Job Title:

Manager, Program Accounting


BC Public Service


Kelowna, BC

Job Reference:


Closing Date:


Ministry of Agriculture

Salary: $59,449.17 - $67,894.79 annually, plus a 6.6% temporary market adjustment

A provincial program headquartered in Kelowna with field offices located around the province, the Business Risk Management Branch (BRMB) provides agricultural risk management services. Its mission is to help farmers and farm organizations proactively manage uncertainty through production insurance, income stabilization and wildlife damage compensation programs. This multi-million dollar program funded by the federal and provincial governments, and producer fees/premiums, is responsible for paying out approximately $35+ million in claims and benefits yearly.

The Business Operations Unit is responsible for administration and operations, business planning, budget management, program accounting, financial reporting, federal cost-sharing claims, and ongoing monitoring and reporting of business targets and performance measures. The unit also provides accounting expertise and services in the design and delivery of the Production Insurance, AgriStability, Wildlife Damage Compensation and Mitigation programs, AgriRecovery, Feeder Breeder Loan Guarantee Program, and the Western Livestock Price Insurance Program as well as financial analysis, reviews and audits of these programs.

Reporting to the General Manager Business Operations, the Manager, Program Accounting is responsible for managing the accounting activities for a mixture of trust, special, and standard program operations accounts, all of which are subject to financial scrutiny and federal and provincial reporting regimes, including preparation of financial statements for independent audits, internal reviews and federal audits.

Qualifications for this role include:

  • Professional accounting designation (CPA). 
  • Current experience supervising accounting staff including reviewing and approving the work of others.
  • Demonstrated experience in: budget development and estimates preparation; financial planning and analysis; budget monitoring; preparation of reports for management staff; analyzing financial data for variances and trends and recommending remedial action; and, preparing financial statements including preparation of year end working papers and adjusting entries.
  • Experience in working with external auditors.


For more information and to apply by January 11, 2017, please go to:

Attention: only applications submitted through the BC Public Service’s employment website (as above) will be accepted.

Quote Job Reference: 38040

Posted 2016-12-22

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