Director of Corporate Services

finance & treasury business & economic development
Posted On: Mar 28, 2019
Closing Date: Apr 18, 2019
The Town of Fort Smith has an exciting opportunity for a seasoned and highly qualified individual to take on directorship of the Town’s finance, human resources and lands divisions.  Reporting to the Senior Administrative Officer, as a key member of the senior management team, the Director will assume complete responsibility for the overall financial management of the municipality and provide support to the Town’s management team and their departments in budgeting, internal financial controls, financial reporting, personnel administration and risk management. The incumbent will also direct the management of land administration in order to ensure that Town land is used in an appropriate manner.
The ideal candidate will be a dedicated financial professional with a successful track record in a financial management role within a municipal or similar public sector setting.  He/she will possess excellent management skills including communication skills, human resource skills and report writing.  The individual must have a high level of political and corporate knowledge and be able to relate to all levels of employees and government including Town Council.
The candidate will preferably hold a professional accounting designation (or advanced standing) with an undergraduate degree in a related field.  A minimum of 5 years of experience in management of financial operations is required with experience in the public sector preferred.  A strong orientation to service delivery is essential along with the people skills to lead a team successfully. The incumbent must have an understanding of the northern culture and political environment.
Salary & Benefits: Salary for this position is between $107,637.94 and $126,602.02. The Town also provides a Northern Living Allowance of $7,715.79 annually, comprehensive health & dental benefits and a pension plan provided by Northern Employees Benefits Services.
Closing Date:  Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 5:00 pm local time.
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Qualified candidates are invited to forward their resume to:
Senior Administrative Officer
The Town of Fort Smith
P.O. Box 147, 174 McDougal Road
Fort Smith, NT X0E 0P0
Fax:(867) 872-8401