New CFO joins district administration

The District of Sicamous’ finances are now in the hands of Kelly Bennett

  • Nov. 6, 2013 12:00 p.m.

The District of Sicamous’ finances are now in the hands of Kelly Bennett

Bennett was recently hired by the district to serve as its chief financial officer.

“We are really happy that someone with a breadth of experience such as Kelly is now working for the District of Sicamous,” said chief administrative officer Heidi Frank. “Many community members will know Kelly from her time in Salmon Arm. It’s great that we were able to hire someone from the area who understands Sicamous and small communities.

“We really look forward to Kelly becoming an integral member of our team.”

Bennett has more than 14 years of accounting experience. She received her chartered Accountant designation in 2004.

Before moving back to her hometown of Salmon Arm in 2009, she spent several years working with financial services company KPMG in Bermuda.

Her first three years in Salmon Arm were spent working with BDO.

Bennett has a strong audit background dealing with not-for-profit organizations, municipalities, care homes, insurance companies, professionals, manufacturing companies and credit unions. The chief financial officer reports directly to the chief administrative officer and has overall responsibility for financial services, including statutory duties assigned under the community charter.

Bennett will have an integral role in implementing council’s strategic priorities and sustainable municipal services.

 

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