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Financial Specialist

Job Type: 
Finance /Accounting / Economics
Town of Okotoks
Competition Number: 
Job Description : 

People who visit and live in Okotoks often comment on how beautiful the scenery is – the mountain views are majestic and the Sheep River valley is at the heart of where we play. They love that Okotoks is just 15 minutes south of Calgary and a short drive to Kananaskis Country. Okotoks has gained a reputation as an award-winning community, recognized nationally for our commitment to sustainability and to organizational excellence. With annexation complete, the community will grow substantially over the next 60 years. These are exciting times for Okotoks as we envision and plan for our future, while we remain committed to maintaining the enviable lifestyle our residents enjoy.

The Town’s Finance & Systems Division has several exciting initiatives underway to continue to meet the needs of internal and external clients. Reporting to the Finance & Systems Director, the Financial Specialist also works closely with other members of the accounting team and operations groups to perform a wide variety of responsibilities including financial reporting and project work in relation to utilities and off-site levies. The incumbent will assist the Director and Manager with all accounting functions usual to a busy corporate municipal financial division, including budgets, year-end audits, GL account reconciliation, etc.

The successful incumbent will possession a CPA or affiliated designation plus 5 years relevant experience in finance. Experience with utilities and off-site levies in a Municipal Government setting is a preferred asset. Knowledge of current financial practices, specifically those related to the public sector, management and negotiation skills, computer skills with particular emphasis in spreadsheets and data base management. Familiarity with Dynamics software is a definite asset.  Above average analytical skills are required.

We are committed to a healthy, vibrant and sustainable community. Our employees are the cornerstone of our organization; working with us will provide you with the opportunity to be part of an ever evolving environment, working with awesome people. Our total compensation package includes a competitive salary a comprehensive benefit package and participation in LAPP pension.

Closing Date: 
March 7, 2021
Application Return: 

Interested applicants are invited to apply online at www.okotoks.ca and forward a detailed resume by March 7, 2021.

We thank you for your interest. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted