Director of Finance


POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting directly to the VP, Finance, the Director, Finance will be responsible for overseeing all financial aspects of the Port including general accounting, accounts receivable, accounts payable, fixed assets, payroll, budgeting and treasury. The role oversees the organization’s financial controls and provides leadership to the annual audit reporting into the Audit Committee. 

The Director, Finance, will work collaboratively across departments to ensure financial stability and excellence. This critical leadership role will contribute to the strategic direction of the organization, providing valuable insights and recommendations for key financial decisions.

MAJOR POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES

  1. Develops and executes financial strategies aligned with the Port’s long-term objectives.
  2. Provides strategic, financial advice and recommendations to the VP, Finance.
  3. Sets strategic direction for Financial Services, providing guidance and leadership to the portfolio.
  4. Contributes financial insight and business planning to all matters across Financial Services.
  5. Identifies and provides financial leadership on innovative business opportunities to advance strategic and operational goals and objectives.
  6. Ensures compliance with applicable financial regulations, laws and reporting standards.
  7. Monitors key financial indicators and provides proactive insights on financial trends, risks and opportunities.
  8. Provides advice regarding fiscal sustainability, revenue optimization, billing practices, and system implementation/harmonization, internal planning and control and treasury functions.
  9. Provides support for the continued development of a leading customer service model, working in partnership with departments across the organization while setting a positive culture for continuous improvement.
  10. Supports and influence operations on matters related to financial reporting and monitoring of expenditures, monitoring of financial internal controls, key business drivers, budgeting and compliance with Transport Canada reporting and legislative standards.
  11. Responsible for overseeing finance policy rollouts and adoption by the finance team and Port.
  12. Provides thought leadership to the finance team to help drive continuous improvements initiatives such as automation, process streamlining, improve effectiveness and efficiency of financial processes and policy alignment.
  13. Prepares timely and detailed reports on financial performance on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
  14. Assess the financial systems, processes, and reporting to elevate department’s ability to gather, analyze, and visualize data.
  15. Acts as a trusted advisor and supports the leadership team in making the right decision for the business through best-in-class fiscal management practices, accurate financial data and evidence-based decision making.
  16. Ensures adherence to financial laws and guidelines.
  17. Other duties as assigned.

Leadership: (with Direct Reports)

  1. Leads and develops a high-performing finance team, fostering a culture of excellence, collaboration and continuous learning.
  2. Applies people leadership skills leading a team through performance management, career development, and budget management.
  3. Provides timely support & feedback to team members while prioritizing team development.
  4. Communicates the Port’s goals, safety practices, and deadlines to the team.
  5. Coaches members on achieving goals and developing necessary skills that get results.
  6. Sets clear team goals and evaluates progress against those goals to develop effective and collaborative teamwork.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Works predominately in an office environment
  • Regular, full-time position. Regular working hours are Mondays to Fridays, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM with a 1-hour unpaid lunch break.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

Formal Education

A bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting is required, and a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) or a professional designation such as a chartered professional accountant (CPA).

Related Experience

  • Previous experience in public accounting is highly valued. 
  • 7 to 10 years of progressive leadership experience in accounting or finance.

Other Requirements

  • An energetic, strategic thinker with the ability to see beyond the numbers.
  • A relationship builder and communicator with strong analytical and decision-making skills coupled with technical capability with respect to financial reporting and planning.
  • A hands-on leader, the candidate understands the complexity of supporting an organization, optimizing opportunities and have a proven track record managing multiple projects and duties at any given time.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a strong orientation to staff and team growth and development.
  • Ability to create a collaborative multidisciplinary working environment which fosters high morale and effective staff relationships and participation.
  • Self directed.
  • Thrives in a high-paced entrepreneurial environment.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills.
  • Strategic, creative, and visionary thinker. Demonstrates commitment to the Port’s vision, mission, and values.
  • Embraces and thrives on change.
  • Provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 with a vaccine approved by Health Canada.
  • Able to obtain security clearance under Transport Canada’s Security Clearance Program.
  • Possesses a valid Class 5 Driver’s Licence.

Individuals of Indigenous descent are strongly encouraged to apply. 

**Please indicate in the “Message” field of the application form if you identify as Indigenous. 

Interested candidates are requested to submit their application via this link.

This position is not available for remote work.

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

Reporting directly to the VP, Finance, the Director, Finance will be responsible for overseeing all financial aspects of the Port including general accounting, accounts receivable, accounts payable, fixed assets, payroll, budgeting and treasury. The role oversees the organization’s financial controls and provides leadership to the annual audit reporting into the Audit Committee. 

