Director of Administrative and Financial Services – Treasurer

About the City of La Prairie

La Prairie is a dynamic, fast-growing city with a population of 26,460 citizens.

With 350 years of rich history, La Prairie seamlessly combines historic charm with modern vibrancy. Recognized as a heritage site, the city boasts a lively public market, scenic St. Jacques River banks, a conservation park, and easy access to the St. Lawrence River, hosting a plethora of cultural, sports, and leisure events. La Prairie stands as a forward-looking city, embracing its past while embracing the future.


Culture, mission, & Values

The City of La Prairie stands out for its dedicated promotion of citizen engagement. Through open and inclusive dialogue, the city actively encourages residents’ participation.

The city adopts a management approach rooted in attentive listening and team mobilization. It ensures transparent communication, fostering a harmonious collaboration between politics and administration, free from interference.


Brief Description

As a vital part of our revitalized management team, you will promote teamwork and interdepartmental collaboration using a cross-functional management approach. Your responsibilities will include stringent budget management, enhancing service performance, efficiency, and quality.

Additionally, you will serve as a financial advisor to senior management, encouraging innovative ideas.

Your role will also encompass overseeing, coordinating, and controlling procurement activities and IT systems.


Main Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Act as an expert advisor to the General Management, City Council, and the management of other departments in matters of municipal finance.
  • Define strategies, objectives, orientations, and policies for your sector of activity, and ensure their application.
  • Plan, direct, and control all treasury, budget, payroll, and municipal finance activities in compliance with the Cities and Towns Act and the Town’s objectives and orientations.
  • Ensure the production of the investment plan, the financial framework, the budget, budget tracking, and forecasts, as well as the execution of the budget cycle.
  • Oversee the auditing and closing of the accounting cycle, prepare the financial report for the last fiscal year, and certify its veracity.
  • Supervise and control, in conjunction with the Human Resources Department, the compensation and benefits of municipal personnel.
  • Act as treasurer of municipal elections; verify candidates’ election expenses and produce any report required by the Chief Electoral Officer.
  • Represent the Town on the pension plan committee, act as plan administrator, apply the supplemental employee pension plan by-law, and maintain liaison with the plan’s actuaries and manager.
  • Assume responsibility for computer security, including information security, and ensure the implementation of measures and policies to raise awareness among all users.
  • Establish the major orientations of the Procurement Division and ensure cooperation and compliance with procurement laws and policies among the various departments.
  • Develop and implement a human resources management approach that fosters mobilization, participation, accountability, initiative, and the achievement of objectives.


Required Qualifications


  • Hold a recognized accounting designation (CPA)
  • Certified municipal officer (CMO) designation (Asset)

Professional Experience

  • Ten (10) years of relevant experience, including five (5) years as a finance department manager in a municipal environment or related field
  • Significant experience in procurement and IT (an asset)


  • In-depth knowledge of the Windows computer environment and the Office suite
  • Project management skills
  • Knowledge of AccèsCité Finances (PG) software (an asset)
  • Knowledge of Quebec municipal laws and standards (an asset)

Specific Abilities

  • Strong teamwork and interdepartmental collaboration skills
  • Inspirational leadership that fosters a positive work environment
  • Good political and ethical sense
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong capacity for innovation and creativity
  • Ability to make decisions in a changing environment


Among the challenges of the role

  • Demonstrate budgetary creativity in the context of a moratorium
  • Participate in the development of royalty regulations that will dictate the La Prairie of tomorrow.
  • Participate in medium-term large-scale urban development projects

Why Join the City of La Prairie

  • Outstanding team spirit
  • Motivated, young, and dynamic talent
  • The possibility of teleworking
  • A work-life balance schedule
  • An advantageous pension plan
  • Many opportunities for professional development


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