Municipal Internship Program - Finance Officers
The Alberta Municipal Internship Program introduces new and recent graduates to careers in local government across Alberta offering a challenging and rewarding experience. During the 12 month program, interns gain valuable knowledge and experience and develop skills and competencies in municipal administration and management through a combination of hands-on work experience, learning, mentoring and professional development.
Interns learn about municipal accounting and finance through the full accounting cycle, from budget to taxation to year-end and audit preparation. You will also rotate through key departments to understand how they operate. Responsibilities and activities include, but are not limited to:
- Participating in budget discussions with council and management
- Preparing payroll
- Processing accounts payable and accounts receivable
- Producing financial reports
- Preparing for borrowing, preparing financial records for audit
- Supporting procurement initiative
Criteria For Success
We seek individuals who have a desire to explore a career in local government and/or the public sector. Candidates should have an interest in becoming leaders in their communities. Attributes of a successful candidate include:
- Motivated self-directed learner that takes initiative
- Creative and innovative problem solver
- Able to understand complex financial matters
What We Can Offer You
Interns receive a salary, benefits, and training allowance. Support can also be provided to those pursuing CPA designation. Interns are supported by senior managers and leaders who provide coaching, mentoring, and guidance to them as new professionals in municipal government. Interns gain extensive knowledge of municipal management, finance, and policy as they participate in a variety of activities to develop their financial analysis and management skills.
There are 6 positions available, 1 at each of the following locations:
- City of Red Deer
- Cypress County
- Sturgeon County
- Town of High River
- Town of Strathmore
- Town of Taber
Who Can Apply
Graduates of a post-secondary degree or diploma program specializing in accounting or finance completed between January 1, 2017 and May 31, 2019. Candidates must be eligible to work in Canada and be willing to relocate to or be within commuting distance of the host municipality.
How To Apply
You must complete the application process as detailed on our website: https://www.alberta.ca/municipal-internship-program.aspx.
Closing Date: January 31, 2019 at 12pm MST