Manager of Financial Services/Deputy Treasurer

County of Elgin

Elgin County is a progressive community of 50,000 residents with idyllic rural landscapes, charming towns and villages and waterfront living. Incorporated in 1852, the County includes the municipalities of Bayham, Central Elgin, Dutton Dunwich, West Elgin, the townships of Malahide and Southwold, and the town of Aylmer.  The County Administration Building is located at 450 Sunset Drive in St. Thomas, Ontario. Learn more about Elgin County at
Reporting to the Director of Financial Services/Treasurer, the Manager of Financial Services/Deputy Treasurer supervises Financial Services staff and is accountable for the accurate and timely performance of duties involved in the financial planning, reporting and analysis as required to provide financial based support to all departments within the County of Elgin.  In the absence of the Director of Financial Services/Treasurer, this position holds the statutory role of Deputy Treasurer as outlined in the Municipal Act.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Supervises Financial Services staff.
  • Oversees AP/AR, GL, Payroll and financial systems
  • Annually prepares Operating and Capital Plan.
  • Develops taxation revenue alternatives.
  • Assists the DOF in financial matters, hold signing authority as Deputy Treasurer.
  • Ensure compliance with GAAP, PSAB, Revenue Canada, and other as applicable.
  • Assist the Director of Financial Services/Treasurer with Council directives, instructions, requirements and/or authorizations.
  •  Liaises with provincial ministries regarding monthly/quarterly/annual schedules.
  •  Supports external auditors regarding preparation of year-end statements.
  •  Assists in the oversight of Cash Management, including Investments and Debt.
  •  Participates in external reporting, as required, to ensure compliance with funding partners.
  •  Researches, presents and facilitates changes to improve process where necessary.
  •  Ensures financial information is properly preserved and maintained for archival purposes.
  • Prepares and presents reports to Council, as required. 
  • Completion of CPA/CA, CPA/CGA, or CPA/CMA designation.
  • Post-secondary degree/diploma in Accounting, Business Administration, or equivalent.
  • 3 to 5 years of senior accounting experience, preferably in a municipal setting.
  • Strong management leadership with demonstrated accountability.Advanced skills in Microsoft Office, Excel, AccPac and Laserfiche.
  • Knowledge of Provincial Reporting Guidelines and best practices.
  • Development of financial models, processes, efficiencies & reporting.
  • Knowledge of payroll and government regulations and Standards.
  • Self-motivated individual with excellent time management skills.
  • Effective interpersonal skills with strong written and oral communication skills.
Remuneration: $88,688652.20 to $103,721.80 (under review)

Comprehensive Benefit Package & OMERS Pension Plan

Hours: 35 hours per week (Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m)