The Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA), established in 1909, represents the elected councils of Alberta’s 69 rural municipalities. The RMA’s mission is to empower its members through proactive leadership, strategic partnership, effective advocacy, and collective business services. The RMA fosters a collaborative work environment, and strives to operate as an innovative, responsive and learning organization.
Canoe Procurement Group of Canada (Canoe), a division of RMA, is one of the biggest procurement groups in Canada that combines the purchasing power of over 5,000 public and not-for profit organizations nationwide. Canoe procures products ranging from pencils to fire trucks to support municipalities in a trade-compliant manner all at preferred rates.
Reporting to the Director of Corporate Services, the Finance Manager is a key member of the accounting team. A key component of the role is to work closely with the Canoe sales, vendor, and communication teams. The Finance Manager provides sound practical advice to our internal clients while ensuring strong financial stewardship of the association’s assets. Key responsibilities include interpret and evaluate the adequacy of financial information, ensure accurate transaction processing, internal controls, problem solving, and financial reporting.
Key Responsibilities Include:
The Finance Manager supervises a team of five and is responsible to prepare, analyze, facilitate, develop, and interpret financial information for internal / external reporting, budget, and business processes. Strong judgement and independence in performing the duties are critical success factors.
Provide financial oversight and analytical support to business and advocacy areas of the association.
Financial reporting, management reporting, budgets, variance analysis, and forecasts.
Deliver consistent, accurate, and timely management information for decision making purposes.
Produce monthly financial statements and ensure accuracy of the subledgers.
Intercompany transaction reconciliation.
Ongoing monitoring of payment and revenue collection processes.
Control GST, PST, and HST transactions.
Compile financial documents and reports for year-end and in preparation of audits. Work closely with the auditors and provide information and documentation as required.
Review audit reports and follow up on discrepancies to improve internal processes.
Liaise with banking representatives.
Assist in the development and implementation of financial systems enhancements.
Review and streamline financial processes and controls.
Assist in the development of policies and procedures regarding finance and accounting.
The successful candidate will possess superior customer service skills, be a strong team player, have attention to detail and maintain integrity in all dealings. They must be analytical, decisive and able to work independently while maintaining the parameters of assigned authority; utilizing company technology to track and expedite all transactions.
Post-secondary degree in a related field and a professional accounting designation (CPA) with 7 years accounting and financial experience.
Experience in integrated accounting, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and enhanced reporting software is essential. Great Plains and Dynamics 365 experience would be considered an asset.
High proficiency in the Microsoft Office 365 suite is essential.
Excellent written, oral and listening communication skills; outstanding critical thinking and analytical skills; and exceptional organizational abilities with strong attention to detail.
Manages multiple priorities in a fast-paced and changing environment while able to quickly analyze problems to reach effective conclusions.
Able to enjoy working in a team environment including keeping others appropriately informed.
Able to build effective working relationships with all levels of the organization including working with multiple stakeholders.
Able to work with minimal supervision, self-motivated and self-directed.
Professional judgement and ethical principles.
RMA offers a competitive salary and full benefits commensurate on experience and post-secondary education.
Applicants who are extended an employment offer will be required to complete a pre-employment check. All employment offers are contingent upon the successful completion of this pre-employment process.
Candidates must submit, in confidence, a covering letter and resume to email@example.com detailing qualifications, work experience, and reference to Shannan McAuley, HR Analyst.
We thank all applicants in advance of their submissions, but only those chosen for an interview will be notified.