Director of Finance

The Town of Smithers has an exciting opportunity for a Director of Finance to join the Executive Management team.

Surrounded by mountain ranges, Smithers is a northern gem, nestled at the base of Hudson Bay Mountain. With a population of 5,400, it is a service hub for a surrounding region comprising of a population of approximately 15,000.

Residents enjoy four seasons of recreational activities; in addition to a ski hill within a half an hour of town, the region offers word-class fishing, backcountry and cross-country skiing, hunting, golfing and alpine trails for hiking and horseback riding coupled with a lively music scene, Art Gallery, Museum, theatrical performances and an energetic sporting community.

The Director of Finance is a statutory officer position accountable for the duties of the financial officer under the Community Charter and is responsible for the overall direction of the accounting, financial reporting, budgeting, financial forecasting, investing, revenue collections, property taxation, payroll and expenditure control functions of the town.

The ideal candidate will have a professional accounting designation or an equivalent combination of education and experience working in progressively responsible financial leadership roles, preferably in local government. The applicant must have a demonstrated knowledge of the Community Charter and the Local Government Act as well as knowledge of municipal accounting principles. The candidate must be a motivated team player, strategic thinker and have demonstrated work ethic and professionalism.

The Town of Smithers offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits package. A complete job description is available on the Town of Smithers website at

If you are interested in this exciting career opportunity with the Town of Smithers, please submit your cover letter and resume with three professional references, to:

Confidential: Competition #21-13

Attention: Dianna Plouffe, CAO

Town of Smithers

Box 879, 1027 Aldous Street

Smithers, BC V0J 2N0

[email protected]

This position will be posted until filled.

The Town of Smithers thanks all applicants in advance for their interest; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Education : Other trades certificate or diploma

Experience : Experience an asset

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