Director of Finance

The City of Duncan is seeking an experienced professional to join our executive management team as Director of Finance. 

Duncan is small, in a Big way. Just a few hundred metres off the Highway (about 60 kilometres north of Victoria) you'll find 300 shops and services in a few beautiful walkable blocks - although visitors seem to remember the 40 world renowned totem poles. Within minutes of downtown are 5 golf courses, 15 wineries, lake and ocean waterfront, and world class trails. This compact city offers high quality living and acts as the commercial centre of a trading area serving a population of approximately 80,000 people.

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), the Director of Finance is accountable for the direction and control of the accounting, financial reporting, budgeting, financial forecasting, investing, revenue collection, property taxation, payroll, purchasing and expenditure control functions of the City.  The Director of Finance is also responsible for the Information Technology, purchasing, property and liability insurance and risk management functions.

A recent and detailed job description and required qualifications is available from  

Applicants should have a minimum of five years directly related experience in a local government setting, or an equivalent combination of training and experience, complemented with a professional accounting designation. 

Applicants are required to have at least five years’ experience in a leadership/supervisory position, have experience and competency performing all year-end financial reporting requirements, as well as experience with municipal property taxation and utility billing, preferably using Vadim.  Well-developed organizational, leadership, time management, computer, written communication and interpersonal skills are also required.

The salary range for this position is competitive and includes a full range of benefits.  You will not want to miss this opportunity to join a motivated team that prides itself on being progressive, proactive, and committed to serving the public.

The City is posting the position in order to be prepared to proceed with the hiring process should the June 23rd referendum not be in favour of amalgamation.  If the results of the vote are in favour of amalgamation, then the position will not be filled.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit their detailed cover letter (including date available to start) and resume, containing full details of education, training and experience, IN CONFIDENCE by 12:00 p.m. Friday, June 22, 2018 to the attention of, Human Resources, City of Duncan, 200 Craig Street, Duncan, BC, V9L 1W3 or by email to

We thank all applicants, but only those being considered for interviews will be contacted.

Location: Duncan, BC
Region: South Vancouver Island
Professional Categories: Financial Administration
Posted: June 4, 2018, 12:09 pm
Expires: June 22, 2018, 12:00 pm