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Town of Taber

Director of Finance



Company Information

Whether you’re looking for a vibrant small town to call home or a location for your business, Taber is a thriving community with much to offer. An agricultural and food processing hub that is rich in natural resources like oil and gas, fertile soil and water and highly-developed infrastructure and business services, Taber has a great deal to offer businesses of any size. It also offers a young highly skilled workforce uncommon for a community of this size. As for lifestyle, Taber is a safe and caring community with excellent K-12 schools and health care, a temperate climate, access to state-of-the-art sports and recreation facilities and an active arts and culture scene. Taber is an ideal place to call home.

Job Description

The Town of Taber Finance department is responsible for providing the Town with a cost-effective delivery of Municipal Financial services and Information Technology services. Under the direction of the Chief Administrative Officer, the Director of Finance will manage a team of eleven people and have general responsibility for the Town Office.


Key responsibilities will include:

  • Manages Town Office, responsible for financial and general administrative services including cashier and reception services.

  • Responsible for centralized accounting services, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, utility processing and billing, business licenses, collections, financial reporting, payroll and benefits, and property assessment and taxation.

  • Responsible for financial services including financial analysis, cost recovery calculations, effective management of cash and investment portfolios, tangible capital asset accounting and reporting, long range financial planning, reserves and debt management, financial policy, grant applications and reporting, and other financial management, information and advice.

  • Responsible for development of the budget framework and the coordination and monitoring of the consolidated operating and capital budgets.

  • Responsible for risk management and insurance, internal control development and evaluation, control and monitoring of purchasing, and information processing.

  • Responsible for Technical services for financial systems including database management, upgrades, support and training on systems and equipment, and online web based systems.

  • Responsible for contracted property assessment services.

  • Supervises and directs the activities of the Finance and IT Managers.



  • University degree in an appropriate discipline (Business Management – Advanced Accounting, Commerce).

  • Professional accounting designation an asset (Legacy CA, CGA, CMA, or CPA).

  • Minimum of 5 years senior management experience involved with finance, fiscal planning and staff supervision.

  • Ability to provide a clean Police Information Check.



$100,000 to $120,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience, including full benefit coverage and Local Authorities Pension Plan.



Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to:

Human Resources                                                             

Town of Taber

4900A – 50 St.

Taber, AB  T1G 1T1

Fax:        403-223-5530          

E-mail:    hr@taber.ca

Competition closes: Sunday, March 5, 2017


Contact Information

Town of TaberGovernment/Public AdministrationBarkley BuschHuman Resources Managerhr@taber.ca403-223-6000403-223-5530http://www.taber.ca
Posting Date: 14-Feb-2017Government/Public AdministrationAccounting and Finance Permanent, Full-Time $100,000 - $120,000/yr 1 ASAP
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