Senior Financial Reporting Advisor (REVISED)

The Senior Financial Reporting Advisor provides leadership and in depth expertise to the planning and delivery of comprehensive corporate financial reporting and external compliance services for Strathcona County. Working collaboratively with the Manager and other department staff, this position leads and coordinates the implementation, maintenance and review of financial models, structures and processes to ensure corporate financial reporting requirements are met. 


  • Recommend, implement and review internal and external financial reporting requirements to contribute to continuous improvements in reporting content and process
  • Coordinate and oversee the planning, preparation and analysis of quarterly, annual and ad hoc financial results
  • Establish and review processes and internal controls over financial reporting to ensure compliance with policy, standards and regulatory requirements (e.g. Municipal Government Act)
  • Provide strategic financial accounting expertise to facilitate development of annual financial statements and other reporting
  • Support the Manager, Financial Reporting coordinate the year-end audit; prepare, monitor and review complex year-end working papers, compile supporting documentation and notes to the consolidated financial statements and assist in finalizing Strathcona County’s annual financial report
  • Supervise the Capital Financial Analyst  and Reporting Analyst to ensure accuracy and timeliness of accounting, efficiency of resources and high level of customer service
  • Oversee the Capital Accounting Program
  • Compile information from a variety of information sources to accurately prepare annual municipal financial and statistical returns
  • Provide quality assurance reviews of data integrity analytics for sub ledger and general ledger balances
  • Analyze the reporting structures within the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system

Skills and Abilities

  • Extensive knowledge of accounting and financial planning, management, analysis, reporting and accountability theories, concepts, and techniques
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Public Sector Accounting Standards and Canadian Auditing Standards
  • Extensive understanding of financial internal controls and systems
  • Sound knowledge of relevant municipal and provincial legislation and public sector/government practices, including ability to develop, administer and implement policies in accordance with legislation
  • Strategic, critical thinking and analytical skills, including the ability to analyze a variety of inputs and risks and recommend actions that align with the County’s strategic plan
  • Strong managerial skills to provide direction, train, coach and motivate staff
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills to provide accurate, clear and concise recommendations and supporting analyses in written and oral presentations to Council, Executive Team, Directors, and senior department representatives
  • Sound understanding of software, computers and financial information/integrated ERP systems


  • A Chartered Professional Accountant (or equivalent designation) and a minimum of 5 years related experience post designation, including financial analysis, financial statement preparation, internal controls and reporting preferably in a municipal environment
  • External audit experience within public sector accounting is an asset
  • Equivalencies of education and experience may be considered

The annual salary range for this permanent full-time position is $89,981 to $112,476, working 35 hours per week.

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies for similar positions within the next 6 months.

Competition # 012-2018-EXT-CFIN closes January 24, 2018.

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