Executive Search: Controller for The Toronto Hunt


The Toronto Hunt
Toronto, Ontario

The Club

Since opening its doors in 1843, The Toronto Hunt has been one of Canada’s most historic member clubs for nearly two centuries. The Club is located along Lake Ontario, a short distance from downtown Toronto and walking distance from the city’s Beaches community. The goal of The Toronto Hunt is to provide an exceptional member experience that includes superior golf, dining, and social events. Amenities at the Club include a nine-hole golf course perched on the bluffs overlooking the lake, as well as a historic clubhouse providing spectacular views of the lake. For those seeking a location for their wedding, the Club offers a ceremony area overlooking Lake Ontario, and a main dining area in the clubhouse that can accommodate up to 180 guests.

Golf Magazine has ranked The Toronto Hunt’s golf course as the 35th best nine-hole course in the world. Easily walked, the course can be played fairly quickly, and varying tee options provide variety for those looking to play multiple rounds. The course is also friendly to more recreational or social golfers, as the lack of forced carries and ideal land make it easy to spend an afternoon with friends. The Club’s dining, cuisine, and wine list have been equally praised and second-to-none.

The Position

We are recruiting an accomplished full time Controller to take charge of the Club’s accounting and finance functions. The Controller plays an integral role within The Toronto Hunt, in assisting with the management of the Club’s finances, budgets, and with the implementation of controls and systems that enable the operation to run smoothly, while being responsible for the general accounting and financial reporting of the Club. The Controller reports directly to the CEO/General Manager, and works closely with the Finance Committee, Board of Directors, and Senior Management team. The Controller will have several direct reports, including the Accounting/HR Coordinator (Payroll/Accounts Payables, HR), Administrative Assistant (Accounts Receivable and Health & Safety Coordinator), and Administrative Support (Part time receivables/payables). The Controller is a full-time position with a work schedule Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm., with certain job requirements/deadlines that may necessitate longer hours, including attendance at various routine Finance Committee/Board meetings.

The Controller will be responsible for the following:

  • Financial Accounting – preparation of all journal entries, full accounting cycle including monthly financial statements (analysis/interpretation of those results), annual Operating and Capital Budgets, interim projections/forecasts, cash flow projections, reporting to monthly Finance Committee meetings and preparation of all minutes
  • Compliance – remittance, in a timely manner, of all tax (source deductions, HST, EHT, WSIB, and income taxes), completion of regulatory filings and other reporting requirements
  • Audit – preparation of all documentation required for the annual Audit, approval of draft financial statements for Board approval, preparation of annual Certificate of Compliance, attendance at Annual General Meeting
  • Accounts Receivable – preparation of annual dues billings, posting all monthly or annual billings to accounts, as well as adjustments, entrance fee instalments, misc. club charges, preparation of timely monthly statements of account, assistance with responding to member account queries, following up with those in arrears adhering to the Member Account Collection policy, processing of monthly preauthorized payments
  • Accounts Payable – review and approval of all invoices for timely payment, and ensure departmental approval and appropriate allocation of costs; oversee the payment of all invoices/taxes/source deductions, updating and maintain a weekly/monthly cash flow to ensure adequate funds are available
  • Payroll – oversee the payroll administration of 120-150 staff at peak season
  • Human Resources – Plan Administrator for the Group Insurance Plan and Group RSP, act as support for the HR Coordinator
  • Membership – maintain membership files, all membership records and reports, provide all statistical data of membership changes, activity, status for the Membership Committee and the Board, prepare all new member invoices and account adjustments for membership changes in status
  • IT – provide ongoing support for Club’s IT needs, assist with the maintenance and upgrades of Club’s equipment and software, ensure back up of all data, liaise with third party IT support
  • Banking – act as signing officer for the Club, handle all banking documentation, responsible for the Club’s investments, cash management, Club credit card(s), line of credit
  • Administration/Misc. – review property and liability insurance requirements and prepare annual renewal, prepare annual Risk Assessment Review
  • General – Compliance with all company policies, work closely with the needs of the members, departmental managers and various club committees; general duties as assigned

Candidate Profile

  • Proficiency in Jonas Club software, Microsoft Office, strong typing/data entry skills
  • Several years working experience in accounting and financial reporting, strong accounting background, knowledge of ASNPO and the private club/hospitality industry
  • Professionalism, strong organizational, verbal, and interpersonal communication, and problem solving/analytical skills
  • Familiar with payroll laws, labor standards, and guidelines
  • Ability to perform within time constraints and in meeting deadlines
  • Detail oriented, productive, efficient, ability to multi-task
  • Strong work ethic, ability to adhere to strict industry accounting standards and Club policies
  • Ability to deal with confidential information
  • Must be responsible, accountable, dependable and display a positive attitude and professional manner and appearance
  • Ability to provide member satisfaction in dealing with account/membership inquiries, provide co-operation and assistance to Club Management, the Board of Directors, and various committees of the Club
  • This position requires almost full-time computer work including typing and data entry. It involves sitting for long periods


The Club will offer an attractive compensation package, commensurate with experience, which will include a competitive base salary, bonus, and benefits.


