Director of Finance


The Chaleur Regional Services Commission
702 Principale Street, Suite 2
Petit-Rocher, NB E8J 1V1 

Looking For

Employment Type
Full Time, Permanent

Date Posted
May16, 2023

Regional Services

Submission Deadline
June 15, 2023




About the Regional Service Commission (RSC)

The Regional Service Commissions were established in legislation through the Regional Service Delivery Act. This legislation sets out the requirements for the Commissions, including mandate, structure and key operating guidelines.

Our Commission is one of the 12 regional service commissions covering the province of New Brunswick. This new model of governance at the regional level was created by the province to help communities to better communicate and collaborate regionally, as well as plan on a regional basis. These commissions enable communities to work together more effectively, to share certain services and to consult on a common vision of regional development.

Each Regional Service Commission Board is accountable to their member Municipal and Rural Community councils. Those councils are in turn, accountable to their taxpayers.  For Local Service Districts (LSD), the Commission is accountable to the Province which, as administrator of services in LSDs, is accountable to LSD taxpayers.

Each Regional Service Commission has a Board of community representation which sets direction and makes decisions for the overall Commission.

Job description 

The Chaleur Regional Services Commission is seeking a Director of Finance who is committed to supporting governance and leadership in a transition to a new and expanded mandate resulting from local governance reform.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, this position will be responsible for planning, organizing, directing, controlling, and evaluating all activities related to the management of the financial and accounting resources of the Chaleur Regional Services Commission. 

This person will be responsible for the financial management and maintenance of all accounting records and books of account of the CRSC in accordance with the Regional Services Delivery Act and in compliance with the accounting standards established by the Public Sector Accounting Board.

The incumbent will also be responsible for enhancing the financial capacity of the CRSC, implementing fair and efficient service assessment regimes, adopting equitable community funding arrangements and creating cost-sharing opportunities for services and infrastructure.

This role includes other related duties and responsibilities including: 

  • Manage staff under your responsibility
  • Prepare financial statements, budget forecasts and financial reports
  • Prepares financial reports for the auditor to conduct the annual audit
  • Participate in the preparation of grant, loan and financing applications
  • Conduct analysis, audits and accountability reports
  • Develop, implement, review and ensure compliance with financial management policies
  • Administer human resources policies, including the group insurance and pension plan portfolio
  • Evaluate the technological needs of the finance department and make recommendations on the software or applications to be adopted
  • Participate in committees or management meetings as required
  • Act as an advisor to the General Manager and the Board of Directors

Education and work experience requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration
  • At least six (5) years of experience in accounting, finance or related management
  • Minimum of two (2) years of supervisory experience
  • Must hold a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation
  • Any other combination of education and experience may be considered

Skills and abilities required 

  • Be a leader and possess strategic influencing skills
  • Strong analytical and planning skills
  • Have a good ability to communicate clearly and accurately, both in interactions with management and with the Board of Directors 
  • Good skills with information technology and recognized business software, such as Microsoft 365 and accounting software
  • Possess excellent command of accounting, budgetary control, and financial impact analysis techniques
  • Good oral and written communication in both official languages

Terms and conditions of employment

  • Monday to Friday
  • Full time position
  • Salary to be determined according to training and experience
  • Workplace: In Petit-Rocher
  • Possibility of intermittent telecommuting
  • Eligibility for a full range of benefits

To apply

To apply, please forward your resume by email to [email protected].