Director of Finance – City of Colwood

The City of Colwood has an exciting opportunity for an experienced and innovative Director of Finance to take on a leadership role in a rapidly growing and progressive community.

Colwood is a fast-growing, family-oriented, seaside community of nearly 17,000 people, located on the West Shore of Greater Victoria. Home to the growing Royal Bay community, Royal Roads University, Hatley Castle, Fort Rodd Hill & Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites and Esquimalt Lagoon Migratory Bird Sanctuary, Colwood is surrounded by beauty and poised for success.

The Director of Finance is a key member of the senior management team and will have a direct reporting relationship to the Chief Administrative Officer, and a financial advisory reporting relationship with Colwood Council.

You must be a CPA designated professional with thorough knowledge of Canadian Public Sector Accounting Standards, the Community Charter and Local Government Act pertaining to financial accounting, reporting and municipal budgeting. You will have demonstrated knowledge and experience in budget management, financial planning, asset management and risk management. You will lead and mentor a small, dedicated and professional financial team.

As a strong team builder you must be a strategic thinker who operates collaboratively by nature and has an excellent communication style. You also enjoy, and have extensive experience presenting to diverse audiences – Council, senior management, staff, the public and other community stakeholders.

A complete job description is available at

Using the subject line Director of Finance, please submit your resume and cover letter in confidence to:

Ian Howat, Chief Administrative Officer
City of Colwood
3300 Wishart Road
Victoria, BC V9C 1R1 Email:

Applications will be accepted until 4:30 pm on Friday, September 15, 2017.

Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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