Director, Financial Management

July 20 2022
Categories Accounting, Finance, Financial Accounting, Financial Analysis, Management, Administration
Toronto, ON

One full-time permanent position – Toronto, ON

Reporting to the Executive Director, Policy Planning Finance & Administration, you’ll support the strategic goals and objectives of the divisions that make up the Infrastructure Development Services (IDS) service area while ensuring divisional service priorities through the provision of effective, efficient financial planning/strategy, budgeting and accounting services to the Deputy City Manager, Executive Director and operating divisions. In addition, you will assume responsibility for the performance of service-area financial oversight and consultancy as well as the internal control and compliance activities.

Improving Business Performance in All Divisions

Leveraging your vast financial and operational experience, you’ll develop and implement policies and programs designed to achieve major changes in overall business performance based on long-term needs as you enhance the continuous improvement of divisional performance through analysis and the application of sound management practices and procedures. You’ll also provide your program management staff with insightful direction, guidance, processes and tools to boost efficiencies and improve the effectiveness of the section’s services.

Outstanding Financial Leadership

Your broad financial planning and management experience will serve you well as you develop service area financial strategies to respond to corporate initiatives and improve the service area’s operating and financial performance by offering continued guidance on accounting, financial, insurance and tax matters. You’ll also represent the service area in dealing with the Auditor General’s Office with respect to accounting systems and records, systems of internal control and fiscal year-end procedures and audits.

Strategic Budgets and Comprehensive Reporting

Adept at creating accurate budgets, you’ll spearhead and oversee the overall preparation and analysis of the 10 IDS divisional, operating and capital budgets, and prepare extensive financial reports and variance analyses for the Deputy City Manager, Executive Director and IDS division heads for program review and financial decision-making purposes. At the same time, we’ll rely on you to oversee divisional and service area reports for Committee and Council.

Achieving Goals Through Solid Team Leadership

With a long track record in leading large teams, you’ll manage, lead and motivate a diverse workforce, ensuring effective teamwork, delegating management responsibility and ensuring high standards of work quality. Overseeing all activities of the section, you’ll be called upon to serve as an innovative leader to demonstrate commitment to the organizational values of diversity and inclusion.

An Excellent Communicator and Relationship Builder

You’ll establish successful relationships with service area and corporate senior management, collaborating closely with a variety of divisions to meet corporate reporting requirements and overseeing Financial Management units in the provision of budgeting, revenue, accounting and purchasing services to service area divisions. Skilled at forging excellent connections, you’ll establish working partnerships with clients, external stakeholders, Council members, unions and the public to resolve conflicting demands while balancing corporate interests.

What do you need to succeed?

Among the strengths you bring to the role of Director, Financial Management, will be the following key qualifications:

  1. Post-secondary education in public administration or financial management or a similar discipline related to the job function, along with extensive financial and operational and capital budget experience, or an approved equivalent combination of education and experience. Professional designation: CPA (CMA or CGA) would be an asset.
  2. Extensive senior-level experience gained through progressively more responsible positions in the key functional areas of this position. In-depth understanding of the service and financial issues facing the City, including service delivery, policy development, strategic and service planning, financial and project management, performance measurement and the development of best practices.
  3. Extensive experience leading large-scale transformational change initiatives and the delivery of programs that create service improvements and efficiencies while managing stakeholders' needs and interests within a complex organization.
  4. Extensive experience as a senior leader evidenced by past successful performance, leading and motivating a large diverse team while ensuring high organizational performance related to administration, budgeting, financial planning and accounting portfolio.
  5. Extensive experience preparing comprehensive reports and presentations, and analyzing, interpreting and summarizing information for the purpose of presenting and supporting strategic, service and financial decision-making.

This key role calls for a strategic, lateral-thinking problem-solver with highly developed interpersonal, negotiation and conflict-resolution skills. Experienced in managing expectations from multiple organizational units, you’re an expert in leading change within a complex organization while establishing collaborative working relationships with all stakeholders, employees, client divisions, outside agencies and other levels of government. You can lead enterprise-wide technology-related projects and possess a service and results perspective to support client needs, policy and standards in conjunction with operational realities.

You have a strong familiarity with government legislation in the areas of governance, budgeting, financial reporting, service delivery, employee and labour relations, and occupational health and safety. Equally important in our highly diverse environment, you have the ability to support the Toronto Public Service values to ensure a culture that champions equity, diversity and respectful workplaces.

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Salary Range: $150,823.40 - $177,213.40 per year

How to Apply:

For more information on this and other opportunities with the City of Toronto, visit us online at . To apply online, submit your resume, quoting Job ID 29698, by August 7, 2022.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The City is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diverse residents that we serve. Learn more about the City’s commitment to employment equity < >.


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