Director of Finance

City of Castlegar

The City of Castlegar (pop. 13,700 City and area, trade area 70,000) is a service centre within British Columbia’s West Kootenay interior, where the Columbia and Kootenay rivers meet. We are growing, with a diversified forestry, energy, mining, and commercial services economy. The West Kootenay Regional Airport and Selkirk College’s main campus call us home.
  • Canada’s Top 100 Most Promising For Growth
  • Rated #6 in BC by Expedia “Top Destinations” (RE/MAX Network and Verico Financial Group, 2013)
  • Sculpture Capital of CanadaTM

Director of Finance

Work for a City going places – with an ambitious service centre vision, a dynamic municipal government, and a track record of doing cool things – including Millennium Ponds, Sculpturewalk, and an ongoing refresh of Columbia Avenue – our main artery. Add to your life’s highlight reel by borrowing a bit of our spirit of people and place. Live large at 1/3 the average housing price of Vancouver metro and 2/3 the BC average. Be an outdoors action hero in the West Kootenay wild. Join us!

The City of Castlegar is currently seeking an experienced Director of Finance to join our Senior Management Team.

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, you will provide the overall management of accounts, budgets and financial control activities for the City to meet the information needs of management, government, and statutory bodies. You will be responsible for fulfilling the statutory duties of the Financial Officer under the Community Charter and Local Government Act. In addition, you will be the lead and a critical member of the City’s Asset Management Team as well as responsible for risk management and insurance matters. You will provide guidance to Council and Senior Management to assist them in meeting their strategic objectives through appropriate financial management.  

To be successful in this position you will have the ability to develop and maintain positive and collaborative working relationships with staff, Council and a wide variety of stakeholders. In addition, you will posses excellent analytical, problem solving and technical skills.

The ideal candidate must be registered as a Chartered Professional Accountant in British Columbia and have a minimum of five years experience in a senior finance or administration capacity in Local Government or Private Sector.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  A comprehensive benefits package and relocation assistance will be provided as required.  A complete Job Description can be viewed at

Please submit your application via email, including a detailed resume of work experience, education and qualifications by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 5, 2019 to:

Personnel Officer
City of Castlegar
460 Columbia Avenue Castlegar, BC V1N 1G7

We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position and advise that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Organization: City of Castlegar
Location: Castlegar, BC
Region: West Kootenay / Boundary
Professional Category(s): Financial Administration
Posted: March 13, 2019, 2:47 pm
Expires: April 5, 2019, 4:30 pm

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