Deputy City Treasurer

finance & treasury business & economic development
Location: City of Orillia, ON
Type: full-time
Posted On: Nov 9, 2020
Closing Date: Nov 27, 2020
Deputy City Treasurer
With a population of 32,000, Orillia is a sustainable and creative city that leverages its core strengths: a lively and historic downtown, exciting growth, and vibrant waterfronts along two lakes.  Orillia is located one hour north of the GTA and offers affordable living alongside major employers like Lakehead University, Georgian College and the Ontario Provincial Police headquarters. Orillia offers an excellent quality of life with four-season recreation and cultural opportunities for every age including an impressive parks and trail system, festivals, galleries, music and live theatre. Located in the heart of Ontario’s Lake Country, Orillia is a great place to live, work and explore.
Responsible for the control, management and efficient and effective administration of financial functions in the areas of budgeting, long range financial planning, accounting, investment, fund management and internal audit.  Oversees the day-to-day operations of the accounting, audit and budget systems and assists the City Treasurer in the performance of statutory responsibilities in accordance with the provisions in the Ontario Municipal Act. 
  • Preparation of the annual operating and capital budgets for review by Council, ensure budgets are produced in a timely, accurate and efficient manner. Coordinate and monitor long-range fiscal forecasts.  Administer and monitor the approved budget, including authorization of expenditures.  Analyze financial trend data to assist in forecasting budget and spending approaches.
  • Develop and maintain appropriate accounting procedures and internal audit controls to ensure accurate financial reporting and mitigate the risk of fraud.
  • Assist with the establishment of billing procedures and billing statements for tax, water and sewer accounts.
  • Provide supervision to staff, completes performance reviews, determines training and development requirements, motivates and mentors staff.
  • Develop corporate and departmental policies and procedures respecting financial internal controls and processes related to accounting, budgets and other transactions.
  • Maintain grant funding financial records and completes claims for reimbursement and related financial reports.
  • Assist with the allocation of development charges in accordance with the Development Charges Act.
  • Arrange and execute borrowing authorized by Council and provide for the investment of reserve, trust and other such funds.
  • Produce supporting documentation and assist the Auditors in the preparation of the annual financial statements.
  • Assist with the preparation, review and recommendation of the annual Treasury Department budget; monitor/administer approved budget and report on same; and authorize payment of accounts.
  • Prepare reports, make recommendations/presentations and attend Council Committee/Council Committee in Closed Session, Senior Management Team, community group, public and/or other meetings, as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned in accordance with corporate objectives.
  • University degree in Accounting or Business Administration, coupled with a professional accounting designation (CPA, CA, CGA, CMA).
  • Financial experience of at least 5 years (with at least 3 years at the management level) in a municipal environment.
  • Thorough knowledge of the Municipal Act, Development Charges Act, investment and debt management, provincial/federal funding programs, property taxation, auditing principles and practices and other related legislation or regulations.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, analytical, coaching, time management, strategic planning and management skills.
  • Strong computer skills using MS Office applications, including Word, Excel, and Great Plains Dynamics.
  • Possess a valid class ‘G’ Ontario driver’s licence with an acceptable driver’s abstract.
  • An acceptable Criminal Record Check is required for this position at the incumbent’s expense.
Compensation for this position is $102,806 to $120,269, plus a comprehensive benefits package. Applications will be accepted until November 27, 2020 at noon.
Note: The City of Orillia is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free environment. Accommodation will be provided in all steps of the hiring process. Please advise the City of Orillia Human Resources Department if you require any accommodations to ensure you can participate fully and equally during the recruitment and selection process. We thank all applicants that apply and advise that only those to be interviewed will be contacted. In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act 2001,S.O. 2001, c. 25., and will be used for the purpose of candidate selection. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Freedom of Information Coordinator, City of Orillia, 50 Andrew St. S., Orillia ON L3V 7T5.