Treasurer

finance & treasury business & economic development
Posted On: Jul 26, 2019
Closing Date: Aug 16, 2019

 

Treasurer

 
Algonquin Highlands is a beautiful, park-like municipality nestled among a myriad of lakes and rolling hills where residents enjoy a rural lifestyle second to none. Our seasonal population of 10,000 people complements our permanent population of 2,000. The municipality is characterized by small settlements and a significant amount of both waterfront and rural areas known far and wide as "cottage country".  
 
Located on the western side of the Haliburton Highlands, life here provides a wide variety of year-round activities and events as well as an engaging and relaxed lifestyle.  Pristine lakes offer fishing, boating, swimming and sparkling sunsets.  Our trails provide endless beautiful vistas, waterfalls, canoeing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, cycling and snowmobiling.  Arts and heritage are alive and well with museums, galleries and quaint small-town shopping. Algonquin Park is nearby, as are dozens of resorts, rental cottages and B&Bs.
 
At the centre of this is the municipal administration and Township Council, who work to ensure a sustainable and thriving future for residents, businesses and visitors.
 
Your Opportunity to Make a Difference
 
As the ideal candidate and our new Treasurer, you are an insightful and hands-on finance leader with a view to long-term planning. Your financial acumen is exceptional, and you have an ability to support effective operations through the development and management of our policies and procedures.
 
Reporting to the CAO, the Treasurer is as an essential member of the Senior Management Team. You will play a key strategic role as a steward of our public funds by ensuring that we have an effective and efficient financial plan in place to support the evolving needs of community and to support a range of robust, programs and services across our organization. Specific accountabilities include:
 
  • Leading the annual budget process including develop long-term capital/operating budget forecasts.
  • Preparation of financial statements and reports to Council and Senior Staff including coordination of audit requirements.
  • Asset Management Plan administration in conjunction with appropriate Senior Staff; maintenance of asset inventory in compliance with PSAB.
  • Oversight of other key functions such as GL, FIR completions, monthly operating statements, taxation and municipal revenue functions; human resources and payroll functions including benefit administration.
  • Oversight of risk management issues and of insurance plans.
  • Supervision of small but highly focused staff team.
KEY QUALIFICATIONS
 
 •   Management: Five or more years progressive
      leadership experience managing a finance
      function ideally in a public sector environment.
 
 •   Leadership in Finance: Demonstrated
      leadership experience and understanding of
      budgeting, capital planning, finance operations,
      taxation and financial reporting, ideally in a public
      sector environment.
 
 •   Critical Thinking: Ability to analyze complex
      issues related to business operations and more
      specifically the finance portfolio in order to
      evaluate alternative solutions, develop sound
      conclusions, recommendations and courses of
      action.
 
 •   People Leadership: Leadership and
      interpersonal skills to supervise a small staff
      team, provide advice and guidance to all levels
      including management and Council.
 
 •   Technical Acumen: Proficiency in a range of
      finance related computer software applications as
      well as the traditional Microsoft suite of products
      such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
 
 •   Relationship Management: Ability to establish
      and maintain effective working relations with our
      council, private and public stakeholders, staff and
      the public
 
 •   Legislation: Knowledge of applicable legislation,
      regulations and government processes related to
      finance portfolio.
 
 •   Interpersonal and Communication Skills:
      Excellent interpersonal, financial, project/time
      management, organizational, analytical,
      communication, presentation, leadership and
      supervisory skills.
 
 •   Education: A post-secondary education with an
      accounting designation is preferred or an
      equivalent related mix of education and
      experience; successful completion of Municipal
      Finance and Accounting Program and/or Certified
      Municipal Officer (CMO) designation are assets.
To explore this opportunity please apply via email by August 16,  2019 to careers@waterhousesearch.ca quoting
project AA-TR. Should you wish to speak to our Executive Recruiter please contact Jon Stungevicius at 416-214-9299 x1, jon@waterhousesearch.com or Amy Oliveira at 416-214-9299 x4,  amyoliveira@waterhousesearch.com.