The City of Merritt has an opportunity for a Finance Manager to join our team. Our Finance Team ensures the City of Merritt meets its responsibilities for financial management under the Community Charter and Local Government Act.
The Finance Manager oversees the team’s day-to-day operations and supports the Director of Finance with the financial affairs of the municipality. In this role, you analyze and interpret financial and budgetary reports, prepare reports and statements, administer property tax and utility billing, and lead the activities required for a successful year-end. You also participate in special projects and engage others to cultivate effective communication and cross-functional operational initiatives.
In addition, as the Finance Manager, you review and approve the work of staff involved in accounts payable and receivable, other bookkeeping and clerical and customer-facing responsibilities. You also provide support by training, sharing knowledge and troubleshooting while communicating openly and giving feedback with care and encouragement. You add to the organization’s culture and look for ways to continuously improve and help our team become more efficient and effective.
You hold a CPA designation supplemented by progressive related experience in accounting and finance, and leadership. You know your accounting principles and the full accounting process end to end. Ideally, you have a working knowledge of local government responsibilities, data management, risk management, insurance and information systems.
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For new hires and those working in designated positions of trust, including those working directly with vulnerable persons, employment is conditional on a satisfactory police information check.
The City of Merritt is an equal-opportunity employer. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds and are committed to building a respectful and inclusive workplace that reflects the community we serve.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.