Finance Director


Iron & Earth is a worker-led, non-profit organization that was formed around the lunchroom tables of the oilsands during an oil price crash which resulted in over 100,000 oilpatch employees losing their jobs between 2015 and 2017. We realized that our skills were transferable to the renewable energy industry and recognized the urgency of diversifying into these technologies.

Our team welcomes Indigenous Peoples, racialized persons and people with diverse abilities, genders and sexualities, as well as, individuals with fossil fuel industry experience. 


Iron & Earth is seeking a Finance Director to oversee and lead all matters of financial operations, including financial analysis, operating and capital controls, and financial reporting.  Flexibility, good judgment and the ability to adapt quickly to the needs of a growing and diverse organization are essential.


  • Oversee the management of the financial affairs of the organization
  • Manage cash flow and prepare  monthly cash flow projections and reports
  • Prepare annual operating budget as well as regularly monitoring and comparing the actual revenues and expenses incurred against the budget
  • Prepare financial reports for the Executive team and Board of Directors
  • Oversees the preparation and maintenance of timely and accurate monthly/quarterly/year-end financial statements against forecast, in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles
  • Oversee the development of the organization’s financial policies
  • Develop and enforce strong internal controls and financial management policies
  • Oversee financial reporting and maintenance of financial records and information/tax returns
  • Regularly assess risks and whether and how such risks should be mitigated
  • Provides strategic leadership and management to all aspects of financial operations, accounting, payroll, forecasting, budgeting, risk management, managing key performance indicators, and financial reporting
  • Guides and participates in strategic planning, policy and operational decisions in the long-term interest of the organization and with attention to federal and provincial laws and associated regulations
  • Works collaboratively with departments regarding growth, organizational plans and projects; provides subject matter expertise and advice to assist their planning;
  • Manage Finance team
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures to ensure that employee and financial information is secure and stored in compliance with current legislation
  • Create and maintain systems for ensuring the organization’s ongoing solvency
  • Completes multi-year financial planning with procedures and funding mechanism


  • Completion of 4-year degree in business, accounting or financial management, or equivalent;
  • 5-7 years’ experience in business or finance;
  • Non-profit or charity experience preferred;
  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) is preferred;
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills;
  • Must provide a current Criminal Record Judicial Matters Police check or willingness to obtain at own cost.


Compensation and hours

$70,000-$85,000, 40 hours per week.  


Anywhere in Canada, as we are a completely remote organization.  Work hours should overlap with Eastern time zone. 

How to apply

If you want to make a change in the world we live in, send your cover letter and resume to [email protected]  by June 22th, 2022! Please include in your email how you heard about this opportunity.

Our team welcomes Indigenous Peoples, racialized persons and people with diverse abilities, genders and sexualities, as well as, individuals with fossil fuel industry experience.

Iron & Earth was founded and operates on Indigenous land within Treaty Six Territory and Métis Region 4 in amiskwaciy-wâskahikan (in Nehiyawewin/Cree), so-called Edmonton. The home of many Indigenous Peoples including the Nehiyawak/Cree, Tsuut’ina, Niitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Haudenosaunee/Iroquois, Dene Suliné, Anishinaabe/Ojibway/Saulteaux, and the Inuk/Inuit.

We pay our respects to all Indigenous Peoples of this land. Through their spiritual and practical relationships with the land, a rich heritage for our learning and our life as a community has been created and maintained. We recognize that the transition to a low-carbon future must be led by Indigenous Peoples and that there will be no justice unless we acknowledge and repair our relationship with the land.

We are committed to responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action and upholding the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and acknowledge that we are always learning and unlearning practices that minimize harm and lead to the development of trust between us and Indigenous Peoples across Nations and urban centers.