General Manager/Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer (CFO)

finance & treasury business & economic development
Posted On: Mar 14, 2019
Closing Date: Apr 11, 2019
Career Opportunity
Municipality of Chatham-Kent
General Manager /
Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer (CFO)
Job Description:
Due to a pending retirement, the Municipality of Chatham-Kent has an opening for a General Manager/Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer (CFO).
The Community of Chatham-Kent
When the sun rises on the southeast shore of Chatham-Kent, it’s rising on a rich, colourful landscape. It is rising on a community full of families, recreation, business, agriculture, and opportunity. Stretch out in our wide open spaces, and cruise over our breathtaking expanses of fresh water. Enjoy all four seasons but extended warm months and a mild climate. Chatham-Kent is a safe community which offers a high-quality of life at a low cost of living. For example, in 2018, an average home sold for $787,300 in Toronto, $375,678 in London and only $214,094 here in Chatham-Kent. Live the dream without breaking the bank.
Overview of Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the CFO will lead the Finance, Budget and Information Technology Services (FBIS) Department with three divisions: Financial Services, Budget & Performance Services and, Information Technology Services. The Financial and Performance Services teams include corporate accounting, budget & business planning and taxation & revenue. The Information Technology team ensures the delivery of all information technology related services including telecommunications, networking, hardware, software and application selection, business analysis, project management, GIS and web services, implementation and ongoing support. The CFO is responsible for the overall management of financial and technical operations and provides strategic policy direction, planning recommendations and advice to the CAO, Executive Management Team and Council on all financial matters. The CFO has the statutory duties of a Municipal Treasurer, is a member of the Executive Management Team and attends all Council meetings.
Qualifications: (please see the job profile for the complete qualifications)
  • A professional accounting designation and a Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or related discipline blended with a minimum of ten years progressively responsible senior management experience in an automated financial management environment.
  • The ability to articulate complex policies to Council, colleagues, public and private sector counterparts, community groups, media, and the public.
  • Strategic thinking abilities, solution development and exceptional team leadership skills to deliver results in a complex, high profile environment.
  • Excellent communication, facilitation and innovative leadership skills.
This permanent full-time position has an annual wage range of $137,897 to $169,199, plus participation in the OMERS pension plan (mandatory), vacation entitlement and a comprehensive benefit package that includes life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment, short and long term disability, extended health and dental benefits following the successful completion of a 3 month waiting period.
For instructions on submitting your interest in this position, please see the job profile found under Municipal Jobs at Applications must be received before 4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 11, 2019 (Ontario daylight savings time).
The Municipality of Chatham-Kent is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fair and accessible employment practices that attract and retain talented employees. Should you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources & Organizational Development (HROD) at 519-360-1998 or Applicant information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Privacy legislation and will be used strictly for the purpose of candidate selection. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.