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Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Peace River Regional District

Join the Peace River Regional District team in northeastern BC – world renowned for our friendly people, sunny winter skies, spectacular outdoor recreation and linkages to the Yukon and Alaska. The Peace River Regional District is the largest geographical regional district in British Columbia covering a vast 120,000 square kilometers. It encompasses four electoral areas and seven member municipalities, with a total population of approximately 62,000.

From river boating to waterfalls - dinosaurs, downhill and cross-country skiing, mountain biking, quadding, horseback riding, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, camping and hiking - the outdoor activities here are endless. Our region also offers a plethora of indoor recreation amenities, such as swimming pools, indoor riding arenas, skating arenas and an Olympic sized speed skating track. We boast our one-of-a-kind UNESCO Global Geopark where you can stand side-by-side with dinosaurs discovered in our own back yard. To indulge your cultural side, our region offers art galleries, performing art centres and cultural centres for your enjoyment. A world-class event centre features renowned international artists and events on a regular basis, such as Carrie Underwood and the World U17 Hockey Challenge. A multitude of family-friendly community events take place year-round in the Peace, including world-class chainsaw carving competitions, ice carving competitions, world-class rodeos, and the list goes on. Our region has two school districts and multiple top-notch private schools. The Northern Lights College provides a great variety of post-secondary programs, from trades to business. There are also two regional airports that offer direct flights to Vancouver, Prince George and Calgary daily.

The vast rural areas provide pristine nature and the opportunity to set down your roots in an oasis away from it all, while enjoying the services you desire, such as bussing, solid waste disposal and elementary schools within and outside of municipal boundaries. With such diverse inclusion within our regions’ boundaries, there is truly a place for you, whatever your lifestyle.

The main Peace River Regional District office is located within the municipality of Dawson Creek. Our staff showcases strength through teamwork and fosters a respectful environment. We are a high-performance organization recognized for our commitment to open and collaborative processes.

The PRRD is eager to welcome an enthusiastic, motivated and team-orientated individual to fill the position of the retiring Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The CFO is responsible for the statutory duties of the Financial Officer under the Local Government Act. Reporting to the CAO, the CFO is accountable for the overall financial administration of the PRRD and will provide leadership in areas of budget, planning, reporting, policies, debt and investment management, risk management, related bylaws and asset management. As the head of the Finance Department, the CFO provides management excellence with primary responsibility for the day-to-day operations of all finance-related activities, with support from the Finance Manager and five Clerks.

The CFO ensures the overall integrity of financial management practices, procedures and policies for the organization. Continuous operational improvements, effective controls of revenue and expenditures, along with integrated policies, are cornerstones of the position.

The ideal candidate will have a recognized degree in Finance, Commerce, Business Administration, Public Administration, or related, supplemented by an Accounting Designation in any of the following: CPA, CA, CMA or CGA, plus 7 years’ experience in a unionized local government environment, preferably a regional district.

This exempt position offers a competitive salary, benefits package and an excellent finance team. If you are interested in this challenging and rewarding career opportunity and want to be a leader amongst our professionals in this bountiful and opportunity filled area, considering making the Peace Country your community and the Peace River Regional District your team!

A detailed job description can be obtained at:

Applicants are invited to submit their resumes, complete with cover letter and references “in confidence” to:

Peace River Regional District
Attention: Kelsey Bates, Executive Assistant
Box 810, Dawson Creek, BC, V1G 4H8      
Phone:  1-800-670-7773   Fax: 1-250-784-3220

Closing date for this opportunity is 4:30 p.m. on February 5, 2018

We thank you for your interest, however, only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.


Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Peace River Regional District (PRRD) British Columbia

Expiry Date: 2018-02-05
Date Posted: 2018-01-08
Province: British Columbia
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