Financial Officer

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.