Chief Financial Officer/Director of Finance – City of New Westminster

2 June 2023

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Great City, Great Work, Great Future!


CFO/Director of Finance


DEPARTMENT: Finance
STATUS: Regular Full-Time
NO. OF POSITIONS: One
UNION: Exempt
HOURS OF WORK: 37.5 hours per week
SALARY: $179,994 – $198,445 annually, plus a comprehensive benefits package
 
New Westminster, population 85,000, celebrated its 160th anniversary in 2019, and is Canada’s oldest incorporated city west of the Great Lakes.
 
This tight-knit, friendly, and engaged community is known for its historic and heritage sites, festivals, shopping opportunities and diverse neighborhoods. New Westminster, and its place within the larger region, has never been so appealing or relevant.
 
Located along the lower Fraser River, on the homelands of the Halkomelem speaking people, the City of New Westminster (“New Westminster”) is at the centre of Metro Vancouver.  It has long been a crossroads of people, pathways and ideas, where innovation and culture are interwoven and celebrated, making it a great place to live, work and visit.  New Westminster strives to be a liveable, walkable, prosperous City, providing the best facilities, services, and programs for their citizens, delivered in a customer focused and accessible manner.  By focusing on the community’s key issues, housing and infrastructure, safer streets and transit, and supporting growth, innovation and community belonging, the City strives to address the needs of the people it serves.
 
The municipality has a reputation for its strong sense of community, and its “can-do”, progressive attitude. As a small to mid-sized city, the City of New Westminster has always managed to do more than the size of its tax base might suggest. From owning its own utility, to its strong customer service environment, to its ambitious climate action goals, to its future-focused development program, the municipality’s department of Finance has played a key role in advancing the City’s vision towards being a vibrant, compassionate, resilient city where everyone can thrive.
 
Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer and working closely with Council and staff, the Chief Financial Officer/Director of Finance (“CFO”) will lead and manage a broad set of functions including the City’s financial, purchasing, risk management, customer billing and collection operations, including performing the statutory duties as the City’s Financial Officer and Collector. These functions are provided to City Council, Police Board, Library Board, Chief Administrative Officer and Senior Management Team. The CFO is a vital member of the City’s Senior Management Team, working in conjunction with all City Department Directors to lead the organization.
 
Leading a team of about 30, this is an extraordinary opportunity to join a high functioning team with a positive corporate culture to work to enhance an already highly attractive community and to propel it to new heights. This position provides the opportunity to work in a dynamic organization with a hybrid work environment.
Apply with your cover letter and resume in one document at https://boyden.thriveapp.ly/job/2033

To support a workforce that reflects the diversity of our community; women, Indigenous Peoples, racialized individuals, persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (LGBTQ2S+), persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversity of our workforce, are encouraged to express their interest.
New Westminster is on the unceded and unsurrendered land of the Halq’eméylem-speaking peoples.
It is acknowledged by the City that colonialism has made invisible their histories and connections to the land.
We are learning and building relationships with the people whose lands we are on.
We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
This position is only open to those legally entitled to work in Canada.

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