Director of Finance – District of Houston (Houston, BC)

District of Houston 

Director of Finance

Houston is nestled in the beautiful Bulkley Valley among some of BC’s finest outdoor recreational opportunities where you can enjoy cross-country skiing, world-class Steelhead fishing, snowmobiling, mountain biking and much more. There is always room on the riverbank, lake, and the many trails in our area. If you enjoy rural living and unmatched access to the best nature has to offer, Houston is the ideal place for you – there are plenty of opportunities for you to discover why Houston is Naturally Amazing!

The District of Houston is a municipal government which provides essential public services to the community. Our core services include the provision of safe drinking water, wastewater collection and disposal, solid waste collection, the operation of a recreation pool and ice rink, and maintenance of local transportation networks. The municipality carries out its responsibilities with a $13.6 Million budget and a dedicated team of 48 members performing a variety of core service delivery roles.

As the leader of the Finance Team and reporting directly to the CAO, the Director of Finance is responsible for overall management of the financial affairs of the District of Houston. This includes budgeting, financial planning, internal auditing, accounting, payroll, policy development, and the provision of financial and policy advice to the CAO and Council. Additionally, the Director will be responsible for researching, interpreting, and applying legislation and accounting practice standards in order to achieve organizational objectives and goals.

You are the ideal candidate if you are a designated Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and have proven capabilities in financial management. You also have a proven ability to analyze and plan the financial activities of organizations and are a skilled negotiator with a proven record of strong interpersonal and communications skills. Prior experience in managing the financial affairs of a public sector organization will be considered an asset for your new role. You will also be able to demonstrate working knowledge of the Community Charter, Local Government Act, and Public Sector Accounting Board standards.

This position offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, as well as ample professional development opportunities. If this is the right opportunity for you, we invite you to submit your application consisting of the following documents:

  • a cover letter;
  • a detailed resume / curriculum vitae;
  • a list of at least three (3) references with contact information; and
  • any other supporting documentation in support of your application.

For more information about this exciting opportunity with the District, you can view the Job Description online at www.houston.ca/employment_opportunities. Applications for this opportunity must be submitted by email to Gerald Pinchbeck, Chief Administrative Officer, at cao@houston.ca by 4:30pm on October 31, 2020.

A detailed job description as well as information about the municipality and the community are available online at www.houston.ca.

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