The District is seeking an experienced professional to join as the Commissioner, Finance and Corporate Services.
As a member of the District Strategic Leadership Team (DSLT), the Commissioner is responsible for the strategic leadership, management and administration of the Finance and Corporate Services department (Facilities Services, Information Technology Services, Finance, Budgets and Financial Planning, Purchasing and Risk Management and Accessibility). This role is also responsible for the overall financial affairs of the municipality on behalf of, and in the manner directed by, the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and Council.
Key responsibilities will include:
o Work collaboratively to assist with reviews and evaluations of service delivery processes to ensure coordination between Divisions/ Departments; and that services are responsive to changing service level priorities, meeting the needs of the Municipality and reflect customer service excellence;
o Contribute to the corporate decision making process providing the financial management perspective to issues and problems as they arise;
The ideal candidate will be a university graduate at a Masters level and/or hold a professional designation. You will bring a minimum of ten (10) years related and progressive experience, preferably gained in a municipal environment, including four (4) years of directly related senior management experience. You will have a strong understanding of government policies and related legislation or initiatives, generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), public sector accounting board (PSAB) and their significance and potential impact. One of your strengths will be the ability to speak publicly and articulately as well as make decisions on complex and sensitive issues in an impartial manner while balancing multiple competing interests. You will be able to provide examples of how you have been able to develop appropriate corporate short and long-term goals and objectives. From a people side of things, you will have exceptional leadership and inter-personal skills coupled with demonstrated critical behaviours that align to core management/ leadership competencies, including experience in building, mentoring, coaching, engaging, and motivating a multi-disciplinary team. Overall, you will be able to demonstrate your capacity to lead change management and continuous improvement processes and provide leadership to a diverse portfolio of services.