Controller - City of North Vancouver


The Corporation of the City of North Vancouver


Born and shaped by its rich history, diverse culture, and natural environment, the City of North Vancouver (the City) is a community with a long-term vision for the future and brimming potential. Residents and businesses make the city unique, and they take pride in being a welcoming host, inspiring example, and inviting home to people of all ages, backgrounds, and interests.
The City has won top honours from the British Columbia Economic Development Association (BCEDA), receiving a Community Project Award for its redevelopment of The Shipyards in Lower Lonsdale. Recognized for its commitment to supporting and expanding the local economy, the City has transformed its waterfront lands into a unique, interactive, year-round public space that includes over 85,000 square feet of commercial and community amenities.

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Controller is responsible for overseeing the City’s accounting, reporting, accounts payable, and capital project reporting/capitalization functions. The Controller is responsible for completing the City’s Financial Statements and other statutory reports; interpreting agreements with City wholly owned and shared-cost agencies; and ensuring compliance with accounting policies, procedures, and regulations. Additional responsibilities include reviewing reports and recommendations for Council, participating on inter-departmental task forces and internal City committees, reviewing current financial policies, and developing new policies. The Controller leads the payroll team, overseeing all aspects of payroll planning, processing, reporting, as well as maintaining and enhancing the Peoplesoft HCM system.
The successful candidate will have a post-secondary Bachelor’s degree in financial management (with a focus on accounting) along with a recognized accounting designation (CPA) and a minimum of seven years of related accounting experience, preferably in local government. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of Public Sector Accounting Standards with related supervisory experience. The ideal candidate will have advanced communication and interpersonal skills grounded in strong professional judgement and political astuteness. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. A current Police Information Check and valid BC Class 5 drivers' license is required.


  • Accounting
  • Financial reporting 
  • Payroll
  • Accounts payable
  • Capital project reporting


  • Interpersonal skills
  • Sound judgement
  • Service focused
  • Communication skills
  • Team leadership

Letter of Introduction & resume via email:

Harbour West Consulting believes equity, diversity and inclusion are essential for the organizations we serve to achieve the business goals they strive for. We believe that everyone - no matter their gender, racialized identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, ability, religion, political beliefs, family status, socioeconomic status, citizenship status, or Indigenous status – should have equitable access to jobs and opportunities.
Should you be interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity with the City of North Vancouver, please contact Harbour West Consulting at 604-998-4032 or forward your resume and letter of introduction, in confidence, to We will respond to all who express interest

Organization: City of North Vancouver
Location: North Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Financial Administration
Posted: June 1, 2022, 10:29 am
Expires: July 1, 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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