Government of Alberta Director, Financial Coordination and Reporting Office (Senior Manager) Full Time in Edmonton, AB

Government of Alberta

Branch Edmonton AB CA

Director, Financial Coordination and Reporting Office (Senior Manager)
Edmonton, AB

You are also responsible for identifying trends and conducting analysis to determine driving factors. Are you experienced in integrating financial reporting,…

Are you an experienced leader with an extensive background in coordinating the financial functions of diverse service-delivery areas? Are you experienced in integrating financial reporting, budgeting, forecasts, and conducting various financial analysis? If so, this opportunity is for you!

The Director, Financial Coordination and Reporting Office (FCRO) provides leadership to comprehensive functions and activities which focus on ensuring the financial health and reputation of the Delivery Services Division within the Ministry of Community and Social Services. In addition to financial planning and forecasting, you are accountable for financial oversight and monitoring for the Division. As the Director, you lead the consolidation and integration of budgeting, forecasting and reporting activities for the Delivery Services Division. You are also responsible for identifying trends and conducting analysis to determine driving factors. You work extensively with partners in Corporate Finance, Treasury Board and Finance, regional program/service delivery areas, and non-delivery service areas to ensure integration, compliance and alignment for financial processes.

Reporting to the Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM), you are relied on to provide well-researched, balanced and substantiated information and expertise to senior program and Ministry representatives. Your consultation, advice and recommendations affect decisions relating to financial planning, management and accountability. Ultimately, these decisions impact the Delivery Services Division, Ministry, funded organizations, and stakeholders in terms of allocation of financial resources and commitments to program delivery and operations. Your knowledge and insight links the financial and non-financial information management elements by ensuring relevant requirements are understood while balancing the unique requirements and perspectives of the diverse regional service-delivery areas and service-delivery support areas.

In addition, you lead a financial team that provides operations support to the Delivery Services Division. Your ability to demonstrate strong leadership, in addition to taking initiative, networking, and working collaboratively with staff across the organization and in various business areas, will be critical to your success. Through applying your effective communication skills, you examine organizational initiatives with a careful strategic lens and determine how to best represent the work and reality of the Division through the financial lens.

In addition to education and experience, as the ideal candidate, you will demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Systems Thinking: The work done within the APS is part of a larger integrated and inter-related environment. It is important to know that work done in one part of the APS impacts a variety of other groups/projects inside and outside the APS. Systems Thinking allows us to keep broader impacts and connections in mind.
  • Drive for Results: Knowing what outcomes are important and maximizing resources to achieve results that are aligned with the goals of the organization, while maintaining accountability to each other and external stakeholders.
  • Develop Networks: Proactively building networks, connecting and building trust in relationships with different stakeholders.
  • Build Collaborative Environments: Leads and contributes to the conditions and environments that allow people to work collaboratively and productively to achieve outcomes.

Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in-depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process. The link below will assist you with understanding competencies: http://www.psc.alberta.ca/Practitioners/?file=learning/apscompetencies/titlepage&cf=9

The successful candidate will model the Alberta Public Service values of respect, accountability, integrity and excellence: http://www.psc.alberta.ca/apsvisionandvalues


A University degree in a related field and six years’ progressively related experience is required. Equivalencies will be considered on a one-for-one basis. Directly related senior leadership experience in financial planning/budgeting, forecasting, analysis and reporting within a complex service-delivery environment is also required.

Preference will be given to candidates with directly related experience. A professional accounting designation is considered an asset.


$3,352.75 to $5,127.61, bi-weekly


Final candidates will be required to undergo a security screening. This position may be used to fill future vacancies across the Government of Alberta, and candidates with lesser qualifications may be considered at a lower classification and salary.

How to Apply

Online applications are preferred. Please ensure that you include your contact information including email address on resume. Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition.

If you are unable to apply online, please submit your cover letter and resume, quoting the Job ID, to: Cindy Zaiffdeen, Human Resource Services, 3rd Floor, Centre West Building, 10035-108 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 3E1. Phone: 780-644-2545.

For individuals who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada, it is recommended that you obtain an evaluation of your credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) and include the assessment certificate as part of your application. Further information on IQAS is available at: http://work.alberta.ca/immigration/international-qualifications-assessment-service.html

Closing Statement

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates’ qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted, via email.

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Edmonton, AB, CA
Posted on: 2017-04-01
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