Manager of Accounting

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Now Hiring Manager of Accounting

The City of Medicine Hat’s Finance Department is looking for an experienced Manager of Accounting to lead the Accounting group and be an integral member of the Finance management team.  This portfolio is responsible for providing financial accounting services for all City departments. You will work closely with the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Commissioner of Corporate Services, and Finance staff as well as other City Departments. This is a diverse, fast-paced work environment with multiple priorities and is customer focused.   

Our ideal candidate has strong interpersonal and communication skills. You have proven leadership skills and believe in creating and fostering a positive work environment. You possess advance analytical and problem solving skills and are able to elicit and communicate a variety of business requirements to various stakeholders.  Your responsibilities will include managing and directing the accounting group, preparation of accurate and timely financial and management reports, interpreting financial information to facilitate decision making, and assist in the coordination of the preparation and presentation of the operating and capital budgets.  You will also, oversee the development and maintenance of accounting procedures and internal controls, and analyze and interpret accounting information to provide trends for review and discussion.

Required Qualifications:

  • A university degree majoring in Finance or Accounting supplemented by a professional accounting designation (CPA);
  • Seven (7) years’ experience in a variety of accounting practices including five (5) years at a supervisory level;
  • An equivalent combination of management approved training and experience may be considered.

Our organization offers a highly attractive total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefits, flexible work arrangements including compressed work week option, learning & development opportunities as well as a great work environment which provides excellent opportunities for professional growth.

The City of Medicine Hat strives to achieve its vision to be a “Community of Choice”; a place where people choose to live, work and play.  The Medicine Hat advantage:

  • Extensive Recreational Facilities
  • Flourishing Cultural Community
  • Low Utility Rates and Taxes
  • Family Oriented Community

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a resume to Competition #19204A Human Resources Department, City of Medicine Hat, Suite 101, 505 First Street SE, Medicine Hat T1A 0A9; fax (403) 525-8870; e-mail

This posting will remain open until Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at 4:30 p.m.

We thank all applicants; however those selected for an interview will be contacted.