Job Location: Halifax

As the regulator of the legal profession, the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society (NSBS) protects the public interest in the practice of law. The Society is the independent, trusted and respected regulator of the legal profession. Acting in the public interest, they provide leadership, value and support to a competent, ethical, inclusive and engaged legal profession.

Position Title: Director, Finance & Administration

Reporting to the Executive Director of the Society, the Director, Finance and Administration, provides leadership to and manages the Society’s infrastructure, including technology, financial systems, trust assurance, membership records and facilities management to ensure budgetary compliance and that effective procedures and controls are in place. The director is a central contributor to the strategic planning and budgeting process and directly provides business leadership to Society departments, Council and committees.

Key Responsibilities

Manages all financial transactions as well as the annual budgeting and audit processes for the Society and ensures timely advice on financial issues and concerns by providing professional support to the Finance Committee, Council and Society management.

Responsible for integrity and security of membership database, records and member compliance with Regulations and annual reporting requirements.

Oversees all aspects of the Society’s technological infrastructure, facilities and supplier relationships.

Information Management Systems
Provides leadership in identifying and developing an expanded technological infrastructure to support the Society’s administration and professional regulation.

Trust Assurance Program
Applying risk-management criteria, manages the Trust Assurance Program; delivery of educational and on-line resources for members and; oversees the work of committees and working groups related to Trust Assurance Program improvement.

Oversees the development of and ensures regular review of an Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) framework.

Requirements, Skills and Assets
The Director, Finance and Administration is a senior-level position supporting the organization with strategic planning skills, problem solving, developing new initiatives, budgeting and financial planning, technological development, administrative and facility management requiring a broad skill set and high level of judgment. This position also requires:

  • Under graduate degree in Business or Public Administration
  • Professional Accounting Designation
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in a Finance Management role
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Senior level management experience
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Well-developed project management skills
  • Advanced coaching and mentoring skills
  • In-depth knowledge and experience with technology, systems and process improvement methodology
  • Ability to plan for technological growth and development
  • Well-developed negotiation and facilitation skills
  • Ability to work independently with initiative and under deadlines / stress
  • Crisis management skills
  • Ability to facilitate and manage organization change
  • Ability to manage the work of volunteers
  • Experience with a non-profit organization or self-governing body
  • Experience in a regulatory environment
NSBS offers a total compensation package that includes a competitive salary based on qualifications and experience, a complete health benefit package and an RSP program.

Closing Date: January 30, 2019

If this exciting opportunity meets with your career aspirations, please forward your resumé and cover letter in confidence, by email to

The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.