Town of Collingwood

Job Id #:

Job #2020-18:
Treasurer (Full-Time)

Date posted:
May 13, 2020

Closing date:
June 8, 2020 - 4:00 pm

Job type:
Permanent Full-Time

Wage range:
$125,470.80 to $152,461.40 per year ($68.94 to $83.77 per hour)

Start date:
July 2020

How to apply:

Hours of work:
35 per week, usually Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; flexibility in scheduling is necessary with required attendance at Council, Committee and special meetings, availability to respond to urgent situations, attend to functions outside of normal work hours, and work overtime as necessary

Position Summary:
Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Treasurer is responsible to execute the statutory duties of the position regarding the financial management of the Corporation including the development and recommendation of plans, forecasts, and strategies to address both short and long term strategic and financial objectives of the Municipality; capital and operating budget co-ordination and presentation; implementation of appropriate accounting policies, procedures, and practices; co-ordination of required approvals for long term financing and funds investment; and general/financial management of the Department and its staff.  The main duties and responsibilities of the position are in the areas of statutory responsibilities, financial and strategic advice, budget, policy related, Senior Management Team Member, and departmental administration and management.

Experience and Qualifications:

  1. Degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, Public Administration or equivalent, together with an accounting designation (CPA, CA; CPA, CMA; CPA, CGA), and a minimum of five (5) years’ of senior municipal finance experience, or an equivalent combination.  Certified Municipal Officer, Certified Municipal Manager, or Canadian Risk Management designations an asset.

  2. Thorough working knowledge of financial, purchasing, and accounting principles and practices, investment and debt management, provincial grant processes, applicable legislative/regulatory standards, property taxation, financial information systems and associated evaluative techniques, auditing principles and practices, and local government functions/responsibilities.

  3. Proven leadership ability, utilizing visionary and strategic thinking to motivate and bring stakeholders together including business, industry, all levels government and community groups.

  4. Thorough knowledge and understanding of the role of local government and the context in which the Town operates and the roles of Council and staff in this environment.

  5. Demonstrated sound political sensitivity and judgement.  Strong customer service focus.

  6. Knowledge of project management techniques.  Ability to meet critical deadlines.

  7. Ability to maintain a high degree of professionalism and integrity.

  8. Ability to demonstrate tact and discretion in handling matters of a confidential nature and maintain confidentiality. Familiarity with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  Ability to cope with interruptions and exercise good judgement.

  9. Demonstrated superior oral and written communication skills.  Demonstrated ability to communicate strategically and in a manner that builds understanding and commitment.

  10. Ability to establish and maintain co-operative and constructive relationships with individuals at all levels of the organization and representatives of external agencies, community groups and partnerships

  11. Thorough working knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).  Working knowledge of Microsoft Great Plains financial software an asset.

  12. Ability to work outside of normal business hours, travel within and outside the community as required.

  13. Valid Class G Driver’s License and reliable vehicle to use on corporate business.

  14. Possess Criminal Record & Judicial Matters Check (Level 2) with results satisfactory to the Town and a valid standard first aid with CPR / AED Level “C” certificate (or willing to obtain).

Full Job Description


Organization: Town of Collingwood
Location: Collingwood, ON
Region: Zone 2
Professional Category(s): Financial Administration
Posted: May 15, 2020, 9:11 am
Expires: June 8, 2020, 4:00 pm

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