Commissioner of Finance and Regional Treasurer

Halton Region


Commissioner of Finance and Regional Treasurer

Halton Region, Oakville, Ontario

Halton Region is strategically located in the western Greater Toronto Area and includes the City of Burlington, the Town of Halton Hills, the Town of Milton and the Town of Oakville. Halton Region is committed to meeting the needs of its residents through the delivery of cost-effective, high quality programs and services, including water and wastewater, regional roads and planning, paramedic services, waste management, public health, Ontario Works, children’s and seniors’ services, social/not-for-profit housing, heritage programs, emergency management and economic development. Halton Region is a dynamic and growing region expected to grow from the current population of 580,000 to 780,000 by 2031. More information is available at

The Commissioner of Finance and Regional Treasurer is responsible for the strategic leadership and management of the Finance Department, which includes the following program areas: Purchasing and Stores, Capital and Development Financing, Budgets and Tax Policy, and Financial Services and Payroll. Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), the Commissioner is a member of the Region’s Management Committee, committed to delivering quality, cost effective programs and customer service. In this key position, the Commissioner of Finance advises the CAO, Regional Council and its committees on all financial matters. As a leader in the organization, the Commissioner is committed to continuous improvement and establishing current and long-range plans to assist the Region in effectively meeting growing service and program demands. Establishing excellent working relationships with the other Departments within the Region and with other levels of government including Halton’s local municipalities, conservation authorities and the Province is critical.

Required Education, Skills & Experience
  • Graduate degree in Accounting, Economics or related discipline, to provide a broad base of knowledge and skills across different disciplines
  • CPA designation or equivalent is required.
  • Ten years of progressively responsible work experience in finance, with at least five years in a senior leadership capacity to demonstrate a record of successful financial strategy and people management.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of municipal finance, budget principles and practices.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of various levels and programs of government.

The successful candidate will have excellent presentation and communication skills and the flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances. They will operate within a highly ethical environment and will be accountable for going the extra mile, listening to customers, creatively meeting needs, and always being respectful to those served. The Commissioner municipal financing is part of a qualified and strategic team recognized widely for integrity, respect, accountability and collaboration.

Feldman Daxon Partners Contact Information:
To express interest, please email a cover letter and resume to:
Marty Greenaway, Consultant, Feldman Daxon Partners
45 St. Clair Avenue West, Suite 700, Toronto, Ontario M4V 1K9
Tel.: 416-515-7600 x231

About Feldman Daxon Partners
Feldman Daxon Partners is Canada’s longest-standing national provider of executive search, career transition, and coaching/leadership development services. Since 1991, we have been at the forefront of innovation in human resources consulting by integrating these three services. Our Executive Search practice has been locating top talent for senior executive and managerial positions on a retainer-fee basis since our firm was founded in 1991. Our unwavering set of core values and dedication to client service has allowed us to build and maintain relationships with hundreds of clients in virtually every market sector, and across Canada. Regular communication, high quality candidate shortlists, industry knowledge, judgment, and expediency in our retainer search services are all reasons Canada’s leading companies choose to partner with the professionals at Feldman Daxon.

Accommodation Needs and Protection of Privacy
Feldman Daxon Partners and our clients are committed to inclusion and diversity and we encourage applications from all qualified individuals. Accommodations are available for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Prior to any interview or meeting, please make your needs known by contacting us and informing us of your needs. 

Personal information collected on behalf of our municipal clients in relation to the recruitment process is collected under the authority outlined in the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and used solely to determine eligibility for employment with our clients only.

Organization: Halton Region
Location: Oakville, ON
Region: Zone 4
Professional Category(s): Financial Administration
Posted: February 7, 2020, 9:58 am
Expires: March 6, 2020, 4:30 pm

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