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In the recording, Stacey shares valuable insights with our listeners such as what an average day looks like in the role as well as the importance of building and nurturing relationships.
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The Financial Services Branch provides leadership to ensure that the organization is financially sound, accountable and transparent in managing public funds.
The primary focus of the Branch Manager is to provide sound fiscal policy, steward the financial processes at the City of Edmonton and provide strategic financial support to the City’s program and service areas.
The Branch Manager leads a team of approximately 225 staff covering five distinct sections which will include Corporate Accounting, Policy and Reporting, Financial Operations, Business Financial Analytics, Utilities Regulation, and Special Projects.
First year goals and deliverables :
Continue to provide leadership, oversight and financial stewardship for the administration and management of fiscal compliance
Anticipate business opportunities, influence policy, planning and initiatives, and foster a culture of accountability through performance measurement
Continue to collaborate with the Executive Leadership Team, Department Leadership Teams and business partners to provide strategic advice, leadership and analysis that ensure informed decision making with respect to the financial management
Integrate multi-disciplinary teams to work collaboratively with stakeholders supporting corporate priorities
Understand complex municipal subject matter and build influential relationships with Council, external agencies, orders of government, community organizations, and internal departments and branches
Apply an equity lens, such as GBA+, to the development and review of policies, practices and frameworks
What does success look like?
Apply knowledge or training and / or education in Commerce, Business Administration, or other related disciplines. A Master’s Degree in a related field is considered an asset
Professional Accounting or Finance designation is required (Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) or other related designation)
Apply your experience providing strategic leadership in large, diverse organizations in either private and public sectors, including strategic development in a large organization
Lead and motivate teams while building healthy, respectful and inclusive workplace environments that enable staff to reach their potential while strengthening organizational capacity
Demonstrate your knowledge of the principles and practices of municipal accounting and public finance
Operate as a strategically agile leader able to anticipate business opportunities and influence enterprise-wide policy planning and initiatives
Demonstrate strong political acumen and awareness of the reputation of the City, departments, and the branch when communicating with internal and external stakeholders
Influence initiatives without positional authority
Act as a change agent and a catalyst for the delivery of change while inspiring staff and colleagues at all levels in all roles
Apply exceptional presentation skills; ability to present effectively to City Council, public meetings, media, and other stakeholders
Present complex ideas to diverse audiences, build positive relationships and establish clear expectations
Demonstrate service excellence, embracing diversity and promoting inclusiveness
Demonstrate alignment with the Cultural Commitments of Safe, Helpful, Accountable, Integrated and Excellent, fostering an environment for others to do the same.
For more information on the City’s Cultural Commitments, please visit ().
Demonstrate the foundational competencies, key behaviours and attributes of the City’s six leadership competencies : Courage, Inclusivity, Values-Based Influencer, Collaborative Networker, Systems Thinker and Creative Innovator.
For more information on the City’s leadership competencies, please visit ().
The City of Edmonton is committed to inclusive, respectful and equitable workplaces that represent the communities we serve.
We continuously improve our systems, policies and practices to remove barriers and ensure our employees, in all their diversity, can succeed.
We encourage applications from courageous leaders who intentionally promote respect and inclusion on their teams. To learn more, see the Art of Inclusion : Our Diversity and Inclusion Framework here : .
The City of Edmonton strives to provide reasonable access and accommodations throughout the application and selection process.
If you would like to request an accommodation at any stage of the process, please contact Employment edmonton.ca .
COVID-19 Notice : The City of Edmonton has implemented a COVID 19-Vaccination Policy. Employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination.
Employees who cannot be fully vaccinated on the basis of a protected legal ground (e.g. medical, religious) may request an exemption.
Please note that this policy applies to all employees, including new hires, and volunteers. If your application is successful, you will be asked to provide proof of vaccination or request an exemption.