Senior Financial Accountant - Financial Services Division

What we're looking for:

An experienced CPA with full cycle accounting experience who is looking for the perfect opportunity to put their technical expertise to work! Edmonton Public Library (EPL) is a great place to take your career to the next level. EPL employees are proud to tell you that they work for EPL. We’re our own greatest advocates because we believe in what we do. Every day we experience the difference we make in the lives of Edmontonians. EPL offers competitive compensation, an excellent pension and benefits package, and an earned day off program. 


What do you need to bring to this position?

As the Senior Financial Accountant, you will play a key role in planning and budgeting, which includes the coordination and development of information for the 4 year financial forecast and budget, the City budget submission, EPL’s annual internal budget, the 10 year capital plan, budget cash flows and adjustments, and debt forecasting. Cost analysis and treasury management are also important aspects of this position. Using your exceptional analytical and problem solving abilities, you will assist in reviewing and developing recommendations relating to financial policies and procedures and internal controls/audits. Working alongside the Accounting Manager, you will support the development and coordination of information required for the year-end audit. You will be responsible for the accounting of tangible capital assets and capital project reporting.


As the ideal candidate, you work well independently and are able to multi-task work activities and troubleshoot issues that arise. You have excellent customer service skills and the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and internal customers. You will support EPL by providing training, advice, and analysis as a technical expert on generally accepted accounting principles and internal controls.


Who we are:

The secret ingredient for making EPL a magical place is no secret at all; in fact, it's very simple: We share. We share stories, ideas and experiences. We share with our customers, our communities, and ourselves. We are Edmonton's largest lender of all manner of information and entertainment.




  • Related degree from a recognized post-secondary institution. 
  • Chartered Professional Accountant designation.
  • A minimum of 5 years of recent, progressively responsible accounting experience. 
  • Experience in a public sector environment is an asset. 
  • Experience using SAP financial systems is preferred.




  • A security screening is required for this position.


Pay Band: $38.56 to 49.22 per hour*

*Approximately $70,449 to $89,924 per annum based on a 35 hour work week.


Posting Date: Feb 14, 2019

Closing Date: Feb 25, 2019 11:59:00 PM (MST)


To apply:

For more information about this position and other jobs available at the Edmonton Public Library, please visit and apply online. Only candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.