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Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

Supervisor, Capital Accounting

Canada-Alberta-Fort McMurray


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Job Description

Position Type/ Hours:

This is a permanent full-time position working thirty-five (35) hours per week within the Accounting Services Branch of the Financial Services Department. This position is located in the community of Fort McMurray, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo’s urban centre.


Position Description:

The Supervisor, Capital Grants is responsible for assisting the Manager, Accounting with maintaining strong financial internal controls to effectively supervise capital budgets, borrowing bylaws and amendments, grant funding agreements, contract administration, and auditing of capital and other financial information as well as data entry function.

Primary responsibilities of this position include:

Employee Development: Performs supervisory tasks for assigned team members. Works with team to plan and balance workload. Ensures teams are managed fairly and consistently and that work processes are followed and coordinated to ensure service levels. Mentors, coaches, and provides support to staff.


Research and Implementation: Participates in the continuous research, development, improvement, and implementation of effective departmental strategies, tools, and guidelines based on the Municipality’s best practices. Analyzes the effectiveness of departmental programs and makes suggestions for further improvement. Provides input to department business plans, initiatives, and budget to ensure continuous achievement of department goals.


Departmental Guidance: Prepares, reviews, and approves journal entries, monthly reconciliations for capital and budget financial transactions, grant funding agreements, and general data entry. Provides detailed and accurate information to auditors. Supervises the administration of capital projects, grant funded projects, and general data entry services with a strong focus on high levels of customer service, both internal and external. Coordinates the year end capital process.



  • Degree in Accounting, Finance, or another business related field with five (5) years of experience in an accounting field.




  • Diploma in Accounting, Finance, or another business related field with seven (7) years of experience in an accounting field.
  • Two (2) years of supervisory experience in the field.
  • A recognized accounting certification (CGA, CMA, CA)
  • Experience working in a public sector environment with unionized and non-unionized employees considered an asset.
  • An equivalent combination of education and work experience may be considered.


You will possess the following:

  • Ability to empower people, strong organizational skills, and use of innovative approaches in situations involving rapid change, shifting priorities, and/or simultaneous demands.
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, and collaborative skills, as well as a demonstrated ability to assess situations from a business perspective.
  • Experience working in a team-orientated, collaborative environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both technical and user-friendly language, including instructional, facilitation, and presentation skills.
  • Adherence to administrative directives, policy, and legal requirements.
  • Extensive use of spreadsheet applications.
  • Well versed in project accounting.



Competitive Salary



In addition to the rate of pay, we offer other attractive incentives:


-excellent training and development opportunities

-an extensive employer paid benefits plan

-an additional annual payment of $12,480 which represents a cost of living allowance 


Requisition Number:



Closing Date:

Open Until Filled


Posting Type:

Internal & External (Reposted: December 3, 2016)



To apply:  Please visit our website at www.rmwb.ca

We appreciate the interest of all applicants; however, only those individuals
selected for interviews will be contacted.


Contact Information

Regional Municipality of Wood BuffaloGovernment/Public Administrationhttp://www.rmwb.ca
Posting Date: 05-Dec-2016Government/Public AdministrationAccounting and Finance Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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