Manager, FinanceFinance and Technology – Financial Services
Status: Exempt Management
Salary Range: $96,050-$113,000 annually (2018 rates)
Review of applications begins: 4:00pm on April 25, 2019, but the position will remain open until filled.
The Manager, Finance is an experienced professional providing leadership and expertise to support the Capital Regional District’s (CRD) financial operations with a focus on Local Services. This position provides oversight for budgeting, accounting and financial controls to ensure relevant information supports strategic decision making, financial sustainability and efficient delivery of financial services. This includes the development of service establishment bylaws, loan authorization bylaws and related referendum process and materials. The Manager, Finance advises Electoral Area Directors and client managers on strategies aimed at enhancing transparency and ease of decision making for the local community.
Key Accountabilities / Position Outcomes
- Leads, develops, implements and oversees adherence to corporate policy and procedures related to budgeting, financial analysis, financial planning and financial reporting.
- Manages financial data necessary for annual and interim reporting requirements.
- Provides oversight and direction on financial management in the areas of modelling and advising on revenue strategies, borrowing strategies and long term capital planning strategies.
- Recommends and fosters improvements for financial reporting (annual and interim variance), metrics, and modelling to measure and optimize business performance.
- Develops and champions bylaws related to financial initiatives, such as to establish services, borrow money, capital transfers and charge fees and charges.
- Manages and provides professional oversight specific to numerous budgets both operating and capital, and ensures all related funding, accounting, reporting, debt management and forecasting functions are performed.
- Leads and develops the annual revenue requirement and related data to be submitted to the surveyor of taxes.
- Partners with clients in preparing and presenting annual reports and budgets to delegated commissions.
- Designs, develops, and delivers monthly forecasts of key financial results and metrics to support financial review and analysis, modeling, forecasting, performance trend analysis, and tracking of key financial drivers to enable better decision making for the specified services.
- Oversees, monitors and analyzes operating and capital expenditures, reviews and reports budgetary variances, and distributes regular capital progress reports.
- Provides leadership to support the development of the long term financial plans for a variety of services.
- Provides leadership, information and advice to internal/external stakeholders related to operating and capital budgets, grant funding and cash flows.
- Oversees period-end and year end close, provides expertise, analytics and assists in the completion of annual financial statements.
- Provides leadership and advice on the use of grants in support of a total funding profile, while ensuring the use of grant funding obtained complies with applicable regulations, and prepares reports to submit claims to various funding agencies.
- Leads provincial and federal cost recovery tracking and reporting in cases of regional or local service emergencies.
- Provides leadership and expertise to commission and committee members.
- Provides direction on existing and proposed ERP requirements and system enhancements based on expertise and experience in financial management and business operations of client base.
- Provides direction and ensures that Board approved policies and guidelines and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles as they relate to local governments including Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB) principles are being followed.
- Responsible for the leadership and management of employees and contractors within area of responsibility, including employment and labour relations matters involving: employee hiring, promotion, demotion and other personnel matters; discipline and discharge; representing management in the grievance procedure; input on behalf of management into labour relations matters, and representing management on committees; maintaining Employer confidentiality; and developing, supporting and implementing various corporate and legislated policies, procedures and practices.
- Performs other related duties as required and follows all CRD policies, procedures and standards.
- A degree in Finance, Commerce, Accounting, Public Administration or related discipline, plus a professional accounting designation. Minimum of 8 years’ relevant experience including providing leadership and direction in a financial planning and reporting environment. Local government experience is an asset.
Role-specific Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Knowledge and experience with related legislation including the Local Government Act, Community Charter and Public Sector Accounting Board principles and includes an understand of the relationship with the Regional District and the Municipal Finance Authority of BC.
- Demonstrated experience leading change management initiatives, including championing and developing implementation plans to effectively communicate, build commitment and overcome resistance.
- Exceptional leadership skills, demonstrated by a proven ability to: work effectively with staff and stakeholders to establish and maintain respectful and professional relationships.
- Leads the way by displaying innovative thinking and creativity, meeting challenges with resourcefulness and optimism and generates an environment of continual process improvement.
- Demonstrated professionalism with a commitment to standards, integrity and business ethics.
- Proven experience to work collaboratively to establish and maintain working relationships with staff and all levels of management and the Board/Committees/Commissions.
- Proven ability to advise on business performance measures and incorporate best practices that drive sound decisions and ensure fiscal accountability.
- Ability to tactfully, courteously and effectively work and communicate with the public, staff, and management.
- Demonstrated management experience in a client-focused environment, ideally a unionized environment.
- Knowledge and experience working with MS Office programs, Sharepoint and other relevant software.
- Experience in working with an ERP system, such as SAP.
- A valid BC Driver’s License is required.
To apply for this exciting opportunity, please submit your resume and covering letter online at www.crd.bc.ca under “Careers”.
The CRD wishes to thank you for your interest and advises that only those candidates under active consideration will be contacted.