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Position: Director, Finance - Full Time Permanent Position (North York)

Posting Date: October 4, 2023

Closing Date: Until position is filled

Hi, I’m Andrew Chung, Executive Director at Hong Fook Mental Health Association (HFMHA). We’re excited to announce a fantastic opportunity to join our dynamic team as Director of Finance. If you’re a strategic finance leader with a passion for driving excellence and growth, and have a passion for mental health, I invite you to explore this role and consider joining our forward-thinking organization and Executive Leadership Team.

I decided to join HFMHA because I believe that the future well-being of individuals, families and communities largely depends on how we take care of our mental health. The Greater Toronto Area is comprised of diverse Asian communities, a population whose mental health needs have been under-met. By working together with an incredible network of health and community service partners, we are changing the narrative and doing our part to advance mental health care.

At HFMHA, we believe in fostering a collaborative, innovative, and inclusive work environment. We’re eager to find a finance leader who shares our commitment to make a deep and lasting impact in the communities we serve. If you’re ready for change in your career and to be a part of something special, read on to learn more about this exciting opportunity. And don’t worry if you don’t meet all the criteria. We will always consider those who can demonstrate the essential technical and leadership skills along with strong potential for growth. I look forward to learning more about you and hope to connect with you soon.


About Us

 Hong Fook Mental Health Association (Association) is a community-based mental health organization serving the Greater Toronto Area since 1982.

  • Our Mission: The Association is dedicated to improving the lives of Asian and Other Communities
  • Our Vision: Championing Culturally Competent Care
  • Our Values: Innovative, Person-centred, Equitable, Accountable, Culturally Competent, E


Position:  Director, Finance - Full Time Permanent Position (North York)

This position engages in professional activities that promote the Mission, Vision and Values of Hong Fook Mental Health Association.

Job Summary

  • The Finance Director, reporting directly to the Executive Director, plays a vital role in the financial management and strategic planning of the Association, the Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic and the Foundation. This position is responsible for overseeing all financial activities, ensuring fiscal responsibility, and providing critical financial insights to support the organization's mission and growth. The Finance Director collaborates closely with senior leadership and the board to guide financial decisions and manage resources efficiently.
  • This position will be an advisor to the other management staff, evaluating and assisting them with their financial plan and ensuring alignment with strategic and operational planning.
  • This position is a key contributor to organizational leadership as a member of the leadership team and will be required to demonstrate proven ability to grow an organization as well as ability to acquire new funding and develop new opportunities.

Major Responsibilities

Financial Strategy and Planning

  • Collaborate with the Executive Director and leadership team to develop and implement the financial strategy.
  • Provide financial insights, forecasts, and analysis to support decision-making and long-term planning.
  • Lead in the development of annual budgets and financial goals, ensuring alignment with the organization's mission, objectives and priorities.

Financial Management

  • Oversee all financial operations, including budgeting, accounting, financial reporting, and cash flow management.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date financial records and ensure compliance with accounting standards and regulations.
  • Monitor and analyze financial performance against budget, highlighting variances and recommending corrective actions.

Grant and Fund Management

  • Builds positive relationships with Ontario Health and various government ministries, United Way and other funders to advance the organization’s vision, mission and values
  • Manage grants and funding sources, ensuring timely reporting, compliance, and adherence to grant requirements.
  • Collaborate with service managers to develop and track grant budgets, providing support in grant proposal development.

Financial Sustainability

  • Assess and improve the financial sustainability of the organization by identifying new funding opportunities, diversifying revenue sources, and managing investments, if applicable.

Board and Stakeholder Engagement

  • Present financial reports and updates to the board of directors and other stakeholders.
  • Address financial inquiries and provide guidance to board members and finance committee.

Team Leadership

  • Lead, mentor, and manage the finance team, fostering a collaborative and high-performing work environment.
  • Monitors team’s and members’ personal goals, performance, and provides regular reviews, coaching, and professional advice to staff to enhance team spirit and morale so as to improve quality of work and staff satisfaction.
  • Ensure staff compliance with financial policies and procedures.
  • Provides leadership to the organization’s internal and external financial reporting and budgeting, cash flow and investment, accounting staff, payroll administration, and annual audit.
  • Strategizes in collaboration with the management team to ensure that all Finance policies, procedures and practices are implemented, meeting all legislative requirements and the needs of the Association, the Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic, and the Foundation.
  • Develops and implement Finance and Accounting policies and processes to ensure support strategies and adherence with legislation
  • Oversees the preparations of financial reports and statements, reviews them as appropriate to identify issues and trends, as well as presentation to the Board and Finance Committees
  • Manage the organization’s funded projects, partnership and service agreements; manage relationships with external contractors and suppliers
  • Identifies and brings forward to the management team financial and administrative issues as appropriate and provides recommendations for action; participates in problem-solving, brainstorming and bringing forward proposed solutions to a range of issues
  • Researches alternative funding sources and prepares funding proposals, in collaboration with the management team and members of the Finance, Human Resources & IT Committee and private consultants, that are tied to achievement of the organization’s vision and mission, and that promote its values and empowerment/recovery principles
  • Ensures effective monitoring and evaluation strategies are in place to promote a continuous quality improvement culture;
  • Provides well developed reports and documents for the Executive Director and Board as required for effective evidence-based decision-making
  • Takes the co-leadership role in organizational planning in preparation for accreditation processes
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Executive Director

Skills and Qualifications


  • Master in Finance or Accounting/Business Administration, professional accounting designation, CPA required


  • Minimum ten years’ progressive experience, including leadership and strategic experience in finance
  • Work experience in community health or mental health environment or not-for-profit sector an asset
  • Experience working with a Board and in community relations
  • Experience in preparing government funding reports, especially with Ontario Health, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Housing, Region of York and United Way of Toronto York Region.


