The City of Courtenay is situated on the east coast of central Vancouver Island, within the traditional lands of the K’ómoks First Nation. Accessible by land, sea or air, Courtenay is a culturally diverse community that offers supernatural beauty at its doorstep. The City (approximate population 25,000) is the urban and cultural hub of the larger community, the Comox Valley (approximate population 65,000).
The City is governed by a Mayor and six Councillors. The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) is responsible to Council for managing all City operations. The Financial Services Department is one of seven departments reporting to the CAO. Our organization’s culture is demonstrated by our Corporate Mission and Core Values.
Reporting to the CAO, the Director of Financial Services oversees the Development of the City’s financial plans and strategies to ensure the Corporation’s financial sustainability; Develops and oversees the implementation of financial and purchasing policies, standards, controls, and associated processes ensuring compliance with municipal and other relevant legislation and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP); Directs the overall operations of the Financial Services Department including treasury and purchasing services; Fulfills the statutory duties of the Financial Officer; and liaises with the RCMP on financial matters relating to community policing; Serves as a key member of the Senior Management Team for the organization.