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Director of Finance

TalentSphere Staffing Solutions

This is a Contract position in Scarborough, ON posted March 21, 2021.

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– Slave Lake, AB Municipal District of Lesser Slave River (124) Our client the MD of Lesser Slave River is seeking a permanent full-time Director of Finance.

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), the Director of Finance is accountable for the financial management of the Municipal District.

The incumbent will collaborate with the CAO, Directors, and staff to move strategic priorities forward in balance with efficient financial administration policies, practices, and oversight.

As a controller and treasurer, this position plans, coordinates, supervises, and executes the activities of the organization’s accounting, finance, budget, and risk management functions, in alignment with the department’s operational, strategic, and legislative responsibilities.

This leadership role requires an active, knowledgeable, engaged, and hands-on Chartered Professional Accountant who will mentor and lead the MD finance team, develop positive relationships with other MD leadership, various user groups, and execute functional tasks as required.

Commitment to continuous improvement is vital.

Ideal candidates will have many of the following attributes & qualifications: Ability to lead a team and build positive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Superior social, communication, and relationship management skills.

Ability to work well under pressure, individually and as part of a team.

Experience leading an organization that is run by a board of directors or body of elected officials and experience working with the Alberta Municipal Government Act (MGA), environmental legislation and other related legislation are considered assets.

Minimum five years’ experience in a senior leadership role.

Post secondary education in Management, Administration, or Finance.

Professional accounting designation.

Valid Alberta Class 5 driver’s license Advanced level leadership development training and ICS 300 certifications are assets.

The successful candidate will enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package, a variety of developmental opportunities, and the opportunity to make a real difference.

Some Key responsibilities: Leadership Provide leadership and mentorship to the staff of the Finance Department by ensuring that financial deliverables are accurately completed on schedule.

Key advisor to the Chief Administrative Officer or as a prepared team member on projects, initiatives, and cross departmental activities.

Serve as the key financial liaison with internal and external stakeholders including the MD Council.

Systematically reviews finance policies, by-laws, business practices, strategies, and administrative guidelines so they remain current, relevant, and in compliance with applicable legislation and practice and makes recommendations for continuous improvement.

Presents financial, strategic and other information during council meetings, public engagement and other forums as required.

Budget Ensures the orderly scheduling and compilation of the annual and multi-year MD operating and capital budgets and the preparation of the mill rate bylaw for the Chief Administrative Officer.

Ensures the orderly scheduling and compilation of the annual operating and capital budgets of the LSLRWMSC for the Commission Manager.

Benchmarks, projects, estimates, and makes recommendations with respect to budgetary financing to the Chief Administrative Officer.

Ensures policy, commitment, and legislated items are captured in budgetary processes.

Accounting/Processing Coordinates, monitors and executes functional accounting and processes.

Ensures cash management, accounts receivable, and investment practices are according to MD policy and provincial legislation.

Maintains operating, capital, and reserve funds completing transfers on a monthly basis as estimated by the MD budget; further, related changes to the balance sheet are also maintained.

Reporting Responsible for the internal and external reporting requirements and updates, including and not limited to: The fair presentation of the MD’s and the Lesser Slave Lake Regional Waste Management Services Commission’s (LSLRWMSC) external financial reporting in accordance with Canadian GAAP.

This includes the timely and accurate compilation of working papers, support documentation, schedules, financial statements, special information reports, and financial information returns for audit.

Timely and accurate financial, statistical and grant reporting to external agencies such as the CRA, GOA (Municipal Affairs, Emergency Management Agency), other granting agencies, etc.

when required.

Timely financial information reports and monthly operational updates to the CAO, directors and the LSLRWMSC Manager.

Risk Management Responsible for the risk management programs including initiatives, reporting, mitigation and processes and procedures, including: Ensuring organizational adherence to risk management practices and directives of the Municipal District’s insurer (i.e., RMA Insurance and the RiskPro Program).

Ensuring that appropriate processes are in place to mitigate risk and that sufficient insurance coverage is maintained for the Municipal District assets including the maintenance of the capital asset listings and inventories.

Job 14120415 TSSHP LI-TS1 Thank you for your interest in this job posting.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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