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Chief Financial Officer

Job Type: 
Finance /Accounting / Economics
City of Leduc
Competition Number: 
Job Description : 

Posting ID:  21 - 23
Chief Financial Officer
Permanent, full-time – 35 hours per week
$152,752.60 - $190,899.80 per annum

At the City of Leduc, our mission is People. Building. Community. We offer a collaborative and dynamic workplace where our values of Teamwork, Service and Respect guide our conduct and contribute to a healthy culture. If you would like to work as part of a progressive organization and enjoy a fast-paced environment, then this may be the opportunity for you.

We are currently recruiting for a permanent, full-time Chief Financial Officer.

About the Opportunity:
Reporting to the City Manager, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is a designated professional who serves as a senior strategic partner, providing financial leadership and direction to the organization which supports both Council and corporate goals and priorities.  Responsibilities of the CFO include but are not limited to:

  • Coordination of the budget process, long term financial planning and reporting requirements
  • Providing leadership and oversight for all financial and accounting operational functions, including budgeting, forecasting, reporting and analysis
  • Collaboration with City Manager and other members of the Executive team to establish organizational strategy and business planning, including participating in the development of short, medium and long-term plans and programs as a strategic partner and advisor
  • Development of timely business plans and strategic initiatives and associated budgets that maximize organizational capacity, maintain established service levels and support the corporate strategic plan
  • Development, coordination and presentation of the annual budget (operating and capital), including analysis of available funding, risks, alternate strategies, and impacts; ensuring business units adhere to and administer budgets appropriately throughout the year
  • Ensuring alignment of financial reporting and accounting with Municipal Government Act and all other legislation
  • Overseeing corporate investment and cash management and ensuring a high integrity of internal controls
  • Accountability for all corporate financial reporting and auditing processes
  • Provide fiscal analysis and guidance for major corporate projects and collective agreements
  • Promote, develop, build, encourage and maintain positive working relationships within the department and the organization as a whole, including building strong cross-departmental working relationships
  • Actively support and positively lead in the development of a strong and healthy corporate culture
  • Foster an environment that promotes continuous improvement of financial management and practices within the organization

The successful candidate is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) with a minimum of 10 years of directly related experience of which at least 5 years are at a senior level, complemented with a minimum Bachelor’s degree in Business with a focus in Finance/Accounting (Master’s degree preferred).  Additionally, the successful candidate will possess:

  • Proven experience in a senior financial leadership role within a public sector environment
  • Demonstrated success in financial planning, implementation, change management, strategic and business planning processes and budget management
  • Strong leadership, management and coaching skills
  • High level of strategic, critical and logical thinking, analysis and reasoning
  • High degree of discipline, with the ability to deliver on a variety of commitments and deadlines
  • A well-defined sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation and people management skills, with the ability to empower and motivate team members
  • Well-developed political acumen with experience working with elected officials and volunteer groups in a positive and mutually respectful environment
  • Certified Local Government Manager (CLGM) designation and/or significant senior leadership experience with municipalities is an asset
  • Certificate in Local Authority Administration (NACLAA) is an asset
  • Membership or eligibility for membership, in various disciplines such as the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA), Society of Local Government Managers, Government Finance Officers’ Association, International City/ County Management Association (ICMA), etc.  
  • Must be willing to provide a current Criminal Records Check
Closing Date: 
March 26, 2021
Application Return: 

If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you!  To apply, please visit our website at: www.leduc.ca/jobs 

Competition closes at 12:00 noon (MT) on March 26, 2021. This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same or lower classification level. Due to the high volume of resumes received, we are not able to respond to individual phone calls. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.