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Alberta Pensions Services Corporation

17-15 Manager, Trust Fund Accounting



Company Information

Alberta Pensions Services Corporation (APS) is made up of hardworking, respectful and talented individuals who understand and invite diversity into their workplace. Our employees bring financial, business, communications, technology and client service expertise to the table every day.

 To attract and retain employees of the highest calibre, we strive to focus on the people who make the business successful. By incorporating engagement activities throughout the year, we continue to strengthen our corporate culture and maintain a positive work environment for our employees.

Job Description

APS is recruiting for a Manager, Trust Fund Accounting.

Reporting to the Director, Trust Fund Accounting, this individual is responsible for ensuring the Pension Plan trust receipts, tax remittances and reporting are produced accurately and timely following all relevant legislation, policies and procedures.



  •  University degree with minimum 3 years’ experience in accounting and finance-related field.
  • Professional accounting designation (CPA)


  • Management experience with minimum 2 years leading teams


  • Proficiency with Microsoft Great Plains (GP) accounting software, and GP SmartLists

  • Experience working in a pension or benefit environment

  • Internal controls supported by a professional designation (Certified Internal Auditor, etc.)

  • Canadian personal/corporate tax experience


Skills and Abilities: 

  • Strong time management, organizational and leadership skills.

  • Strong attention to detail, with proven record for meticulous and organized work.

  • Strong analytical and reasonability assessment skills – able to analyze results and reports, problem solve, and formulate and execute mitigation plans.

  • Strong service delivery focus.

  • Proven leadership skills, with a strong record for process improvements.

  • Strong problem identification, resolution, and value creation skills. 

  • Strong decision making skills.

  • Researching and interpretation skills in accounting issues that arise.

  • Excellent communication and consulting skills.

  • Excellent teambuilding and mentoring skills.

  • Collaborative approach, and partner to the business.

  • Strong computer skills – general ledger applications, Excel, Word, Power Point.

  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and uncertainty, with a focus on results-oriented.

  • Ability to work in a complex environment with competing demands and deadlines.

  • Able to effectively handle day to day operational issues.

  • Able to consult with others to achieve agreement on actions required.

  • Ability to translate business requirements into system requirements.

  • Ability to make and influence decisions that impact the organization.

  • Demonstrates good judgment.

  • Ability to analyze and understand issues from a variety of viewpoints.

  • Proactively identifies, manages, and mitigates risks associated with the contributions received from employers and members, and delivery of pension plan payment services to members and pensioners.

  • Researches best practice methods, standards, and techniques and make recommendations on their implementation with an emphasis on continuous improvement.

  • Ability to explain and teach complex financial concepts to non-financial staff.


A detailed job description can be viewed here.




How to Apply:

If you are interested in this position, please submit your resume to Human Resources at recruitment@apsc.ca. Each submission needs to clearly indicate the competition number of the position you are applying for.


Please Note: If you are submitting a resume for multiple positions, please send a separate submission for each competition. The successful candidate(s) will be required to undergo a security screening as a condition of employment.


Thank you for your interest in Alberta Pensions Services Corporation (APS). Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Contact Information

Alberta Pensions Services Corporation
Government/Public Administration
Posting Date: 18-Apr-2017Government/Public AdministrationAccounting and Finance Contract (includes summer), Full-Time 15.00  Months$78,733 - $114,503/yr 1 ASAP
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