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Government of Alberta

Manager, Complex Accounting and Projects



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Job Description

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 an analytical proactive self-starter who is motivated to make a difference in the world of public financial services? Have we got the role for you!


This role is tasked with ensuring emerging issues are addressed in a timely fashion, researching complex accounting treatments as well as leading and coordinating ad hoc projects for Financial Services. This role will also provide additional capacity during the year end and budget cycle and short term coverage for areas within Financial Services.


The Manager, Complex Accounting and Projects applies strong technical financial training and expertise to lead the accounting research, new standard implementation, and training development activities within Financial Services and enhance corporate financial effectiveness and compliance through continuous improvement initiatives.


This position takes a lead or coordination role in addressing a number of financial initiatives. Work includes completing internal and external research and analysis with respect to new standards, new transactions or complex accounting, drafting recommendations for policy development and coordinating the implementation of new accounting standards, policies and/or directives.


In this role, an emphasis is placed on networking and maintaining relationships among various areas within Financial Services, the other divisions of TBF and other entities served by corporate services of Treasury Board and Finance. This position must review the work of others, including a technical review of the work of peers and success in the position is dependent upon building relationships, providing direction, guidance and facilitating discussions.


If this sounds like you, apply today!


Salary: $3,062.51 - $4,121.25 bi-weekly ($79,931.51 - $107,564.62 annually).

Closing Date: October 29, 2017. Job ID #1045362. 


Qualifications: University Degree majoring in Accounting, Finance or related field, supplemented by a minimum of five years related experience.


This position requires a professional accounting designation (CPA, or legacy designations CA, CMA, or CGA).


Extensive knowledge of PSAS and writing position papers for complex accounting issues.

Knowledge of financial reporting, budgeting and project management in a complex public sector environment.


Ability to deal with many issues, sometimes time sensitive and provide solutions.

Knowledge of the senior management responsibilities and expectations.


Knowledge of large systems applications (PeopleSoft, IMAGIS) and inter-relationships with sub-systems.


Strong leadership and human resource management skills including performance improvement, interdisciplinary team building, decision making and individual and group supervision.


Equivalencies may be considered.


Candidates with lesser qualifications may be considered at a lower classification and salary.


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


Interviews are scheduled to begin approximately the week of November 6, 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 via www.jobs.alberta.ca, 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.


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