Finance Manager

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Job Type Finance /Accounting / Economics
Organization Town of Peace River
Competition Number 22/023
Closing date
Job Description

The Town of Peace River is seeking a dynamic, detail-oriented individual to lead our finance team in the permanent, full-time role of Finance Manager.

Under the guidance of the Director of Corporate Services, the Finance Manager leads a team of four within the Finance Department and is responsible for all facets of finance and accounting; including the preparation of budgets, financial statements and reports, investments, grant management and reporting, projects and cost control management.

Peace River is a progressive urban centre in northwest Alberta, and is a scenic, growing town that is home to just under 7,000 residents. The
community is situated in the Peace River Valley and straddles the banks of the mighty Peace River. The town is within a five hours’ drive north of Edmonton and two hours northeast of Grande Prairie.

Applicant shall possess the following:

  • Must possess CGA, CMA or CA designation.
  • A minimum of five (5) years' experience in Financial Management.
  • Minimum 10 years' working experience in accounting required.
  • Strong knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills that promote mutually beneficial, respectful and professional relationships.
  • Ability to write concise reports to various audiences.
  • Effective communication skills with all levels of an organization.
  • Ability to adapt to and learn new software.
  • Able to work efficiently as a part of a team as well as independently.
  • High level of critical and logical thinking, analysis, and/or reasoning to identify underlying principles, reasons, or facts.
  • Ability to interpret and implement company policies and procedures.
  • Attention to detail in all areas of work.
  • Works well with others and handles direction and criticism in a positive manner.
  • An awareness and astuteness of political matters in public administration.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with people in a sensitive, tactful, diplomatic, and professional manner at all times.
  • Highly effective project management skills, ability to prioritize, ability to multi-tasking, time management skills, and ability to meet deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certificate in Local Government
  • Experience with Central Square, Caseware and Questica software

Full Time, Permanent Employment
Hours: Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours per week
Salary: $87,399 - $109,746

Application Return

The Town of Peace River welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. Job descriptions are available upon request. Qualified applicants are invited to forward their resumes, in confidence, to the e-mail below (quote Competition #22/023).

Human Resources Coordinator
Email:  [email protected]

We thank all participants for their interest, however only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.