Vice President, Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer

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JOB SUMMARY

Reporting to the President & CEO, the Vice President, Corporate Services & Chief Financial Officer (CFO) oversees enterprise-wide strategic and business planning, enterprise risk management, the financial management framework, strategic sourcing of goods and services, contract negotiations, facilities management and records management. Internal Audit also administratively reports to the CFO.

The CFO oversees an annual budget of revenues totaling $2.5 billion, operating expenses of $300.0 million and capital expenditures totaling $150.0 million and develops financial strategies, long-term financial plans, and related metrics that enable the AGLC’s strategies and objectives.

As a key member of the Executive Team, this position fosters and champions a collaborative and innovative culture, presents solutions and options to address complex business challenges and provides leadership for integrating business strategies and projects/initiatives.  The CFO identifies trends and business risks and opportunities in relation to integrated and collaborative results-based management that supports AGLC’s business objectives. Duties include:

  • Facilitating strategic and business planning ensuring comprehensive and flexible plans are developed to address future opportunities and challenges
  • The ability to identify and understand risk management issues that directly impact AGLC’s strategic direction
  • Ensuring that a strong financial management framework is in place that guarantees AGLC’s compliance with accounting and auditing standards and legislation
  • Creating financial plans/budgets that align with the strategic objectives while maximizing the use of limited resources
  • Facilitates the procurement and strategic sourcing of all goods and services and oversees contract management and negotiations
  • Oversees the effective planning and management of all AGLC leased and owned properties and records management
  • Providing comprehensive strategic advice, planning, analysis and recommendations to the CEO/president and members of the executive team and Board
  • Managing and providing leadership and direction for all corporate services including strategic planning & risk management, finance, procurement, facilities management and administration
  • Establishes, develops and maintains strategic relationships and alliances for effective collaboration with internal business partners, other gaming and liquor jurisdictions and Government of Alberta (GoA) Ministries to represent the AGLC’s strategic and financial interests.
  • Provides leadership to the Corporate Services Division and fosters a positive working environment that supports communication, collaboration and inclusion while maintain high performance and well engaged staff

SKILLS & ABILITIES

The role of CFO is a senior role, as such a post-secondary degree in a related field (i.e. accounting, finance, economics, business administration) plus an accounting designation (CGA, CMA, CPA) along with extensive (8+ years) experience developing strategy and leading senior staff in financial and operational planning for a large organization is required.

The role requires broad and in-depth knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • AGLC strategic direction, business plan, goals, and policy direction
  • Overall strategic planning and risk management
  • GoA related strategic and legislative direction
  • AGLC and GoA decision-making processes (political, policy, legislative)
  • All related legislation, policy, regulatory and non-regulatory frameworks, ministerial orders (provincially, nationally)
  • Social, economic, and political issues, trends and drivers (provincially, nationally, and internationally)
  • Financial planning and reporting processes and fiscal frameworks
  • Procurement processes and respective trade agreements
  • Financial reporting and auditing requirements including International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  • Performance measurement and reporting theories and methodologies

The role also requires exceptional skills and abilities in the following areas:

  • Strategic and innovative thinking skills
  • Conceptual, critical, and analytical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Interpersonal and facilitation skills for consultation, negotiation, and conflict resolution
  • Relationship management skills to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with multiple stakeholders at different levels including executive team peers, board members and external Government stakeholders
  • Understanding of board governance
  • Verbal and written communication skills to develop and delivery presentations to a variety of audiences
  • Leadership and influencing skills to motivate, empower and coordinate multi-disciplinary teams
  • Issues management and project management skills
  • Human resources and financial management skills
  • Ability to analyze complex issues and synthesize findings into opportunities, action, and solutions
  • Ability to operate effectively within a complex organization and continually changing business environment
  • Ability to manage and optimize internal and external resources
  • Ability to challenge the status quo and to envision new possibilities

NOTE: AGLC is willing to accept candidates put forward by recruitment agencies.

NOTE:

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