Manager of Finance

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Job Type Executive Opportunities
Organization Town of Pincher Creek
Closing date
Job Description

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

CUSTOMER SERVICE

  • Respond efficiently and appropriately to inquiries and complaints from the public, outside agencies, government departments, and all other bodies.
  • Collaborate closely with all departments on cross departmental improvements and initiatives.

DEPARTMENT MANAGEMENT

  • Develop and manage the operational budget for the finance department to support operational and strategic needs.
  • Ensure adherence to all legislative requirements such as those of the MGA and the Town’s bylaws and policies.
  • Ensure adherence to the standards as provided by the Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB)

PAYROLL AND BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION

  • Set up new employees in the payroll system.
  • Set up eligible new employees on the benefit program including pension plan and health/dental benefits etc.
  • Check timesheets after supervisors have approved them to ensure they adhere to the Collective Agreement between the Town and CUPE
  • Process and submit payroll to provider for both biweekly and monthly payrolls.
  • Become proficient with the payroll program and how it is set up to work for the Town.
  • Prepare year end reconciliations for T4’s and Local Authorities Pension Plan.

FINANCE

  • Supervise and support 3 Administrative Assistants, tax, utilities, and accounts payable/accounts receivable.
  • Communicate job expectations.
  • Ensure all required work is completed in a timely manner.
  • Ensure adherence to policies and procedures.
  • Regular analysis of internal controls related to finance and adherence to those controls.
  • Prepare timely financial reporting for departments and Council.
  • Review expenses to ensure compliance with purchasing policy and responsible use of municipal funds, follow up with staff and departments as required.
  • Facilitate the year-end financial audit process and liaise with the external auditors.
  • Facilitates the annual process of reviewing and updating the Fees and Rate Structure Bylaw
  • Oversee and collaborate with other departments on the application and reporting of grant programs.
  • Coverage for the Manager of Legislative Services direct reports
  • Directly supervises the work and activities undertaken by consulting and contract service providers of the Finance Department
  • Understand the Town’s departments, services and budget revenue and expenditures.
  • Work with managers to explore and pursue new revenue generation, alternative funding sources and cost-containment initiatives.
  • Assist managers with developing and preparing business case analyses for operating budget and capital budget service requests and new budget initiatives.
  • Assist all departments with identifying and implementing initiatives to eliminate or improve non-productive or low-productivity operational areas.

ASSISTANCE TO DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Assist with the procurement of banking, auditing and assessment services.
  • Assist and support the Director of Corporate and Financial Services and the Finance team in all matters relating to the financial operations of the Town in accordance with legislation and established policies and procedures.
  • Assist the Director of Corporate and Financial Services in providing personnel leadership of the Finance Department including hiring, promoting, succession planning, goal setting, information sharing, training and performance management.

MENTORSHIP AND TRAINING OF DIRECT REPORTS

  • Establish a respectful workplace environment by being accessible and approachable to employees.
  • Provide coaching and feedback to employees and ensure they have access to relevant training and development opportunities.
  • Lead the finance team in developing, implementing and improving processes, standards, policies, business plans and strategies.
  • Annual review of job descriptions to ensure they are current and reflect the positions.
  • Ensure all staff are provided an annual Performance Review.

OTHER DUTIES

  • Attend/conduct meetings as required.
  • Ensure professional conduct of meetings.
  • Responsible for working safely and following safety policies.
  • Take ownership and solve problems as required.
  • Adopt and demonstrate professionalism and integrity in the workplace.
  • Assist with emergent or unforeseen tasks as required.
  • All other duties as assigned by either supervisor or the CAO.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Post-secondary degree in Finance or Accounting or suitable equivalent.
  • Professional accounting designation (CPA) or working towards designation.
  • Progressive responsible experience in finance.
  • Management experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Strong working knowledge of financial reporting, controls and experience in accounting environment.
  • Competent working knowledge and proficiency of compatible computer systems such as Microsoft Office 365, Central Square and Questica Budgeting Software.

ASSETS:

  • Training/mentoring skills.
  • Communication skills.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Motivating others.
  • Able to handle multiple issues/priorities at the same time.
  • Experience in municipal government.
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Join Us: The Town of Pincher Creek is not just a workplace; it's a community dedicated to promoting wellbeing and excellence. If you're looking to make a significant impact in a role that values both people and progress, we look forward to your application.

How to Apply: Submit your resume, cover letter, and three professional references to [email protected]. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Visit http://pinchercreek.ca/town/employment.php to view the complete job description.

The Town of Pincher Creek is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage applications from all qualified individuals. Let's work together to continue making our Town a thriving place to live and work.

Your new career awaits in the heart of SW Alberta – Apply today to become a key player in the Town of Pincher Creek's bright future!