Director, Accounting Policy

Senior Manager 2


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 Director, Accounting Policy, you will act as the front-line contact on a variety of accounting and financial policy matters arising across government. You will provide interpretation, analysis and recommendations regarding government's accounting and financial policies.


You will also be working with the Office of the Auditor General and ministries on complex accounting issues to arrive at a resolution, and will be providing corporate advice and training on accounting policies to ensure consistent application across government.


The Director, Accounting Policy will also be responsible for contributing to the timely production of the consolidated financial statements for the Government of Alberta by reviewing working papers and providing advice on accounting policies and financial statement presentation.


To be successful in this position you must possess strong leadership, communication 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: $4,037.95 - $5,127.61 bi-weekly ($105,390 - $133,830 annually). Closing Date: March 14, 2018. Job ID #1047470


Qualifications: A University degree in Business, Commerce or related field plus a minimum of six 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, 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:
  • 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 via, 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.