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Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC)
Senior Director, Finance & Corporate Controller

At ICBC, it’s our job to make sure the car insurance system works for everyone, today and in the future. This means making decisions that make sense for all British Columbians. It means supporting B.C. drivers both on and off the road. It means working closely with our staff, stakeholders and partners. And it means creating an insurance system our province can be proud of.

With a keen awareness of the evolving business environment and the need for ICBC to provide sustainable and affordable insurance, the Senior Director, Finance & Corporate Controller (Corporate Controller) is one of the key strategic leaders within the organization. Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Corporate Controller will be accountable for senior level leadership, consultation and advice related to all financial aspects of the organization. Functionally, the position has a broad mandate which includes financial accounting & governance; financial analysis; reporting; budgeting & forecasting; finance system services; and transactional accounting operations.

The position provides leadership, mentorship and support to a diverse team within the department to ensure the effective implementation of both Corporate and Divisional strategies, business plans, and policies in the delivery of high quality, customer-focused services. As a member of the Divisional management team, the incumbent also acts as a financial, accounting and internal control policy advisor as a member of the Senior Team.

The ideal candidate is a senior finance/accounting professional with many years of senior financial management experience within a progressive and fast-paced operations environment. The successful candidate will require an understanding of the insurance business, a conceptual knowledge of accepted actuarial methodologies and rate setting, IFRS and insurance accounting, and regulatory guidelines to manage and model strategic financial planning and effectively balance corporate objectives with stakeholder requirements.

Backed with a post graduate degree and an accounting designation, the incumbent will have the ability to understand, utilize and communicate complicated concepts and practices. The individual will be known for their unwavering integrity and will possess outstanding leadership, team building and communication skills. Experience working closely with all functional areas of an organization and a successful track record within a large, publicly accountable, unionized, and geographically dispersed operation would be ideal.

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