A leader and manager of change with the financial expertise and confidence to make your mark on Canada’s largest city, you think strategically while maintaining a clear focus on the end results. In this pivotal role within the City of Toronto’s Office of the Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer, you’ll have the opportunity to lead development and implementation strategies to enhance the City's financial initiatives, operations and future sustainability. If you’re up to the challenge, read on.
Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer, you’ll support the strategic goals and objectives of the City by developing and leading a team tasked with advancing the transformation, modernization and accountability agenda for the City's financial systems, processes and budget activities. This will include developing, designing and implementing functional policies and programs that will make major changes in overall business performance across all City divisions based on long-term needs.
Given the broad impact of this role, you’ll establish relationships with City senior management and build consensus on how the Section can support their business needs, goals and objectives, and work closely with various divisions – Information Technology, People Equity and Human Rights, Legal, City Clerk and Transformation – to ensure that the City's Financial Transformation Plan considers, and complies with, other corporate compliance measures and policies.
As Director, Financial Transformation, you’ll develop a comprehensive plan to achieve the objective of transitioning the City's current systems and processes to a stable comprehensive state, complete with change management considerations and communication plans, and coordinate all other related City financial transformation projects. Becoming thoroughly conversant with the City's information technology needs as it relates to financial reporting and internal control processes, you’ll be in a position to contribute significantly to the continuous improvement of the City's financial tools and processes through analysis and the development and implementation of sound management practices and procedures.
This mission-critical mandate calls for a transformational leader with a post-secondary education in public administration, financial management or a similar job-related discipline, and extensive senior-level experience in progressively more responsible roles in the key functional areas of this position, or an approved equivalent combination of education and experience. A professional designation – CPA (CMA or CGA) – would be an asset.
Your track record of success will include extensive experience leading change and managing stakeholders' needs and interests within a complex organization, as well as preparing comprehensive reports and presentations, and analyzing and summarizing information to support strategic, service and financial decision-making. In addition, you’ll bring considerable experience leading and managing enterprise-wide technology-related projects and organizational re-restructuring initiatives.
Such a background has given you an in-depth understanding of the service and financial issues facing large government organizations, including service delivery, policy development, strategic and service planning, financial and project management, performance measurement and the development of best practices. You’re also familiar with relevant government legislation in the areas of governance, budgeting, financial reporting, service delivery, employee and labour relations, and occupational health and safety, and well equipped to effectively plan, develop, implement and undertake special projects.
Success as a leader within the City’s large, diverse, multidisciplinary environment requires a strong commitment to the organizational values of diversity and inclusion, together with experience in cultivating an innovative workforce of high-performing professionals in a positive service delivery culture, and the ability to handle labour relations in a unionized environment. A savvy communicator and negotiator, both service- and results-oriented, you can forge collaborative working relationships with all stakeholders, employees, client divisions, outside agencies, politicians and other levels of government, manage expectations from multiple organizational units, and respond to, and support, client needs, policy and standards in conjunction with operational realities.
Salary Range: $149,331.00 - $175,466.20 per year
Work for the City you love
Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities, we are a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture. Join the award-winning Toronto Public Service as Director of Financial Transformation within the Office of the Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer.