Director - Finance
Yukon Government
Whitehorse, YT
Are you looking to be part of a team dedicated to promoting, protecting and enhancing the well-being of residents in one of Canada’s most spectacular natural environments, complete with vast and stunning wilderness right at your doorstep? The Yukon Government’s Health and Social Services is seeking an innovative and experienced financial executive with exceptional leadership skills to oversee the department’s financial management and to partner with the senior leadership team to support financial and strategic objectives.

Located in the capital city of Whitehorse the Director, Finance reports to the Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM) of Corporate Services and is responsible for: leading a team accountable for finance and administration programs; overseeing the divisions financial planning, accounting operations, controllership, reporting and capital expenditure management; advising the ADM and leadership team in support of strategic and operational decision making by providing financial expertise and business information; driving innovation and best practices in all areas of financial and administrative programs to ensure efficient and effective operations; negotiating large-scale funding agreements and managing related allocations; and, developing financial, controllership and administrative policies.

This role requires an individual with the technical skills to manage financial resources with an eye to strategic business planning priorities and a solid understanding of financial legislative management requirements, an ability to develop executive management strategies and operational best practices to meet changing client needs and services.

For more information about this position, please contact Karen Chan, ADM Corporate Services, at Karen.Chan@gov.yk.ca

For more information about the staffing process, please contact Sue Richards, Human Resource Manager, at Sue.Richards@gov.yk.ca

Essential Qualifications:
Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications. Selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your resume.

Successful completion of a recognized professional accounting program, i.e. CPA.
Demonstrated senior-level experience leading the financial function for a large complex organization, preferably in the public sector
Knowledge and technical skills in financial management, accounting, controllership and funding allocation.
Experience providing strategic advice to senior management.
Strong leader who demonstrates accountability while using a collaborative style representing the department on corporate initiatives and central agency partnerships and supporting a diverse team.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability:Candidates should have and may be assessed on:
This position requires an individual with the skills to manage financial resources with an eye to strategic business planning priorities. The ideal candidate has a solid understanding of financial legislative management requirements, an ability to develop executive management strategies and operational best practices to meet changing client needs and services. We are looking for a strong leader who demonstrates accountability while using a collaborative style representing the department on corporate initiatives and partnerships and supporting a diverse team.

Core Competencies include but are not limited to:
Thinking Strategically
Leading Change and Innovation
Taking Action and Achieving Results
Demonstrating Client Focus
Modelling Interpersonal Skills and Personal Responsibility
Promoting Common Values and Ethics

Additional Information:
Job Requirements: Some travel within and outside the territory.

Eligibility List
12 months
Post Date
19 July 2019
Close Date
9 August 2019