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Director of Finance and Accounting
Director of Finance and Accounting

Director of Finance and Accounting

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Location : Saskatchewan

Full Description

Director of Finance and Accounting - EXE001666
Employment Type : Permanent Full-time
Location(s) : SK-Far North East-La Ronge
Ministry : 030 Government Relations
Salary Range : $8,531 - $11,088 Monthly
Grade : MCP.09.

About Us

The Ministry of Government Relations works collaboratively with government partners at the federal, municipal and community levels. Through teamwork and a shared vision, we plan for and respond to the opportunities and challenges of growth and help those we serve realize the opportunities of growth and address growth’s challenges. Together our governments are helping enhance the quality of life for all Saskatchewan people.

The ministry is responsible for municipal relations, building standards, and First Nations, Métis and Northern Affairs, enhancing the quality of life for all Saskatchewan people.

The Opportunity

The Northern Municipal Services Branch of Government Relations is seeking a Director of Finance and Accounting to provide professional financial accounting expertise. Reporting to the branch Executive Director, the incumbent will be responsible and accountable for:

  • leading the delivery of financial accounting services related to expenditures, revenue, and reporting for the ministry’s local service delivery role to unincorporated areas and northern settlements in the Northern Saskatchewan Administration District (NSAD), and management of the Northern Municipal Trust Account.
  • providing expertise in financial management and accounting to ensure that complex financial transactions are accurate and that financial controls are adequate to safeguard public funds.
  • the financial accounting system, the development of risk assessment strategies, policies, processes and standards, reviewing contracts and agreements, liaising with the Provincial Auditor's office, and leading a unit consisting of approximately six (6) staff.
  • leading the production of timely and accurate management reports to facilitate decision-making by executive management and the Northern Municipal Trust Account Management Board, and plan and develop strategic approaches to the resolution of complex financial, accounting and organizational issues.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have a professional accounting designation and outstanding leadership, organizational, interpersonal and communications skills; significant knowledge and practical experience of professional accounting, including principles and standards such as Public Sector Accounting Board standards, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards. You will have the proven ability to anticipate and recognize financial accounting and management issues, implications, and to evaluate options and recommend solutions. You will have significant experience in program management and human resource management. Strong negotiation skills with demonstrated ability to work with multiple stakeholders with varying interests is also required.

The ideal candidate is expected to be an innovative leader who is able to:

  • Create a healthy work environment by demonstrating and promoting mentoring, self-reliance and professional growth;
  • Facilitate and negotiate solutions to complex issues using strong conceptual and problem-solving skills;
  • Be a team player with demonstrated ability to effectively manage and mentor a diverse group of employees, bringing a leadership style conducive to developing a high-performance team focused on meeting the goals of the Ministry;
  • Be approachable and flexible in dealing with your work unit, other Ministry staff, other levels of government, industry and members of the public;
  • Understand the role of the ministry and programs, and the ability to work across other ministries and agencies to achieve common solutions; and
  • Be a results-oriented leader who has demonstrated the ability to: manage and establish priorities among the competing interests; access and analyze complex networks, relationships and issues to achieve solutions; and achieve policy, planning and program outcomes through collaboration with key government, municipal, and community partners and stakeholders.

What we offer

  • Dynamic, challenging work for talented individual
  • A competitive salary
  • Comprehensive benefits package including pension
  • Vacation, scheduled days off (SDO) and other types of leave (maternity/paternity/adoption, family/personal leave, sick leave)
  • Inclusive work environments
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Flexible work arrangements

Note: This position is based in the Town of La Ronge, a full-service community area with a population of approximately 2,700 people located on the shores of Lac La Ronge. For more information about the La Ronge area, please visit:

We are committed to workplace diversity.

Hours of Work : M - Monthly Out of Scope
Number of Openings : 1

Closing Date: Feb 3, 2023, 11:59:00 PM