Leader, Financial Strategy, Risk and Treasury

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If you are committed to public service, enjoy collaborating with others, share our values and have a desire to learn and grow, join The City of Calgary . City employees deliver the services, run the programs and operate the facilities which make a difference in our community. We support work-life balance, promote physical and psychological safety, and offer competitive wages, pensions, and benefits . Together we make Calgary a great place to make a living, a great place to make a life .

The City is committed to fostering a respectful, inclusive and equitable workplace which is representative of the community we serve. We welcome those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, inclusion, anti-racism and reconciliation. Applications are encouraged from members of groups that are historically disadvantaged and underrepresented. Accommodations are available during the hiring process, upon request.

Calgary Housing Company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the City of Calgary. We are transforming to support resident success, modernize our business, and contribute to creating diverse, inclusive communities. The Leader, Financial Strategy, Risk and Treasury, will be an instrumental leader and change champion to help us reach our ambitious vision to be the best – for our residents, our employees, and our city. Primary duties include:

  • Provide complex long-range financial forecasting, strategic financial advice, risk management, investing, funding and lending management. Oversee the timely and accurate settlement of payables and receivables.

  • Enable internal divisions through the provision of robust and sophisticated financial analysis and modeling.

  • Liaise with external funders and lenders from the Government of Alberta (GoA), City of Calgary (CoC) and the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).

  • Lead financial modelling and long-term forecasting to enable a portfolio management approach to property and asset management. Lead financial planning with regards to various funding sources as well as the establishment and management of reserves.

  • Provide strategic recommendations to the Calgary Housing Company’s (CHC’s) executive leaders and provide financial planning, funding, and financing in collaboration with the portfolio management division and other divisions at CHC.

  • Provide accountability for CHC’s cash flow management, banking and treasury functions.

  • Lead investment policy updates as well as investment reporting to CHC’s Board of Directors, CHC’s Audit and Risk Management (ARM) Committee and the executive leadership team.

  • Lead CHC’s Integrated Risk Management (IRM) process and related reporting to CHC’s Board of Directors and ARM Committee with the goal of continuously maturing the risk assessment model.

  • Liaise with funding and lending partners to support CHC’s financial strategy.

  • Oversee the preparation of reconciliations, journal entries and financial statements related to cash, accounts receivable and payable.

  • Manage the development and performance of direct and indirect reports in the Financial Strategy section. 


  • A degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or related discipline supplemented by a professional designation such as Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) or Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and at least 8 years of progressive financial and leadership experience is required.

  • Success in this position requires highly developed competency in financial management, leading and developing a strong team, management capability and strategic thinking.

  • You will promote a growth mindset by supporting learning, encouraging diverse perspectives and inspiring and recognizing team performance.

  • You have the ability to successfully manage resources and make appropriate decisions to achieve results aligned with business goals and customer service.

Pre-employment Requirements

  • Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.

  • Effective November 1, 2021, all City of Calgary employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For more information, please refer to COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.  

Union: Exempt

Business Unit: Calgary Housing

Position Type: Permanent

Location: 615 Macleod Trail SE

Compensation: Level F $88,307 - 135,252 per annum

Days of Work: This position works a 5 day

work week earning 1 day off in a 3 week cycle.

Hours of work: Standard 35 hour work week

Audience: Internal/External

Apply By: December 6, 2021

Job ID #: 304773