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Director, Financial Management

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date November 29, 2019
Type Full Time
Company City of Toronto
Salary $149,331.00 - $175,466.20 - Annual
Location Toronto, ON
Category Accounting / Finance
Client City of Toronto
Contact Information
For more information on this and other opportunities with the City of Toronto, visit us online at  To apply online, submit your resume, quoting File #1714, by December 9, 2019.

Director, Financial Management


Job ID: 1714

Job Category: Finance, Accounting & Purchasing

Division & Section: Policy, Planning, Finance & Administration, Financial Management

Work Location: City Hall, 100 Queen Street W

Job Type & Duration: Permanent, Full-time

Hourly Rate: $149,331.00 – $175,466.20

Hours & Shift Information: Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week

Affiliation: Non-union

Number of Positions Open: 1

Posting Period: 25-Nov-2019 to 09-Dec-2019

What will your key accountabilities?

The Director, Financial Management leads and supports the Infrastructure and Development Services (IDS) division-wide strategic goals and divisional service priorities by ensuring the provision of effective, efficient financial planning/strategy, budgeting and accounting services to the Deputy City Manager, Executive Director and operating divisions.

Reporting to the Executive Director, Policy, Planning, Finance & Administration Division, the position entails the following key competencies:

Management, Technical Knowledge & Consultation to develop, recommend and administer the annual budget for the section, and ensure expenditures are controlled and maintained within approved budget limitations; to plan, oversee and direct the overall preparation, coordination and analysis of IDS and divisional capital budgets, operating budget and service plan submissions and presentations; to direct the preparation of financial reports and variance reports/analyses for the Deputy City Manager, Executive Director and IDS division heads; to review and ensure compliance with corporate financial and accounting policies and guidelines; to oversee the timely submission and collection of claims, receivables and revenues for the IDS Divisions from external customers and funders and other orders of government; to Direct and oversee the Financial Management units in the provision of budgeting, revenue, accounting and purchasing services to the IDS Divisions.

Accountability & Compliance to oversee the development, implementation and maintenance of internal processes and procedures to ensure compliance amongst managers and supervisors in the section; to oversee the establishment and ongoing operation of the IDS Division’s systems of internal financial controls to meet corporate requirements; to liaise with the Auditor General’s Office, Internal Audit and the external auditors of the City on behalf of IDS Divisions with respect to accounting systems and records, systems of internal control and fiscal year-end procedures and audits; to contribute to the development of corporate financial systems, policies and procedures to ensure that program needs are met; to advise IDS Division Heads of applicable policies and procedures; to prepare reports for Committee and Council.

Relationship Building & Strategic Orientation to provide leadership on the IDS Divisions financial requirements through relationships with corporate providers (e.g. Controller, Accounting and Financial Planning); to develop, coordinate and provide advice related to IDS Division’s financial strategies focused on improving the IDS Divisions operating and financial performance (e.g. on accounting, financial, insurance and tax matters) to respond to corporate initiatives in consultation with Corporate  Finance and other sources.; to provide IDS Divisions management staff with direction and guidance as well as processes and tools to increase efficiencies and improve the services provided by the section; to collaborate with other divisions to meet a variety of corporate reporting requirements with financial, administrative, information and human resource implications.

Engaging Leadership to direct, train and motivate subordinate management staff; to ensure high standards of work quality and organizational performance, as well as to monitor and evaluate staff performance and manage labour relations issues.

Continuous Improvement & Adaptability to act as an innovative leader committed to the organizational values of diversity and inclusion; to develop, design and implement functional policies and programs that make major changes in overall business performance based on long-term needs; to contribute to the continuous improvement of divisional performance through analysis, development and implementation of sound management practices and procedures; to anticipate, identify and manage emerging issues and challenges, including  identification/monitoring of solutions to respond to changing needs; to provide program management staff with direction and guidance, processes and tools to increase efficiencies and improve effectiveness of the services provided by this section; and to cultivate an innovative workforce of high-performing professionals to increase efficiencies and improve effectiveness of services.

Who is our ideal candidate?

You are someone who demonstrates executive-level financial management knowledge, coupled with excellent strategic thinking and analytical problem-solving skills to effectively lead the development and administration of capital and operating budgets. Your leadership skills,  coupled with financial technical expertise and a strong business acumen, will aid you to develop and implement processes and management tools that will further ensure compliance and effective financial management of resources.

Your highly developed communication and interpersonal skills allow you to skillfully interact with, negotiate, and resolve conflict with all levels of the organization to forge effective internal and external relationships with all stakeholders, employees, client divisions, outside agencies and/or politicians within a large, diverse, multidisciplinary environment. You have the ability to lead change within a complex organization while managing stakeholder’s needs and interests. You can lead and manage enterprise-wise technology related projects and organizational re-restructuring initiatives. You have a service and results-focused orientation in order to respond to, and support, client needs, policy and standards in conjunction with operational realities.

You have technical industry knowledge giving you an awareness and an ability to continually provide strategic consultation to a leadership team, colleagues and stakeholders. You are familiar with relevant government legislation in the area of governance, budgeting, financial reporting, service delivery, employee and labour relations and occupational health and safety. As a leader focussed on championing a culture of equity, diversity, and respectful workplaces, you support excellence in public service and promote the best interests of the City of Toronto.

You foster an organizational culture that emphasizes innovation, collaboration, transparency, accountability and trust while promoting a strong code of ethics and integrity to support public service excellence.

Your application should describe:

  1. Post-secondary education in public administration or financial management or a similar discipline related to the job function, along with extensive financial and operational and capital budget experience or an approved equivalent combination of education and experience. Professional designation: CPA (CMA or CGA) would be an asset.
  1. Extensive senior level experience key functional areas of this position. In-depth understanding of the service and financial issues facing the City, including service delivery, policy development, strategic and service planning, financial and project management, performance measurement and the development of best practices
  2. Extensive experience preparing comprehensive reports and presentations, and analyzing, interpreting and summarizing information for the purpose of presenting and supporting strategic, service and financial decision making.
  3. Extensive experience in policy and program development, budget management, financial reporting.

Work for the City you Love

Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities, we are a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture. Join the award-winning Toronto Public Service as Director Financial Management.

How to Apply:

For more information on this and other opportunities with the City of Toronto, visit us online at  To apply online, submit your resume, quoting File #1714, by December 9, 2019.

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

The City of Toronto is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diverse residents that we serve. Please click on the link to learn more about the City’s commitment to employment equity.


The City of Toronto is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs. Disability-related accommodation during the application process is available upon request. Learn more about the City’s Hiring Policies and Accommodation Process 


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