  • Advanced knowledge of a range of financial software applications, e.g. Dynamic Great Plains (GP), Quadrant HRIS
  • Knowledge and proficiency with financial management skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in planning, evaluation and quality monitoring systems
  • A solid understanding of Ontario Healthcare Reporting Standard (OHRS)
  • Knowledge of community based mental health care, social determinants of health, public policy within the mental health sector, current issues and resources is preferred


  • Able to manage, guide and lead employees to ensure appropriate financial processes are being followed
  • An innovative thinker with entrepreneurial ambitions
  • Proposal writing skills
  • Well-developed leadership skills
  • Highly developed organizational skills
  • Excellent decision making, problem solving, conflict management and time management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including flexibility and a positive attitude
  • Candidates with a proficiency in English and one of the East and Southeast Asian communities (Cambodian, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese) languages are strongly encouraged to apply

Other Requirements

  • A satisfactory and current Vulnerable Sector Screening
  • Access to a vehicle and valid driver’s license
  • COVID-19 fully Vaccinated as recognized by the government of Canada

Work Conditions

  • Full time, 37.5hours/week, must be willing and able to work flexible hours, evenings and weekend as needed.
  • Working locations: Home office North York, on-site at any HF offices, or virtually as needed

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing the essential duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk and hear.  The employee is required to type on a keyboard and use a mouse.  The employee is often required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.

The employee is required to walk up two sets of stairs.  At times, the employee may be required to lift and carry approximately 1 – 7 lbs. of materials.  The employee is occasionally required to do heavy lifting.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.  The noise level of the work environment is usually low.

As an employer, Hong Fook Mental Health Association is dedicated to building an organization that reflects the diversity of our clients and the communities we serve.  This includes diversity in languages spoken, culture, race, sexual orientation and gender identity. Requests for accommodation due to disability can be made at any stage in the recruitment process.


Qualified applicants may apply with a resume and cover letter

to or by fax at 416-493-2214

We thank all candidates for your interest; however, only those

Candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.

No telephone calls please.


Position: Clinician (Casual, On-Call Basis)

Posting Date: April 29, 2021

Closing Date: until position is filled


Hong Fook Mental Health Association is a community-based organization serving the Greater Toronto Area. We provide leadership in promoting the mental health of people in the Cambodian, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese communities. The Association helps people keep mentally healthy and manage mental illness. We achieve our mission through service, education, advocacy and research in a supportive environment.


Our service framework is based on a Whole Person, and is built on the core values of Equity, Diversity, Cultural Competence, Empowerment, Capacity Building, Community Participation, Self Help and Mutual Support.


Position: Clinician (Casual, On-Call Basis)

The Clinician, under the direction of the Lead, Youth and Family Services, will primarily be responsible for providing counseling to the East Asian youths and their families in the Counselling Clinic. Hong Fook is a compassionate team of professionals, we work from a client- centered, strength-based approach to engage all youth, and families in a manner which is culturally sensitive, non-judgmental and respectful. This position will be responsible to develop the Walk-In Counselling Clinic, and provide services that are evidenced based.


Major Responsibilities:

  1. Report to the Lead, Youth and Family Services
  2. Dedicate at least one morning or afternoon per week for the Coordinator to schedule the first appointment after intake;
  3. Participate in Transition Meeting, if appropriate;
  4. Any preparation required prior to the appointment, including reading any relevant case notes;
  5. Apply evidence-based assessment and treatment (such as strengths-based Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Trauma Informed Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) to support the youth, young adults and their families with mental health challenges;
  6. Schedule any follow-up appointments as required;
  7. Complete counselling session notes and other documentation related to the Youth Counselling Clinic;
  8. Participate in monthly clinical supervision;
  9. Follow and comply with the legislation and College standards;
  10. Maintain good working relationship with all stakeholders while carrying out the contract.
  11. Other duties as


Education and Experience

I.        Education

  • Master Degree in Social Work, Counselling Psychology or equivalent


II.      Experience

  • Minimum 3 years’ direct service delivery experience, preferably in Children and Youth’s mental health
  • Membership in the appropriate professional regulatory body, such as the College of Psychologists of Ontario, the College of Psychotherapists of Ontario, the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service


III.    Knowledge

  • Demonstrated skills working within a Brief Services therapy model
  • Familiarity with a range of evidence-based treatment modalities
  • Well-developed knowledge of the principles of mental health assessment and counselling and demonstrated ability to direct the processes that lead to change and personal development
  • Knowledge of case management, group and community work
  • Strong communication, and organization skills
  • Thorough knowledge of community resources and the consultative skills to maximize their use, Mental Health Act and other relevant legislations
  • Must complete a Vulnerable Sector Screening Police background


IV.   Skills

  • Competency in verbal and written communication as well as computer literacy
  • Skilled in crisis intervention theories and methods to safely and effectively work with youth in
  • Ability to demonstrate diplomacy and professionalism when working with families and other professionals
  • Demonstrated ability to work in diversified setting
  • English proficiency and a second language/dialect required (e.g., Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin, Vietnamese or Tagalog)


Work Hours

  • Must be willing and able to work flexible hours, evenings and weekend as needed
  • Access to a vehicle and valid driver’s license is required
  • Compensation is commensurate with experience


Qualified applicants may apply with a resume and cover letter to

 We are an inclusive employer. Hong Fook welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. If contacted for an interview, please let us know if you have any needs.


We thank all candidates for your interest; however, only those candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.

No telephone calls please.