Director of Finance and Information Technology 

The Municipality of the County of Kings is one of the fastest growing regions in Nova Scotia. Kings is both urban and rural, offering exceptional life-style opportunities to its residents. Under the direction of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), the Director of Finance and Information Technology serves as the Municipal Treasurer and is responsible for the overall efficient operation and strategic direction for the Municipality’s Finance and Information Technology Department. The Director is a member of the Senior Management team and provides information and strategic advice to the CAO and Council.

Reporting to the CAO, the successful candidate will:
  • Plan and manage the day-to-day operations of the Financial Services and Information Technology Department in accordance with all Municipal policies and procedures.
  • Ensure the Municipality’s Information Management Strategy is current and addresses both Council and staff’s information requirements.
  • Provide guidance and support to the Manager of Information Technology in the implementation of an approved IT Work Plan that may include enhancements to the organization’s IT infrastructure, security, systems maintenance and upgrades, and new/improved processes.
  • Coordinate the preparation and presentation to Council of the annual and multi-year Capital budgets, identification of proposed capital projects, funding recommendations, and assessment of the financial impact.
  • Coordinate the preparation and presentation to Council of the annual Operating budgets.
  • Coordinate the development of long-term forecasts and strategic plans in conjunction with other departments.
  • Oversee the collection of information, and co-ordination of financial aspects of relationships with subsidiaries, Villages, Fire Departments, Towns, Inter-municipal Service organizations, and grant applicants, among others.
  • Coordinate the preparation and audit of the annual consolidated and non-consolidated financial statements.
  • Ensure compliance with all regulatory financial reporting to Department of Municipal Affairs, the Utility & Review Board, Canada Revenue Agency, Nova Scotia Federation of Municipalities, and other agencies.
  • Ensure systems are in place to support and allow for timely periodic reporting of financial status by all departments.
  • Oversee the management of tax & utility bill process.
  • Establish and monitor internal financial control systems for the organization.
  • Provide short and long-term strategic planning of a financial nature to the organization.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Bachelor Degree in Commerce/Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting and Finance
  • Professional designation as CPA is required.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of technical and managerial experience, five of which have been in municipal government.
  • Minimum of five (5) years supervisory experience.
  • In-depth understanding of municipal, provincial and federal government and a positive record of working effectively with elected officials, Boards of Directors, Committees, and Councils;
  • Strong interpersonal skills combined with demonstrated project/time management, organizational, analytical, research, communication (written, oral), report-writing, negotiating, administrative, problem-solving, public relations and public speaking;
  • Ability to think and act strategically in a political and community service environment, and to foster and contribute to a positive, productive work environment;
  • Strong knowledge of computer applications with an emphasis on Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Compensation includes a competitive salary, benefits plan, and pension. Please submit your application with salary expectations to jmooy@countyofkings.ca. Please merge your cover letter and resume into one document. More information on this position can be reviewed at http://www.countyofkings.ca/residents/hr.aspx