Chief Financial Officer

OLG

Location:Sault Ste. Marie or Toronto, Ontario, Canada
OLG Site or Facility:Foster Drive Office or York Mills Office
Number of Positions:1
Job Type:Permanent
Length of Contract:
Department/Division:Finance
Posted Date:11/10/2020

Chief Financial Officer

Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) is the province’s premier provider of lottery and gaming activities. Since 1975, OLG has provided more than $52 billion to the Province and the people of Ontario. OLG’s annual payments have helped support provincial priorities including the operation of hospitals; prob-lem gambling prevention, treatment and research; amateur sport; and local and provincial charities. In fiscal 2018–19 alone, OLG contributed $2.47 billion in net profit to support these programs. In addition to OLG’s payments to the province, there are several direct beneficiaries of gaming proceeds, including host munici-palities and Ontario First Nations. OLG operations also contribute to the economy in several other ways. In fiscal 2018-19, OLG generated more than $2.52 billion in total economic activity in Ontario.

OLG’s next growth plan targets the digital business and leveraging current investments to implement a competitive digital offering. This means expanding the number of games and gaming categories available to customers in both web and mobile form and improving the customer experience across all platforms.

Based in either Toronto or Sault Ste. Marie, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) has a mandate to support the President & CEO, Board of Directors, Executive Team and the Ontario Government by providing effective stewardship over all finance, risk and administrative functions. The CFO will build trust and credibility with the CEO and Board and serve as a true partner to the Executive Committee. The CFO will operationally leverage analytics to support strategic and operational decision-making to ensure that fair value for money is achieved with all external partners. The CFO will develop and maintain the fiscal performance of the enterprise by providing financial services while driving value and ensuring the financial integrity of OLG. The level of knowledge and skill required in order to competently perform this role is commensurate with a highly seasoned professional in the field of accounting or finance, typically with a CPA designation and several years of experience at an organizational leadership level.

The ideal candidate is a proven CFO, or senior finance executive, with 15+ years of experience in a complex, capital intensive and fast paced environment. The CFO is a challenging role requiring candidates to bring a balance of exceptional leadership qualities with deep technical financial expertise. The CFO must be a skilled communicator and consensus builder and effective at leading large-scale change management initiatives. The successful candidate will be capable of driving a high performing team towards achieving the objectives of the organization. An undergraduate degree coupled with a CPA designation is required and an MBA would be considered an asset. The ideal candidate has had some exposure to the public sector or will have an understanding of the relationship between the government’s policy-setting role and Crown agency autonomy, as well as understanding of the need and importance of complying with government regulation.

Applications are encouraged immediately and should be submitted online at https://www.odgersberndtson.com/en/careers/16869

We thank all those who express an interest, however only those chosen for further development will be contacted.

OLG is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and OLG Company throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.