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Finance Supervisor

Lethbridge County, AB



Lethbridge County is recruiting for a Finance Supervisor to join our team. The ideal candidate will have past supervisory and finance-related experience, strong organizational skills, and the ability to learn and adapt within a deadline-oriented work environment.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Director of Corporate Services, the Finance Supervisor will play a critical role in the organization’s financial processes, by supervising and leading the finance team to perform financial tasks, including budgeting, forecasting, analysis, and cost reporting.

This role will ensure the adherence to Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB) accounting principles and company policies. The Finance Supervisor will be responsible for the monthly bank reconciliation and management of the County’s cash flow to ensure sufficient funds are available for daily operations and future investments.

The Finance Supervisor will actively participate on the Asset Management Team and will assist the Director of Corporate Services with annual budget and year-end preparations while also continuously evaluating and improving financial systems, processes, and procedures to streamline operations.


Accounts Payable
Taxes and Utility Billing
Accounts Receivable and Customer Service

Duties and Responsibilities

1.      Manage, supervise, evaluate, and provide guidance to direct reports.
2.      Facilitate monthly bank reconciliation process and GST remittances.
3.      Oversee financials and prepare year-end financials for Lethbridge Regional Waste and Water Commissions.
4.      Assist the Director of Corporate Services with Lethbridge County year-end financials.
5.      Review Accounts Payable batches for accuracy and issue approval for payment.
6.      Review monthly Utility batches for accuracy and issue approval.
7.      Review project costing reports and prepare related budget projections.
8.      Collaborate with the Asset Management Team to perform tasks such as asset balances, additions, and disposals.
9.      Assist the Director of Corporate Services with annual budget preparation.
10.   Research, recommend and implement continuous improvements to systems, procedures, and reporting as required.
11.   Cross-train with related financial positions within Corporate Services to ensure ability for continued service delivery during absences.
12.   Present and report to Council as required.
13.   Actively participate in the County’s health and safety program.
14.   Act in any role that may be assigned by the County’s Emergency Management Team (EMT) which includes participating in appropriate training and working in the Emergency Coordination Centre as required.
15.   Support the Director of Corporate Services with various other financial tasks and assignments as assigned.
16.   Provide coverage in the Director of Corporate Service’s absence as assigned.

Education/Training/Skills Required

1.      Post-secondary degree in Accounting or Business Administration/Management or a related field is required. A CPA designation is considered an asset.
2.      A minimum of 3-5 years of experience (ideally in government setting) with at least 2 years in a supervisory role is required.
3.      Ability to take initiative, be self-motivated, and work with minimal or no supervision.
4.      High-level of personal integrity and strong adherence to code of ethics.
5.      Ability to make sound decisions and evidence-based recommendations to senior leadership.
6.      Ability to develop and maintain effective, functional relationships.
7.      Effective written and verbal communication skills as well as presentation skills.
8.      Must be well-organized with and have a high-level of attention to detail.
9.      Ability to interpret, implement, and adhere to organizational policies and procedures.
10.   Willingness to attend training as requested to grow and develop skills.
11.   Strong computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel and Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains (Diamond Municipal Software).
12.   Ability to learn and adapt to changing work conditions within a deadline-oriented environment.
13.   Valid Class 5 driver’s license in good standing.

Lethbridge County offers a competitive compensation package including benefits and LAPP pension. This full-time, permanent position is 35 hours per week – position must be available for core business hours (Monday – Friday from 8:30am – 4:30pm).

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please send your cover letter and resume to Human Resources no later than 4:00pm on Friday, September 15, 2023. Shortlisted candidates may be requested to participate in pre-employment screening to validate skills and be required to provide a satisfactory criminal record check and a 5-year Driver Abstract.

Lethbridge County, Human Resources
#100, 905 – 4th Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4E4
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Please submit documents by email in PDF Format.

Lethbridge County thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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