Director, Finance

Director, Finance

Permanent, full-time – 35 hours per week
$125,343.40 - $156,556.40 / annum

At the City of Leduc, our mission is People. Building. Community. We offer a collaborative and dynamic workplace where our values of Teamwork, Service, Respect and Leadership guide our conduct and contribute to a healthy culture. If you would like to work as part of a progressive organization and enjoy a fast-paced environment, then this may be the opportunity for you.

We are currently recruiting for a permanent, full-time Director, Finance.

About the Opportunity:

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Director, Finance, provides effective financial leadership to the City ensuring fair, ethical and responsible decision-making, appropriate management and best in class financial management practices for the sustainable provision of municipal services. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Oversee day to day financial operations, including utilities, property taxes, accounting services and Leduc Recreation Centre financial services
  • Actively support, motivate, recognize, coach, lead and manage direct reports, including performance management, work assignment and flow, quality of service, and staff development opportunities
  • Ensure a positive work environment, celebrate successes, provide recognition and growth opportunities, resolve potential conflicts, and foster a positive team culture
  • Establish and maintain sustainable financial management plans, including long term financial plans, business plans, strategies, policies and standards in accordance with the priorities of the City
  • Proactively manage all cash management, investments and debt management
  • Guide the development and administration of internal controls and due diligence to ensure satisfactory audit results
  • Provide oversight and leadership for treasury functions for the Leduc and District Waste Management Commission and the Capital Region Southwest Water Services Commission
  • Provide information for timely and accurate financial reporting including variance analysis, forecasts, and all reporting required to satisfy federal, provincial and other statutory requirements
  • Oversee annual financial audit and provide guidance for the timely preparation and submission of annual Financial Statements, Financial Information Return and Statistical Information Return
  • Monitor budgetary compliance and provide variance analysis on a regular basis to the Executive Management Team and Council
  • Develop and implement effective financial controls to ensure timeliness and reliability of financial reporting, effectiveness and efficiency of operations and compliance with applicable statues, bylaws and policies
  • Ensure compliance with all GAAP and PSAB standards, the Municipal Government Act and all City of Leduc policies and procedures and processes
  • Research, recommend and implement opportunities for continuous improvement which create or enhance process or department efficiencies and effectiveness (e.g. multi-year budgeting, fiscal sustainability plan)


The successful candidate will have:

  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation
  • Undergraduate degree in Business with a focus in Finance/Accounting or related discipline
  • A minimum of 6-10 years of related financial management experience, preferably in municipal government
  • Proven leadership, management, coaching and team building skills
  • Experience with strategic and business planning processes, budget process and financial reporting and forecasting
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to negotiate and influence
  • High degree of discipline, with the ability to deliver on a variety of commitments and deadlines
  • Ability to communicate technical material to various audiences internally and externally, including senior management
  • A well-defined sense of diplomacy with the ability to empower and motivate team members
  • Well-developed political acumen combined with the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders and decision makers
  • A commitment to quality and investing in results that add value to the organization
  • Certified Local Government Manager (CLGM) designation and/or significant senior leadership experience with municipalities is an asset
  • Must be willing to provide a current Criminal Records Check
  • Must be fully immunized against COVID-19 and willing to provide proof of immunization as part of the recruitment process

If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you!  To apply, please visit our website at:

Competition closes at 10:00 pm (MT) on 1 February, 2022.  This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same or lower classification level.  Due to the high volume of resumes received, we are not able to respond to individual phone calls.  We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.