Chief Financial Officer – District of Fort St. James (Fort St. James, BC)

District of Fort St. James
Chief Financial Officer

The District of Fort St. James invites applications for the permanent full-time position of Chief Financial Officer of the District of Fort St. James.

Fort St. James is located on the shore of scenic Stuart Lake, 160 km northwest of Prince George in the Regional District of Bulkley Nechako. One of the oldest communities in British Columbia, the District is home to the Fort St. James National Historic Site, which was a fur trading post founded by Simon Fraser in 1806. A resource-based community with an area population of 4,500 people, Fort St. James offers a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities, including a golf course and ski hill.

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Chief Financial Officer will have overall responsibility for financial services including statutory duties assigned under the Community Charter. As a member of the senior management team, the Chief Financial Officer will provide strategic advice to the Chief Administrative Officer on municipal finance and financial stability. This individual will provide support to the management team and departments in strategic planning, budgeting, financial reporting and monitoring, risk management, and performance management.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of three years’ finance experience in a local government setting and hold a professional accounting designation or equivalent combination of experience and knowledge. The ideal candidate will have sound knowledge of provincial and municipal legislation as it relates to municipal finance, and demonstrable budget management experience. In addition, this individual will be an exceptional communicator, able to present financial results and options in a clear, concise manner, and possess a strong leadership style of delegating, mentoring, and team building.

The municipality offers an excellent benefit package and competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Interested applicants are invited to submit a letter of interest, detailed resume, and references by January 8th, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. For more information on Fort St. James, please visit our web site at

The District of Fort St. James thanks all applicants; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

David Schroeter, CAO
District of Fort St. James
PO Box 640
477 Stuart Dr. W.
Fort St. James, BC V0J 1P0

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