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County of Grande Prairie

Manager of Financial Services


Posted 23 Days AgoHR-2018-0006-1558868

Company Information

The County of Grande Prairie No. 1, located in northwestern Alberta, is one of the fastest-growing and vibrant economic regions in Canada. This resource-rich area features friendly communities; an array of cultural, recreational, business, and educational opportunities; 6,000 square kilometres of vast and dynamic landscape; and an internationally renowned dinosaur bonebed and museum. The County of Grande Prairie serves a trade area of over 260,000 people, its diverse economy driven by agriculture, energy, forestry, manufacturing, tourism, and commerce. As the first established county in the province, the County of Grande Prairie offers rural appeal and easy access to urban amenities. Visit us at www.countygp.ab.ca. 

Job Description

Manager of Financial Services
Financial Services department – Corporate Services division

Salary: $113,057 - $144,758 annually based on 35 hours/week

Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  

Position Type: Salaried, management

Closing Date: February 20, 2018 @ 8:30 a.m. or until a suitable candidate is found


The County of Grande Prairie is seeking a Manager of Financial Services to lead the major administrative duties related to finance per the Municipal Government Act. The position is responsible for providing leadership in all aspects of financial management including:

  • Directing the Financial Services department;

  • Leading the operational and capital budget development;

  • Interpreting operating results as they affect financial position;

  • Ensuring departments are provided timely and accurate financial information on a regular basis for decision making and budgeting purposes;

  • Continuously monitoring and improving financial internal controls, policies and processes, and financial systems;

  • Providing information and recommendations to Council, County Administrator, Directors and departments on financial issues, analysis, and long range financial planning.

    The ideal candidate will have a strong financial background including several years of leadership experience. CPA designation is mandatory. Those with previous municipal experience are preferred. Skills and experience in communication, a customer-focused approach, effective budgeting, staff development, creative and innovative thinking, accountability, and formulating sound technical recommendations for Council’s consideration will be important.

In addition to our competitive compensation, the County of Grande Prairie offers an excellent benefit package and a focus on employee health and wellness.

To apply or for additional information, please the opportunity on our website at www.countygp.ab.ca.

We thank all candidates for their time and interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Contact Information

County of Grande Prairie
Government/Public Administration