The Cochrane Public Library is looking for an Accounting and Human Resources Manager to help lead its dynamic team. Cochrane, Alberta is a burgeoning and picturesque town nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains with a population of over 32,000. This is a unique opportunity to work with an amazing community while contributing to the growth and promotion of the Cochrane Public Library.

Job Description:

The Accounting & HR Manager reports to and works under the direction of the Library Director. This role is responsible for actively supporting the Library Director in ensuring the smooth running of all financial and HR-related operations.

Working closely with the Library Director, accounting duties and responsibilities will be related to in the oversight of all Library accounting matters, including but not limited to: performance of day-to-day accounting functions, record-keeping, cash flow management and budgeting, administering payroll and benefits, and preparing reports and analysis for use in decision making.

Human Resources duties and responsibilities will be related to the oversight of all Library HR matters, including but not limited to: HR planning, staff budgeting, development and application of HR policies and procedures, maintaining positive employee and union relations, record keeping, health and safety, and acting as a general point of contact for staff, management, and union representatives.

Education and Experience Required:

  • Completed post-secondary education in Business, Accounting, and/or Human Resources
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in an accounting role with experience using computerized bookkeeping software
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in an HR role; experience in a unionized environment is an asset
  • Previous experience working in a public library is an asset

Abilities & Skills Required for Success:

  • Proven ability to exercise a high level of discretion and to keep sensitive and personal information confidential
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, implement and manage organizational change and growth
  • Well-developed verbal communication and interpersonal skills to foster collaboration and partnerships with staff, patrons and community stakeholders
  • Adaptability in a dynamic and changing environment with a strong desire to learn
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively in a team setting as well as independently with minimal supervision
  • Proven ability to provide leadership to library staff and address challenging or unexpected situations in a professional and appropriate manner
  • Self-motivated, with strong attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, prioritizing to ensure all related deadlines are met
  • Technological proficiency including in the use of Microsoft Office Suite including a high level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel and experience using computerized bookkeeping programs.

Additional Requirements:

  • Valid driver’s licence and vehicle; ability to satisfy insurance requirements
  • Fluency in both verbal and written English communication
  • Satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Check from the Police Service

Compensation & Hours:

  • This is a term position for maternity leave coverage; anticipated term of one year with possibility of extension
  • This is a full-time position with 40 hours/week and will include day, evening, and weekend shifts in order to accommodate deadlines, meetings, Library events and programs, and community events
  • Base salary is $64,921.00
  • Comprehensive benefits plan and pension plan available

To Apply:

If you feel you are the perfect fit for this opportunity and are interested in joining our team, please apply via email to HR Manager with a cover letter and resume

Closing Date: Friday, July 8 at 5:00 p.m.

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted

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