Strathmore is a vibrant, welcoming community that is recognized as a regional hub for business and recreation. Continued investment in recreation facilities, parks projects, commercial revitalization, and community programming provides an exceptional quality of life for our residents and visitors. Strathmore is in southern Alberta on the traditional lands of the Siksika Nation, surrounded by Wheatland County and a short distance east of Calgary.
The Town of Strathmore strives to be a leader in municipal administration and operations. Our team of experienced, engaged professionals deliver a diverse range of services and programs that continue to help us set new milestones for quality of life.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Reporting to the Senior Manager, Financial Services, the Manager, Financial Planning & Budgeting is a member of the Financial Services leadership team and contributes to the development of goals for the department and organization. This position leads the planning, development, and management of the organization’s capital and operating budget process, including internal financial reporting, and the development, implementation and monitoring of a financial planning model. In carrying out these responsibilities, this position provides strategic foresight and perspective to council and administration on the effective implementation of the corporate financial strategy.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Facilitates an ‘open-door’ policy for employees and encourages a respectful workplace environment
Maintains a working environment conducive to positive morale, creativity, and teamwork
Coach and develop employees and ensure appropriate training and development is offered
Lead the development, implementation, and improvement of processes, standards and policies, business plans and strategies for the finance team
Develop and implement multi-year budget and financial planning systems and processes
Knowledge of the organization’s departments, services, and budget revenue and expenditures
Assist the strategic financial planning and development process, including the implementation and monitoring of a long-term financial plan
Monitor allocation of revenue and expenses within approved departmental operating and capital budgets
Collaborate with managers to investigate and identify new revenue generation and alternative funding sources and cost-containment initiatives
Assist managers with development and preparation of business case analyses (new budget initiatives) for operating budget service requests and capital budget requests
Provide support to all teams to identify non-productive or improved-productivity initiatives in operational areas
Analyze financial and operational performance of programs and services
Assist department managers to identify performance benchmarks and measures to achieve
Forecast and project financial trends and performance measures
Lead the internal financial reporting requirements of the organization, including the monthly reporting for Administration and the quarterly financial reporting to Council
Work with the Manager of Financial Services to ensure that financial data is reviewed, balanced, and analyzed, and that corrections are made as required
In collaboration with all area managers, develop and implement financial system and process improvements
Prepare, submit, and manage all reporting requirements for each municipal grant program to ensure compliance with applicable rules and regulations
Reconcile year-end information relating to deferred grant revenue, grant revenue receivable and grant revenue received
Ensure that all work-related information is kept confidential as per the Town’s policy and in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
Perform other duties and special projects as assigned
Post-secondary degree or diploma in finance, accounting, or commerce
Canadian Accounting Designation is required (CPA)
Five to ten years of progressive experience in a public sector setting, preferably in Municipal government
Municipal government experience and an understanding of municipal accounting, property assessment, and reporting guidelines is preferred
Solid understanding of annual budgets, forecasting, financial reporting, full cost recovery concepts, and long-term planning principles
Comprehensive knowledge of accounting information systems (Great Plains/Diamond, Questica)
Proven leadership in more progressive rolls for at least 3-5 years. Having the ability to perform at a managerial level including effective supervisory, coaching, mentoring, and human resource management
Ability to keep informed of new trends, developments, legislation, and regulations impacting the financial activities of the municipality
Ability to perform at a managerial level including effective supervisory, coaching, mentoring, and human resource management
Analytical and detail-oriented in ensuring adherence to policy, regulations, and contractual agreements
Possess excellent attention to detail, strong prioritization skills, and the ability to troubleshoot and problem solve
Ability to allocate own time and resources to ensure priorities are ranked and optimum productivity is achieved
Ability to exercise good judgment and work collaboratively to start and complete tasks
Proficient in Office 365 with advanced Microsoft Excel skills
Ability to explain technical concepts and theories to non-technical audiences
Display strong communication and public relations skills with peers, employees, and with the public
Demonstrated ability to show initiative and work independently with minimal supervision
The work week is Monday - Friday, 35 hours per week.
The Town of Strathmore total compensation package includes a competitive salary, a comprehensive insurance and benefits package with flexible spending component, and LAPP pension eligibility.
Please submit a cover letter and complete resume of experience and qualifications, quoting Competition TOS2022-42 to: email@example.com
This position will close when a suitable candidate is found.
The Town of Strathmore thanks all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment where every employee feels valued and respected. We will consider accessibility accommodations to applicants upon request.
This posting is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities and qualifications for this position. The job ad is not intended as inclusive of all duties an individual in this position might be asked to perform or of all qualifications that may be required either now or in the future.
Additional Job Information:
Posted Date: Sept 23, 2022
Closing Date: Oct 21, 2022