Past Competitions

Chief Financial Officer

Oct 5, 2021, 13:44 PM
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Oct 24, 2021, 15:00 PM

Chief Financial Officer

The Okanagan Regional Library (ORL) is one of the largest library system in Canada, serving over 400,000 people.  It covers some of the most beautiful territory in BC, stretching from Golden in the Rockies to Osoyoos in the heart of the Okanagan wine and fruit growing areas.  The system is staffed by energetic and committed people who have begun the shift to a more learning and technology focused service.

The Okanagan Regional Library has an exciting opportunity for the right candidate in the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) role on their leadership team.

We’re looking for a solution focused, creative thinker with exceptional communication skills to lead our financial team.  The incumbent will perform complex administrative, supervisory, and professional accounting work at the senior management level, including  planning and directing fiscal administration for the Library, delivering leadership and direction to assigned financial and administrative support services (accounting, property acquisition and maintenance, wage and benefit administration), and preparing the annual budget and overseeing expenditure control. 

In addition, the incumbent negotiates and administers leases and facility maintenance contracts, oversees repair and maintenance for all library buildings and develops annual operating and capital budget estimates for the maintenance of library buildings.   

The ideal candidate will be a dynamic and collaborative leader with exceptional communication and leadership skills.  The individual will hold a CPA designation and have a minimum of seven (7) years of experience in a senior financial management position and some experience working successfully with a large political Board.   

A criminal record check is a condition of employment. This position is permanent full-time 35 hours weekly.  Please visit our website at for the job description and position requirements.  

Should you be interested in learning more about this leadership opportunity, including the compensation and benefits package, please contact Leslie Brecht @ 250-860-4033. 

Expressions of interest, including an up-to-date resume and cover letter should be forwarded in confidence to indicating the date of availability to undertake the position as CFO.  


We thank all applicants for their interest in our organization; however, only short listed applicants will be contacted

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Status definitions

  • Screening: Posting has closed and applications are being shortlisted.
  • Interviewing: Short listed candidates have been contacted for an interview.
  • Final Process: Reference checking and/or testing is being conducted. A job offer is pending. 
  • Filled:  The competition has been closed.
  • On-Hold:  For a variety of reasons, recruitment activity has been suspended. 
  • Cancelled:  Cancelled.