Director of Finance

Town of Smithers

Director of Finance                                           

The Town of Smithers has an exciting opportunity for a skilled and experienced Director of Finance to join the Executive Management Team.

Surrounded by mountain ranges, Smithers is a northern gem, nestled at the base of Hudson Bay Mountain. With a population of 5,400, it is a service hub for a surrounding region comprising a population of approximately 15,000.

Residents enjoy four seasons of recreational activities; in addition to a ski hill within a half hour of town, the region offers world-class fishing, backcountry and cross-country skiing, hunting, golfing and alpine trails for hiking or horseback riding.

Smithers offers many services and amenities normally only found in larger urban centres, including an airport, community college, Nordic centre and two ice arenas while maintaining affordable real estate.

The Director of Finance position reports to the Chief Administrative Officer and is responsible for the overall direction and control of the accounting, financial reporting, budgeting, financial forecasting, investing, revenue collections, property taxation, payroll and expenditure control functions of the Town.

The ideal candidate will have a professional accounting designation and be a member in good standing with CPA Canada, thorough knowledge of Canadian Public Sector Accounting Standards, the Local Government Act and the Community Charter, a minimum five years experience within municipal financial administration, and at least 5 years management experience in Local Government.

A complete job description with required qualifications is available on the Town of Smithers website at

Qualified candidates may forward a cover letter and resume in confidence with three references, by 4:00 pm August 16, 2019 via email to:

Confidential:  Competition #19-01
Town of Smithers
Box 879, 1027 Aldous Street
Smithers, BC V0J 2N0

The Town of Smithers thanks all applicants in advance for their interest; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Organization: Town of Smithers
Location: Smithers, BC
Region: North Coast / Nechako
Professional Category(s): Financial Administration
Posted: June 25, 2019, 3:39 pm
Expires: August 16, 2019, 4:00 pm

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