Director of Finance
Port Alberni is an affordable waterfront community at the heart of the west coast of Vancouver
Island. The City of Port Alberni offers a well-developed array of recreational facilities and a
supporting infrastructure often found in much larger cities. The City is situated at the end of a
48 km long inlet and offers access to amazing wilderness and outdoor adventures. The City
services a population of 17,500 and is attractive to those who want an affordable, active lifestyle
in a safe and caring community. For a closer look at our community visit our website at
The City of Port Alberni is looking for a high energy individual excited about becoming a key
member of an administrative and management team that is focused on providing quality local
government services in an efficient and effective manner.
Reporting to the City Manager, the Director of Finance is responsible for financial administration
duties pursuant to the Community Charter as well as for the overall operation of the Finance
Department. The position supervises the financial, accounting, insurance, purchasing, asset
management and budgeting functions for the City of Port Alberni and other entities. The
incumbent is a member of the senior management team, acts as a key advisor to the City
Manager and Council on various financial matters, and performs a signing officer role.
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated outstanding strategic financial planning, leadership,
organization and supervisory skills. This high profile role requires a professional with excellent
interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to deal effectively with Council, a wide
variety of internal customers, members of the community and government agencies.
Ideally the successful candidate will possess a C.G.A., C.M.A. or C.A. designation with 7 or
more years of related experience including 4 years in a senior finance position in a municipal
environment. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Certificates in Local Government and Municipal Administration as well as experience in media
relations and collective bargaining are definite assets.
This exempt position offers an attractive salary and comprehensive benefits package.
Qualified applicants are invited to forward their resume by 4:30 pm on Thursday, January 28th
Theresa Kingston, Manager of Human Resources
4850 Argyle Street
Port Alberni, B.C.
Fax: 250 723-1003
We thank all applicants in advance for their interest, however; only those under consideration will be