Employment Opportunities

Director of Finance

An Island municipality since 1999, Bowen Island provides an outstanding quality of life for its 3,800 year-round residents, growing to 5,500 in the summer months. Bowen Island Municipal Council is responsible for governing the municipality under authority of the Community Charter, Local Government Act and Islands Trust Act. Council is comprised of a Mayor and six Councillors and is the elected decision-making body responsible for the operation of the municipal government. Council aims to be accessible to all its residents, to consider their needs and concerns, and to make financially sound decisions.

The Director of Finance (DOF) is a key member of the senior management team and will have a direct reporting relationship to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and a financial advisory and guidance reporting relationship with the Municipal Council. As the 2 I/C and “Partner” to the CAO the DOF will be responsible for all Finance functions and will be Acting CAO when required. This will entail attending meetings with stakeholders and Council and overall operational management of staff on behalf of the CAO during the Acting period. The DOF will have a significant ongoing role in discussing Municipal financial matters with community groups and the public and will lead a small, dedicated and effective team, ensuring they have the proper mentoring, development and growth opportunities in their career.

This is an opportunity to take on a challenging leadership role in the Municipal management of one of the most beautiful, diverse and rapidly growing communities in Greater Vancouver. To be considered for the DOF position you must be a CPA designated professional with thorough knowledge of Canadian Public Sector Accounting Standards and ideally the Community Charter, and the Local Government Act pertaining to financial accounting, reporting and municipal budgeting. You will have demonstrated knowledge and experience in budget management, financial planning, asset management and risk management. You must also be a strong teambuilder and strategic thinker who operates collaboratively by nature and has an excellent communication style. You also enjoy, and have extensive experience in presenting to and interacting with, many diverse audiences – staff, senior management, Council, business groups, the public and other community stakeholders. Experience in a corporate or private business environment will be advantageous and a desire and intent to live on Bowen Island is preferred.

If you feel you have the experience, drive and leadership that we are looking for please apply, in strict confidence. For more information, please contact Gerry Humphries of WMC, at (604) 443-3738.

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