Director, Revenue

Halifax Regional Municipality, Dartmouth, NS

Closing Date May 30, 2024 Location Dartmouth, NS Work Type  -
Salary Range Non-union level 10, $127,570 - $155,920 annually
Experience Level  - Job ID 8776BR
Job Description

Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting applications for the permanent full-time role of Director, Revenue. Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is committed to reflecting the community it serves and recognizing Diversity and Inclusion as one of the Municipality’s core values. We have an Employment Equity Policy and we welcome applications from African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Women in occupations or positions where they are underrepresented in the workforce, Indigenous/Aboriginal People, Persons with Disabilities and 2SLGBTQ+Persons. Applicants are encouraged to self-identify on their electronic application.

Reporting to the Executive Director of Finance/CFO, the Director, Revenue is responsible for leading and directing personnel engaged in the billing and recording of all revenues for HRM and their timely collection, deposit, and investment. The Revenue division is responsible for 5 main areas: Tax and General Revenue Billing, Collections, Treasury, Coin Room Operation, and Grants.

The position exercises independent judgement and knowledge in the execution of its duties and works under minimal direction with latitude for the use of initiative, judgement and leadership. This position is deadline oriented and requires a thorough knowledge of financial standards and practices in a municipal environment. The Director, Revenue will usually perform the duties of the Treasurer of the Municipality, as defined by the Halifax Reginal Municipality Charter.

For the full job description please reach out to [email protected]



  • Provides leadership, co-ordination, and control to revenue management at HRM which supports Council and executive management direction
  • Provides leadership to a large section of the business unit with responsibilities for people, resources, and capital.
  • Promotes and supports effective labour/management relations; provides direction on labour relations, collective bargaining and grievance management; workplace planning, recruitment, training and development ensuring the efficient utilization and promotion of human resources.
  • Prepares strategy for senior management and staff, exercises judgement, and discretion in dealing with issues based upon experience, training.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with business officials, vendors, contractors, directors, EMT, and Council.
  • Represents the Executive Director / Chief Financial Officer Finance &Asset Management on various committees and projects and provides technical advice and feedback as required.
  • Makes presentations to Halifax Regional Council and Committees of Council as required


  • Plans, develops, improves and maintains revenue billing and collection and customer service management systems through coordination and control of processes, system structure and staffing.
  • Aligns resources with the business plan, ensuring resources are allocated to priorities, and that structures and reporting relationships are appropriate for service delivery.
  • Responsible for establishing and revising revenue policies and procedures. Provides interpretation and rulings on policy for staff and interacts with senior staff and Council to ensure both the principle and the detail of the policy is administered.
  • Provides consultation and direction to the Accounting Team with respect to annual year end audit and confers with external auditors on issues involving revenues, receivables, internal controls and policies.
  • Provides consultation and direction to the Budget Team with respect to the annual budget and monthly financial projections.
  • Seeks excellence in service delivery by measuring performance against corporate goals, benchmarks and historical data. Maintains awareness of the financial services industry including new developments in service deliveries, technological advancements, systems design, industry standards and regulations, higher order financial services.
  • Co-ordinates with the Provincial Valuation Services Corporation (PVSC)regarding assessment service delivery.
  • Reviews and finalizes monthly accounts receivable and customer service data reports for Senior Management. Reviews and approves write offs and prepares and presents recommendation reports to the Audit Committee and Council.
  • Prepares for, may attend, represents the HRM, approves strategy, in conjunction with legal staff for court cases. (Tax sale, assessment appeals or collection disputes)


Education and Experience:

  • A professional accounting designation (CPA)
  • A related university degree with a minimum of 6-8 years of progressively responsible managerial or specialist experience or a suitable equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Proven track record of success.

 Technical / Job Specific Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of treasury operations including investments and effective banking controls.
  • Thorough knowledge of financial records and systems, collection methods, and applicable legislation
  • Knowledge of key interdependencies with outside agencies and with internal business units.
  • Thorough knowledge of the Municipal Government Act, HRM Charter, the Assessment Act, Financial Reporting and Accounting Manual (FRAM) as it relates to municipal revenue and receivables policies, Administrative Orders related to private roads, tax exemptions, revenue collections, various revenue-related by-laws (e.g. S-400, M-400, etc.)

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must clearly demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.

Security Clearance Requirements: Applicants may be required to complete an employment security screening check.

Please note – Testing may be conducted as a component of the selection process to assess technical and job specific knowledge. Candidates who are selected for testing, may be tested in a group setting, scheduled at the employer’s discretion.

COMPETENCIES: Valuing Diversity, Visioning, Strategic Thinking &Innovation, Developing People, Networking/Relationship Building, Decision-Making, Managing Change, Analytical Thinking, Organizational Awareness

WORK STATUS: Permanent, full-time

HOURS OF WORK: Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm, 35 hours per week. Flex options to work outside of these hours and hybrid may be available.

SALARY: Non-union level 10, $127,570 - $155,920 annually. Salary will be commensurate with education and years of applicable experience.

WORK LOCATION: 5th floor of 40 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth

CLOSING DATE: Applications will be accepted up to 11:59 pm on May 30,2024

Please note: We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for interview/testing will be contacted. During the recruitment process, applicants have the right to request an accommodation. Applicants invited to participate in an assessment process (such as an interview or testing) and who require accommodation, should discuss their needs with the Recruiter when invited to the assessment process.

How to Apply

Please apply online at [email protected] Job ID #8776BR