Senior Accountant


The University Hospital Foundation believes in the power of generosity to save and change lives. The Foundation raises funds to ensure patients at the University of Alberta Hospital, the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute and the Kaye Edmonton Clinic have access to the latest advancements in medical technology and innovative patient care.

As a result of very generous individuals and community support, we have raised more than $187 million in the last 10 years to support patient care, advanced technology and clinical research. We are proud to be included among the most efficient and high performing healthcare philanthropies in North America by the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy.




Reporting to the Director of Finance, the successful candidate will apply their accounting skills to full cycle accounting and financial reporting, including developing and executing month end processes, financial analysis, dashboards and external reporting.


Financial Management & Reporting

  • Manage the month-end process including journal entries and reconciliations
  • Prepare monthly financial statements; including various financial reports as required by internal parties
  • Refining and maintain monthly departmental reporting
  • Preparation of interim and year-end audit documentation and working papers
  • Complete monthly investment reporting and identify any deviance from the Investment Policy Statement
  • Ensure all financial reporting is completed accurately and in a timely manner
  • Ensure variances and anomalies within all areas of financial reporting are accounted for with detailed explanations
  • Complete financial analytics and be able to give recommendations
  • Monitor and review financial transactions to ensure accuracy and completeness
  • Working closely with the Accounting Coordinator to support financial reporting for the Foundation’s lotteries including financial statement preparation, audit working papers and preparation of AGLC Financial Reports
  • Preparation of year-end forecasting reports

    Compliance & Benchmarking

  • Complete the annual Association of Healthcare Philanthropy Benchmarking survey and prepare an analysis of the results
  • Complete GST reconciliations and prepare remittances to CRA
  • Complete the annual T3010 filing for remittance to CRA


  • Prepare historical information to assist with the annual budgeting process
  • Support the annual budgeting and planning process across all departments


  • Maintain the Accounting Procedures Manual
  • Any other duties commensurate with this position as required

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Demonstrates philanthropic spirit
  • Accommodating, mature, self-disciplined individual who is engaged in the Foundations goals
  • Ability to work well individually and as part of a team to develop and maintain professional relationships
  • Extremely professional with ability to exercise discretion and good judgment in representing the Foundation
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Values collaboration and team, ability to recognize when others need to be involved in activities or decisions
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement, think independently, manage multiple projects and be proactive in addressing tasks
  • Tenacious, proactive, willingness to search out answers
  • Flexible in a fast paced environment with high attention to detail with ability to meet deadlines with a sense of urgency


  • University Degree or College Diploma
  • Current enrollment or planned enrollment in the CPA Professional Education Program (PEP)
  • CPA designation considered an asset
  • Proven accounting experience
  • Competence in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Thorough understanding of charitable tax receipting regulations
  • Ability to adapt accounting principles to work within Foundation processes and systems
  • Previous experience with Raiser’s Edge and/or Financial Edge database considered an asset
  • Previous experience with QuickBooks Online considered an asset


To apply for this posting, please follow the link below to upload your resume and cover letter. You will also be asked to complete a Culture Index Survey, which will help us to get to know you better and assess your fit for this position. We thank all who apply, but only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.