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Chief Financial Officer - Commissionaires Nova Scotia (Filled)

Chief Financial Officer

Halifax, NS

For more than 80 years, Commissionaires Nova Scotia (CNS), a not-for-profit organization, has been providing security services to Nova Scotian companies and organizations throughout the province. Historically known for its social mandate to provide meaningful employment to Canadian veterans, CNS now employs more than 1400 trained professionals at over 200 sites across the province. CNS is a leader in providing multifaceted security services including guarding, threat risk assessments, by-law enforcement, police clearances, federally certified unmanned aerial systems, closed circuit television monitoring, record suspension, and US waiver services. Part of Commissionaires Canada, employing over 22,000 security professionals nationwide, CNS is recognized with global International Standardization Organization (ISO) certifications (9001:2015, 14001:2015, and 18788:2015) and accreditations for our exceptional customer service, management standards, and environmental stewardship.
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is a key member of CNS’s executive team, responsible for strategic financial leadership, contributing to continued growth and impact of the organization as the leading integrated security provider in Nova Scotia. The CFO provides financial oversight, financial reporting, cost management, forecasting, data/analysis and insights, budgeting, capital deployment, and regulatory filings, contributing to operational excellence and the strategic way forward. A thoughtful and collaborative finance leader, the ideal candidate is a champion for continuous improvement in systems and processes, fostering a culture of achievement and accountability aligned with CNS’s proud tradition throughout the province and across Canada.
As the ideal candidate you have a relevant degree combined with a CPA designation and bring at least 10 years of progressive finance leadership experience, demonstrated business acumen, and exceptional communication skills. Respected as an accomplished and experienced leader and critical thinker with a high level of integrity and standard of ethics, the CFO seeks to cultivate and develop collegial, trusted relationships with multiple stakeholder groups. Additionally, the ideal candidate can demonstrate success in building, mentoring, and empowering high-performing teams. The CFO is driven by the mission, vision, and the importance of CNS’ work in Nova Scotia. Military, RCMP, security sector, or not-for-profit experience is considered an asset.
To learn more about Commissionaires Nova Scotia please visit:
Royer Thompson and Commissionaires Nova Scotia are committed to creating an inclusive workplace that supports, values, and respects the different views, cultures and experiences of our employees, clients, business partners and community members. We welcome qualified applicants from Indigenous/Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons who identify in the 2SLGBTQI+ community and others who reflect the diversity of Nova Scotian communities. If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your cover letter or resume. Additionally, we provide accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you require an accommodation(s) to participate in the recruitment process, please contact
Please submit your resume and interest online by clicking “Apply.” For further information about this opportunity, please contact Greg Dickie ( or ( in confidence at 902-422-2099.
Royer Thompson Management & Human Resources Consulting is a Canadian talent management firm focused on capturing the full potential of people in organizations by supporting a shared sense of purpose, recruiting and cultivating leadership, and fostering an innovative, caring, and entrepreneurial spirit.
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