Senior Analyst, Financial Reporting, Finance

The Department of Finance Report  is currently seeking a Full-time Temporary Relief Senior Analyst for approximately 13 months.

This position reports to the Manager, Financial Reporting.

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Prepare Portfolio Investment reconciliations and review transactions recorded.
  • Identify areas for accounting and/or reporting improvements.  Gain understanding of current processes and reporting objectives and then develop, implement and test the solution that best meets the objectives.
  • Provide accurate, timely, relevant information and data analysis using the data warehouse and other technological tools to those that need it.
  • Keep current with relevant developments, standards and trends within the accounting profession and determine impact and any application on university reporting. Share this knowledge with staff and colleagues.
  • Successful and timely completion of special assignments and projects, including reports on findings, recommendations and outcomes.
  • Proactively develop and maintain trustworthy, productive, problem-solving working relationships with colleagues, staff, line managers and external consultants so that expert opinions and advice are sought where appropriate and considered reliable.
  • Communications are timely, informative, confidential and appropriately tailored to the level of the end user.
  • Monthly financial reports, variance reports and related analysis are prepared accurately and within predetermined timelines.
  • Annual financial statements including working papers, notes, and analysis are prepared accurately in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles within the timelines set out in the year end schedule.
  • Provide support to the Manager, Financial Reporting with planning, directing and scheduling the operational work of staff.
  • Recruitment, performance evaluation, development and training of staff, as required.

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Professional accounting designation (CPA) with a related university degree
  • Significant work experience in various accounting and analyst functions (5+ years)
  • An understanding of Public Sector Accounting Standards (PSAB) would be an asset
  • Intermediate to Expert user of computer software applications, including Excel, SAGE 300, PeopleSoft query and Cognos including data warehousing and business intelligence tools
  • Supervisory experience and ability to provide direction and leadership to staff
  • A working knowledge of CaseWare would be an asset

Application Deadline:  February 7, 2022  A cover letter and resume are required to apply for this position in one document.

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

This position is classified in the Professional Career Band, Level 3 of the Management and Professional Staff Career Framework.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website.

COVIDSafe Campus Strategy

Currently, the COVIDSafe Campus Strategy requires that all university employees complete an online attestation of their vaccination status. New hires must be compliant with the COVIDSafe Campus Strategy prior to commencing in their new position. All employees must upload their proof of vaccination status through the Thrive Health Portal ( to be released from rapid testing.

Please note that effective January 1, 2022, the University of Calgary will be requiring that all faculty and staff be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Candidates who are offered a position will be required to upload proof of vaccination prior to their start date through the Thrive Health Portal.  Alternatively, if you are unable to be vaccinated based on a protected ground you may submit a request for accommodation through Staff Wellness along with any supporting documentation.


About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.