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Jennifer Madden
Matthew Bell

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Director, Finance & Corporate Services

SkilledTradesBC (formerly Industry Training Authority) leads and coordinates British Columbia’s skilled trades system. The organization works with employers, employees, industry, labour, training providers, and government to ensure British Columbia benefits from a strong and diverse skilled labour force to meet economic demand. It does 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.

SkilledTradesBC is taking on an expanded mandate to raise the profile of skilled trade careers, modernize the approach to apprenticeship and implement Skilled Trades Certification. With this expanded mandate, SkilledTradesBC has revised its vision to align more closely with the province’s future economic and workforce needs: to “Create an inclusive, world-class skilled trades workforce that meets the needs of British Columbians.”

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Director, Finance & Corporate Services (Director) is responsible for the leadership and direction of SkilledTradesBC’s core administrative and corporate functions including Finance, Procurement, Privacy (FOIPPA), Corporate Records Management, and Facilities. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Director works collaboratively with other Directors to ensure SkilledTradesBC’s organizational goals are met by providing customer-focused (internal and external) leadership and project management expertise. They will play a key role in ensuring that SkilledTradesBC’s operations are efficient and effective and adhere to appropriate financial and regulatory controls, while simultaneously facilitating business needs and ensuring best service to the business units. The Director will also be responsible for delivering and maintaining the organization’s Enterprise Risk Management Framework and Business Continuity Plan.

The ideal candidate is a strategic leader with strong business acumen who works best in a collaborative, customer focused, and purpose-driven environment. Possessing a CPA or equivalent designation, the incumbent will bring senior financial and corporate services leadership experience and a proven track record of effectively working with diverse groups toward a shared vision. The ideal candidate is a relationship and consensus builder who prides themselves on strong interpersonal skills to advance the mandate of the organization. The Director 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. Experience working closely with all functional areas of an organization and a successful track record within a complex, multi-partner, public sector environment would be ideal.

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