Lake Country searching for new chief financial officer

Rose Bronswyk Kassa is no longer in the role that she had held since 2014

Rose Bronswyk Kassa is no longer the chief financial officer at the District of Lake Country.

Rose Bronswyk Kassa is no longer the chief financial officer at the District of Lake Country.

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.”

In February, the district and Bronswyk Kassa were awarded the Canadian Award for Financial Reporting for their 2014 annual financial report.

It was the first year Lake Country had submitted for the award.

The deadline for applications for CFO is March 31.

Bronswyk Kassa could not be reached for comment.