Competition number 011-2019-EXT-CP

Senior Long-Term Financial Planning Advisor


Permanent Full-Time

Closing date

Jan. 20, 2019

Competition status

  • Active: Accepting applications until 11:59 pm MST on the closing date.
  • Screening: Applications are under review.
  • Interviewing: Applicants have been selected for interviews.
  • Closed: A candidate has been selected and/or competition has closed.
  • Ongoing: Accepting applications, which will be reviewed on an as-needed basis.
  • Cancelled: The competition has been cancelled.



Corporate Planning


35 hours per week

Pay range

$91,328 to $114,169

Job Description

This position provides in-depth financial accounting, planning and budgeting expertise to develop funding strategies for priority based, multi-year operating and capital budgets and to complete complex financial analyses to contribute to strategic and long-term financial planning for the County. This position leads and coordinates continuous enhancement, implementation, and maintenance of Multi-Year Planning & Execution (MYPE) processes that contribute to short and long-term corporate growth, strategic planning and decision-making for Strathcona County.


  • Provides professional financial accounting, short and medium-term budgeting, and long­term planning expertise to assist the Manager in ensuring short, medium and long-term financial plans are available to support achievement of Strathcona County strategic goals and objectives
  • Leads and coordinates the provision of strategic financial planning and accounting expertise and information essential to the continuous enhancement, implementation, and maintenance of Priority Based Budgeting (PBB) and Multi-Year Planning & Execution (MYPE) processes used to inform corporate planning
  • Provides financial expertise and perspectives essential to the development, implementation, operation and maintenance of the Program Based Budgeting (PGBB) and Financial Reporting (FR) initiative
  • Provide strategic financial accounting expertise to facilitate development of the annual operating and capital budgets for Strathcona County
  • Provide leadership to the Senior Budget Analyst and the Budget Analyst in relation to multi-year financial planning approaches, practices, and  perspectives

Skills and Abilities

  • In-depth financial accounting, planning, and budgeting knowledge along with a well­ developed understanding of project management
  • Ability to provide to high level financial planning analysis and recommendations
  • Ability to be flexible, have professional judgment, and understand complex and multi-faceted issues
  • Ability to lead the development of innovative and integrated approaches to long-term financial planning
  • Ability to work effectively with department directors, senior leadership and executives
  • Ability to work in an environment is dynamic and constantly changing
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills


  • A university degree and professional accounting designation (CPA, CA, CMA, CGA)
  • Seven years progressively responsible  experience in financial accounting and budget development, preferably in a municipal government setting, that includes providing complex strategic planning analyses, information, and consultation

Equivalencies of education and experience may be considered. In addition to providing a dynamic working environment, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package.  

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies for similar positions within the next 6 months.

Competition #011-2019-EXT-CP closes January 20, 2019

Thank you for your interest in Strathcona County. We only contact candidates selected for interviews.

A cover letter must be submitted along with a resume describing the interest in this position.

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