At the Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) our vision of ‘Service. Relationships. Results.’ is all about providing a valued service, building strong relationships with our stakeholders, and achieving greater results for the province.
The LDB is one of two branches of government responsible for the cannabis and liquor industry of B.C. We operate the wholesale distribution of beverage alcohol and non-medical cannabis within the province, as well as the household retail brands of BC Liquor Stores and BC Cannabis Stores.
We employ nearly 5,000 people in over 200 communities and have hundreds of career opportunities spanning our entire wholesale, retail and corporate operations – from supply chain logistics, to high-tech solutions, and everything in between. The LDB has been named one of BC’s Top Employers 12 times over for offering exceptional places to work, flexible work hours and earned days off, extended health and dental benefits, maternity and parental leave top-up payments, a pension program, in-house professional and leadership development, and subsidies for professional accreditation.
Finance is separated into four work groups (Finance Corporate, Finance Wholesale, Finance Retail, and Shared Services) and provides financial services to all LDB departments. The Finance division provides financial reporting, advisory services, budgeting, capital asset reporting, and financial transactional processing (banking, accounting payable, accounts receivable). Finance is responsible for the LDB’s enterprise risk management program and oversees regulatory compliance for BC liquor manufacturers/warehouses.
Working conditions include occasional overnight travel and ability to work outside regular business hours to meet deadlines, as required
A criminal record check is required.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job description, also located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.
An eligibility list for temporary future opportunities may be established.
Education and Experience:
Canadian professional accounting designation (CPA) and is a member in good standing, with five (5) years of recent, related experience* post-designation in a large complex organization(s)** Indicate the year of CPA designation.
Note: If your designation was obtained from outside of Canada, you will need to confirm it has been assessed for equivalency through an applicable Canadian Accounting Association.
Recent, related experience must have occurred in the last 10 years and must include the following:
Experience in positions of progressive responsibility managing and leading a diverse workgroup of employees such as performance management, financial management, strategic planning, and change leadership.
Preference may be given to candidates with any of the following experience:
Experience leading projects and change initiatives for large complex organizations, such as leading teams to develop solutions, making recommendations, writing policies, and the development and implementation of new or revised business processes
Experience working in a government or regulatory environment.
Experience working in a supply chain, distribution and wholesale business.
**A large complex organization is defined as an organization that has one or more of the following: over 500 employees, over $30 million in revenue, over $15 million in capital. Candidates must include this information in their application as it will be used to assess each candidate’s qualifications.
How to Apply & Application Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined in the Position Requirements section above. Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies as outlined in the attached Job Description.
A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.
Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.
For specific position-related enquiries, please contact at Elena Perlova, Finance Director, Finance-Wholesale at phone no. 604-252-7559.
Only applications submitted using the BC Public Service Recruitment System on this website will be accepted. For more information about how to create or update your profile, please refer to the attached Application Instructions or refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca before the stated closing time, and they will respond as soon as possible to assist you.