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Town of Lumsden

Financial Officer


Posted 27 Days Ago1561728

Company Information

Nestled in the beautiful Qu’Appelle Valley, one of Canada’s prettiest towns, Lumsden offers a country pace life style with a full range of social, recreational and cultural opportunities for all ages and interests.  A growing, vibrant and friendly community only minutes away from the City of Regina, has an active artistic and strong community spirit supported by the residents living in the Town and surrounding Rural Municipality.  The population of the area is over 3700 and growing with new residential and commercial developments.

The Lumsden Municipal Office is a Joint Administration. Administrative positions share the responsiblity of two municipal governments; the Town of Lumsden and RM of Lumsden No. 189. 

Job Description

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), the Finance Officer will play a key role in the financial administration of both municipalities each having operating budgets of over $5M. 

This is an excellent career opportunity to provide leadership in shaping the financial administration to meet the needs of the two municipal governments and be a part of the growth and development of the community lifestyle.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and direct all accounting functions for the municipalities including compliance with applicable legislation and reporting requirements.
  • Act as primary liaison with external auditors.
  • Oversee and prepare the annual operating and capital budgets.
  • Manage reserve accounts and bank debt portfolios.
  • Oversee and prepare tax and assessment rolls, tax notices and school and municipal hail statements.
  • Manage municipal tangible capital assets.
  • Research external funding sources and prepare applications for project assistance.
  • Manage project funding and payment of expenditures.

  Education and Qualifications:

  • A professional accounting designation (CPA) or in the process of attaining a designation as a registered student member in good standing with an accounting organization.
  • Post-secondary education, with preference to business degree (bachelor or applied).
  • Knowledge of accounting applications, GAAP and public sector accounting standards.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Dynamics GP/Diamond software or a proven aptitude working with IT software systems.
  • Ability to prepare financial statements and reports with a high degree of quality and accuracy.
  • Ability to work with management and support staff and Council members.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Contact Information

Town of Lumsden
Government/Public Administration
Krystal Strong
Assistant Administrator