Director of Corporate Services - Town of Peace River

Director of Corporate Services

The Town of Peace River is located 486 km north-west of Edmonton, and 195 km north-east of Grande Prairie. It is the second largest populated center in north-western Alberta (approximate population of 6,850) and functions as a thriving regional service hub and trade center.

The beauty of the natural valley and hills offers the ideal setting for photographers and outdoor enthusiasts, while a wide range of businesses, shopping, dining, and lounges are plentiful throughout the community. Hiking, cycling, and walking trails are featured throughout Town, and campers enjoy an abundance of outdoor facilities, with others just a few minutes’ drive from Town, as well as picnic areas, interpretative trails, 9- and 18-hole golf courses, secluded fishing spots and much more.

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Position Overview
The Director of Corporate Services is responsible for overseeing the financial success of the Town of Peace River, as well as the administration of the Town’s financial operations and strategic financial planning. The position provides financial leadership, manages budgets, oversees accounting functions, conducts forecast analysis, and monitors corporate credit. The incumbent must ensure compliance with all applicable related legislation, and provide administration of the Freedom of Information Act. The position plays a key role in long- and short-term strategic decision making.

The overall budget for the Town of Peace River is approximately $35M ($27.5M operating, and $7.2M capital). There is a total Town staff complement of nearly 70FTE’s, and the following departments fall under the direction of the Director of Corporate Services:

  1. Finance
  2. Office Services Support
    • Records Management
    • Information Technology
    • Communications
  3. Protective Services
    • Fire
    • Community Peace Officer

Key Responsibilities & Functions Overview
The Director of Corporate Services is accountable for:

Primary Accountabilities:

  1. Planning, directing, and coordinating the day-to-day operation of the business office to achieve the department mission and goals. Developing and implementing a process for the preparation of annual capital and operating budgets. Monitoring, controlling, and authorizing spending within the limits of the approved budget.
    • Key Performance Measures:
    • Budget Variance, measured in dollars and percentage over or under.  Service Quality, measured by community feedback.
  2. Directing the preparation and publication of all legal documents and by-laws upon the direction of the Chief Administrative Officer, and ensuring such documents and by-laws are in compliance with the Municipal Government Act, or other relevant legislative authority. Serving as the Returning Officer for all Municipal elections.
    • Key Performance Measures:
    • Quality, measured by timeliness, completeness and accuracy of work.

Education & Experience Overview
The ideal candidate will possess:
  • A post-secondary degree in Finance, Business, Accounting, or in a closely related financial field.
  • A professional CPA accounting designation would be considered an asset.
  • Minimum of 5 years of progressive leadership experience in a senior financial leadership role, along with experience in a municipal setting would be considered a strength.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.

A competitive compensation package will be provided to the successful candidate. This includes an attractive and competitive base salary, a second-to-none benefits package, and enrollment in LAPP (Local Authorities Pension Plan), as well as the supplemental APEX pension plan. Details will be discussed in further conversations.

James Davies Managing Director
DCG Executive Search Services Ltd.
Phone: (780) 758-9796

Full Job Description

Organization: Town of Peace River
Location: Peace River, AB
Region: Athabasca / Grande Prairie
Professional Category(s): Corporate Services
Posted: April 27, 2022, 3:26 pm
Expires: May 27, 2022, 4:30 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree
Job Experience: 5 years or more

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