Please read the posting and application information carefully. Applications without the required documents (resume and cover) will not be considered.

Temporary, Full Time

Dates: As soon as possible – June 30, 2020 (with the possibility of an extension)

The Director, Financial Services provides leadership, guidance and strategic support to College managers and other employees on financial, budgeting, internal controls, asset protection and purchasing issues. The Director is an integral part in planning and advising senior level management on the financial impact of strategic choices and provides options to best support the implementation of the College’s strategic decisions. The Director is accountable for the financial operations of Langara College.  The Director ensures the protection of the College’s financial and other assets through accurate and timely financial reporting and monitoring, that supports responsible financial and budgetary decision-making.  Using the appropriate application of policies and procedures including generally accepted accounting principles, this position is responsible for overseeing budget preparation and administration; financial accounting including accounts payable/receivable and payroll; purchasing and supply-chain management; and enrolment reporting. 

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Education & Experience

  • Masters degree, preferably in business, economics, finance or accounting.
  • Professional accounting designation (CPA) and membership in good standing with the BC institute.
  • Minimum 10 years experience in a senior financial or accounting position in areas of budgeting, policy analysis/development, and financial reporting/analysis.  Management and supervisory experience required, preferably in a medium to large public sector entity.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Demonstrated track record of mid to senior level management and administrative experience, preferably in both the public and private sectors.
  • Knowledge of financial accounting, budgeting, control, and reporting principles, methods, techniques, and standards including federal and provincial financial regulations.
  • Knowledge of computerized information systems used in financial and/or accounting applications.
  • Knowledge of software to compile, quantify and illustrate complex financial reports, comparisons, impacts, and/or projections.

Skills & Abilities

  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Develop and implement new strategies, policies, and procedures.
  • Analyze and interpret financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and/or projections.
  • Supervise and train employees, including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Develop and implement strategic business and operating plans.
  • Foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Effective time management skills to handle dynamic and frequently changing priorities.
  • Effective problem-solving and analytical skills.

Salary Range: $3,814.56 - $5,086.09* - $5,849.00 Bi-weekly (Pay Grade 15).
*Compensation beyond the mid-point requires approval by the Public Sector Employers’ Council Secretariat (PSEC). 

Employee Group:  ADMIN

Hours & Days of Work: 8:00am – 4:00pm. Monday to Friday, however, hours may vary according to the needs of the department.

Please note that internal applicants may be given first consideration.

Competition No.: A018-19

Closing Date: Until Filled

Application Information: Please read the posting carefully and ensure you have your documents ready prior to applying.

Please submit your resume and cover letter by the closing date and time to Nick Lay and Greg Longster at Leaders International Executive Search - email:

For more information please go to the Leaders International webpage.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to provide proof of educational and professional credentials noted on their resume.

We thank you for your interest and advise that only those shortlisted will be contacted. Langara is committed to enhancing our diverse workforce.



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