you are someone who believes in the public interest purpose of the Society and will work to improve their value proposition to the public every day.

If you enjoy the challenge of creating innovative solutions to improve efficiency, this opportunity may be for you. To learn more please contact Mark Surrette or James Laing in our Halifax office at 902 422 4886 or submit your resume online at

Expiry Date: 
Wednesday, August 27, 2014