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Senior Specialist, Finance Operations (FT, Perm)

Full Time
5 days ago
Senior Specialist, Finance Operations (FT, Perm)

Location: Remote (BC only), BC, CA

Job Function: Finance Corporate Services and Internal Audit


BCLC's two offices are located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam Indian Band), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Peoples in Vancouver and the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc territory, situated within the Secwépemc Nation in Kamloops. We honour and respect the people, the territory, and the land we are part of.

Joining the Finance & Corporate services team at BCLC means you'll be working with a dedicated group of talented professionals in Corporate Accounting, Financial Planning & Analysis, Procurement, Business Continuity, Facilities, and Business Services.
The financial management of a complex organization including lottery operations, casino & community gaming, and eGaming business units, which collectively took in over $1.4 billion in net income last year falls within this group.

Working with revenues of well over half a billion dollars in fiscal 2019, an increase over the previous fiscal year, approximately 20% of BCLC's total revenues which represents BCLC's largest player base, our Lottery finance operations group is responsible for recording the gross gaming wagers and direct costs related to Lottery operations including manually recording lottery transactions, ILC funding and reimbursements, instant game management and more.

As a Crown Corporation that earns more than a billion dollars in annual revenue, BCLC's commitment to giving funds back to the province is an integral part of our business, but still only one piece of the picture. At BCLC, we exist to generate win-wins for the greater good. We believe everything we do must benefit the well-being of all involved. Through our Social Purpose, we aspire to make sure, in all of our endeavours and transactions and relationships - in the most important sense of life, livelihood, meaning, and well-being - nobody loses, and every person we touch comes out ahead. BCLC is committed to creating a welcoming workplace where everyone feels safe, included, and valued. For us, that means building a team that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. We all are winners when differences are respected, valued and celebrated.

Job Summary:

The Senior Specialist, Finance Operations uses specialized technical expertise and leadership to ensure the ongoing mandate and operational and strategic objectives of the Finance Operations Department are fulfilled. This role is accountable for ensuring established service levels are maintained and that new initiatives are executed in accordance with organizational requirements. The Senior Specialist leads a team responsible for financial operations, system maintenance, controls and governance.

Key Accountabilities:
  • Leads a team of professional employees by setting and monitoring operational service levels, establishing performance targets, and providing specialized subject matter expertise in order to ensure that all revenue recognition, accounts receivable, general accounting and operationalization of projects and initiatives are completed according to the departmental mandate, corporate objectives, and BCLC's financial governance framework.
  • Assists in providing strategic direction to the department and implements business plans for the department that align with the divisional and corporate strategic direction.
  • Assists in the development and continual improvement of departmental standards, policies, procedures and methodologies in order to ensure their integrity and compliance with corporate and industry best practices, accounting standards, and regulatory requirements.
  • Acts as a subject matter and systems expert in general and revenue accounting. Proactively resolves highly complex accounting issues with the potential for organization-wide impact using advanced analytical techniques. Conducts and directs significant research into the appropriate application of accounting principles and standards, and assists in the formulation of solutions (including optional approaches) to business and business systems challenges arising from business initiatives.
  • Provides leadership to staff through day-to-day supervision and scheduling, and by inspiring a shared vision, building strong relationships, and modeling leadership behaviors that support engagement of staff through recognition, communication, and coaching. Participates in people resources decisions, including recruitment, hiring, terminations, and compensation, in coordination with HR and the Manager. Conducts performance reviews and helps determine professional development needs and opportunities for staff members.
  • Manages and oversees all initiatives and associated action plans related to the business systems components of the Finance Operations mandate. Creates and implements training strategies, improvements to Finance Operations processes and manages system trouble-shooting and enhancement requests. Manages all systems testing performed in the department and approves test scripts and results, elevating any concerns to the Manager.
  • Proactively develops, maintains and manages consultative relationships with internal contacts, and establishes strong working relationships with external contacts such as vendors/suppliers, service providers/ retailers, and others.
  • Participates in department and interdepartmental project teams, managing the departmental elements of the projects and processes from start to end.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Education and Experience
  • Post-secondary degree in finance, accounting or a related discipline plus 4 - 6 years of related experience, including experience in leading a team; an equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered; Canadian CPA designation is required.
Technical Requirements
  • Extensive knowledge of accounting principles with the ability to apply them in a practical way;
  • Proven leadership skills with the ability to be self-motivated, work independently, as well as being part of a team;
  • Strong knowledge of financial and managerial control systems and processes, and risk management frameworks;
  • Exceptional time management and multi-tasking skills with the ability to prioritize tasks and work within established deadlines and time constraints;
  • Advanced communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to present complex information in an easily understood manner;
  • Demonstrated ability to act on own initiative and exercise professional judgment ;
  • Strong business acumen with a results oriented focus;
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic business planning and resource management in a leadership capacity;
  • Exceptional interpersonal and motivational skills and ability to build strong and trusting relationships with directors, managers, employees and peers;
  • Believes in continuous improvement and driven to question and improve processes, systems, practices and policies as appropriate;
  • Strong working knowledge of financial systems and software including ERP systems;
  • Excellent analytical ability, a strong understanding of analytical concepts and well developed creative problem solving skills;
  • Ability to work with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Exceptional professional judgment with experience in exercising it effectively in the decision making process;
  • Advanced computer skills including experience with MS office suite.
Additional Information:
  • Effective November 22, 2021, BCLC requires all employees to be fully vaccinated (as defined by Health Canada). Full vaccination will be required before commencing employment with BCLC unless a legal exemption is obtained.
  • To build a rich diverse workforce representing the communities which we serve, we welcome applications from people of all colours and cultures, persons with diverse abilities, and members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.
  • BCLC values work life balance and offers remote work options for its employees.
  • Relocation assistance is available for successful job candidates.
  • If you are in need of accommodation or special assistance at any step of your application, please send an email with your request to
  • For over more than a decade, we have been recognized as one of BC's Top Employers - and we are constantly seeking ways to improve our employee and player experience. To learn more about BCLC, please visit:
Please Note:
This opportunity will remain open until a qualified candidate pool has been established.
Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada and be 19 years of age to work at BCLC.

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