The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Financial Officer, Permanent
Posting Closing Date: 8/15/2017
Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at
all job levels, of the citizens we serve. The Government of Nova Scotia
has an Employment Equity Policy and we welcome applications from Aboriginal
People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with
Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are
under-represented. If you are a member of one of the equity groups, you
are encouraged to self-identify, on your application form, cover letter, or on
The Art Gallery of
Nova Scotia is seeking a senior CFO and Deputy Director of Operations to
oversee the stewardship and sustainable management of the Art Gallery of Nova
Scotia (AGNS). This position provides strategic advice and
coordination on all financial, risk and legal issues to the Board of Governors,
the Executive Committee and the Director/CEO of the AGNS. They are
accountable for the administrative, financial and risk management operations as
well as general operations of the AGNS, including development of financial and
operational strategy, metrics tied to the strategy and the ongoing development
and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve gallery assets and
report accurate financial results.
Reporting to the Director/CEO of the Art
Gallery of Nova Scotia, the CFO and Deputy Director of Operations is an
integral member of the senior leadership team and is responsible for the
Visitor Services and Operations functions of the AGNS including visitor
services, facilities management, security and building cleaning and maintenance
liaison with TIR. They are responsible for the negotiation and management of
leaseholder relations, the Gallery shop, and the AGNS Western Branch in
Yarmouth. They are the main contact for all government
departments including Executive Council, Communities, Culture and Heritage, Finance
and Internal Services.
The CFO and Deputy
Director ensures that the Gallery’s human resource functions are in compliance
with government and gallery policies, serves as a resource to managers for HR
issues and concerns, and acts as the AGNS’s main point of contact with the
HR/CSU and the Public Service Commission.
A Bachelor’s degree
and professional accounting designation are required. Minimum five years of
experience in a senior financial role. Experience within government would be
considered an asset. Experience with not-for-profit organizations and working
with Boards as well as multiple stakeholders is required.
The ideal candidate
will demonstrate they have managed human and financial resources by setting and
evaluating staff performance targets, understanding and respecting corporate
human resource practices, promoting teamwork and individual development,
maintaining internal communication, monitoring revenues and expenditures,
adhering to procurement guidelines, acquiring goods and services in the most
cost effective manner, and accurately forecasting budgets and cashflows.
Experience in a unionized environment is an asset. Operational experience in a
similar environment would also be an asset.
The Art Gallery of
Nova Scotia’s Board is on the cusp of significant change including the
development of a new strategic plan that will include a blueprint for building
a new home for the AGNS. The CFO and Deputy Director of Operations will play an
important role in helping to shape the new strategic direction for the Gallery
and support the Board and Director/CEO to realize its strategic vision by
providing sound management of its finances and operations. This individual will
serve as co-second in charge and may act in the absence of the Director/CEO.
Candidates may be
subject to an assessment.
Pay Grade: EC 12
Salary Range: $2,874.00 - $3,953.00 Bi-Weekly
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those
selected for an interview will be contacted.
of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background
checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be
satisfactory to the employer or will result in termination of your employment.
To apply for this position, please visit
us at https://jobs.novascotia.ca/job/HALIFAX-Chief-Financial-Officer-NS-b3j/354964417/ and click the “Apply Now” button at the bottom of our
ad. Applications must be received by the end of the business day on the
competition closing date.