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BC Public Service

ADM 1 - Chief Financial Officer

Burnaby, BC
Full Time
9 days ago
167,400 to 213,700 per year
Posting Title
ADM 1 - Chief Financial Officer

Position Classification
Assistant Deputy Minister 1


Work Options

Burnaby, BC V3J 1N3 CA (Primary)

Salary Range
$167,400.00 to 213,700.07 annually

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Public Safety & Sol General

Ministry Branch / Division
BC Liquor Distribution Branch

Job Summary

About the BCLDB:

At the Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) our vision of 'Service. Relationships. Results.' is all about providing a valued service, building strong relationships with our stakeholders, and achieving greater results for the province.

The LDB is one of two branches of government responsible for the cannabis and liquor industry of B.C. We operate the wholesale distribution of beverage alcohol and non-medical cannabis within the province, as well as the household retail brands of BC Liquor Stores and BC Cannabis Stores.

We employ nearly 5,000 people in over 200 communities and have hundreds of career opportunities spanning our entire wholesale, retail and corporate operations - from supply chain logistics to high-tech solutions, and everything in between. The LDB has been named one of BC's Top Employers 14 times over for offering exceptional places to work, flexible work hours and earned days off, extended health and dental benefits, maternity and parental leave top-up payments, a pension program, in-house professional and leadership development, and subsidies for professional accreditation.

Finance is separated into five work groups (Finance Corporate, Finance Wholesale, Regulatory and Compliance, Finance Retail, and Shared Services) and provides financial services to all LDB departments. The Finance division provides financial reporting, advisory services, budgeting, capital asset reporting, and financial transactional processing (banking, accounts payable, accounts receivable). Finance is responsible for the LDB's enterprise risk management program and oversees regulatory compliance for BC liquor manufacturers/warehouses.

About this role:

The commercial nature of LDB operations is unique to government organization and follows the spirit of the Financial Administration Act and government financial policies and procedures. Treasury Board Directive 4/96, which applies solely to LDB, provides the Chief Financial Officer with authority to establish accounting policies for capitalization, depreciation and accruals, develop a unique chart of accounts, maintain an independent general ledger system, operate independent bank accounts, payroll system, customs brokerage and excise clearance, manage an independent insurance program, property management program and leasing programs and enter into agreements with the private sector.

The Chief Financial Officer, acting with significant independence, is accountable for developing and implementing financial policies and procedures for the Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) in accordance with Treasury Board Directive 4/96 and relevant federal and provincial legislation. The position has responsibility for financial control, accounting and reporting, financial systems, retail revenue accounting, payroll, asset control expenditures and a variety of central administrative services. The incumbent manages the development of capital, revenue and expense budgets, prepares the annual financial plan and oversees in-house customs brokerage.

This position is responsible for the achievement of appropriate corporate strategic plan objectives, department business plan objectives, and the efficient and effective utilization of resources.

This position is held accountable for the annual financial plan to achieve the net income target; is responsible for developing and presenting to Treasury Board capital, revenue and expense budgets and operating plans; is responsible for the preparation and submission of LDB financial statements showing assets, liabilities and operating results; is accountable for ensuring that the Branch Books of Account and financial statements are prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles as well as the requirements and standards established by the Auditor General. This position also oversees the Branch Insurance Program to ensure best and most appropriate coverage according to various areas of identified risk within the Branch.

A criminal record check is required.

Successful candidates must be able to travel overnight within the Province of British Columbia.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job description, also located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

An eligibility list for permanent or temporary future opportunities may be established.

Position requirements:

Education and Experience:
  • Must be a member in good standing with a professional Canadian accounting designation (CPA).
  • A university degree in economics, public administration, business administration, or related discipline.
  • A minimum of 10 years demonstrated progressive related experience in financial management, including a minimum of five years' experience at a senior level and extensive experience in strategic planning, performance management, change leadership and budget development. Preference may be given to candidates with this experience in a public sector environment and/or in a large organization. A large organization is defined as over $100 million in revenue.
  • A minimum 10 years of experience leading and coaching a diverse workgroup of senior financial managers and professionals.

Application instructions:

To be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined in the position requirements section above. Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies as outlined in the attached Job Description. Applicants must meet the requirements as described below to be considered:
  • A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.
  • Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

For specific position-related enquiries, please contact Vicky Hanlon, R/Senior Manager, Talent, Human Resources at .

Only applications submitted using the BC Public Service Recruitment System on this website will be accepted. For more information about how to create or update your profile, please refer to the attached Application Instructions or refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to before the stated closing time, and they will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:00pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.

Working for the BC Public Service:

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

This position is eligible for flexible work arrangements, such as a hybrid work combination of in-office and work-from-home, following the guidelines established for flexible workplaces .

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For guidance on applying and interviewing, please contact or 778-405-3452.

The BC Public Service is an award-winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, great learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development options. For more information, visit What the BC Public Service Offers .

Posting Closing Date: Applications will continue to be accepted until a closing date is determined. The closing date will be published with 5 days' notice.

Job Category
Executive, Finance, Leadership and Management
Management and Executive