Lake Country chief financial officer Rose Bronswyk Kassa No Longer with District

With Lake Country in still to adopt the final budget this year, chief financial officer Bronswyk Kassa departs

Lake Country chief financial officer Rose Bronswyck Kassa is no longer with the district.

There’s a vacancy within Lake Country’s senior administrative ranks.

The district is accepting applications for chief financial officer now that Rose Bronswyk Kassa is no longer in the role.

“I can’t discuss personnel issues with anyone,” said Coun. Owen Dickie when asked about Bronswyk Kassa’s departure.

Kassa was named chief financial officer in 2014 and was originally hired as the district’s finance manager in 2003.

Mayor James Baker is also not providing any details.

“Personnel is private and confidential,” he said.

“We can’t talk about it. We deal with it in-camera.”

Bronswyk Kassa’s departure comes as the municipality is finalizing its 2016 budget, but Dickie insists the process is moving ahead.

“For all intent and purposes, we have approved the budget and we are waiting for year-end materials,” he said.

“We have incredibly confident staff and everything is in hand.”

The deadline for applications for CFO is March 31.

Bronswyk Kassa could not be reached for comment.

In January Bronswyk Kassa was awarded the Canadian Award for Financial Reporting for producing Lake Country’s 2014 annual financial report.

The award is handed out by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) and is designed to encourage municipal governments to publish high quality financial reports.

It was the first year that Lake Country had submitted for the award and chief financial officer Rose Bronswyk Kassa says it was great to win the award in the first year.

She credited the team she works with for being able to earn the recognition.

“To achieve this award in the first year we submitted the report for review is a significant achievement,” she said. “We are lucky to have a dedicated team of professional staff to produce the report and to meet the financial reporting standards required for an award.  I want to thank all staff for their collective efforts.”

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