Director of Finance/Town Clerk

finance & treasury business & economic development
Posted On: Mar 25, 2021
Closing Date: Apr 14, 2021
 
Director of Finance/Town Clerk
 
The Town of Wabush, located in Labrador West, is approximately eight (8) kilometers from Labrador City, and thirty-four (34) kilometers from Fermont , Quebec via the Trans-Labrador Highway. The Town was incorporated in 1967 as a Local Improvement District and its first Town Council was elected in 1981. The Town’s development began to house the employees of Wabush Mines, which shipped its first ore in 1964. Mining still plays a major role in the commercial sector of the Town with the recent reopening of Scully Mines. The Town’s population has grown by 2.4% to 1,905 in 2016. Wabush contains many amenities including the Wabush Airport which provides air transportation to and from the area.  Other  modern amenities include shopping facilities, bowling alley, gymnasium, swimming pool, a teen center and weightlifting room, an ice arena, a library, several playgrounds, and a school. Other  amenities are in nearby Labrador City. With the vast Labrador wilderness in your back yard, the Town of Wabush is a great place to live, work and play.
 
The Town of Wabush is seeking a Director of Finance/Town Clerk to be responsible for the Town’s financial operations including assisting, coordinating, and overseeing the Town’s operational and capital budgets, handling tax accounts, providing coordination and oversight of accounts payable and receivables, payroll and financial controls and accountability. The Director works with the Town Manager to provide timely advice and recommendations to Council on important issues and ensures that policy and procedures are followed , and services are delivered on their behalf.
 
Proven leadership ability, in-depth knowledge and skills in long-term financial planning, investment, employee benefits, financial reporting, accounting, budget preparation and management, policy development and internal financial controls are essential. The Director will be responsible for the coordination of tangible capital asset management and ensuring compliance with PSAB requirements.
 
This is a fulltime position with compensation commensurate with experience and qualifications.
 
The successful candidate should have a university degree/diploma in accounting, finance, or business administration, or a closely related field, and ideally with five (5) years’ work experience in municipal finance. The professional designation of CPA and familiarity with municipal legislation would be an asset. Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, including decision making and teambuilding, combined with verbal, written, and listening skills and presentation abilities are required.
 
If you are interested in an opportunity to become part of a dedicated team to provide effective and quality financial services, please submit a cover letter and resume. The letter and resume should clearly outline how you meet the qualifications for this position and why you want to work for us. The letter, resume,  and  at least two (2) professional references are to be provided to:
 
LW Consulting
36 Yetman Drive
Mount Pearl, NL, A1N 3A8
 
Applicants are to submit their letter and resume electronically to lewis.gerard@bellaliant.net by 4:00 pm April 14, 2021.
 
We thank all applicants and advise only those considered for an interviewed will be contacted.