Manager, Financial Initiatives

Closing Date: Thursday, April 04, 2019


The AGLC is looking for a dynamic, leader to join our Finance Branch. In this leadership role we require someone who is able to think strategically, lead staff, and identify opportunities for innovation and improvement, all while anticipating financial challenges and needs. Ability to manage resources and time commitments of concurrent projects involving collaboration with multiple stakeholders is key in this position.

Reporting to Director, the Manager, Financial Initiatives is responsible for providing leadership to cross-divisional strategic initiatives ensuring strong collaboration and leverages information, knowledge and resources to capitalize on efficiencies. This includes leading large transformational endeavours such as implementation of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, as well as continual systems improvement and development. The position is also responsible for leading the development and implementation of accounting/financial processes, policies and procedures that refine services to better support the needs of the organization. The incumbent is also responsible for building the organization’s capacity, knowledge and expertise regarding International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

This position will be required to provide advice and awareness of issues, trends and challenges that can affect the development of policy and branch initiatives and services as well as the successful execution and achievement of strategic outcomes. The position also plays a key role, through project and issues management, to championing and supporting a forward thinking and dynamic organization with the agility to meet future challenges and changes.

We are looking for someone who is able to work within a fast paced environment with strict deadlines and tight schedules, while also having the ability to build strong partnerships.


  • The position requires a Finance Degree supplemented with an accounting designation (CPA, CGA, CA, CMA) with 5 or more years of directly-related and progressively responsible experience
  • A minimum of 3 years of supervisory/management experience is required
  • Involvement in leading financial projects, including systems-related projects, and the development of accounting policies and procedures would be considered an asset

The position requires extensive knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Financial reporting and auditing requirements including International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and auditing standards
  • Integrated financial systems and financial software applications including Microsoft applications
  • Enterprise risk management concepts and theories
  • Performance measurement and reporting theories and methodologies

NOTE: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Candidates with lesser qualifications may be considered at a lower classification and salary. This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.


Corporate Services Division

This Division provides corporate business support services for the AGLC. It consists of the Office of the CFO, Corporate Operations, Finance, Procurement, and Properties.


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To be eligible to work for AGLC, you must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or eligible to work in Canada. We offer a comprehensive range of benefits. As a condition of employment you will be required to obtain a satisfactory security clearance and clean drivers abstract (if necessary) prior to employment. While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted. AGLC is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

To learn more about AGLC and to view the complete job posting, please visit our website

(Compensation expectations to be discussed at time of interview)