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Supervisor, Financial Planning

Job Type: 
Finance /Accounting / Economics
Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
Job Description : 

Supervisor, Financial Planning

Office of the Chief Financial Officer

Position Type/ Hours:

This is a temporary full-time position working thirty-five (35) hours per week for approximately twenty (20) months within the Financial Services branch of the Office of the Chief Financial Officer. These positions are located in the community of Fort McMurray, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo’s urban centre.

Position Description:

The Supervisor, Financial Planning is responsible for assisting the Manager, Financial Planning with developing role of departmental financial analysts and senior financial analysts to ensure consistent service delivery to client departments, other internal and external customers.

Primary responsibilities of this position include:

Employee Development:

  • Performs supervisory tasks for assigned team members.
  • Works with team to plan and balance workload.
  • Ensures teams are managed fairly and consistently and that work processes are followed and coordinated to ensure service levels.
  • Mentors, coaches, and provides support to staff.

Research and Implementation:

  • Participates in the continuous research, development, improvement, and implementation of effective departmental strategies, tools, and guidelines based on applicable legislation, policy, industry standards, and best practices.
  • Analyzes the effectiveness of departmental programs and makes suggestions for further improvement.
  • Provides input to department business plans, initiatives, and budget to ensure continuous achievement of department goals.

Departmental Guidance:

  • Monitors the decentralized model of providing financial planning/analytical services.
  • Coordinates the process of divisional operating and capital budgeting, and management reporting.
  • Reviews financial statements for reporting the financial results of programs.
  • Reviews and approves divisional monthly journal entries and reconciliations.
  • Reviews and coordinates monthly, quarterly, and year end accounting functions to satisfy reporting deadlines.
  • Leads and manages divisional training programs offered in the various finance functions.
  • Supervises the process for requesting budget adjustments.


  • Degree in business or related field, and a recognized professional designation (CPA, CA, CMA, or CGA) required.
  • Five (5) years’ accounting experience with a minimum of two (2) years related supervisory experience.
  • Experience working in a public sector environment with unionized and non-unionized employees considered an asset.

You will possess the following:

  • Ability to empower people and use innovative approaches in situations involving rapid change, shifting priorities, and/or simultaneous demands.
  • Ability to lead five (5) or more people with good coaching and mentoring skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, and collaborative skills, as well as a demonstrated ability to assess situations from a business perspective.
  • Experience working in a team-orientated, collaborative environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both technical and user-friendly language, including instructional, facilitation, and presentation skills.
  • Adherence to administrative directives, policy, and legal requirements.
  • Extensive use of spreadsheet applications.
  • Well versed in project accounting and ability to manage multiple priorities within tight deadlines.
  • Valid Class Five (5) driver’s licence is required as incumbent may be required to operate a personal or municipal vehicle for business use.

Salary:  Competitive Salary


In addition to the rate of pay, we offer other attractive incentives:

-an additional annual payment of $480 which represents a cost of living allowance 

Requisition Number:  005184

Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

Posting Type:  Internal & External (Re - Posted: February 17, 2018)


Closing Date: 
May 23, 2018
Application Return: 

To apply:  Please visit our website at www.rmwb.ca

We appreciate the interest of all applicants; however, only those individuals
selected for interviews will be contacted.