Deputy City Manager, Financial and Corporate Services

Edmonton is a vibrant, multicultural and cosmopolitan city with a regional population of over 1.1 million. Edmonton is at the heart of Alberta’s economic engine and is fueled by change. A $3 billion organization, the City of Edmonton delivers over 300 services and programs to nearly one million Edmontonians. The work of the City has a more profound impact than it ever has before in enabling a better life for Edmontonians.

Reporting to the City Manager, the Deputy City Manager, Financial and Corporate Services (DCM) creates the conditions for success for the City as a modern municipal corporation. Supporting a team of more than 1000 staff in the areas of:

·         Assessment & Taxation

·         Corporate Procurement & Supply Services

·         Financial Services

·         Service Innovation and Performance

·         Open City & Technology

·         Real Estate

·         Budget Planning & Development

·         Investment Services

The DCM acts as the Chief Financial Officer and ensures systems are aligned to deliver Council's vision for the corporation. As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, and working with Council, citizens, and stakeholders, the DCM ensures an open systems perspective is adopted as part of shared services optimization.

The ideal candidate is a seasoned executive, having led large and complex teams within a multi stakeholder, and unionized environment. Reflecting a citizen-centric approach, you are known as being inclusive, collaborative, courageous, creative innovator and for your systems thinking approach. You thrive in building committed and empowered teams that are driven and motivated. You communicate with impact and cultivate productive working relationships across a wide range of stakeholders. You have led change and possess the ability to make tough decisions. You have held high-profile roles that require transparency, public accountability, and well-developed political acuity. Here is your opportunity to lead the continuous improvement and long-term sustainability of one of Canada’s greatest cities.

Qualified candidates will have 15 years of progressively responsible senior management experience, in a large complex organization, preferably at the municipal government level, in addition to a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business, Finance, or other related discipline such as Public Administration.  Applicants should also have a natural ability to cultivate and nurture innovative, collaborative partnerships with multistakeholder environments, levels of government, business partners, unions, community organizations, City Council, Departments and Branches.

To explore this opportunity further, please submit your resume via the blue "Apply" button by visiting the Boyden Canada Opportunities website at We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.