Municipal District of Opportunity 

Employment Opportunity

Finance Controller

Permanent Full Time

MD of Opportunity No. 17 is currently accepting applications for the position of Finance Controller.  This position will be located in Wabasca and is a permanent full-time position with a 40 hour work week (8 hours per day) Monday to Friday. 

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the successful candidate will be responsible to:
  • Prepare internal and external financial reports, grant claims, variance analyses, etc.
  • Ensure the integrity of the general and sub ledgers by applying accounting related policies and procedures, including reconciliations and journal entries.
  • Monitor and review the transactions and entries at cash receipting, accounts receivable, accounts payables, and payroll functions.
  • Monitor cash and investment balances to ensure compliance with corporate policy.
  • Participate in the budget preparation process.
  • Prepare financial analyses for contract negotiations, investment decisions, etc., and provide financial advice.
  • Submit tax filings and other regulatory reports, and review taxation matters.
  • Monitor financial operations, and accounting and related information systems, and evaluate, troubleshoot problems, recommend, and implement financial policies, procedures, internal controls, and benchmarking.
  • Supervise employees performing accounts receivable and accounts payable.
  • Assist in year end accounting work, including completion of year end working papers and draft financial statements.
  • Maintain current knowledge of GAAP, PSAB, government program, and regulatory reporting requirements, and advise/implement as required.
  • Perform other related finance duties as assigned by the Director of Finance.

Requirements for this position include:
  • CGA, CMA or CA designation is desirable, a combination of other relevant education and experience may be considered.
  • At least 3 years work experience in a municipal financial management position.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Excellent accuracy, numeric, analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent knowledge and technical skills in Windows and Microsoft Office programs.
  • Experience working in a team environment, and effective interpersonal skills.
  • A good understanding of/experience in municipal accounting and reporting practices and standards, and of the Municipal Government Act, would be an asset.
  • Ability to plan, organize and complete projects with minimal supervision.
  • Familiarity with Great Plains Dynamics, with Diamond Municipal and FRx modules, and with Questica Team Budget, is an asset.
  • Evidence of successfully passing a police Criminal Record Check.


The position of Finance Controller is an out-of-scope position. The salary range for this position is $85,069 - $118,928 per annum. MD of Opportunity No. 17 offers a comprehensive benefit package.  A relocation allowance may be provided.

Interested persons are invited to  forward resumes and applications to:

Loretta Beaver, Human Resources Manager
MD of Opportunity No. 17
Box 60, Wabasca, AB, T0G 2K0
Phone: 780.891.3778    Fax: 780.891.4283
Email: hr@mdopportunity.ab.ca

Competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


Organization: Municipal District of Opportunity

Location: Wabasca, AB
Region: Wood Buffalo / Cold Lake
Professional Categories: Financial Administration
Posted: December 5, 2019, 11:40 am
Expires: February 5, 2020, 4:30 pm

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