BAND 5 – Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director – (54908)

Job Information
Author ahnationtalk
Date October 8, 2018
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $101,900.00 - $127,400.00 - Annual
Location Victoria, BC
Category Business / Management
Client BC Public Service
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BAND 5 – Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director – (54908)

Posting Title: BAND 5 – Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director
Position Classification: Band 5
Union: N/A
Location: VICTORIA, BC V8W 9C1 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $101,900.00 – $127,400.00 annually
Close Date: 10/21/2018
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> Municipal Affairs & Housing
Ministry Branch / Division: Financial Services Branch/Management Services Division
Job Summary

Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director
Management Band 5

This position is excluded from union membership.
An eligibility list may be established.

Bring your financial expertise and leadership skills to this unique opportunity

Management Services Division for the Economy Sector operates within a government shared-services delivery model providing corporate services to the ministries that are part of the Economy Sector.  The ministries are: Municipal Affairs and Housing; Jobs, Trade and Technology; Labour; and Tourism, Arts and Culture.

The primary function of the Management Services Division is to develop infrastructure and internal systems within the Ministries that support programs and contribute to improved service delivery capabilities. This includes sound financial management and reporting, support for business planning and performance management, effective use of information and technology, support for legislative changes and board appointments, and a strategic approach to human resources.

Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) fulfill a significant leadership role within British Columbia’s Public Service. This complex role includes functioning as a catalyst, strategist, operator, and steward in support of effective financial management.

A successful CFO is a strong leader, has above average business acumen, and possesses an innovative approach to doing business. Underpinning the leadership roles and key behavioural competencies are various technical proficiencies one would expect of any senior financial professional in a larger organization. As strong leaders, the best CFOs operate as a model for the preferred culture of the BC Public Service in supporting, developing and motivating individuals within their organization and by continuously exemplifying and fostering the corporate values of courage; passion, service, teamwork, accountability and curiosity.

The CFO must demonstrate the highest level of personal integrity and be able to build relationships of trust with executive, colleagues, external parties and staff. These relationships greatly influence, inform and support the effectiveness of the CFO and in turn their organization. In the role of catalyst, CFOs prompt early identification, facilitate discussion and resolution of emerging issues; inform executive budget decisions; challenge executive to early resolution of business issues with potential financial impact upon organizational outcomes; and recommend course corrections to enable achievement of business goals of government within at least one large set of business units collectively known as a ministry. As strategists, CFOs have a detailed working familiarity with the strategic business lines of the ministry and Crown agencies within the government reporting entity that are the responsibility of the ministry.

CFOs lead and support senior management and executive from these various organizations in the planning and execution of government’s strategic corporate agenda; adding particular expertise and experience with financial infrastructure, business systems, controls, policy with a financial focus or link, budgeting, accountancy, performance management, and corporate risk management processes, audit programs and compliance with relevant legislation and policy. CFOs have authority to operate and change processes over a broad scope of financial management infrastructure. They do so while balancing Ministry goals and government goals.

CFOs recognize that they are part of a larger portfolio, and contribute to corporate success to achieve the public good. Their operational function helps ensure government’s prudent use of resources through standardization, good practices, consolidation and automation of processes and systems to reduce redundancy and improve efficiency. In this context, CFOs develop and continually measure performance for their organization, for other business units and for government in pursuit of its goals.

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For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.  For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.

In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

  • A professional accounting designation is required.
  • A minimum five years’ experience in progressively more challenging business management leadership roles directing a wide range of activities including two or more of infrastructure change; business systems and controls, policy, budgeting, accountancy, performance management, corporate risk and/or legislative compliance. This blended five years’ experience should, ideally, be within either progressively larger organizations or leading directly to outcomes of progressively higher materiality and risk in support of, or reporting to, the Chief Financial Officer.
  • A minimum three years’ experience leading and coaching multi-disciplinary senior financial managers and professionals.
  • A combined ten years’ progressive experience within a minimum of two business organizations establishing collaborative relationships with executives, senior financial leaders and senior managers associated with managing financial activities and/or leading financial management change in which the incumbent will have gained the ability to act in the role of Chief Financial Officer in a similarly complex organization, preferably in the public sector.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting. 

A Criminal Record Review Act Check (CRRA) and an Enhanced Security Screening will be required.


Cover Letter: YES – A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.

Resume: YES – Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Questionnaire: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements.  Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.

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