Director of Finance

Competition Number: 22189


Job Title: Director of Finance

Department: Finance

Position Type: Permanent Full Time Position (Exempt)

Salary: A competitive compensation package is offered for this Exempt position.

Posted Date: June 10, 2022

Closing Date: July 10, 2022

Last Modified: June 10, 2022, 2:12 pm

Status: Closed


The District of Saanich is the largest municipality on Vancouver Island blending rural and urban services and amenities for a diverse population of over 114,000.  The District’s goals related to community well-being, affordable housing, land use and infrastructure management, organizational excellence, economic diversification, climate action and environmental leadership support its mission of enhancing the quality of life for residents, visitors and future generations.   

We are seeking an accomplished and passionate leader to join us as the Director of Finance. Reporting directly to the Chief Administrative Officer, this executive role is responsible for accounting, financial planning, financial ERP systems, payroll, purchasing services, property taxation and utility billing services for the Municipality. The Director is also responsible for fulfilling statutory duties as finance officer.

As the Director, you will be the chief advisor on all financial matters to the CAO, Council, Boards and Committees and may be required to fulfill the duties of Collector. You will serve as part of the senior leadership team jointly responsible for inter-departmental collaboration, corporate policy development and strategy, and implementation of the annual corporate strategic plans.

You are a strategic thinker with a blend of natural leadership and technical skills, superior relationship building qualities and a commitment to delivering exceptional public service. You are an excellent communicator and natural facilitator, a champion of service excellence with a focus on organizational effectiveness and efficiency.

Important Information:

The District of Saanich has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy to help keep our employees and community safe. The requirement remains in effect until April 8, 2022 after which, the policy will be suspended. It is important to know that the requirement may be reinstated and unvaccinated employees may not be able to work. In order for the District to respond to any changing vaccination requirements for staff, we request that you verify your COVID-19 vaccination status with us during your first week of employment.