BC Local Government Job Posting Service

Town of Comox

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY                      

Deputy Direct or Finance

(Temporary Full-Time/Exempt Position)

Comox, located on the east coast of south-central Vancouver Island, boasts a seaside location, mountainous horizon, and rich farmlands throughout the Comox Valley. With a temperate year round climate, a population of approximately 15,000, with nearby forests, unsurpassed recreational opportunities, beaches and the ocean, Comox offers every enjoyable pursuit imaginable and lends itself to a quality of life that one would consider outstanding.    

The Town of Comox is seeking a temporary full-time Deputy Director of Finance to join our team for a 20-month maternity leave assignment. Reporting to the Director of Finance, the successful candidate will be responsible for the operating functions of the Finance Department, including managing and directing the work of the finance staff.  The successful candidate is also responsible for achieving efficient operations through reliable performance in payroll, accounting, accounts payable, collection functions and year-end procedures including the preparation of working papers for the financial statements.  The incumbent will exercise sound judgement, tact and discretion in dealing with confidential matters and demonstrate exceptional levels of customer service to other departments within the organization and the public.  The incumbent will also be required to research and interpret legislation, work in an independent manner and exercise sound judgement in selecting and interpreting information.

The preferred candidate will have a professional accounting designation (CPA), enhanced by several years of senior municipal related accounting/financial and management experience. The ideal candidate will also have experience in overseeing payroll, a history of implementing new financial/accounting software and possess exceptional communication skills both verbal and written.

The Town of Comox offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits package, a supportive work environment and encourages ongoing career and professional development.

A detailed job description is available on the Town’s website  

Qualified applicants are invited to forward their resumes, including references and a cover letter, in confidence no later than 4:00 pm, Tuesday, July 30, 2019 to:

Twyla Slonski, Executive Coordinator
Town of Comox
1809 Beaufort Avenue Comox, BC V9M 1R9

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Location: Comox, BC
Region: North and Central Vancouver Island / Sunshine Coast
Professional Categories: Financial Administration
Posted: June 28, 2019, 1:30 pm
Expires: July 30, 2019, 4:00 pm