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Alberta Securities Commission

Senior Accounting Specialist (11 month contract)



Company Information

The ASC is the regulatory agency responsible for administering the province's securities laws. It is entrusted to foster a fair and efficient capital market in Alberta and to protect investors.

Job Description

Senior Accounting Specialist (11 month contract)

(Competition #2018.14)


Our organization:

The Alberta Securities Commission is the industry-funded regulator responsible for administering the province's securities laws. It is entrusted with fostering a fair and efficient capital market in Alberta and with protecting investors. As a member of the Canadian Securities Administrators, the ASC works to improve, coordinate and harmonize the regulation of Canada's capital markets.

The Office of the Chief Accountant provides expert knowledge in the areas of accounting, auditing and financial reporting matters to ASC staff as well as guidance to reporting issuers and their advisors. The division also proactively communicates with accounting/auditing standard setters, professional accounting bodies, audit firms, and other stakeholders in order to make informed policy decisions with respect to accounting, auditing and financial reporting.

The opportunity: 

Reporting to the Associate Chief Accountant, this contract position will be accountable for the provision of expert advice in the areas of accounting, auditing and financial reporting to internal and external stakeholders. This unique opportunity will appeal to candidates seeking to develop in-depth expertise in technical accounting as well as apply their professional judgment when it comes to complex accounting and auditing. 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Acting as a subject matter expert to staff and management on complex accounting, auditing and financial reporting issues. Provide recommendations to the Associate Chief Accountant regarding referrals to CPAB or provincial accounting institutes.

  • Researching key accounting and auditing developments in order to proactively keep current on potential issues in the market.

  • Leading or participating in both internal and external committees and special projects.

  • Lead the ASC Enterprise Risk Management project.

  • Performing speaking engagements at external conferences and internal training sessions as well as participation in networking opportunities to understand the concerns of our stakeholders and the impact accounting and auditing standards have on the capital markets.

  • Providing educational information to staff via training sessions as necessary.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A Canadian professional accounting (CPA) designation with a minimum of 10 years’ relevant/post-designation experience in accounting auditing and financial reporting for public companies.

  • Proven experience in the application of  independent judgement on complex accounting and auditing issues.

  • In-depth understanding of IFRS, CAS and the accounting and auditing standard process in Canada and internationally is required..

  • Strong research abilities, demonstrated technical thinking and exceptional problem solving through the application of significant judgement.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.

  • Proven time and project management skills.

     Note: This position is a 11 month temporary position starting October 2017 to the end of August 2018.

To apply:

Visit our website to submit your resume, cover letter and salary expectations by September 16, 2017. More information about working at the ASC including our comprehensive Total Rewards package can be found on our website at www.albertasecurities.com.

Online applications will receive an automated confirmation.  You will be contacted if you are selected for an interview.

Contact Information

Alberta Securities Commission
Government/Public Administration
Posting Date: 30-Aug-2017Government/Public AdministrationAccounting and Finance Contract (includes summer), Full-Time 11.00  Months Open 1 ASAP
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