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Company Name The City of Yellowknife
Job Title Director, Corporate Services
Available To Members only
Posting number 139839
Posted On 2017-07-17
Preferred Start Date 2017-08-01
Industry Type Government
Location Canada-Territories/ North West
Job Status Permanent
Description of Business

Municipal Government

Job Description

Are you an experienced executive who is looking for an exciting challenge and some adventure?   The City of Yellowknife is actively recruiting a professional, highly skilled and experienced individual to join the senior management team in the role of Director of Corporate Services.  If you have superior skills in the finance field, excellent communication abilities, and extensive experience at a senior management level, then we might be the employer for you!


The City is an inclusive employer that offers a rewarding work environment which delivers valuable services to our residents.  Working in local government provides many opportunities to not only develop your career but also to improve the lives of residents and visitors to the beautiful city of Yellowknife.  At the City, the diverse backgrounds of our employees help us to create a positive, safe and exciting environment for us all. 


The primary responsibilities include being the Chief Financial Officer for the municipality and leading the City’s financial management, budgeting, taxation, procurement, risk management and Information Technology functions.


Candidates must possess a university degree in a related field, an accounting designation and a minimum of ten (10) years of experience in the financial management of a municipality and/or senior financial management position.  The successful applicant will also possess a strong leadership presence and excellent communication skills.  The incumbent is required to be able to exercise a high degree of objectivity, discretion and judgement in decision-making.


The City of Yellowknife offers an attractive salary as well as a comprehensive benefits package including a monthly housing allowance and a defined benefit pension plan.  


Qualified applicants are required to apply no later than Monday, August 7, 2017.

Please visit the City of Yellowknife website at: to submit your application.

Only applications submitted through the website will be accepted.



Please be advised that the City of Yellowknife requires all prospective employees to provide a criminal records check prior to employment.  We thank all applicants who apply, but advise that only those to be interviewed will be contacted.

Skills Required
Budgeting - Advanced
Financial Statement Compilation - Advanced
Financial Statement Review - Advanced
Internal Audit - Advanced
Performance Measurement - Advanced
Corporate Finance (M&A/IPO) - Advanced
Financial Accounting - Advanced
Financial Analysis - Advanced
Risk Management and Control - Advanced
Communication - Written - Advanced
Communication - Oral - Advanced
Strategy Development and Planning - Advanced
Financial Statement Audit - Advanced
Adapting to New Technology - Advanced
Managerial/Supervisory - Advanced
Information Systems & IT Management - Advanced
Treasury / Financial Management - Advanced
Management Accounting, including activity-based and cost accounting - Advanced
Accounting Software - Advanced
Total Years of Work Experience 10 +
Degrees B.Com/BBA - Bachelor of Commerce/Business Admin.
Designations and Certificates CPA - Chartered Professional Accountant
CPA, CA - Chartered Professional Accountant, CA
CPA, CMA - Chartered Professional Accountant, CMA
CPA, CGA - Chartered Professional Accountant, CGA
CA - Chartered Accountant
CMA - Certified Management Accountant
CGA - Certified General Accountant
Required Languages English - Excellent
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