Manager, Finance Job at The District Municipality of Muskoka – in Muskoka, ON
for the role of Manager, Finance
Are you an Accounting/ Finance professional who is interested in joining the District of Muskoka? The District has two
Manager, Finance roles that direct and administer the day-to-day accounting functions of the organization – the current
vacancy is for the Manager, Finance – Expenditures.
Reporting to the Director, Finance, the Manager, Finance will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the
Expenditure departments, prepare draft financial statements and regular financial reports in accordance with public sector
accounting board (PSAB), develop recommendations on, and ensure compliance with, policy and procedures for the
financial systems and financial reporting, and plan and implement new financial systems, processes and controls within
assigned functional areas.
The Manager’s main responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:
- Implement and maintain the financial systems (including departmental sub-
systems) ensuring an effective internal control system for revenue and
expenditure within assigned functional areas.
- Manage employees in a manner consistent with District values, policies and
procedures, including selection, work scheduling, training and performance
evaluation (typically 8-12 employees per manager).
- Coordinate / reconcile shared financial information with area municipalities.
- Ensure all financial transactions are in compliance with corporate policy and
procedures directly or indirectly through support staff performing internal
- Ensure month-end routines, reconciliations and uploads are coordinated and completed accurately and on time
- Assist in the development of financial policies, procedures and programs.
- Prepare accounting records, draft financial statements and financial reports on a timely basis for Council, Senior
Management, operating departments and senior levels of government and outside agencies.
- Prepare Preliminary and Interim Audit financial reports and working papers.
- Assist with the completion of the Financial Information Return (FIR).
- Submitting departmental budgets including budget narratives.
- Collect and report data and attend required meetings as a District representative.
- Analyze General Ledger accounts for both revenue/expenditure budget control and asset/liability control.
- Communicate, inform and when required train other staff within the corporation on financial policy and procedures
related to the functional areas under their control.
What you will bring to us
We would expect that you provide yourself on your management and team leadership skills and can provide examples to
us of how you have helped a team to grow and be innovative in the world of accounting. You will be a strong
communicator and be able to display tact and discretion in handling matters of a confidential or politically sensitive nature.
Rounding out your skills will be sound analytical abilities and well developed organizational/ time management strategies.
On the practical side, you are a university graduate with a recognized Accounting designation. You will be able to
showcase to us at least five (5) years of progressive and related management experience. You have a thorough
knowledge of financial, purchasing, accounting and auditing principles and practices, as well as applicable
legislation/regulatory standards, and provincial grant processes. You can demonstrate to us your knowledge of local
government functions and responsibilities and the Municipal Act/ other legislation affecting municipalities.
Why the District of Muskoka?
Muskoka is a great place to live and play! We are a four-season municipality that offers a balance between family life and
work. We are built around supportive and caring communities that are always growing, with wonderful schools and
What We Offer
The District offers a competitive salary package, including a comprehensive health and dental benefits plan, and
enrollment in the OMERS (Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System) pension plan. We foster a professional,
friendly and supportive team atmosphere and continuously strive to provide a working environment where the best people
want to work. We have a strong focus on health & wellness, as well as community involvement – the people who work at
the District are passionate about the community that they live in! The District is committed to creating and promoting
diversity, accessibility and inclusion in the workplace.
The Annualized Salary range for this management position is: $ 82,052 – $ 96,606
How to Apply
If you have the necessary skills, experience and qualifications, and can support our Vision and Values of
RISE (Respect and Integrity, Innovative Leadership, Synergy and Experiences)
Interviews for these roles are anticipated to take place early September with an anticipated start date of end of
POSTING CLOSING DATE: Friday, April 30, 2021 @ 12:00 NOON
The District Municipality of Muskoka is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, racially
visible individuals, people with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, and LGBTQ+ persons.
Our organization is committed to providing persons with disabilities with equal opportunities and standards of goods and services, and we are compliant
with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require disability related accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please
advise the Human Resources department as soon as possible. Accommodation may be provided in all steps of the hiring process. Any questions
regarding this posting should be directed to the Human Resources Department.
About the Company
Company: The District Municipality of Muskoka –
Company Location: Muskoka, ON