Chief Financial Officer

Bowen Island Municipality has a vacancy for a Chief Financial Officer. This is a unique opportunity to join an excellent Municipal team on beautiful Bowen Island, British Columbia’s (BC) only island municipality.  With a population of 3,800 that grows to 5,500 in the summer, Bowen Island enjoys the benefits of a rural community and is only a 20-minute ferry ride from West Vancouver.

Reporting directly to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is a member of the senior management team and is responsible for the supervision, planning, organizing, direction and control of the Finance Department, and for the efficient and effective administration of all Municipal financial affairs.  The CFO provides advice on financial matters to Council, the CAO, the senior management team and performs statutory duties required by the Community Charter, the Local Government Act and other relevant statutes.

The CFO provides strategic leadership to a small department of dedicated professionals, collaborates across all departments, and engages with multiple community partners, stakeholders and the general public.  The CFO supports the Finance Advisory Committee which provides financial advice to Council.  The CFO has a close functional relationship with the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), assisting with the implementation of Council’s strategic direction and will at times be required to be the Acting CAO.

The ideal candidate is a well respected financial professional, with a successful track record in senior financial management within a local government or similar public sector entity.  As a Chartered Professional Accountant of Canada in good standing, the CFO requires exceptional knowledge of Public Sector Accounting Standards and the financial legislative framework for local governments in BC.  The CFO has strong team building skills and is recognized as a flexible, visionary leader, with excellent communication skills, sound political acumen, and models a culture of continuous improvement. Being a small municipality, the CFO possesses functional knowledge of all financial operational processes and is keen to pitch-in on all aspects of departmental work. A desire and intent to live on Bowen Island is preferred.

The competitive salary is commensurate with the successful applicant’s experience.

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Qualified applicants may submit a cover letter and resume by 4:00 p.m. Friday, June 18, 2021 to:

Liam Edwards, Chief Administrative Officer

Please include the following subject line: BIM CFO Application.  Applications that do not use the noted subject line may be omitted.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Community Recreation Program Staff

Bowen Island Municipality has a vacancy for two dynamic, community minded individuals to join the Recreation and Community Services Department. Working as a collaborative and respectful team, Community Recreation offers a diverse suite of recreational and cultural activities for all ages, abilities and interests within the Bowen Island Community.

Two permanent, full-time positions are available:

  1. Community Recreation Program Supervisor - develops and oversees all aspects of the child & family portfolio; supervises other programming and  office staff
  2. Community Recreation Programmer - develops and oversees all aspects of the adult program portfolio

Please submit your cover letter and resume by 8:00 pm on Friday June 18, 2021 to:

Gillian Drake, Manager of Recreation and Community Services
981 Artisan Lane
Bowen Island, BC V0N 1G2

Roads Crewperson

Bowen Island Municipality seeks to fill a vacancy for an existing Roads Crewperson position in Public Works.

The Roads Crewperson is an outside labourer and will primarily be responsible for assisting with the maintenance of the Municipality’s roads and drainage as well as some labour tasks related to other Municipal infrastructure.  In addition, winter maintenance requirements would consist of snow clearing from roadways and applying anti-ice material amongst other duties. 

This is a full time position at 35 hours per week normally between 8:00 am to 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday; these times may be adjusted to meet specific requirements.  

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Please submit your cover letter, resume, and references via mail or email by 4:00 pm on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 to:

Kat Stephens 
Human Resources Coordinator
981 Artisan Lane, Bowen Island, BC, V0N 1G2

We thank all applicants, but only those being considered for interviews will be contacted.

Last Updated on 2021-06-07 at 3:58 PM