City of Dawson Creek

Chief Financial Officer

Dawson Creek

Job description

Our Community:  So how do our 13,000 residents describe Dawson Creek?  First and foremost, a warm and welcoming community that is lots of fun! Located in sunny Northeast British Columbia, our community has an amazing quality of life with something for everyone. For the arts and culture enthusiasts there is the iconic Calvin Kruk Centre for the Arts and the Dawson Creek Art Gallery. The South Peace Community Multiplex houses three incredible facilities: The Ovintiv Events Centre which has hosted a multitude of world-class events ranging from the Under 17 World Hockey Challenge to big name shows such as KISS, Russell Peters and Luke Bryan; the Lakota Agri-plex, an impressive equestrian centre; and the Kenn Borek Aquatic Centre that has an 8-lane lap pool, a leisure pool, sauna, steam room, hot tub and even a climbing wall.  There are also two ice arenas, a curling rink, numerous outdoor walking trails and multiple sports fields.  AND then there are the quadding, snowmobiling, boating, skiing, hiking, fishing and golfing opportunities. Dawson Creek has great public and private schools, a top-notch college, and a local hospital with transportation services for special medical needs. With an airport three minutes from downtown, you can find direct flights to Calgary and quick connections to Vancouver if you ever feel the need to get away. But why would you when you are enjoying our crisp, sunny winters (winter precipitation totals around 25 mm/month) or our almost unlimited daily summer sunshine of up to 17.5 hours.

Qualifications and Experience

As the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), you would be responsible for the City’s financial planning, statutory and compliance reporting and administration of its financial affairs. You would provide financial advice to the CAO, Council and staff on decisions integrating business modeling and forecasting, best practices, risk management, asset management and innovative approaches to long term planning and sustainable and effective service delivery. You would be responsible for all of the statutory duties of the Financial Officer as required under the Local Government Act and the Community Charter. People management is important, as the CFO is the head of the Finance Department.The successful candidate will have a recognized financial designation – CPA (CGA, CA, CMA) or a Master’s in Business Administration with a degree in Accounting, Business Management or Finance and a minimum five years of progressive post designation experience in strategic financial leadership, preferably in Local Government. Thorough knowledge of Public Sector Accounting Standards, the Community Charter, the Local Government Act and other legislative regulations is also a requirement.

Skills and Abillities

As the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), you would be responsible for the City’s financial planning, statutory and compliance reporting and administration of its financial affairs. You would provide financial advice to the CAO, Council and staff on decisions integrating business modeling and forecasting, best practices, risk management, asset management and innovative approaches to long term planning and sustainable and effective service delivery. You would be responsible for all of the statutory duties of the Financial Officer as required under the Local Government Act and the Community Charter. People management is important, as the CFO is the head of the Finance Department.The successful candidate will have a recognized financial designation – CPA (CGA, CA, CMA) or a Master’s in Business Administration with a degree in Accounting, Business Management or Finance and a minimum five years of progressive post designation experience in strategic financial leadership, preferably in Local Government. Thorough knowledge of Public Sector Accounting Standards, the Community Charter, the Local Government Act and other legislative regulations is also a requirement.

Hours & Schedule

Full-Time Permanent

Start Date

when filled

Number of Vacancies

How to Apply

If you are interested in this challenging and rewarding career opportunity and think you may want to join OUR team and community and make it YOUR team and community, please forward your resume in confidence to resumes@dawsoncreek.ca (WORD or .pdf format) prior to 4:30 pm, November 3, 2021.  Please quoteCompetition No. 2021-65.

Application Deadline

November 4, 2021

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