Manager, Financial Operations – BC Assessment (Victoria, BC)

BC Assessment

Manager, Financial Operations


  • Are you a seasoned and experienced Finance Manager with over 10 years of strong technical accounting and finance experience as a Chartered Professional Accountant including supervisory experience in providing direction, mentorship, and leadership in financial operations in a senior role?
  • Are you a forward thinking, collaborative leader with the ability to express thoughts logically and persuasively with strong verbal and written communication skills, developed business acumen and experience in a private or public sector organization preparing reporting for Executive and Board of Directors?
  • Have you played a key role in building and aligning a team of financial professionals around key deliverables, including proper delegation of duties and effective day-to-day coaching and guidance to ensure timely and accurate performance against all key deliverables including financial operations and year-end audit working papers, annual financial statements and notes?
  • Are you results oriented and able to multi-task competing priorities to ensure deliverables are met both as an involved leader and senior individual contributor?
  • Are you able to take initiative towards your own self-learning and step up to the challenges and uncertainty in an environment of continuous change?

If you answered yes to all of these questions, submit an application for our Manager, Financial Operations position today!

This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of BC Assessment’s Finance senior management team.  Reporting to the Director of Finance, the Manager, Financial Operations is responsible for leading a multi-disciplinary accounting operations department. In this leadership role, the position is accountable for managing day-to-day financial operations including regulatory and management reporting, cash and treasury management, financial policy and procedures, and accounting standards and practices.  The Manager, Financial Operations leads and mentors senior and working level staff and works in partnership with the Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis and the Manager, Financial Systems, Policy, and Control to ensure effective integration of financial operations and corporate financial planning and analysis framework.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Preparing financial and management information including financial statements and related management discussion and analysis.
  • Managing the general accounting function, which includes financial reporting, journal entries, reconciliations, accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash management, capital asset management, tax compliance, and month and year-end close.
  • Providing effective day-to-day coaching and guidance, meaningful and timely performance reviews and regular feedback; sharing and teaching best practices; mentoring, developing and supervising accounting staff.
  • Building strong working relationships with open and transparent communication within the team and across the organization, providing education and guidance to the business to support knowledge, awareness, and adherence to generally accepted accounting principles, standards and practices, corporate financial policies, practices and procedures and audit readiness.
  • Ongoing identification and implementation of process and service improvements to increase productivity, simplify and enable automation, and provide timely and relevant reporting.
  • Providing recommendations and comprehensive analysis on financial results, business cases and corporate policies.
  • Active participation in the ongoing enhancements and troubleshooting of a new Enterprise Resource Planning (Workday) to ensure full cycle accounting and reporting deliverables can be met

BC Assessment’s Finance Division in an integral and trusted business partner across the organization, made-up of diverse teams, strengths and capabilities contributing to BC Assessment’s overall success.  Under the Director of Finance, the core Finance teams help to make BC Assessment better by working together to deliver insightful advice, meaningful reporting, and professional operations under three main areas:

  1. Financial Operations – a centralized team performing a range of services such as general accounting, financial, regulatory  and compliance reporting, on behalf of Finance and the organization providing knowledge-based expertise to the organization;
  2. Financial Planning & Analysis – a centralized team performing long and short term financial planning, budgeting, forecasting, financial analysis and decision support, tax levy rate and funding strategy, and financial performance management frameworks;
  3. Financial Systems, Policy and Control – provides leadership and expertise in the development and operation of the organization’s financial systems, financial policies and oversight of internal controls over corporate assets and reporting.

Please note: This role is a temporary full-time opportunity that is available immediately and will continue until June 3, 2022, with a possibility for extension.  This position is excluded from the bargaining unit.

  • A university degree in business, finance, management or equivalent.
  • A CPA accounting designation and current membership in good standing with the CPA association.

Ten years’ experience including:

  • Demonstrated progressive levels of financial and administrative responsibility;
  • Experience providing direction and leadership in managing financial operations;
  • Experience with computerized financial systems in a mid- to large-sized organization;
  • Experience in public sector accounting is preferred but not a requirement if equivalent experience is demonstrated in private sector;

Offers of employment are conditional upon a satisfactory criminal record search. A criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily preclude employment with BC Assessment. However, a recent criminal charge or conviction found to be related to the intended employment may result in the loss of an employment opportunity.

Why BCA?
As a Provincial Crown Corporation, our mission is to create uniform assessments and trusted property information that supports strong and vibrant communities in BC. Our people are the key to our success – they drive our business, bring our values to life and truly help build communities.  We value BC and also, truly value our people.

We offer:

  • Work-life balance – 35-hour work weeks and flexible work schedules
  • Health and Wellness – generous extended health and dental benefits, plus other wellness focused programs and benefits
  • Retirement benefits – including public service pension plan
  • Career development – ongoing learning, leadership development and career development scholarship program
  • An award-winning culture – watch our culture video!

Visit our benefits page to learn more and know that if you join the BC Assessment team, your skills and experience will be valued and will make a difference in the communities that we work and live.

BC Assessment is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values inclusion and diversity. All of our offices are accessible and reasonable accommodations will be made to persons with disabilities.


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