Chief Financial Officer
City of Dawson

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Posted: 04-05-2019

Closes: 05-10-2019


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• Reporting to the CAO, the Chief Financial Officer is accountable for the overall financial affairs of the City of Dawson and for the leadership and administration of all divisions within the Finance and Administration Department, which includes finance, client services, human resources, taxation & assessment, and information technology.

• The Chief Financial Officer is a key member of the senior management team that provides leadership and advice to the CAO and elected officials in the establishment of strategic objectives and delivery of municipal services with a focus on fostering a positive work culture. This position is responsible for carrying out pertinent statutory requirements under the Municipal Act, and for providing support to all departments with budgeting, internal financial controls, financial reporting, personnel administration, and risk management.

• The successful candidate will develop and implement policies; assume the responsibility for the effectiveness of key financial resources and programs, investments, account reconciliations and internal audit; plan, organize and supervise budget preparation and implementation; prepare year-end working papers for auditors; and other related and assigned duties.

• The ideal candidate will have exceptional leadership skills with comprehensive business planning, financial and people management experience


• A post-secondary degree in Accounting, Business Administration or a related field, coupled with a CPA professional designation;
• Ten years of related progressive management experience, preferably in a municipal setting;
• Experience managing financial resources, including development of operating and capital budgets;
• Experience in managing, building, leading, and motivating a team in a unionized environment;
• Experience using local government-oriented accounting and budgeting software and the ability to function in an MS Office environment;
• Experience working with the public, boards, and elected officials;
• Experience developing and implementing policies and programs;
• Strong auditing skills and the ability to analyze financial information while maintaining a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail;
• Demonstrated ability to critically analyze complex situations and to prepare comprehensive reports on a variety of subjects;
• Knowledge of the responsibilities of local government under applicable Yukon legislation;
• Excellent ability to plan, prioritize and communicate effectively;
• Knowledge of Diamond/Great Plaines software would be an asset.

Contact Information: Cory Bellmore

Apply with cover letter, resume and references:
By Email:
By Fax: (867) 993-7434
In Person: 1336 Front Street Dawson City, YT

For More Information Contact: Cory Bellmore
By Phone: (867) 993-7400
In Person: 1336 Front Street Dawson City, YT



Positions open: 1
Hours per Week: 35
Wage: salary range $91,651.00 to $109,781.00

Full Time Permanent

Application Process

Applicants must include:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • References

Apply to: Cory Bellmore
Fax: +1 (867) 993-7434
In Person:
1336 Front Street Dawson City, YT