Finance Leader-Pensions Finance

If you are committed to public service, enjoy collaborating with others, share our values and have a desire to learn and grow, join The City of Calgary. City employees deliver the services, run the programs and operate the facilities which make a difference in our community. We support work-life balance and offer competitive wages, pensions, and benefits. Together we make Calgary a great place to make a living, a great place to make a life.

This position is responsible for providing sound financial management and quality financial reporting relating to the pension plans of The City of Calgary and its employees. Responsibilities Includes:

  • Present complex financial reports and recommendations clearly and succinctly to the Pension Governance Committee (PGC) at the quarterly meetings, responding to questions and requests for further information.
  • Encompass all financial decision-making activities in order to accomplish the objectives of The City and the defined benefit (DB) pension plans it offers.
  • Understand financial systems, payroll, the employee benefit program/budget and external plan administrator systems/procedures as well as the regulatory requirements and accounting standards for pension plans (ASPP).
  • Coordinates external audit resources for annual financial pension statement audits under ASPP.
  • Collaborate with Human Resources (HR) on joint Finance/HR development and implementation of internal processes and policies to strengthen the overall corporate governance of the pension plans.
  • Leads the Pension Accounting team to ensure that clients receive the best possible service.


  • A degree and professional accounting designation is required plus minimum 8 years financial accounting experience in a large organization.

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of financial principles and accounting processes for public sector accounting.

  • Specialized knowledge of defined benefit pension plans including a good understanding of actuarial valuations for accounting and funding purposes and the associated reporting requirements.

  • Financial pension governance training is an asset (for example Advanced Management Governance Standards).

  • Business processes and acumen including leading change management capabilities.

  • Excellent communication skills along with experience in managing, mentoring and coaching staff.

Pre-employment Requirements

  • Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.

Union: Exempt

Business Unit: Finance

Position Type: Permanent

Location: 800 Macleod Trail S.E.

Compensation: Level F $88,307 - 135,252 per annum

Days of Work: This position typically works a 5 day

work week, earning 1 day off in each 3 week cycle.

Hours of work: Standard 35 hour work week

Audience: Internal/External

Apply By: July 20, 2018

Job ID #: 301024