Praxis Career Spotlight

Chief Financial Officer

Our client is a passionate and cooperative organization engaged in governance and civic responsibility on the Sunshine Coast. The organization of about 110 team members is seeking a Chief Financial Officer to oversee financial leadership and strategic responsibilities in their Sechelt, BC office.

As a member of the senior management team, you will provide sound, progressive and engaging leadership while you contribute to the effective corporate management of the organization. Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, your Key Accountabilities Include:

Leadership and Strategy: Leading the development and implementation of short, medium and long-term financial strategies, including financial planning, reporting and monitoring systems, and ensuring alignment with the organization’s strategic direction.

Influence: Providing professional advice and objective financial analyses which enable decision makers to make timely and informed business decisions. Ensuring that opportunities and risks are fully considered and that decisions are aligned with the overall financial strategies.

Financial Management and Control: Leading the promotion and delivery of solid financial management practices so that moneys and assets are safeguarded at all times and are used appropriately, economically, efficiently, and effectively.

Direct Finance: Determining the resources, expertise and systems for the finance function that are sufficient to meet business needs and negotiate these within the overall financial framework

You possess First Nation’s cultural awareness and sensitivity well as a Professional Accounting Designation (CPA,) and a thorough knowledge of Canadian Public Sector Accounting Standards. You also have a minimum of five years of progressive financial leadership and business experience. Experience within a First Nations or local government setting would be considered an asset, as navigation and interpretation of legislative laws, agreements and policy is a requirement. You offer the ability to make good strategic decisions, to manage projects, and possess a strong sense of personal integrity and ethical practices. You provide excellent change management, interpersonal and communication skills demonstrated through the ability to facilitate, network, motivate, and lead.  

This is a fantastic opportunity to serve as a role model in a respected organization with strong community ties and values that honour the shíshálh culture, tradition, and beliefs. Our client offers a value driven work environment, the opportunity make an impact, competitive compensation, and the chance to make this role your own. You will also live in a spectacular community with abundant natural beauty, water and mountain activities, cultural events, and community services.

If this sounds like the position for you, we would love to hear from you. Please respond with a résumé and covering letter to: no later than January 7, 2017.

Praxis Performance Group is a Human Resource and Recruitment Firm located on the Sunshine Coast in beautiful British Columbia. With our depth of experience and our belief in the unlimited potential of a well formed team, we take the time to get to know our clients and candidates. Focused on fit, we work with organizations who know that their people come first and that their greatest resource is their team.