Director of Finance

finance & treasury business & economic development
Posted On: Jun 12, 2018
Closing Date: Jul 16, 2018
Employment Opportunity
Mackenzie County is an exciting vibrant municipality with exceptional opportunity for future growth and development. Mackenzie County is Alberta’s largest rural municipality incorporated in 1995. The County comprises 12 percent of Alberta's entire landmass or about 50,000 square kilometers. It is located in the extreme northwestern corner of the province, 800 kilometers from Edmonton, with County offices in Fort Vermilion, High Level, La Crete and Zama City. The population of the County is 11,750.
The County offers a mix of arable land within the boreal forest, thus accounting for active agriculture, forestry, and tourism industries. Oil & gas also play a significant role in the area's economy. It is largely responsible for the establishment and growth of three of the areas five main communities, High Level, Zama, and Rainbow Lake. The economies of Fort Vermilion and La Crete are more driven by forestry and agriculture.
Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Director of Finance is responsible for the day-to-day management and administration of corporate finances, insurance and risk management, and associated functions and activities in accordance with the Municipal Government Act, Council approved Bylaws, Policies and Business Plan.
Functioning within the Executive Team, the Director of Finance directs, controls, supports and coordinates the activities of critical corporate support functions: financial planning, accounting, banking and investments, assessment and taxation, customer service, utility customer transactions, insurance & risk management, corporate legal and liability, Executive Team support and various associated assignments and projects.
You are a progressive and results-oriented individual; you are a team player with keen analytical, supervisory, and interpersonal skills, and you possess the following:
  • CPA designation is required, a combination of other relevant education and experience may be considered.
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in the financial accounting and reporting field.
  • Experience with complex computerized financial systems. Familiarity with GPD/Diamond Municipal Solutions would be an asset.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications and presentation skills.
  • A thorough understanding of municipal accounting and reporting practices and standards would be an asset.
  • An understanding of the Municipal Government Act (MGA) would be of benefit.
  • Evidence of successfully passing a police Criminal Record Check.
40 hours per week, Monday to Friday.
The position of Director of Finance is an out-of-scope contract position. Mackenzie County offers a competitive salary which is negotiable based on education and experience with a salary range of $120,407 - $144,362 and a comprehensive benefits package.
If you have any questions about this opportunity please contact Lenard Racher, Chief Administrative Officer, at (780) 927-3718.
Competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Please forward all resumes and applications to:
Louise Flooren, Human Resources Coordinator
Mackenzie County
Box 640, Fort Vermilion, AB T0H 1N0
Phone: 780.927.3718
Fax: 780.927.4266