Revelstoke city once again looking for finance director after new hire resigns

The new finance director for the City of Revelstoke has resigned after the two parties 'decided it wasn't a good fit.' The city is once again looking for a finance director and applications will close early next year.

Revelstoke City Hall. Revelstoke Mountaineer file photo

After thinking they had someone, the City of Revelstoke is back to the drawing board to find a finance director to replace former director Graham Inglis.

Inglis retired in October after more than 20 years with the city.

In late October, the City of Revelstoke announced the hiring of new finance director William Wallace. He was set to begin in early November.

Then today, the city posted a job advertisement announcing they were once again in the hunt for a new finance director.

The city’s chief administration officer Allan Chabot said on further investigation it wasn’t the right fit.

“After the announcement we had further conversation and decided between ourselves that it wasn’t going to be a good fit and he chose to resign,” Chabot told the Mountaineer.

Chabot would not go into details about the reasons why.

“I really won’t discuss personnel matters in the media,” he said.

The new ad for the finance director is up today and the city will be taking applicants until mid-January. In the meantime they will have temporary help for items such as the budget and financial plan.

“Those are all in processed at the staff level,” Chabot said.

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