Town of Watson Lake

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Posted: 10-09-2018

Closes: Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 4pm




Position Finance Comptroller

Municipality Town of Watson Lake, Yukon

Salary: $41.00 per hour - 20 hour week


Reporting directly to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Finance Comptroller is responsible for all aspects of the financial operations of the Town of Watson Lake in accordance with the Municipal Act and all related Town Bylaws.

As an integral member of the senior management team, the Finance Comptroller is responsible for the accounting operations, to include the production of financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the towns reported financial results and ensure that reported results comply with the general accepted accounting principles.

The Finance Comptroller is also responsible for the operating & capital budgeting processes for the municipality. This includes assisting Administration in preparing and directing a budget in excess of $5.0 million for six municipal departments (Public Works, Parks & Recreation, Recycling, Protective Services, Finance/Administration, & Community Services, Northern Lights Center) and producing monthly/annual Financial Statements for Mayor & Council.

The Finance Comptroller will be the supervisor for all accounting staff.

This is a one year term, part-time position with an excellent benefits package. A minimum of 10 hours per week must be completed during office hours.

Education and Training:
• The applicant will have achieved partial completion of the Certified General Accountant of the Certified Management Accountant with experience working in a municipal environment. An equivalent combination of experience and training may be considered.

Preference will also be given to those applicants with:
• Five years experience in an accounting and office environment with two (2) of those years in a municipal accounting capacity.
• Experience in a senior supervisory capacity.
• Competency with Microsoft programs and customized municipal accounting software, preferably Vadim Software.
• Superior interpersonal, written and oral communications skills and a consultative management style.

About Watson Lake
Watson Lake is described as the "Gateway of the Yukon" and is positioned near the BC border. Watson Lake offers abundant opportunity for business, industry, investment, employment and quality family life without the 'rat race' and lengthy commutes. Housing is reasonable and the purchase price for lots is very attractive. Watson Lake has unlimited opportunities for recreational activities including a ski hill w/lift, state of the art Recreation Centre, ball diamonds, swimming and water slide, hunting, fishing, boating, snowmobiling and hiking.

Closing Date Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 4 pm

Detailed Job Descriptions are available at Watson Lake Town Office, or by calling 867-536-8000.

All applicants are thanked for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Send Resumes via Mail, Fax or Email
Mailing Address:
Box 590
Watson Lake, Yukon
Y0A 1C0
Chief Administrative Officer
Fax Number: 867-536-7522


Positions open: 1
Hours per Week: 20 hour week
Wage: $41.00 per hour

Part Time Term

Application Process

Applicants must include:
  • Resume

Apply to: Chief Administrative Officer
Fax: +1 ((867) 536) 7522