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Director of Finance and Corporate Services Filled

Kentville, NS

Valley Waste Resource-Management and Kings Transit Authority provide important services to the residents of the Annapolis Valley through inter-municipal service agreements.

Valley Waste manages solid waste services for the counties of Kings and Annapolis and the towns of Annapolis Royal, Middleton, Berwick, Kentville and Wolfville. The organization serves a population base of 65,000 people encompassing 32,500 residential and commercial customers.

Kings Transit is a public transit system funded by the Municipality of Kings and the towns of Berwick, Kentville, and Wolfville. It provides transit services from Kings County through to Yarmouth County.

Both organizations have decided to share the finance, human resources and IT functions. On their behalf,  we are recruiting for the newly created role of Director of Finance and Corporate Services.

What qualities are needed for this role?

As a key management team member, you will support the General Managers of both Valley Waste and Kings Transit by ensuring all financial reporting requirements are completed in a timely and accurate manner.

You will oversee all aspects of financial management, including general accounting, financial analysis, budgeting, financial reporting, cash flow management, internal controls, risk management, and all related policies and procedures. You will oversee a small team as part of this role.

As the ideal candidate, you have a degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or a related field with public accounting experience. A CPA designation would be preferred but is not essential.

Personally, you possess strong communication skills and have proven your ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with co-workers, staff, elected officials and other stakeholders. In addition, you excel in fast-paced work settings and utilize your exceptional organizational skills to ensure the timely completion of tasks.

A copy of the job description can be found here.

If you are interested in this unique opportunity, please forward your resume and a cover letter explaining your qualifications for this role. Submissions can be emailed to Gerald Walsh Associates Inc. at apply@geraldwalsh.com, quoting project number 1977 in the subject line. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, including Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, and persons of a minority sexual orientation or gender identity.