Job Title: Manager, Financial Systems

Location: Vancouver, BC

Date Posted: 11/16/2012

Date Expires: 1/16/2013

Job Category: Management

Job Type: Permanent

Salary: $110,000

Company Info: Our client, an exciting municipality within the lower mainland is sourcing a Manager of Financial Systems for the City. The Manager, Financial Systems, will be responsible for evaluating the internal controls of business processes and provides recommendations on improving the control environment and increasing operational efficiencies.

Job Description: The Manager will be required to review highly complex and unique problems and will be required to provide solutions that include defining, designing and creating processes and mapping out systems that strengthen internal controls which include, but are not limited to, minimizing the risks of fraud, embezzlement, misappropriation of assets, and a qualified audit report. The position is responsible for overall leadership of processes and internal controls, while ensuring the City’s financial integrity and reducing risks.   Examples of key work activities include: 
 
• Provide guidance and direction to City staff and will ensure that business processes are properly developed and will lead the Finance and Corporate Services Department on any financial software systems.  
• The Manager is a project leader and will define key issues, project scope and required resources. 
• Provide information and advice to Council on issues including: internal control weaknesses, mitigation or response to fraud or theft, system enhancements, process changes or addressing management letters concerning control weaknesses. 
• Responsible for making financial information related decisions on the City’s system implementations and upgrades, including the leadership and direction with systems integration, reporting requirements, implementation of internal controls and documentation, developing improvements, and ensuring consistent business process across the organization. 
• Reviews and defines processes policies and operations through research and interviews with City staff to critically analyze current business processes and review risk assessment on the inherent risks /control risks in order to mitigate any risks including fraud. 
• Provides direction and advice to the City on business processes, internal controls and operational efficiencies.  Gives direction to information technology on mapping of processes, implementation and configuration of systems in order to achieve objectives. 
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Required Skills: Professional accounting designation (CA, CGA, or CMA) along with CIA (Certified Internal Audit program or CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner) or CISA (Certified Information System Auditor).   A minimum of 10 years, post designation, related experience inclusive of the following:  Generally accepted accounting principles, public sector accounting (preferred), generally accepted auditing standards and financial controls.  Experience in internal audit/forensic/fraud.   Five or more years of experience in functional implementations and/or upgrades including financial systems set up, implementation and roll out. Minimum of 5 years and familiarity with municipal government processes and procedures in a financial environment is preferable. 
 
• Knowledge of project management exhibiting high level organizational and time management skills. 
• Experience with budgeting and management of financial functions. 
• Knowledge of value for money concepts. 
• Expert knowledge of and experience in automated financial accounting systems, process mapping techniques, project methodology and tools. 
• Working knowledge of and in-depth experience in accounting, auditing and internal control principles and practices. 
• Demonstrated ability to gather and analyze information, anticipate and recognize problems and opportunities create and evaluate alternatives, engage in continuous assessment and improvement to develop solutions, and make appropriate decisions regarding processes, while exercising financial prudence, confidentiality and discretion.  
• Project leader that must work in cross functional teams and present complex analysis with clarity and professionalism. 
• Analytical and conceptual thinking skills, strong decision making. 
• Experience and ability in leading transformation and change management. 
• Strong leadership, coaching and training on technical content and background of knowledge, financial controls, best practices and other analytical tools and techniques that can positiv

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Contact: Mike Shekhtman
Holloway Schulz Vancouver
505 Burrard Street
Suite 1650
Vancouver, BC V7X1M4
Phone: (604) 688-9595 x303
Phone 2: (604) 688-9595
Fax: (604) 688-3608
E-mail: mike.shekhtman@hollowayschulz.ca