Manager, Finance and Corporate Services

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Manager, Finance and Corporate Services

CLOSES July 27th, 2018.

GENERAL ACCOUNTABILITY:

The Manager of Finance/Corporate Services is the Chief Financial Officer of the Town of Turner Valley. Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), the Manager, Finance/Corporate Services is responsible for providing effective leadership and direction to the overall corporate/ shared services programs with emphasis in accounting, finance, taxation and assessment, properties, insurance and risk management and to a lesser extent information technology and human resources. The Manager will be responsible to lead a diverse team of professionals with a focus on building effective working relationships with Council, departments and staff at all levels of the organization.

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS AND ACCOUNTABILITIES:

As the employee responsible for the overall finance and corporate services department of the Town of Turner Valley, the primary responsibilities of this position are as follows:

  • Serving- the public, co-workers, and external stakeholders in the areas of financial accounting and reporting
  • Reporting- financial statements & year end working papers and required reports for the Federal & Provincial governments
  • Budgeting- leading the operational and fiscal activities of the Organization including current & multi-year operating and capital budgets
  • Supervising- staff in accordance with Town policies and procedures including but not limited to coaching, mentoring and motivating; and, conducting performance reviews, goal setting, and providing leadership to the Finance and Corporate Services department
  • Communicating- consistently and effectively with the Chief Administrative Officer, other managers, staff, and the public.
  • Leading and Developing- systems and procedures to improve the operating quality and efficiency of the department and initiating grant applications processes, levies, and other finance- related matters
  • Contributing- to other initiatives of the Town including operations, training, emergency management, or other areas required by the Chief Administrative Officer
  • Interpreting- legislation and other regulations & standards such as the MGA, PSAB, GAPP, Employment Standards, OH&S, Human Rights Legislation, and where applicable providing guidance to Council, staff and other stakeholders
  • Controlling- internal processes, principles and practices to mitigate risk, maximize value, safeguard assets and ensure accuracy of reported financial results
  • Supporting- Information Technology and other contract management requirements

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Successful completion of a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from a recognized post-secondary institution with preference given to candidates possessing a CPA or enrolled in the CPA program
  • Seven years experience in a municipal government environment including five years at a supervisory level
  • A keen understanding of customer service and demonstrated ability to assess and respond the needs of both internal and external customers
  • Completion of or enrolment in courses in NACLAA/GFOA is preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills that enable the individual to convey information to staff, council, the public and media.
  • Other relevant experience in the areas of the Public-Sector Accounting Standards, the Municipal Government Act, financial reporting and forecasting processes and techniques may be considered equivalent

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Working conditions are normal for an office environment.  Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work.

The Town of Turner Valley offers competitive compensation and benefits that include health/dental coverage and a registered retirement savings plan.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter that clearly shows the link between his/her experience and the requirements of the position to:

Todd Sharpe

Chief Administrative Officer

Town of Turner Valley

cao@turnervalley.ca

The Town of Turner Valley would like to thank all those that apply, however, only the successful candidates will be contacted. Please no phone calls.