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Director, Finance & Risk

Status: Full Time
Employment Type: Permanent
Competition Number: #21-38
Area: Finance & Risk

Position Summary

The Director, Finance & Risk supports ASEBP as a holistic health organization committed to promoting, protecting, improving and sustaining the health of covered members and their dependents. This role is responsible for the performance of the financial services and legal & risk departments. The position oversees development and implementation of organizational strategies with respect to these areas, and is responsible for achieving, monitoring, and reporting on division metrics. The Director, Finance & Risk provides information and knowledge to support decision making and ensures operational efficiencies while striving to meet organizational goals and objectives.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Support the direction of the executive leadership at ASEBP through ensuring the operations within the area of oversight align with ASEBP’s strategic directives, objectives, and culture;
  • As part of the ASEBP executive team, determine organizational priorities and convert these into department objectives, aligning budget, resource allocation, and key performance indicators;
  • Responsible for directing and managing the Company’s finance, legal, and risk functions;
  • Ensure the legal and regulatory compliance for all accounting and financial reporting functions;
  • Responsible for the establishment of financial policies, procedures, controls and reporting systems;
  • Develop, monitor and enforce policies and procedures relevant to accounting, budgeting, forecasting, and project tracking;
  • Investigate variances in budgets, reporting, internal controls, and general accounting; deploy measures to resolve variances;
  • Use project methodology to lead and support organization change initiatives;
  • Ensure quality assurance controls and risk management strategies are in place with respect to the portfolio;
  • Perform various quantitative risk analysis to support the executive team’s decision-making process;
  • Provide leadership and support to all managers in the Finance & Risk portfolio;
  • Support performance management and employee development within the division and ASEBP;
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with ASEBP stakeholders and external partners;
  • Support a collaborative approach to working with all business units within ASEBP;
  • Develop and maintain up-to-date understanding of ASEBP’s operations and evaluate the potential impact of various operational risks;
  • Provide guidance and recommendations to the legal department and throughout ASEBP regarding indemnification clauses and insurance requirements of various contracts and lease agreements; and
  • Provide recommendations regarding risk retention and financing strategies.

Your Education and Experience

  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in business or a related field;
  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) is required; and
  • A Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation would be an asset.
  • 5-10 years of experience in a leadership role;
  • Experience working in complex and politically sensitive environments, coupled with several years of progressive management experience;
  • Experience in the benefits industry, preferably in health & welfare trusts and/or providing benefits to the education sector;
  • Experience ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory bodies (e.g. CRA, PIPEDA/PIPA); and
  • Extensive experience in finance, particularly as it relates to disability management, chronic disease care pathways and drug management strategies.

Your Abilities

  • Proven track record of maintaining accounting and financial principles, practices and procedures;
  • Ability to present various experience and status reports for senior management and the Board of Trustees in an engaging and meaningful way tailored to the audience;
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of contract standards and related legal issues;
  • Transformational leadership skills, including high positive psychological capital and emotional intelligence;
  • Excellent skills and demonstrated ability related to building and maintaining relationships with a wide variety of individuals and group; previous work with unionized client groups an asset;
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills, with the ability to develop, implement, and evaluate business plans and initiatives;
  • Demonstrated understanding and successful application of change management processes;
  • Strong decision making, analytical, and problem-solving skills; and
  • Strong written and verbal skills with an ability to effectively communicate complex health and benefit information to a variety of audiences.

How To Apply

Please send your resume in Word or PDF format to: pies_edmonton@optimumtalent.com. Copy and Paste the following job title and code and place it in the subject line of your email so we can identify the job and confirm receipt of your application:
AHQC-247134 Director, Finance & Risk – Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan - AB - Edmonton and Area (OTIAPPLY)

Please note that only those candidates meeting the selection criteria, established by our client, will be contacted further. Although we may not contact you directly for this particular role, all applications will be reviewed as we would like to consider you for future opportunities that may be appropriate.

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