Assistant Deputy Minister/Senior Financial Officer (ADM SFO)

The Alberta Public Service (APS) is taking a One Finance approach for financial services delivery; this includes how finance delivers and supports strategic decision-making in order to support effective and informed policy and program decisions. With tight integration between financial service delivery and the implementation of enabling technologies, it is essential that Treasury Board and Finance and the entire Finance Community review and modernize finance’s service delivery model in order to provide required strategic and operational supports, and be responsive to business partner expectations.

There are currently two (2) Assistant Deputy Minister/Senior Financial Officer permanent positions available. One position is with Ministry of Advanced Education and the other position with the Ministry of Education.

This competition may be used to fill both current and future vacancies across government.


Reporting to the Deputy Minister, the ADM SFO will be responsible for the financial accountability framework for the ministry portfolio(s) and coordinate and facilitate the delivery of financial services to the department and related Public Sector Agencies.  You will be the primary financial advisor to the Minister, Deputy Minister, the Executive Team and various program areas for financial strategy, planning and operationalization in diverse business contexts.  You will provide strategic leadership to all fiscal management activities within the portfolio inclusive of budget oversight, planning and reporting.  You will provide effective leadership of staff and advocacy with clients to ensure a shared vision of financial governance and strategy, contributing to create a culture aligned to the larger “one government” vision by providing the best financial information and advice to support government’s decision-making bodies, in particular Treasury Board and Finance.