City of Thunder Bay

Manager - Budgets & Financial Planning

Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(4/26/2024 12:01 AM)
Competition Number
Corporate Services
Posting Category
Office of the City Treasurer
Job Type
Number of Positions
CA-ON-Thunder Bay
CAD $102,615.69/Yr.
CAD $120,724.31/Yr.
Pay Band
Closing Date
July 31, 2024

Please Note:  Application reviews begin immediately, continuing until the position is filled and may close at any time

Job Description

The Corporation of the City of Thunder Bay

has a rewarding opportunity for a

Manager – Budgets & Financial Planning!



Work Location: Thunder Bay


Thunder Bay is the largest community on Lake Superior. With a census metropolitan area population of 123,258 (Census 2021), it is the most populous municipality in Northwestern Ontario. Deeply rooted with European and Indigenous cultures, Thunder Bay is the sixth most culturally diverse community of its size in North America. The community values a high quality of life and promotes a clean, green, beautiful and healthy community that provides economic opportunity, respects diversity and provides affordable and safe neighborhoods that are accessible to all.

Thunder Bay is a vibrant community and is the region's commercial, administrative, and medical hub. From trees to transportation to the new frontier for research, health and life sciences, the community stands for hard work and innovation. The City by the Bay is home to 38 elementary schools, three middle schools, eight secondary schools, two private schools, an adult education facility, a post-secondary college and a university institution that provides a medical school and a law school.

As a four-season outdoor paradise Thunder Bay is the sunniest city in eastern Canada with an average of 2121 hours of bright sunshine each year. It is also one of the most dynamic "Cultural Capitals of Canada". Residents and visitors of Thunder Bay enjoy the har­mony of a city rich in wide-open green spaces, parks and wilderness - and a major centre for visual and performing arts, and culture.


If you truly enjoy the advantages of work life balance that a smaller city provides in a large organizational setting, then come join us!


If you already live here, we can’t wait for you to join our team!


Manager - Budgets & Financial Planning


The Opportunity

Reporting to the City Treasurer, you will be responsible for the effective and efficient management of the Corporation’s budget, tangible capital asset reporting and long-term planning requirements.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a busy municipality where you will lead a team and work in partnership with the City’s Executive Management and Leadership Teams to develop the City’s annual operating and capital budget and long-term financial plan and manage the general ledger chart of accounts for the Corporation. You will also participate as a member of the City Treasurer Management team in the development of strategic initiatives for the Division consistent with the overall strategic direction of the Corporate Services Department.

This is a unique opportunity to be a public servant and work with City officials, leaders and members of City Council to help shape the City’s annual budget, which will fund services and infrastructure for the Thunder Bay community.


Ideal Candidate

  • University degree in business administration, commerce or a related discipline and a professional accounting designation with a minimum of five years’ progressively responsible management experience in municipal finance or business management.
  • Knowledge of regulations/legislation and processes related to financial reporting for local governments, generally accepted accounting principles for the public sector as prescribed by the Public Sector Accounting Board of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with members of City Council, private and public officials, direct reports, co-workers and the general public.
  • Proven acumen in business and financial management, with the ability to improve sectional effectiveness and efficiency through the management and utilization of human, financial and physical resources.


Why Work for the City of Thunder Bay (CTB)?

When you work for the City of Thunder Bay, you are part of our team, and here you can:

  • Experience your importance,   
  • Unleash your potential,
  • Know your work matters,
  • Embrace diversity,
  • Make a difference,
  • Join a dedicated team, and
  • Build community.


Learn more about the top reasons to work at the CTB:


Great Tangible Benefits

As an employee with the Corporation you will be in receipt of the following amazing benefits:


  • Great competitive salary and fantastic matching pension plan
  • Great paid vacation and holidays
  • Strong health benefits coverage – employer paid health, vision, & dental benefits
  • Excellent life insurance & accidental death & dismemberment insurance (2 times your annual salary)
  • Fantastic employee family assistance program (EFAP)
  • Great employee wellness program
  • Supportive career progression opportunities
  • Great corporate training & leadership development
  • Great tuition reimbursement program (continuous learning)
  • voluntary leave purchase plan (optional - purchase 5 additional leave days)
  • Paid CPA membership dues

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Beautiful Thunder Bay

Learn why Thunder Bay is such great place to live and work:



General Information:


As an equal opportunity employer, the City of Thunder Bay encourages applications from Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minority groups, women and members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community.


ONTARIO HUMAN RIGHTS CODE:  It is a contravention of the Human Rights Code of Ontario to discriminate on the basis of: race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, disability, age, record of offences, gender identity or gender expression.  Therefore, a resume submitted to the City must not include references to any of the above characteristics.  Do not include: 

  • Photos
  • Any certificates that have photo identification
  • Driver’s licences
  • Police records checks

Note: The above documentation will be requested by the Human Resources & Division should you be the successful applicant.  If a Criminal Record Check is required, it will be requested by Human Resources should you be the successful applicant.  Please do not submit your Criminal Record Check with your application.


ACCOMMODATION:  Reasonable accommodations are available upon request for all parts of the recruitment process.


PRIVACY: Personal information on this form is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, c. 302, as amended, and will be used to determine eligibility for employment. Questions about this collection of personal information should be directed to the Human Resources & Corporate Safety Division, 125 Syndicate Ave Suite 42, Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7E 6H8, Telephone: 625-3866


The City of Thunder Bay is a place where art, culture and nature come together!


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