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Government of Alberta

Director Financial Reporting



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Senior Manager 2


Alberta Treasury Board and Finance Edmonton. Responsible for Financial Planning, Financial Operations, Financial Reporting & Compliance, 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 reporting and risk analysis? Do you have strong leadership and supervisory skills? Treasury Board and Finance is searching for a Director, Financial Reporting and that could be you!

Reporting to the Executive Director/SFO Corporate Services for Treasury Board and Finance Corporate Services the Director provides leadership and direction to a professional team including a manager and staff in the delivery of financial reporting for the ministry, department including various funds and pension plans. They also lead the consolidation of the ministry that includes eleven reporting entities and nine regulated funds.


The Director provides financial reporting services, such as financial statement preparation, quarterly actual results and ad hoc management reporting, as well as preparation of variance analysis. The Director is also responsible for the reconciliation of the general ledger accounts, preparing supporting documentation for audits and coordinating audit work within the Ministry, overseeing the year end external audits, including participating in the entry and exit meetings.


To be effective in this role, the candidate must be able to apply the technical skills required through the professional accountancy designation (CPA); possess strong public sector accounting standard knowledge along with financial report experience in a large complex environment; have experience being a mentor and with the development of staff; foster strong respectful relationships with business areas in the department and with entities in the ministry.


This position functions within the parameters of applicable Government and Ministry legislations, regulations, policies, directives and relevant accounting standards.


This position will participate in director rotation opportunities where the employee will be moved between two or more director level positions within the branch. The objective is to expose the employee to different work experiences and wider variety of skills for cross-training purposes and to enhance engagement within their branch and division.


Salary: $4,037.95 - $5,127.61 bi-weekly ($105,390 - $133,830 annually). Closing Date: September 25, 2017. Job ID #1044812


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.


Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB) Standards:

  • Extensive knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles to prepare financial statements, develop financial policies, procedures and in providing advice;
  • Strong understanding of acts, regulations, policies and programs to be able to provide advice and participate in departmental and interdepartmental committees; and
  • Proven experience in producing complex consolidated financial statements.



  • Experience preparing an entire financial statement file for external audit; and
  • Experience in dealing with auditors, their requests and recommendations.


Reporting Software:

  • Knowledge of IMAGIS/PeopleSoft and InDesign in order to prepare financial statements and other ad hoc financial reports; and
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.


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!


What we offer:

  • Comprehensive benefits plan: http://www.chr.alberta.ca/Practitioners/DocList410.cfm
  • Pension plan: http://www.mepp.ca/
  • Leadership and mentorship programs
  • Professional learning and development
  • Positive workplace culture and work-life balance
  • Accessible career consulting services


Tips on Applying on Alberta Government Jobs see here: https://www.jobs.alberta.ca/applying/index.html


 Interviews are scheduled to begin approximately the week of October 2, 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 followed by the seven-digit Job Opening ID number (Smith,Joe_XXXXXXX).


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.


Position Profile 

Please see the attached position description for a detailed list of the job responsibilities:



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.


Are you ready to apply for a new position? Is your resume tailored to the job you're applying for? Do you need assistance to prepare for the interview? Career Services can help!  Internal TBF Ministry employees are asked to connect with Laimons Plumite by sending an email to: laimons.plumite@gov.ab.ca


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: 12-Sep-2017Government/Public AdministrationAccounting and Finance Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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