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Director of Finance/Treasurer
The Municipality of the District of Chester is seeking an effective and dynamic Director of Finance/ Treasurer who will be crucial in assisting the Municipality achieve its strategic goals.
Located along the beautiful South Shore of Nova Scotia, forty minutes from Halifax, the Municipality of the District of Chester contains some of Canada’s most picturesque communities. It is a unique rural community covering approximately 298,000 acres, with over 128 kilometres of island studded coastline and approximately 11,000 year round inhabitants and a large number of seasonal residents.
The Director reports to the Chief Administrative Officer and is accountable for day-to-day financial reporting and controls, accounting and treasury functions, payroll and purchasing, and budget preparation and forecasting. The Director will work with the executive management within the Municipality to provide timely advice and recommendations to Council on important issues and ensure that policy and procedures are followed and services delivered on their behalf.
As the Director of Finance / Treasurer you must have an accounting designation, preferably a CPA designation, and 5 years of relevant experience; you have strong interpersonal and communication skills; and the ability to build effective working relationships with all Municipal stakeholders. In addition, you effectively facilitate a decision making process that recognizes and incorporates not only the Municipality’s own unique business model, but also that of a Municipal governance model. You must also be able to motivate and empower staff in a way that encourages collaboration, forward thinking and creativity; enabling them to realize their full potential.
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The competition will remain open until successfully filled.
Please send your resume along with three professional references, in confidence, using one of the following options:
2. By fax at 902-275-4771
3. By mail to:
Pamela Myra, Municipal Clerk
151 King Street
PO Box 369
Chester, NS B0J 1J0
(Posted January 2017)