Director, Business Advisory Services

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Calgary
  • 125 - 150

Website Rural Municipalities of Alberta

Company Description

The County of Grande Prairie builds on its natural environment and the entrepreneurial spirit of its citizens to provide an unmatched quality of life and opportunity for all. We offer a collaborative and dynamic workplace where our values of Trustworthy, Transparent, Respectful, and Collaborative guide our conduct and contribute to a healthy culture.

Job Description

The Financial and Business Planning Services Area is responsible for financial reporting and budgeting, cash control, assessment and business advisory functions and support for the organization.

The Business Advisory Services department provides advisory and management services for the County, including Asset Management, Risk Management and Insurance, Procurement, Grant Funding, special projects including Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software and projects related Change Management.
Key Responsibilities Include:

Responsibilities in this role include:
Leads and directs all Business Advisory Services department operations
Ensures appropriate Business Advisory functions stewardship policies and practices exist within the County and functions effectively
Advocates the use of sound fiscal, asset management, procurement and risk management principles and research best practices to improve processes and reporting
Provides financial and business advisory expertise for a variety of projects, long range financial plans and strategic initiatives
Provides business advisory information, analysis, statistics, and support to the development of Council reports, policies, budgets, contracts, County newsletters and news releases, County web site and other documents
Keeps abreast of municipal legislation, new technologies, and systems as they relate to the Business Advisory Services, ensuring systems are current and effective
Authorization and approval of Business Advisory Services department related purchases in accordance with policy
Ensuring system controls and processes are in place to maintain data integrity and internal controls to minimize errors and risk of fraudulent activities relating to Business Advisory Services
Maintain and monitor the integrity of the County’s internal controls in area of responsibility to safeguard and provide corrective actions as required


Post-secondary degree in Accounting, Business, or Commerce or a related program.
CPA (Canadian Professional Accountant) designation, Master of Business Administration (MBA) or proven track record in Business Advisory Services.
Financial and business advisory functions related experience in a local government setting.
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Public Sector Accounting Standards
Asset Management, Procurement and Risk Management Principles and Practices
Municipal Government Act, in particular as related to financial administrative duties and financial administration.
Freedom of Information and Privacy Act requirements
Ability to ensure all work-related information is kept confidential as per policy and in accordance with Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
Ability to comply with records management practices as stated in the Records Management Policy.
Management and Leadership skills including decision making, planning, problem solving, ethics, creativity and innovation, systems thinking, delegation and communication
Additional Job Information:

Salary Range: $131,978 to $155,268
Position Type: Full time permanent
Posted Date: Mar 15, 2024
Closing Date: Apr 30, 2024
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