Cowichan Valley Regional District

Manager - Financial Operations

Job Locations CA-BC-Duncan
Closing Date
Temporary Full Time
Corporate Services
Financial Services
Location : Name
Head Office

General Information

Majestic mountains, the rugged West Coast Trail, serene lakes and one of the world’s tallest free-standing timber rail trestles all lie in the picturesque Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD). Located on Vancouver Island, the CVRD provides a wide range of local government services to a population of 80,000 within its 4 distinct municipalities and 9 electoral areas. Just 50 km north of Victoria and 30 km south of Nanaimo, the Cowichan Valley offers a warm climate, affordable housing, and numerous parks, recreational, cultural, and social opportunities.

Are you a dynamic and progressive finance professional with a keen interest in financial risk management? We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to join the CVRD in the key role of Manager – Financial Operations. This temporary full-time position is being posted as a result of a maternity leave and is anticipated to be twelve months in duration, with the possibility of an extension up to 18 months.

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Manager –  Financial Operations coordinates, leads, and directs a wide range of services, programs, and projects in the area of financial services for both the Regional District and Regional Hospital District. This position provides support, advice, and guidance on the consistent application of legislation, bylaws, policy, and procedures on finance related matters to managers and staff. This role also manages all operational Finance Division staff and any related issues, including training and development, labour relations, hiring, performance management, and employee concerns/issues. In addition to routine financial services duties, the Manager of Financial Operations is both the subject expert and responsible for financial risk management.


As our ideal candidate, you are a Chartered Professional Accountant with 5 years of experience in the public sector or local government, including 2 years of management or supervisory experience in a unionized, public sector environment. You bring thorough knowledge of fund accounting and budgeting practices, financial planning, analysis, and business planning, along with knowledge of statutes, regulations, bylaws, plans, and policies concerning local government management, finance, public sector accounting principles, and other related matters. You are able to interpret complex legislation and make sound decisions using good judgement, think creatively and innovatively, demonstrate excellent attention to detail and time management, and establish and maintain strong and effective working relationships. You are a great communicator and a dynamic leader.

Please click here to view the job description with the full job details and qualification requirements.

Hours of Work

This position works 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 8:30-4:30, and is eligible for the Flex Time Program. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as operationally needed.


The CVRD offers a competitive salary starting at $100,325.73, commensurate with experience, plus a comprehensive benefits package including extended health / dental / insurance coverage, and 6% vacation pay.

Application Instructions

If you are excited by this opportunity to apply your subject matter skills to help lead the financial management of the CVRD, please submit your cover letter and resume in confidence by 4:30 pm on the application deadline indicated.


We thank all applicants for their interest. Note that testing may be required during the interview process. Testing is based on the knowledge, skills, abilities and qualifications outlined in the job description.


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