Director of Finance

District of Houston

District of Houston

Director of Finance


Houston is nestled in the beautiful Bulkley Valley amongst some of BC’s finest outdoor recreational opportunities where you can enjoy cross-country skiing, fishing, hunting, and snowmobiling. There is always room on the riverbank, lake or the many walking and hiking trails in the area. If you enjoy rural living with 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 tasked with providing essential public services to the community, including water distribution, wastewater collection and disposal, recreation services, and efficient transportation networks. The municipality carries out its responsibilities with a $11.8 Million budget and a team of 45 staff, and strives to be a sustainable and economically diverse community. A core team of five department heads support the Chief Administrative Officer in managing the operations of the municipality, ensuring the programs and directives of Council are implemented, and advising Council on the operation and affairs of the Municipality.

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, you will be responsible for managing the financial affairs of the District and providing strategic and creative financial advice to the Chief Administrative Officer and Council. Success in this role will require expert knowledge of municipal government financial operating processes along with related legislation. Thorough knowledge of the principles, best practices and concepts related to financial management and accounting, including budget formulation and maintenance processes, investment and cash flow projections, is critical.

Your core responsibilities will include:

  • Leading the preparation of the District’s Five Year Financial Plan;
  • Recommending to the Chief Administrative Officer necessary bylaws, policies and procedures related to all aspects of revenue generation and control, expenditure controls, reserve and surplus funding, taxation and exemptions, other fiscal matters;
  • Coordinating the preparation of quarterly and annual financial statements for Senior Staff, Council, and the public;
  • Exercising control and supervision over all financial affairs;
  • Directing and managing members of the Finance team; and
  • Overseeing the District’s Financial Information Systems.


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. You will also be able to demonstrate knowledge of the Community Charter, Local Government Act, and Public Sector Accounting Board standards.

This exempt position offers a competitive salary, commensurate with qualifications and experience, as well as an attractive benefit and vacation package. Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a letter of interest, detailed resume, verification of education and certifications, and a list of references by 5:00 p.m. on January 11, 2019 to:

Gerald Pinchbeck, Chief Administrative Officer
District of Houston
PO Box 370 | Houston, BC | V0J 1Z0
P: 250-845-2238 | F: 250-845-3429 | E: cao@houston.ca

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

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those short listed for interviews will be contacted. Please note that only the successful candidate will be required to undergo a criminal record check.


Organization: District of Houston
Location: Houston, BC
Region: North Coast / Nechako
Professional Category(s): Financial Administration
Posted: December 6, 2018, 9:42 am
Expires: January 11, 2019, 5:00 pm

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