Director of Finance & Treasurer

finance & treasury business & economic development
Location: Town of Erin, ON
Type: full-time
Posted On: Mar 15, 2021
Closing Date: Apr 9, 2021
Town of Erin
Corporate Services
Director of Finance & Treasurer
Job description and duties are currently under review

Business Unit: Finance
Position Title: Director of Finance & Treasurer
Reports To: The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)


As a key member of the leadership team, and reporting directly to the CAO, the role of the Director of Finance & Treasurer is to provide support to the CAO and Council to ensure sound financial management of the overall corporation. The position fulfills the statutory duties of the Treasurer as required under the Municipal Act, 2001.
Position Requirements
  • University degree in Commerce, or Business Administration or equivalent post-secondary education.
  • Professional designation as CA, CGA or CMA.
  • Formal education in municipal accounting and finance. Municipal Tax Collectors, and Municipal Finance Officers designations preferred.



  • At least 5 to 7 years of municipal experience in a similar role. Management and personnel experience required.
  • Thorough knowledge of financial, purchasing, accounting and auditing principles and practices, applicable legislation/regulations, investment and debt management, grant processes, property taxation, budget formulation, local government functions and responsibilities.
  • Strong verbal and written communications
  • Effective decision making capabilities
  • Highly developed analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to deal with multiple and diverse issues


Major Responsibilities

  • To promote sound financial management practices, including systems of budgetary control and reporting, as well as proper internal financial and cash controls across all business units.
  • Attend Council meetings
  • Administers and monitors the financial accounting and reporting including budget and forecasting processes.
  • Responsible for the installation and operation of the financial system faithfully and accurately setting forth, form day to day, a record of all money received and disbursed by the Town.
  • Develops, manages, and monitors reserve funds, debenture debt, and investment accounts and associated by-law preparation
  • Directs and manages the Town’s Obligatory and Development Charges policies and funds. 
  • Responsible for the Town’s financing, banking, cash, securities, credit and investments, and asset management.
  • Ensures compliance with Provincial reporting requirements
  • Responsible for Federal and Provincial grant program reporting and financial compliance
  • Responsible for the development and preparation of the annual budget and capital plans, providing analysis of projects, proposed initiatives and funding alternatives. Works with Directors to develop departmental estimates and capital plans. Provides public presentation of annual and capital budgets.
  • Ensures reliable and timely financial reporting
  • Responsible for the administration of the Town’s property and liability insurance programs and strategies. Administers insurance claims and manages claim files through direct contact with legal counsel, insurance providers and advises Town staff.
  • Responsible for annual year-end audit coordination and preparation.
  • Responsible for the preparation, reporting and submission of the annual Financial Statements and Financial Information Returns in compliance with provincial regulations.
  • Responsible for the centralized purchasing activities of the Town. Develops procedures for accountable and timely accounts payable. Prepares procurement policies and by-laws, and advises staff and Directors regarding such Policies.
  • Provides advice and support regarding the overall financial management of water systems as to comply with Provincial legislation.
  • Responsible for the installation and operation of a sound and accurate financial accounting system.
  • Provides Council and Directors with regular updates during the year to monitor revenues and expenditures.
  • Supervises the accounts payable system, working with various staff and Directors in ensuring that expenditures are properly authorized and payables are paid in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Works with various staff on tender/RFP specifications and tender openings.
  • Information Resources – works with financial software applications (keystone), Microsoft Office, and web-based payroll applications (ADP).


Working Conditions and Environment


  • This incumbent in this position will be working primarily out of the Town offices. With the ability to work from home one day a week, as part the Town’s telecommuting policy.
  • The Town of Erin provides an excellent comprehensive benefit package as well as enrollment in theOMERS pension plan.
  • The foregoing represents a reasonable statement of the requirements of this position.
  • This position is for a 40 hour a week position
  • Normal office hours are 8:30am-4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, however the incumbent may be required to work outside of normal business hours. Including evening Council Meetings


Interested applicants may submit their resumes to Resumes will be accepted until 4:30 pm on April 9th 2021


The foregoing represents a reasonable statement of the requirements of this position.
Hiring will be subject to the successful passing of a Criminal Reference Check and verification of education and required certifications’.
Information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of
Privacy Act for the purpose of job selection. The Town of Erin is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodations are available
for all parts of the recruitment process in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.