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Director of Financial Services – Muskoka

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Job Overview

The Township of Muskoka Lakes is seeking a professional and accomplished leader to join our Senior Leadership team as the new Director of Financial Services.

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Director of Financial Services plays a critical role in driving the overall financial strategy and the financial stewardship of the Township.  As a key driver of change, the Director of Financial Services provides innovative leadership and fosters financial literacy throughout the township, while advancing investment and alternative revenue initiatives and refining financial models to guide in long term planning.

The Director of Financial Service’s key areas of responsibility include:

  • People leadership and guidance;
  • Monitoring financial activities and undertakings, ensuring appropriate tools and systems are in place to provide critical financial and operational information;
  • Strategic financial policy development and guidance;
  • Lead the budget process including preliminary guidelines, reports and data analysis;
  • Information Technology strategy and project management; and
  • Quality customer services to internal and external clients.

Why the Township of Muskoka Lakes?

The Township of Muskoka Lakes is situated on the most southern part of the Canadian Shield, approximately two hours from Toronto, encompassing 782 square kilometres with 80 lakes, including Lakes Muskoka, Rosseau and Joseph. The natural beauty of the shorelines, miles of boating and abundance of wildlife make Muskoka Lakes a pre-eminent tourism destination, hosting visitors from around the world.

Whether you prefer small communities, rural areas, country settings or waterfront properties, Muskoka Lakes has it all. The municipality has encouraged positive growth, while at the same time protecting the historic significance, character and natural beauty of the area.

Anchored by the larger communities of Bala, Port Carling and Windermere, the municipality offers the sophistication of a popular tourism destination, plus the wholesomeness of country living. Depending where you live in Muskoka Lakes Township you will find yourself relatively close to major towns such as Gravenhurst, Bracebridge, Huntsville and Parry Sound. The city of Barrie is about an hour’s drive away, while North Bay, Sudbury and Toronto are easily accessible in two and a half hours.

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What you will bring to us

Words or phrases that resonate with you include; Strategy, Innovation, Collaborative/Consensus building Leadership and Political Acuity.

You have the ability and passion to think and act strategically in a political and community service environment, to build strong and enthusiastic staff teams and external alliances/partnerships, and to align departmental programs/services with divisional and corporate goals/objectives, and to champion the mission and values of the Township.

Since earning your degree and CPA, you have developed your skills by working in municipal governments for at least ten years, including significant leadership experience and a minimum of four years with IT or project management experience.

What we Offer

The Township of Muskoka Lakes provides competitive compensation, complete with comprehensive health and dental benefits, and enrollment in OMERS (Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System) pension plan.
The salary range for this position is: $115,000 – $134,000

How to Apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume, with cover letter online by no later than March 8, 2020.

Job Detail
  • Offered Salary$100,000+
  • Career LevelManagement
  • Experience10 Years +
  • SECTORMunicipal Government
  • QualificationAssociate Degree
  • Application Closing Time08.03.2020 21:51
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