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Edmonton Public Library

Accounting Manager



Company Information

The secret ingredient for making EPL a magical place is no secret at all; in fact, it's very simple: We share. We share stories, ideas and experiences. We share with our customers, our communities, and ourselves. We are Edmonton's largest lender of all manner of information and entertainment.

Job Description

What we're looking for:
Edmonton Public Library (EPL) is looking for an enthusiastic and reliable team player to lead the Library's accounting team and full cycle accounting activities. We offer competitive compensation, excellent benefits and an earned day off program. We pride ourselves on the value that we add to the organization by providing outstanding customer service. The Library is a great place to take your career!

What do you need to bring to this position?
As the Accounting Manager, you will lead a professional accounting team that supports the leaders and managers of EPL in managing accounting activities. Using industry best practices and working with a variety of stakeholders, you are responsible for planning, budgeting, financial reporting, and accounting for the entire organization. Using your excellent analytical and problem solving abilities, you will analyze costs and revenues, and oversee the development of financial business processes and internal controls. You will also develop financial information used by management in negotiating EPL's Collective Agreement with Civic Service Union 52. You will assign and review the work of staff members, manage staff performance, and foster a positive team environment.

As the ideal candidate, you thrive under pressure and are able to work independently in managing work priorities for you and your team. You have a demonstrated ability to think strategically and exercise sound business judgment. Your extensive knowledge of public sector accounting standards and your superior data management and financial modeling abilities will be well used in this position.

Related degree from a recognized university combined with a professional accounting designation (i.e. CPA, CMA, CA, CGA). A minimum of 7 years of directly related and progressively responsible financial / accounting experience in a large public sector, institutional or commercial organization, including at least 5 years of supervisory experience. You are proficient in using Microsoft Office applications and have experience using larger financial systems (such as SAP).


  • Candidates with lesser qualifications may be considered at a lower classification and salary level. 
  • A security screening is required for this position.

To Apply:
For more information about this position and other jobs available at the Edmonton Public Library, please visit epl.ca/jobs and apply online. 

Contact Information

Edmonton Public Library
Government/Public Administration
Posting Date: 15-Sep-2017Government/Public AdministrationAccounting and Finance Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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