Finance Manager / Controller

Location: Golden, British Columbia
Posting Date: July 12, 2021
Closing Date: Until Filled
Employment Type: Full-time, Executive
Columbia Valley Credit Union Posting - Controller – Permanent Full Time

Columbia Valley Credit Union (CVCU) is a member owned financial institution in Golden, BC, serving members since 1955. With $190 million in assets, we serve our 4,500 members according to our guiding principles:

  • Serving members is the primary purpose of our existence.
  • We provide exceptional, customized service.
  • We act with integrity and sincerity.
  • We never stop learning.
  • We continuously innovate.

To learn more about our credit union visit

The Opportunity

CVCU is looking for an experienced Controller to manage the finance and accounting functions of the credit union.  This is a permanent opportunity, working either remotely or in our office in Golden, BC.  To see what adventures Golden has to offer, visit 

Reporting directly to the CEO, the Finance Manager is a member of the credit union management team, contributing to our success in achieving organizational goals.  This role is responsible for the financial planning, accounting, financial analysis and financial reporting for the credit union, and manages financial systems, process and controls.  Ultimately this position provides value by mitigating risk and ensuring the integrity of the credit union’s financials.

Some of the specific accountabilities of this role include:

  • Participates in the development of annual business plans and goals aligned to the strategic plan, and ensures successful achievement of all objectives.
  • Monitors industry trends and maintains current knowledge of credit union financial systems, and legislative and regulatory requirements.
  • Leads the annual budget process.
  • Manages the full financial year accounting cycle for the credit union.
  • Manages accounts payables, receivables and pre-paids.
  • Monitors and analyses operating results versus the budget; provides interpretation and investigates, corrects and/or recommends corrective action to management concerning budget variances.
  • Provides oversight of payroll.
  • Provides all required financial reporting - documenting and presenting current and projected financial performance for management, board members, regulators, and other stakeholders.
  • Responsible for all financial tools, processes, procedures and ensuring appropriate financial controls are in place; makes recommendations to the CEO where changes in policy are required to address gaps or strengthen existing practices.

Qualification and Skill Requirements:

We’re looking for someone with a post-secondary education in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field, and CPA designation completed or in progress.  Previous experience in progressively senior accounting positions within the financial services industry is required, ideally within a credit union.  An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. 

To be our ideal candidate, you will also have:

  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting and cost control principles, and an understanding of credit union regulatory requirements,
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with staff, members and suppliers in an effective and diplomatic manner,
  • Strong understanding of computer technology, including advanced spreadsheet skills and experience with automated financial and accounting reporting systems,
  • Ability to analyze and interpret simple and complex financial data; detail orientated, and demonstration of a high level of accuracy,
  • Good organizational skills; demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines,
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills,
  • Sound understanding of credit union operations.

The Reward

  • Chance to make a big impact in a small organization and contribute to strategy and planning for the business
  • Competitive compensation package and benefits program
  • Opportunity to be a part of an organization that gives back to the community through credit union services and initiatives

To Apply

If this sounds like you, we encourage you to submit your resume and cover letter to:  If you have questions, or want more information on this opportunity, please contact Cindy Dopson at

The posting will remain open until the position is filled.

Member Service Representative


Golden, British Columbia

Posting Date:

July 19, 2021

Closing Date:

Until Filled

Employment Type:

Temporary, until December 2022

As a member service representative, you will assist our members with a range of non-cash financial transactions. These include opening personal and business accounts, registered products (e.g. RRSP's), term deposits and safety deposit boxes. In this role, you will have a good understanding of our financial products and services and you will be responsible for helping members determine what’s right for them. You have strong customer service skills and an ability to work efficiently. Organization and attention to detail are key attributes to excelling in this role.

While this position ends December 2022, there may be an opportunity to move within the organization to a permanent position.

High school diploma required, post-secondary education preferred.
Previous financial services experience is an asset.

Please submit resume and cover letter to Nicole Carter, Branch Manager at 


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