Manager, Financial Accounting

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Alberta Treasury Board and Finance, Edmonton. The Office of the Controller is responsible for government accounting standards and financial reporting, financial management and control policies, risk management (i.e. financial and audit risk) and financial business process management. The Office of the Controller provides leadership to ministries to ensure systems are in place to safeguard the province's assets and to maintain integrity in financial reporting.


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As the Manager, Financial Accounting and Standards, you will promote government accountability through the development of accounting and financial policies to be applied government wide. You will conduct research and work with the Auditor General on various accounting issues in order to ensure government departments and entities comply with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.


You will also assist in the preparation of the Government of Alberta Consolidated financial statements and will be responsible for contributing to the timely production of the consolidated financial statements for the Government of Alberta by analyzing, interpreting, and reconciling financial statements from all ministries.


To be successful in this position you must possess strong leadership, communication, problem solving and relationship building skills to facilitate ongoing communication and teamwork within the division and across ministries. Excellent analytical skills, organization, and research abilities are essential.


Salary: $3,062.51 - $4,121.25 Bi-weekly ($79,931.51 - $107,564.62 Annually). Closing Date: March 14, 2018. Job ID #1047468


Qualifications: A University degree in Business, Commerce or related field plus a minimum of three years related experience in Accounting and/or Finance is required. An accounting designation (CPA or legacy designations CA, CMA, CGA) is required. In-depth knowledge of Public Sector Accounting Standards, including International Financial Reporting Standards and other accounting standards. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a good understanding of public policy objectives, accounting concepts, and interpretation of relevant legislation. Proficiency with Microsoft Office software applications (Excel, Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint) is required. Experience working with IMAGIS/PeopleSoft is an asset. Related experience or education may be considered as an equivalency on a one for one basis.


Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. 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:


Communication (verbal and written): You are able to clearly convey and receive technical and non-technical messages while managing multiple deliverables and deadlines concurrently.


Creative Problem-solving: You take a holistic and long-term view when assessing options and implications, and finding new ways to achieve outcomes and solutions.


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


Build Collaborative Environments: You actively support the interests of colleagues, clients and stakeholders by making choices and setting priorities that incorporate their needs.


Agility: You anticipate, assess and readily adapt to changing priorities, as well as are resilient in times of uncertainty and effectively work in an ever-changing environment.


The Alberta Public Service is a great place to work.


What we offer:

  • Comprehensive benefits plan:
  • Pension plan:
  • Leadership and mentorship programs
  • Professional learning and development
  • Positive workplace culture and work-life balance


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) -

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.


If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact Mihaela Petreanu, Human Resource Consultant, Treasury Board and Finance. Phone: (780) 415-9115. If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.