15-40 Controller

New Westminster

The Controller position is a hands-on and strategic role with direct oversight on the delivery of corporate accounting, financial performance reporting, budgeting, policies and controls, auditing, financial processing, including accounts receivable and accounts payable, and financial reporting consistent with strategic and business plans.

The Controller reports to the Director, Finance, Fleet & Facilities and leads a team of approximately 10 employees, including 8 unionized and 2 excluded staff.  The Controller is responsible for providing proactive and well-informed service to internal leaders to assist them to effectively manage the business and also assists the Director, Finance, Fleet & Facilities to prepare financial reports to meet reporting requirements for the Board of Directors. The Controller works closely with key external stakeholders, including CRA, bank and investment managers, auditors and financial consultants.   

The ideal candidate has completed a university degree and is a qualified professional accountant in good standing with at least 7 years of effective financial management experience, including leading financial operations, reporting, auditing and analysis. The candidate must have excellent business acumen, proven expertise in planning, developing, implementing and monitoring financial controls and the proven capacity to provide relevant and timely financial advice to enhance decision-making and organizational success. A leader and coach, the candidate must have a genuine desire and proven experience to improve corporate service and the demonstrated capacity to set stretch goals and engage a team to realize such goals. A collaborator and problem-solver, the candidate must have excellent oral, presentation and written communication skills and the ability to influence a wide range of audiences, including Executives and Board members, who have varying levels of financial knowledge and experience. A progressive thinker, the candidate must have a strong understanding of technology and financial systems and an authentic appetite for leading and supporting change and for guiding others to realize deadlines, on time and on budget.   Fluency in English is a requirement for this role.

BCSA offers a progressive working environment and competitive compensation and benefits. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, in confidence, quoting File #14576 to search@janetdavid.com. We thank and acknowledge all candidates and will proactively contact those selected for interviews. For more information about the BC Safety Authority, please go to www.safetyauthority.ca.

 Close Date:  Open Until Filled

BC Safety Authority’s Annual Report 2014


2014 was the second year of BCSA's 10-year strategy, and our focus was on enhancing and expanding our foundational work.

BC Safety Authority releases 2014 Annual Report

New Westminster, BC, June 1, 2015—BC Safety Authority (BCSA) today released its 2014 Annual Report, which provides an overview of BCSA’s operational and financial performance in relation to targets set in the organization’s 2014-2016 Business Plan.

BCSA issues statement following jury recommendations from Lakeland Mills Coroner’s Inquest

New Westminster, BC, May 15, 2015—Phil Gothe, Vice-President of Technical Programs for BC Safety Authority (BCSA) today issued the following statement regarding the jury recommendations resulting from the BC Coroner’s Service Inquest into the Lakeland Mills explosion and fire:

Gas and electrical equipment safety in wildfires

Dry conditions and current weather patterns have contributed to an elevated risk of wildfires across many parts of the province.  For residents in areas with a high risk of fire, there are potential hazards associated with gas and electrical equipment.  BC Safety Authority (BCSA) reminds homeowners and businesses to take precautions with gas and electrical appliances if fire, evacuation, or loss of power due to fire is expected.

Wake Up & Learn for Electrical Contractors/FSRs (MyConnection focus)

16 June 2015 - 7:00 am - 8:30 am

There is a parkade at the back of the building that allows for 2 hours of free parking.
BC Safety Authority
505 6th Street
New Westminster
V3L 0E1
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Telephone: 7783962171
Email: learning@safetyauthority.ca

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# of guests allowed per registration: 3

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15-33 VP, Legal and Policy, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

New Westminster

In a rapidly changing and dynamic world, safety remains an essential need. BC Safety Authority works with industry, businesses and government to ensure the safe installation and operation of technical systems and equipment. Established eleven years ago, BCSA is an independent, self-funded organization that takes an innovative approach to safety. Moving away from a focus on compliance, BCSA employs a knowledge-based business model which identifies and addresses risk. The result is better safety outcomes now and for future generations.

An opportunity currently exists to join BCSA as VP Legal and Policy, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Reporting directly to the President and CEO, this position plays a key role in enabling BCSA’s business strategy. As trusted advisor to the executive and the Board, you will assess risk and formulate plans of action that assist BCSA in operating effectively within a regulatory framework. Your mandate will include ensuring that decisions to act within existing legislation, or to propose legislative change, are made with a view to furthering the goals of BCSA.

Bringing passion and commitment to your teams, you will provide executive leadership to the Legal and Policy departments. You will assist the Board in meeting its oversight responsibilities and you will advise on succession for Board appointments.

This is a position for a strategic thinker who can both guide and motivate. The ideal candidate will have at least 10 years of legal experience including experience in-house and as Corporate Secretary. Experience in a regulatory field is an asset. If you have business acumen and the ability to influence, this is an opportunity to use those skills while playing a meaningful role in keeping British Columbia safe.

BCSA embraces diversity and encourages all qualified individuals to apply. You will find an open and cohesive environment based on authenticity, accountability and simplicity.

For more information, or to apply, please forward your CV to Stephanie Hacksel at shacksel@zsa.ca. Ref. #24612

As this is an exclusive ZSA search, all CVs sent directly to BC Safety Authority will be re-directed to ZSA Legal Recruitment.


Close Date: Open Until Filled

BC Safety Authority releases 2014 State of Safety Report

New Westminster, BC, May 1, 2015—BC Safety Authority (BCSA) today released its 2014 State of Safety Report, a comprehensive overview of BCSA’s activities and information analysis, including data on installation and operating assessments, incident investigations, as well as research and enforcement activities.  The report is designed to help people understand technical trends and use the knowledge to make informed safety decisions.

Lunch & Learn for Gas/Electrical (MyConnection Focus)

27 May 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Legends Whistler
2036 London Lane
V0N 1B2
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Email: marisa.mihailoff@safetyauthority.ca

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Karen Bazylewski

Coquitlam, BC
Director since: 
April 10, 2015
Latest Date for Retirement: 
April 10, 2021
Appointed By: 
Positions Held: 

Member, Finance & Audit Committee
Member, Strategic Advisory Committee

Karen Bazylewski has  been active in the construction industry for over 35 years  and is a project manager for Professional Mechanical Ltd.  She is a member of the Mechanical Contractors Association of  BC and the British Columbia  Construction Association. She is a former Board member of  both the Construction Industry Training Organization (Chair,  Program Standards Committee) and the Vancouver Regional  Construction Association (VCRA) (Executive, Education,  Awards of Excellence (Chair),  Partnership, Manufacturers and Suppliers (Chair) and Trade  Contractors Committees). She is also a past member and  president of the Canadian Construction Women Association  (CCW). Karen was the recipient of the VRCA/CCW Outstanding  Women in Construction Award  in 2002.