Director of Financial Services/ Chief Financial Officer – District of Central Saanich (Central Saanich, BC)

Located on Southern Vancouver Island, the District of Central Saanich is home to breathtaking beaches, rolling farmlands, destination parks, wineries, restaurants, hotels and the world famous Butchart Gardens.  Our quintessential West Coast environment is the perfect place to enjoy the outdoors, whether biking, picking berries at a local farm, scuba diving at McKenzie Bight, picnicking at Island View Beach, paddling or boating.

This vibrant community is home to 17,000 people, the Tsawout and Tsartlip First Nations, and has the highest concentration of agricultural production in the region.  The overriding philosophy of Central Saanich is to retain the current rural character, agricultural land base and a much as possible provide for slow, long-term growth where it will have the least impact on the agricultural lands and the environment. The progressive and stable Council is committed to upholding a healthy, sustainable community where the citizens of Central Saanich can thrive. 

The District is looking for a Director of Financial Services who can provide strategic and professional advice to the Mayor, Council and Chief Administrative Officer on a variety of financial and corporate areas.  The Director will lead the development of budgeting, financial planning and reporting.  The Director leads a Financial Services team that delivers services to a broad range of internal departments and external stakeholders in the areas of financial functions, claims management and information technology.   The Director is assigned the responsibilities of Financial Officer pursuant to the Community Charter.

The ideal candidate will possess a University degree in Business, Public Administration, Commerce, or a related field and a professional accounting designation of Chartered Accountant (CA), Certified General Accountant (CGA) or Certified Management Accountant (CMA).   Seven or more years of related extensive experience in financial management or business services are required, preferably in a municipal or regional district setting.  The ability to anticipate challenges, align resources and deliver results will be key to success.  You possess excellent analytical, problem solving, and decision-making skills and your business and financial acumen will ensure that the District continues to follow a responsible, measured approach to managing its finances.

You have demonstrated leadership abilities and value collaboration.  You have demonstrated the ability to build and maintain effective working relationships.  You thrive in a fast-paced environment and are flexible and willing to change priorities to meet changing deadlines.  You are an effective and persuasive communicator. Your ability to lead the Financial Services team through a strategic and customer focused lens will be a key to success.

The District is offering a competitive salary based on the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant, as well as a generous benefit and vacation package.  Interested candidates are invited to submit their resumes by January 8, 2021 to: resume@csaanich.ca

Christine Culham
Chief Administrative Officer
District of Central Saanich
1903 Mount Newton X Road
Saanichton, BC V8M 2A9

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