The Candidate

You are an experienced finance or accounting professional with a flair for working with others. Your background includes budgeting, forecasting and business planning. Providing financial management leadership on a flexible part-time basis is a good fit for you. You are excited to learn about and contribute to enhancing forests to achieve environmental, economic and social benefits.


The Context

The Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC) is a new organization. The purposes of the Society are:

To advance environmental and resource stewardship of British Columbia’s forests by:

  1. preventing and mitigating the impact of wildfires;
  2. improving damaged or low value forests;
  3. improving habitat for wildlife;
  4. supporting the use of fibre from damaged and low value forests; and
  5. treating forests to improve the management of greenhouse gases.

FESBC is seeking a Finance Manager who will assist the Society deliver cost-effective and impactful programs to improve forest health, wildlife habitat, fibre utilization, management of forest carbon and communities’ resilience to wildfire.


The Responsibilities

Reporting to the Executive Director, this position oversees and coordinates financial functions that involve budgeting, accounting, forecasting and reporting activities for FESBC and works with partner organizations, central financial authorities, Federal government, crown agencies, as well as Ministry program and financial staff.


The Qualifications and Experience Required

The ideal candidate for this position will likely have experience in public accounting and a proven track record of delivering cost-effective and efficient finance and accounting services.

The successful candidate must also have a degree in accounting or finance or related studies, and a minimum of seven years of related experience; or an equivalent combination.


The Terms of Employment

Compensation for this position will be competitive with BC public sector salary levels. The position could be filled by an in-house employee or under a contract. The successful candidate will be based primarily in the FESBC office in Kamloops.


The Application Process

You will email a detailed resume to the FESBC Office at: accompanied by a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and highlighting your suitability. Closing date for applications is Friday, February 1st, 2019. Only those applicants invited for interviews will receive notification from the hiring panel.

Job Profile


This position provides financial oversight for the Forest Enhancement Society of BC, a crown service delivery agency. Initial focus will be on the in-sourcing of financial reporting and refining and formalizing monthly, quarterly and annual budgeting and forecasting processes.


Job Overview

Reporting to the Executive Director, this position oversees and coordinates financial functions that involve budgeting, accounting and reporting activities for FESBC and works with partner organizations, central financial authorities, Federal government, crown agencies, as well as Ministry program and financial staff.



  • Complies with requirements for financial reporting, monitoring and budget planning structures for delivery of a significant multi-year and Federal/Provincial joint natural resource initiative, ensuring compliance with reporting requirements of the Federal government as well as provincial Treasury Board, Office of the Comptroller General (OCG), the Office of the Auditor General (OAG), Crown Agencies and Board Resourcing Office (CABRO), Corporate Services for the Natural Resource Sector (CSNR), Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Forests Lands Natural Resources and Rural Development (FLNORD), and any others as required.
  • Provides financial recommendations to the Executive Director.
  • Plans, develops, implements and coordinates all budgetary functions, including budgetary control systems and procedures, in accordance with government legislation, policies, and public sector accounting standards.
  • Manages financial services Finance which includes all financial accounting functions, including accounts payable and receivable, full-cycle budgeting and audit support.
  • Oversees the quality assurance function of the work unit to ensure the quality and integrity of financial information.
  • Takes action to strengthen the linkage between financial and performance information to support decision-making at the senior levels.
  • Prepares analyses of the organization’s financial performance; develops options and prepares reports and recommendations for FESBC.
  • May supervise staff including assignment of work, Monitors quarterly projections, budget allocations, and the control of expenditures throughout the year.
  • Development and evaluation of performance plans, approval of leave, response to grievances, and initiation of disciplinary processes.
  • Supports the development of other reporting requirements, including the annual Service Plan.


Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a business-related field including commerce, accounting, management, business, economics or public administration and 2 years of related experience; OR
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Related experience must include:
    • Progressively responsible experience in budget development and financial management.
    • Progressive experience providing financial services in the public or private sector or to a diverse portfolio of clients and stakeholders.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with the following:
    • Professional accounting designation (CPA, CA, CGA or CMA).
  • Experience in budget development/financial analysis on major projects with multiple reporting requirements.


Behavioural Competencies

  • Business Acumen is the ability to understand the business implications of decisions and the ability to strive to improve organizational performance. It requires an awareness of business issues, processes and outcomes as they impact the client's and the organization's business needs.
  • Leadership implies a desire to lead others, including diverse teams. Leadership is generally, but not always, demonstrated from a position of formal authority. The "team" here should be understood broadly as any group with which the person interacts regularly.
  • Managing Organizational Resources is the ability to understand and effectively manage organizational resources (e.g. People, materials, assets, budgets). This is demonstrated through measurement, planning and control of resources to maximize results. It requires an evaluation of qualitative (e.g., client satisfaction) and quantitative (e.g., service costs) needs.
  • Planning, Organizing and Coordinating involves proactively planning, establishing priorities and allocating resources. It is expressed by developing and implementing increasingly complex plans. It also involves monitoring and adjusting work to accomplish goals and deliver to the organization’s mandate.



Rates effective July 1, 2018

Step Annual Monthly Bi-Weekly Hourly
Minimum 63,200.00 5,266.67 2,422.45 34.6064
Maximum 87,600.00 7,300.00 3,357.70 47.9671