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City of St. Albert

Senior Financial Analyst

Canada-Alberta-St. Albert


Company Information

As Alberta's 'Botanical Arts City', St. Albert is a community renowned for its botanical arts, its commitment to a green lifestyle and the cultivation of activities that provide for a well-rounded quality of life. Our employees provide over 64,000 residents with high-quality programs and services and are proud to contribute to making St. Albert one of the best places to live in Canada.

Job Description

The City of St. Albert is recruiting an individual to join our Financial Services Department for a one-year-term assignment.


As the Senior Financial Analyst, you will be responsible for:

•  designing and maintaining financial internal controls 

•  monitoring financial activity for compliance, including reviewing and improving workflow between various systems

  • ensuring compliance with GAAP and PSAS is adhered too

•  reviewing consolidated account reconciliations to ensure completeness and accuracy

•  assisting with coordinating and planning the interim and year end audit for both the City and Library

•  preparing working papers and financial statements

•  oversight of the accounts payable team, along with approval of payment processing and vendor maintenance

•  assist with developing cash flow forecasting

•  managing the City’s investment portfolio and monthly and quarterly reporting.



The individual we seek is able to multi-task, has strong interpersonal skills and is an analytical problem-solver. Effective communication skills are required to interpret and adapt complex financial data and communicate to a variety of users. The successful candidate will be a team player who will lead a staff of professionals with a strong orientation to service delivery. There is 1 direct report and 2.5 indirect reports.


We offer a compressed work schedule of 72 hours bi-weekly (Monday - Friday, 8:00 – 5:00 with a regular day off every two weeks).



  • Undergraduate degree or diploma in business with a major in Accounting or Finance.

  • A professional accounting designation is required.

  • Five or more years of relevant accounting experience, with a strong knowledge base in GAAP and preparation and review of year end financial statements.

  • Municipal accounting experience would be an asset. Three or more years of experience in a large computerized accounting system.

  • Extensive experience in preparation and presentation of year end financial statements and working papers, including audits.

  • Prior staff supervision experience.

  • A solid understanding of municipal or business operations with large information systems.

  • Must possess very strong computer skills including expertise in Excel, financial systems, A/P sub-ledger systems, Caseware and Caseview.



$83,041 - $101,033 per annum. In addition, the City of St. Albert offers a generous and comprehensive flexible benefit package.



This is a term position covering a leave.  The term is from July 2017 to August 2018, subject to early return of the incumbent on leave.


The successful applicant will be required to obtain a satisfactory police information check


Qualified applicants are invited to submit their cover letter and resume via the City of St. Albert Employment website.



June 9, 2017


Contact Information

City of St. Albert
Government/Public Administration
Posting Date: 02-Jun-2017Government/Public AdministrationAccounting and Finance Contract (includes summer), Full-Time 12 months Open 1 ASAP
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