Commissioner, Corporate Services & Chief Financial Officer

Regional Municipality of Waterloo
Kitchener, Ontario
February 15, 2024
March 16, 2024
Job Type
CPA status
CPA Member
Location: Hybrid/Kitchener, ON.

The Region of Waterloo is a fast-growing region that benefits from a diverse economy, world leading academic institutions and premier transit. The Region’s “Growing with Care” Strategic Plan charts the path by which continued prosperity and success will be ensured for the Region and its residents for decades to come.

Acting as the most-senior financial executive for the Region, the Commissioner and CFO provides leadership and direction in the development and implementation of strategic priorities and objectives across a diverse array of services spanning accounting, financial services, treasury, information technology services, insurance, and asset and risk management. The Commissioner provides expert advice to the Chief Administrative Officer, Regional Council, and related agencies to enable timely and informed decision making while carrying substantial weight in shaping the municipality’s administrative and operational landscape.

The Waterloo Region will rely on your proven transformational leadership experience and ability to drive excellence and innovation in financial stewardship and operations. You have demonstrable success in inspiring an agile and enabling department, ensuring that services continue to evolve and align to meet the changing organization and community needs. You are a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) with deep knowledge of management and financial accounting, including legislative processes normally acquired through a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Commerce, or related discipline, plus senior management-level finance experience in a large public sector organization. Your outstanding communication skills, excellent political acuity and judgment have ensured the building of effective relationships based on trust across a broad constituency of public and private stakeholders. Your analytical skills, critical thinking and bias to action underscore your ability to set objectives, balance priorities, and develop policies, standards, and strategies that achieve measurable results.

An empathetic and engaging leader with a reputation for listening, inspiring and empowering others, you are skilled at instilling an extremely high degree of teamwork, collegiality, and collaboration. You are a champion of addressing barriers to equity while improving the sense of belonging and well-being experience of your staff. This is an organization where employees are valued. It is a place where employees are recognized for their talents. The Region’s employees take great pride in their work and understand that they improve the lives of 630,000 residents while ensuring that the community remains a great place to live, work and play.

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The Region of Waterloo is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and supporting the well-being of its employees. The Region encourages qualified applicants to apply and will accommodate the needs of qualified applicants under the Human Rights Code in all parts of the hiring process. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.