Amity Trust

This executive search is conducted by Nelson/Kraft & Associates on behalf of Amity Trust.


Amity Trust (formerly Mennonite Trust) is seeking a Chief Financial Officer to join its collaborative management team. As CFO, you will provide strategic leadership and management of the accounting and finance functions of a financial institution operating with a Christian perspective. If our values of compassion and professionalism align with your perspective on meaningful work, we’d love to talk with you!

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Reporting to the CEO, the CFO is responsible to:

  • Prepare financial statements and other reports for the Board on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
  • Oversee efficient operation of client deposit services through supervision of cashier’s office.
  • Provide insight into risk analysis of operating a financial institution.
  • Work with external auditor to oversee preparation of audited financial statements.  Oversee CRA reporting requirements for registered and open client funds.
  • Create, support and maintain a positive team culture in alignment with the vision, mission and values of Amity Trust.
  • Work collaboratively as part of management team.
  • Report to Board of Directors on financial issues as directed by CEO.
  • Produce all corporate financial tracking and reporting using proprietary software (Axon) as well as spreadsheets and other tools as appropriate.
  • Oversee maintenance and ongoing development of Axon.
  • Ensure compliance with all externally and internally mandated financial benchmarks.
  • Liaise with both regulatory and internally contracted auditors.
  • Oversee ongoing processes and annual CRA reporting for all registered investment products (RSP, RIF, TFSA).
  • Responsible for administration of corporate payroll.
  • Work in collaboration with CEO to manage corporate investment portfolio.
  • Oversee loan approvals within policy limits and serve as required on Management Credit Committee which reviews and approves larger/more complex loans.
  • Obtain knowledge about all services and products offered to clients.
  • Supervise staff assigned as direct reports and perform evaluations.
  • Recommend improvements/new processes to maximize efficiency, effectiveness and profitability.
  • Commit to ensuring smooth operation of company matters in agreement with Christian ethics and sound business practices.
  • Maintain complete confidentiality in all relevant areas.
  • Possess good public relations skills to deal with clients, staff, Board and supervising church conferences.
  • Earn the respect of staff and their recognition as an authority figure.


  • Accounting designation, or progress towards one; CPA preferred.
  • Business/Commerce degree or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years experience working in the management of a financial institution.
  • Management work hours implied.
  • As an extension of the three church bodies that own Amity Trust,  staff are expected  to display  Christ-like character in their daily lives.

Location:  Waldheim, SK                            Application Deadline: February 16, 2002

TO APPLY:  Email your cover letter and resume to

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Nelson/Kraft & Associates Inc. is an executive search firm specializing in the recruitment of executive management and fundraising personnel in the charitable sector.  We work with a diverse group of not-for-profit organizations through the connection of colleagues across Canada.

Nelson/Kraft & Associates Inc. welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.