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.


Just Posted

Vote online to help light up the Larch Hills

Larch Hills Nordic Society competing for Kraft Heinz Project Play funding

Friends and family gather for Parkinson SuperWalk in Salmon Arm

Word on the street: How has Parkinson’s Disease affected you or your family?

Update: Father calls for better drug recognition after 8-year-old overdoses at Okanagan school

The young child ingested an unknown substance Wednesday at a Kelowna school

Seniors at Salmon Arm assisted living facility shocked by Oct. 1 eviction notice

Building owners terminate lease for McGuire Lake Congregate Living, Shuswap Grill Gourmet Burgery

Centennial Field purchase under fire at CSRD open house

South Shuswap residents raise concerns over alternative approval process and quality of property

VIDEO: Vancouver Island mayor details emergency response after fatal bus crash

Sharie Minions says she is ‘appalled’ by condition of road where bus crashed

UVic president offers condolences after two students killed in bus crash

‘We also grieve with those closest to these members of our campus community,’ Cassels says

Coming Home: Penticton fire chief and disaster dog return from hurricane-ravaged Bahamas

The pair spent roughly one week on Great Abaco Island assisting in relief efforts

Newcomer Ferland lines up with sniper Pettersson as Vancouver Canucks camp opens

Ferland provides more depth and a scoring threat up front, Pettersson says

Intelligence official charged seemed to be ‘exemplar of discretion’: UBC professor

Professor Paul Evans says he served on Cameron Ortis’s doctoral dissertation committee

EDITORIAL: This is our election

It is up to the voting public to identify the issues in the upcoming federal election

B.C. company gets licence to test psychedelic drugs for therapy treatment

Salvation Botanicals interested in manufacturing, testing and research and development

B.C. police watchdog to investigate man’s head injury during RCMP arrest

Suspect fled on a bicycle and fell off when an officer attempted to stop him

Cyclists ride in Okanagan to support Rwandan schools

The 10th annual Lake2Lake Ride for Rwanda has raised more than $100,000 in donations and counting

Most Read