Financial Controller

Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) is a non-profit corporation that brings together the province's most sophisticated law enforcement resources to tackle serious and organized crime. ALERT is comprised of municipal police, RCMP, and civilian staff that work together on elite teams throughout Alberta to investigate issues like organized crime, gang violence, and child exploitation.


Under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and the senior management team, the ALERT Financial Controller’s key responsibility is to provide overall financial leadership, accountability and expertise to ensure ALERT’s corporate financial health and vision.


The Controller will be responsible for meeting applicable deadlines including bi-weekly payroll, month end and year end payroll activities, generating various reports, and taking the lead in researching and resolving payroll-related issues.  They will also be responsible for the administration of the benefits program including leaves of absences, healthcare spending accounts, reports, and new hire benefits orientation.




The ALERT Controller works with the Chief Executive Officer; the ALERT Administration Officer, Auditors, Financial Institutions, CRA, and multiple external stakeholder organizations e.g. RCMP, EPS, CPS, LPS, MHPS and the Government of Alberta.


Financial Management and Reporting:

  • Develop, integrate and execute the overall financial management and accountability strategy for a not-for profit organization with a complex funding model;
  • Serve as financial advisor to the Chief Executive Officer, the Board of Directors, the senior management team and the Alberta government on all matters related to short term and long-range financial planning;
  • Represent ALERT to financial partners, including the Alberta Government, the ALERT Board of Directors, ALERT senior management, legislative bodies (CRA), auditors, lawyers, insurance (WCB), CERIDIAN, vendors, etc.;
  • Oversee, coordinate and consolidate all ALERT financial functions including, but not limited to, operating and capital budgeting, multi-year planning and forecasting, quarterly financial reporting, year end and audited financial statements, cash flow and fund management, due diligence and accountability, financial analysis, regulatory reporting, salary and executive briefings;
  • Establish appropriate accounting practices and internal control mechanisms to ensure sound financial reporting and proper stewardship of funds;
  • Facilitate and manage processes to monitor and report expenditures by operational unit, by partner and expense category, the tracking of human resource positions, business plan, quarterly report and audited financial statements;
  • Oversee the coordination of audits and the proper filing of not for profit and GST returns;


Organizational and Strategic Support

  • Oversee and direct all financial and pertinent staffing (utilization and vacancy) reporting (salary, benefits, overtime, banked time, available funding, rental expense and revenue, training costs, vehicle costs, travel, director fees and expenses, special project fund and equipment purchases);
  • Perform due diligence on regulatory filings, checks, contracts and other legal documents on behalf of ALERT;
  • Oversee the Preparation of T4 statements, earning statements for employees indicating gross and net salaries and deductions such as taxes, garnishments and insurance and pension plans;
  • Provide information to employees on payroll matters and benefit plans;
  • Responsible for all aspects of the administration of employee benefits and accountability for Worker’s Compensation Board policies and procedures;
  • Process Records of Employment and all termination paperwork;                                    
  • Collaborate as part of the corporate administrative team.




  • Chartered Professional Account designation (CPA)
  • Previous experience in accounting, auditing, budgeting financial planning and analysis and other financial activities are required;
  • The ability to adapt to a continually evolving environment and thrive in a complex not-for-profit organization;
  • Financial acumen and expertise in budgeting;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in an integrated environment;
  • Experience with employee payroll and benefits programs such as Ceridian and Simply Accounting; and
  • Strong knowledge of spreadsheets and databases, with a track record of accuracy and attention to detail.




Interested candidates should forward a resume and cover letter by email to The competition will close on October 16, 2018.


Anticipated start date of February 1, 2019.


Note: The successful candidate will be required to submit to and pass an RCMP security screening process. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.