Chief Financial Officer – City of Dawson

20 June 2023

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Dawson City, Yukon

Chief Financial Officer

Seeking Financial Gurus Under the Midnight Sun!

The City of Dawson, a unique blend of wilderness wonder, historical marvel, and vibrant community inclusiveness, is on the hunt for a Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Nestled in the heart of the Yukon Territory, our city serves as a beacon for adventurers, artists, and those yearning for a community that’s as diverse as the landscape that surrounds us.
This is not your everyday CFO position. This is an invitation to be the financial heartbeat in a city where the aurora borealis dances across the night sky, the Klondike Gold Rush whispers stories from ages past, and the promise of a thriving community welcomes everyone under the midnight sun.


  • Develop financial strategies by forecasting capital, facilities, and staff requirements; identifying monetary resources; developing action plans.
  • Monitor financial performance by measuring and analyzing results; initiating corrective actions; minimizing the impact of variances.
  • Coordinate financial planning and budget management functions.
  • Ensure legal and regulatory compliance on all financial functions.
  • Manage and lead the financial team, promoting a culture of high performance and continuous improvement.


  • Proven experience as CFO, finance officer, or relevant role.
  • In-depth knowledge of corporate financial law and risk management practices.
  • Excellent knowledge of data analysis and forecasting methods.
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office and financial management software.
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication and people skills.
  • CPA is a strong advantage.
  • BSc/BA in Accounting, Finance, or relevant field; MSc/MBA is a plus.

We’re particularly interested in those who aren’t just looking for a job, but an experience. Imagine refining budget lines while the midnight sun paints a living canvas across the skies or discussing financial strategies after a rewarding hike in our breathtaking wilderness. In Dawson, we don’t believe in all work and no play. We believe in creating a life that’s as fulfilling in the office as it is outside of it.

The City of Dawson is deeply committed to inclusivity. We’re proud of our thriving LGBTQ+ community, our rich First Nations heritage, and our thriving arts scene. Whoever you are, and wherever you’re from, you’ll find a home here.

So, if you’re a financial guru ready for a change of pace, if you’re ready to make a mark on a city that’s as dynamic as the river that runs through it, then we’d love to hear from you. Apply today, and let’s discover the wonders of the Yukon together.

City of Dawson, where your career meets adventure.

Please forward CV and Cover Letter to
David Henderson