Director of Finance / Treasurer

Reporting to the CAO or Commissioner and Council, the Director Finance/Treasurer fulfils the statutory responsibilities of the Municipal Treasurer as outlined in S.286 of the Municipal Act. This position provides leadership and direction to the Finance Department and provides administrative and financial services to Council, its Committees and departments of the municipality on the development of consistent, cost-effective corporate management and administration policies supporting labour relations, human resources, information technology, and provides oversight of all finance and accounting systems and procedures for effective stewardship of public funds under municipal control including financial analysis, payroll, property tax and utility billing and collection and Corporate Asset Management. The position develops and manages systems and resources for controlling the security, process, information and reporting of finance and accounting transactions, advises Council and its Committees on policies related to financial management, provides strategic leadership on all financial matters to a wide range of stakeholders including the CAO, senior management team, finance department staff and Council. The position manages situations, systems and procedures for ensuring that finance and accounting methods meet statutory requirements and that the municipality meets all of its statutory financial requirements to the appropriate standards for good government, community services and public protection. The position is responsible for the development of the financial strategy, and administration of the municipality’s cash management and investment strategy in accordance with the municipality’s investment policy and the Municipal Act.

Credentials: Post-secondary degree in finance and accounting, or related discipline. Completion of a recognized professional accounting designation such as CPA, CA, CMA or CGA. Progressively responsible experience at a senior supervisory level in a municipal environment. Demonstrated municipal experience in public sector finance, budget preparation, financial planning, financial reporting, financial policy development, debt and investment management. Experience with municipal insurance and risk matters. May also require a strong knowledge of upper-tier operations, including tax and assessment matters where relevant.

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