Employment Opportunity: Chief Financial Officer

Published March 9, 2022 @ 9:00 a.m.

The Town of Grand Bay-Westfield is undertaking generational changes with a new Mayor, Council, and CAO. As a result, there is a unique career opportunity for a financial professional to become the Town’s Chief Financial Officer.

Nestled between the St. John River and the Appalachian Mountains is a meandering town that are neighbours by nature. Grand Bay-Westfield is a progressive community preparing for the future with intention.

Reporting directly to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is a member of the senior management team and is responsible for the supervision, planning, organizing, direction and control of the Finance Department, and for the efficient and effective administration of all Municipal financial affairs. The CFO provides advice on financial matters to Council, the CAO, the senior management team and performs statutory duties required by the Local Government Act and other relevant statutes.

The CFO provides strategic leadership to a small department of dedicated professionals, collaborates across all departments, and engages with multiple community partners, stakeholders and the general public. The CFO has a close functional relationship with the CAO, assisting with the implementation of Council’s strategic direction.

The ideal candidate is a well-respected financial professional, with a successful track record in senior financial management within a local government or similar public sector entity. As a Chartered Professional Accountant of Canada in good standing, the CFO requires exceptional knowledge of Public Sector Accounting Standards and the financial legislative framework for local governments in New Brunswick. The CFO has strong team building skills and is recognized as a flexible, visionary leader, with excellent communication skills, sound political acumen, and models a culture of continuous improvement. Being a small municipality, the CFO possesses functional knowledge of all financial operational processes and is keen to pitch-in on all aspects of departmental work.

The competitive salary is commensurate with the successful applicant’s experience.

Please submit a cover letter and resume by 4:00 p.m. March 18, 2022 to:

John Enns-Wind, Chief Administrative Officer

E-mail: john@towngbw.ca