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Government of Alberta

Director, Financial Planning and Budget



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The Government of Alberta offers diverse and rewarding career opportunities for everyone - from individuals beginning their careers to those with lots of experience. Our staffing principles ensure staffing decisions are based on merit, with consistent and fair processes.

Job Description

Director, Financial Planning and Budget

Senior Manager 2


Alberta Treasury Board and Finance, Edmonton. Responsible for Financial Planning, Financial Operations, Financial Reporting & Compliance and Investment & Debt Accounting, providing a range of advisory and financial accounting services to the Ministry and pension plan boards. 

For further information about Treasury Board and Finance, see our website at http://www.finance.alberta.ca


Are you a designated professional accountant with experience in financial planning and budgeting? Do you have strong leadership and supervisory skills? Does the idea of reporting on the government’s investment and debt portfolios intrigue you? If so, look no further. 

Reporting to the Senior Financial Officer & Executive Director, Financial Services, the Director is responsible for ensuring the financial resource requirements for Alberta Treasury Board and Finance (the Ministry) are met. This is accomplished through providing professional, quality, and timely budgeting, forecasting and financial analysis, processes and services. In addition, the Director has the responsibility to assist in the delivery of financial management reports for use by the Ministry staff. The responsibilities of this position relate to the Department of Treasury Board and Finance as well as various reporting entities (e.g. Agencies, Boards and Commissions). 

In addition to these key functions, the incumbent attends various Ministry and Government of Alberta committees/working groups with aim of ensuring financial accountability, and effective budget management. The Ministry is expected to take a leadership role within the Government on fiscal processes and products; the Director has a key responsibility to support this role. 

As the Director, you must be able to work effectively with other groups within Treasury Board and Finance, as well as other ministries within the Government of Alberta. You will be able to show off your excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills enabling you to communicate with stakeholders with diverse financial backgrounds.


If this sounds like an opportunity for your abilities to shine, then apply today! 

Salary: $4,037.95 - $5,127.61 bi-weekly ($105,390.49 - $133,830.62 annually). Closing Date: July 12, 2017. Job ID #1043288 


Qualifications: A related university degree (i.e. Business/Commerce) and a professional accounting designation (CPA, or legacy designations CA, CMA, or CGA), plus a minimum of 6 years of related experience is required.

  • Management experience developing budgets, quarterly forecasts of revenues and expenditures, analyzing budget variances and coordinating corrective actions is required.
  • Knowledge of budget and forecasting methodologies and tools is required.
  • Extensive knowledge of Public Sector Accounting Standards (PSAS) within GAAP.
  • Extensive experience with the Microsoft Office Suite, IMAGIS (PeopleSoft) and large financial systems is necessary.
  • Knowledge of public sector decision making processes is required.
  • Experience in leadership and management skills to manage a team of professionals.


Equivalencies may be considered.

Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans, and the foundation for our talent management programs, including hiring decisions. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process. The link below will assist you with understanding competencies:





In this role, you will contribute to our team by demonstrating the following behavioral competencies: 

Agility: Ability to anticipate, assess, and readily adapt to changing priorities, maintain resilience in times of uncertainty and effectively work in a changing environment. 

Drive for Results: Knowing what outcomes are important and maximizing resources to achieve results that are aligned with the goals of the organization, while maintaining accountability to each other and external stakeholders. 

Develop Self and Others: A commitment to lifelong learning, and the desire to invest in the development of the long-term capability of yourself and others. 

Build Collaborative Environments: Leads and contributes to the conditions and environments that allow people to work collaboratively and productively to achieve outcomes. 

Develop Networks: Proactively building networks, connecting, and building trust in relationships with different stakeholders. 

Systems Thinking: The work done within the APS is part of a larger integrated and inter-related environment. It is important to know that work done in one part of the APS impacts a variety of other groups/projects inside and outside the APS. Systems Thinking allows us to keep broader impacts and connections in mind. 

Creative Problem Solving: Ability to assess options and implications in new ways to achieve outcomes and solutions.


The Alberta Public Service is a great place to work!


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Interviews are scheduled to begin approximately the week of July 17, 2017.

Final Candidates for this position will be asked to undergo a security screening. This competition may be used to fill current and future vacancies at equal or lesser classifications across the Government of Alberta.

Please apply online, as applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition. Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies. 

Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. Please ensure that this document is saved using the naming convention of your last then first name (Smith,Joe_Resume).

It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) - http://work.alberta.ca/iqas It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application. 

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted. 

If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact: Graham Axford, Human Resource Consultant, Treasury Board and Finance. Phone: (780) 427-3070. If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check http://www.jobs.alberta.ca for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta. 


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Government of Alberta
Government/Public Administration
Posting Date: 06-Jul-2017Government/Public AdministrationAccounting and Finance Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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