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POSITION SUMMARY 

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MAJOR POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES 

  • Manages PRPA’s property and tenant management system, by collecting, inputting, tracking, and preparing reports to maintain accurate and up-to-date corporate lease, property, and property tax data.  
  • Oversees the day-to-day coordination with tenants and PRPA staff, fostering and maintaining collaborative working relations to ensure compliance with lease provisions, maintenance, construction, and other lease matters.  
  • Assists the Manager with the administration of PRPA’s real estate assets, providing information and guidance to the staff, consultants, and interdisciplinary internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Undertakes research and data collection to assist in the preparation of memos, reports and correspondence responding to internal and external stakeholder requests regarding property, project, and due diligence matters.  
  • Coordinates with various technical experts on the creation of maps, graphics, and presentations for internal and external communications.   
  • Prepares property and rent reviews by analyzing a variety of reports, including appraisals, surveys, property condition assessments, and feasibility studies.  
  • Support the preparation, collection, and submission of memos, reports, and documents in real estate transactions.  
  • Supports and contributes on behalf of the Real Estate business unit to various strategic departmental and corporate initiatives, including process improvements.  

WORKING CONDITIONS 

  • Works predominately in an office environment. 
  • Regular, full-time position (37.5 hours per week). 
  • Regular working hours are Mondays to Fridays, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM with a 1-hour lunch break (unpaid). 

JOB SPECIFICATIONS 

Formal Education 

Post-secondary diploma or University degree in a related field or equivalent work experience: real estate, business, commerce, property management, appraisals, or paralegal.  

Related Experience 

Minimum 3 years’ experience in at least one of the following areas: real estate or property law, planning and development, conveyancing, surveying, or appraisals. 

Other Requirements 

  • Experience in conducting research, data collection and maintaining data integrity.  
  • Superior judgement and tact in dealing with sensitive issues and confidential information. 
  • Strong analytical problem-solving with the ability to exercise independent judgment. 
  • Strong writing, organizational skills, and attention to detail. 
  • Experience working with lease documentation and related legal work. 
  • Ability to calculate valuations on real property, reviewing property drawings and maps. 
  • Effective communicator, working well in a team environment and establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with all employees and external parties. 
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated.  
  • Thrives in a high-paced environment. 
  • Proficient in MS Office, especially Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. 
  • Demonstrates commitment to the Port’s Vision and Mission. 
  • Provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 with a vaccine approved by Health Canada. 
  • Able to obtain security clearance under Transport Canada’s Security Clearance Program. 
  • Possess a valid Class 5 Driver’s License

Prince Rupert Port Authority is committed to a culture of equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging. We invite all applicants who identify as women, indigenous, as part of a visible minority and persons with diverse abilities to let us know in the ‘Message’ field of the application form.

This position is not available for remote work.

Interested candidates are requested to submit their application via this link.

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POSITION SUMMARY:

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MAJOR POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  1. Oversees development and implementation of Environmental Management Plans for project developments within the Port of Prince Rupert.
  2. Manages compliance with permits, authorizations and determinations issued under the Fisheries Act, Canadian Environmental Protection Act, Species at Risk Act and Impact Assessment Act.
  3. Leads environmental effects evaluations for Port Projects.
  4. Liaises with project proponents, contractors and Port partners and tenants in addressing environmental deficiencies, concerns, and lease/approval performance during planning, construction and operations.
  5. Ensures that project documentation and monitoring/compliance activities are maintained.
  6. Participates in multi-disciplinary teams with other Port staff in reviewing and supporting Port developments.
  7. Manages project-related engagement with Indigenous Groups, the Public, and key stakeholders

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Works in an office environment and in the field (outdoors, boats, remote or wilderness settings, all weather).
  • Requires occasional travel.
  • Position is based in Prince Rupert.
  • Regular, full-time position (37.5 hours per week).
  • Regular working hours are Mondays to Fridays, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM with 1 hour lunch break (unpaid).
  • May be required to work outside regular work hours.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS:

Formal Education

  • University degree in natural or social science or environmental-related field

Related Experience

  • Five or more years related experience.

Other Requirements

  • Able to work in an outdoor environment in rough terrain and variable weather for extended periods.
  • Possess valid Class 5 Driver’s License
  • Able to obtain security clearance under Transport Canada’s Security Clearance Program
  • Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 with a vaccine approved by Health Canada.

**Prince Rupert Port Authority is committed to a culture of equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging. We invite all applicants who identify as women, Indigenous, as part of a visible minority and persons with diverse abilities to let us know in the ‘Message’ field of the application form.

Interested candidates are requested to submit their application via this link.

This position is not available for remote work.