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Jennifer Madden
Shelina Esmail

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Chief Financial Officer

SkilledTradesBC, (formerly Industry Training Authority) leads and coordinates British Columbia’s skilled trades system. SkilledTradesBC works with employers, employees, industry, labour, training providers and government to ensure our Province benefits from a strong and diverse skilled labour force to meet economic demand. We do this through supporting apprentices and employers, designing and funding programs and working to increase the value of skilled trades careers. SkilledTradesBC was once again named one of BC’s Top 100 Employers and is also once again designated as a Great Place To Work for 2023.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is responsible for providing strategic leadership to ensure SkilledTradesBC is well positioned to meet its organizational priorities. This role provides strategic oversight and leadership to the Corporate Services, Training Investment and IT functions within the organization. This includes audit and risk, procurement, privacy, and facilities as well as IT key vendor relationships and the development and execution of the digital transformation.

In addition, the CFO has oversight of the Training Investment portfolio which comprises approximately 80% of the organization’s budget with broad reach into BC’s post secondary system. The CFO ensures SkilledTradesBC meets its reporting and financial commitments to government and external partners while reporting out to our Board of Directors. As a key member of the Executive team, the CFO provides counsel and strategic leadership to ensure the organization is developing and delivering sound strategies to achieve its mandate.

The ideal candidate is a strategic leader with strong business acumen who works best in collaborative, customer focused and purpose-driven environments. The CFO will be a business enabler who can look beyond pure numbers and see opportunities while working in tandem with the CEO and Executive Team to articulate a path forward in meeting the organization’s mandate. The incumbent will bring significant senior financial, corporate services and IT leadership, along with a CPA designation, and a proven track record of effectively working with diverse groups toward a shared vision. This critical role has strategic business acumen, can work effectively with a Board of Directors though articulating key business information for sound decision making. The ideal candidate is a relationship builder and consensus finder who prides themselves on strong interpersonal skills to advance the mandate of the organization. The CFO will be committed to diversity, equity and inclusion principles as well as Truth and Reconciliation and will ensure these critical factors are considered in decision-making.

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