DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION
Reporting to the Administrator, the Director of Financial Administration is responsible for performing the statutory duties of Chief Financial Officer in accordance with the Community Charter. The Director of Financial Administration is required to attend Council meetings as well as other internal and external committee and public meetings on an ‘as required’ basis.
• Provide recommendations through the Administrator to Council, as well as other standing, steering or ad hoc committees as designed by the Administrator
• Provide professional leadership to subordinate staff as needed, with matters such as project development and management, problem-solving, establishment of systems to address routine and recurring tasks, development of terms of reference and specifications for special projects, development of long-term plans, and preparation of committee agenda reports and submissions
• Participate as a member of the senior management team in development and maintenance of strategic and corporate goals and objectives
• Responsible for the statutory powers, duties and functions of Chief Financial Officer in accordance with the Community Charter
• Provide staff leadership in preparation of budgets and financial statements and setting of tax rates and fees, and all financial matters related to District operations
• Provide varied assistance to the Administrator, such as: research to produce reports, summaries, or schedules; field enquiries of a financial nature; facilitation in the development of policy and procedure dealing with financial matters
• Maintain harmonious working relationships with staff, elected officials, members of the business community, and the general public
• Perform other duties as may be assigned from time to time Typical Activities:
• Attend Council meetings and provide input as requested and as appropriate. Prepare reports and background documentation as required. Ensure that the Administrator and/or Council members are adequately briefed on all relevant matters at all times.
• Under the general direction of the Administrator, initiate actions required by Council and coordinate and monitor assigned tasks emerging from the meetings.
• Manage projects by liaising with staff, consultants and contractors, monitoring project budgets and schedules and communicating with various regulatory agencies as necessary.
• As designated by the Administrator, may represent the District at the inter-governmental level.
Decision Making Authority:
• Approval of expenditures within annual budget limitations and pursuant to expenditure authorization limits
• Appropriate delegation of responsibilities and tasks to staff
• Optimum use of resourcesSalary / Benefits:
• Management of workload to meet deadlines and managing expectation of Council
• Public interface
• Dealing with politically sensitive issues
• Provide leadership, advice, and information regarding all District financial matters
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
• CA, CGA or CMA designation, together with a minimum five (5) years of related
experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
• Five (5) years of increasingly responsible relevant experience, preferably including experience in local or regional government
• Understanding of Public Service Accounting Board Principles and Practices
• Experience in management of staff
• Exceptional communication and presentation skills (written and verbal)
• Excellent team leadership and development skills
• Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize
• Ability to work independently on own initiative
• Excellent computer skills (particularly spreadsheets)
This position offers a competitive salary as well as an extensive benefits package and compressed work schedule.
Please forward your application by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 27, 2009, to:
District of Coldstream
9901 Kalamalka Road
Coldstream, BC V1B 1L6