IMPORTANT: Interested candidates should submit resumes along with a detailed cover letter which addresses the qualifications and describes your alignment/experience with the prescribed position by Friday, June 10th at 5:00pm EDT. If you require any accommodations to be considered for this position please include that information in your submission.  Those documents must be saved and emailed in Word or PDF format (save as “Last Name, First Name, Toronto Hunt Controller Cover Letter” and “Last Name, First Name, Toronto Hunt Controller Resume”) respectively to: execsearch@globalgolfadvisors.com

We thank all applicants for their interest but will only contact those selected for an interview.  Please email resume with references.

Lead Search Consultants: 






Michael Gregory
GGA Partners™






Liz McDowell, CPA, CA, CCM
GGA Partners™

For more information on The Toronto Hunt Club, visit www.torontohunt.com.

Executive Search: General Manager for Sewickley Heights Golf Club


    General Manager
Sewickley Heights Golf Club
Sewickley, Pennsylvania

The Club

Over 50 years ago, five men had a vision to turn land that was planned to be an airport into Sewickley Heights Golf Club. The centerpiece of this private club is the Jim Harrison-designed, 7,029-yard, par 71 golf course that meanders across rolling hills and amid mature landscape.

After golf, members have the option of enjoying both casual and fine dining in the club’s three venues and will soon be able to enjoy al fresco dining and cocktails on the new outdoor patio.  The Semple ballroom, named after founding member and former USGA President Bud Semple, is host to weddings and special events for up to 200 guests throughout the year.

In 2022, the Club embarked on the development of a 5-Year Strategic Plan. This process involved a top-to-bottom examination of the Club’s market position, operations, membership structure, utilization, communications efforts and finances that enabled the Board to set strategic initiatives that now serve as the guide to meet the needs of our existing members as well as those who will join in the future.

Sewickley Heights Golf Club Overview

  • 503 memberships (Golf: 384, Social: 119)
  • Initiation fee (Resident Member Golf: $7,000)
  • Annual Dues (Golf: $7,764)
  • $5.70M Gross volume
  • $2.40M Annual dues
  • $1.33M F&B volume
  • $2.30M Gross payroll
  • 77 Employees
  • 12 Board members
  • Average age of members is 55

The General Manager Position

The person chosen as the General Manager of Sewickley Heights will:

  • Report to the Board and coordinate with the Board President on a regular basis.
  • Implement policies established by the Board and the Club’s bylaws.
  • Develop operational policies.
  • Assume responsibility for the creation and implementation of standard operating procedures for all areas of the Club.
  • Prepare an annual operating and capital budget.
  • Manage operations to attain desired results established by budgets.
  • Coordinate all management functions, working with committee chairs to develop proposed policies, programs and events.
  • Serve as lead coordinator of programming, developing synergy among all departments.
  • Oversee internal and external marketing strategies for membership growth and increased member engagement.
  • Be highly visible to members and staff.
  • Establish and communicate the standard for staff to provide first-class hospitality.

Important Individual Characteristics:

  • A naturally enthusiastic personality and passion for the club management profession.
  • A natural leadership style which promotes staff and membership engagement.
  • Ability to act as a thought partner with the Board and committees.
  • Possess effective written and verbal communications skills
  • Disciplined follow-through to ensure the vision and goals of the Club are met.
  • Ability to cultivate a high-level of member services and satisfaction.
  • Possess a strong understanding of top-notch food and beverage experiences for Club members and guests.
  • Effective fiscal management through delivery of actual operational and capital results in alignment with approved budgets.
  • Understanding of the importance of digital communications, with the ability to utilize web and social media tools to communicate with the staff and membership.
  • Ability to develop a dedicated team with a shared vision.

Candidate Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 5 years of progressive leadership and management experience in a private club environment. Along with General Managers, current Assistant General Managers or Clubhouse Managers at well-recognized clubs, with verifiable records of achievement will also be considered.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in Hospitality Management or Business.
  • Certified Club Manager (CCM) designation preferred or in pursuit of.

Note: A pre-employment drug screen and background check will be required.

Salary & Benefits:

Salary is open and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The club offers an excellent bonus and benefit package.


IMPORTANT: Interested candidates should submit résumés along with a detailed cover letter which addresses the qualifications and describes your alignment/experience with the prescribed position by Friday, June 3, 2022.

Documents must be saved and emailed in Word or PDF format (save as “Last Name, First Name, Sewickley Heights Golf Club GM Cover Letter” and “Last Name, First Name, Sewickley Heights Golf Club GM GM Resume”) respectively to: execsearchus@ggapartners.com. Please e-mail resume with references.


For more information about Sewickley Heights Golf Club, please visit: www.shgc.org