The Town of Stony Plain is currently recruiting a key member of our Corporate Services team for the position of Manager of Financial Services. Reporting to the General Manager of Corporate Services, this position provided insight and expertise to support the overall long-term financial planning of the Town as well as the day-to-day operation of the Town’s financial systems, processes and policies. Key responsibilities include financial reporting, development and recommendation of financial policies, budgeting, banking, investments and cash flow requirements. Furthermore, the Manager provides leadership and direction to all financial areas including: Payroll, Accounting, Tax and Assessment, Investments, Cash, Grant Management, Utility Billing and Customer Service; and is a strategic advisor to the Senior Leadership Team.
Key Responsibilities Include:
On a day-to-day basis, the Manager of Financial Services provides leadership and direction to the Senior Financial Analyst; Accountant; Accounts Payable (responsible for cash, investments, capital assets, accounts payable, financial reporting and general ledger); Revenue Services Supervisors (responsible for accounts receivable, tax and utility billing, customer services representatives, assessment, and utility meter reading contract); and Payroll.
Oversees the Town's annual audit process and completion of the consolidated financial statements with the independent auditor.
Manages the cash flow, investments and borrowing requirements of the Town.
Determines budget requirements through service planning to identify funding requirements for projects, systems and services in the Financial Services Department.
Key advisor and responsible for overseeing and coordinating the Town's long-term operating and capital plan (10-year Capital and 3-year Operating).
Responsible for the financial system (Serenic) including reviewing effectiveness and security.
Builds effective communication processes to maintain strong working relationships with internal and external customers.
Prepares reports, statistics, and presentations for the Senior Leadership Team, Council and federal and provincial agencies for information, discussion or decision.
Works with other departments to coordinator service delivery in accordance with the Town's plans, budgets and priorities.
Responsible for the effective and efficient delivery of internal and external customer service.
We are seeking a candidate who:
Has a commitment to public service and is passionate about the community;
Has extensive and in depth knowledge of financial operations, controls and public sector accounting;
Has the ability to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions and implement recommendations to meet goals of the department and organization;
Has highly developed organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills with the ability to foster positive relationships with various stakeholders, both internal and external to the organization and within multi-disciplinary teams; and
Has proven experience in coaching, leading and developing a team.
University Degree in Accounting or related field; and
Professional Accounting designation (CPA, CA, CMA, CGA) is required.
Minimum of 5 years’ related experience in a managerial role;
Municipal experience is considered an asset; and
Has demonstrated experience in financial system controls, features and integration capabilities.
The Town offers an excellent benefit package including the Local Authorities Pension Plan, plus the option to participate in the Apex Supplementary Pension Plan. Based on a 35 hour work week, the salary range for this position is $101,133 - $128,669 (starting salary is negotiable within this range based on suitable experience and qualifications).
For full details and to apply, please visit our website at www.stonyplain.com under "Careers" to view the full job description.