Manager, Financial Accounting and Standards

Government of Alberta - Edmonton, AB (30+ days ago)

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The Manager, Financial Accounting and Standards is responsible for promoting government accountability and meeting legislative requirements through the development of accounting and financial policies to be applied government wide. This position acts as a front line contact on a variety of accounting and financial policy matters arising across government. This position provides interpretation, analysis and recommendations regarding government's accounting and financial policies.

Specific accountabilities of the position include:
  • Developing, reviewing and updating corporate accounting policies.
  • Providing guidance and setting standards for financial reporting requirements.
  • Preparing position papers and providing advice on complex accounting matters.
  • Working collaboratively with ministries and the Office of the Auditor General.
  • Supporting the preparation of the government's consolidated financial statements.
  • Influencing the direction and evolution of public sector accounting guidance in Canada.
  • Ensuring accounting policies and standards are adhered in from a systems perspective.
The successful candidate requires in-depth accounting knowledge and is expected to:
  • Develop and present accounting policy positions.
  • Demonstrate effective research skills.
  • Analyze situations fully to make informed decisions.
  • Prioritize actions effectively to respond to numerous demands.
  • Detailed jurisdictional scans.
  • Draft briefing notes that are technical in nature and understandable to a non-finance person.

This position requires an accounting designation plus six (6) years-experience with developing accounting and financial policies.

Assets required for this position include:
  • In-depth experience utilizing Public Sector Accounting Standards, including International Financial Reporting Standards and other accounting standards is required.
  • Experience of legislative authorities (Financial Administration Act and Fiscal Planning and Transparency Act) would be an asset.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software applications (Excel, Outlook, Word and PowerPoint) is required.
Related experience or education may be considered as an equivalency on a one for one basis.


Competencies are behaviours that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process. The link below will assist you with understanding competencies:

Agility: Ability to anticipate, assess, and readily adapt to changing priorities, maintain resilience in times of uncertainty and effectively work in a changing environment.

Drive for Results: Knowing what outcomes are important and maximizing resources to achieve results that are aligned with the goals of the organization, while maintaining accountability to each other and external stakeholders.

Develop Self and Others: A commitment to lifelong learning, and the desire to invest in the development of the long-term capability of yourself and others.

Build Collaborative Environments: Leads and contributes to the conditions and environments that allow people to work collaboratively and productively to achieve outcomes.

Develop Networks: Proactively building networks, connecting, and building trust in relationships with different stakeholders.

Systems Thinking: The work done within the APS is part of a larger integrated and inter-related environment. It is important to know that work done in one part of the APS impacts a variety of other groups/projects inside and outside the APS. Systems Thinking allows us to keep broader impacts and connections in mind.

Creative Problem Solving: Ability to assess options and implications in new ways to achieve outcomes and solutions.


$3,062.51 to $4,121.25 bi-weekly.


The Alberta Public Service is a great place to work!

We offer:
  • Comprehensive benefits plan:
  • Pension plan:
  • Professional learning and development
  • Positive workplace culture and work-life balance
Edmonton, AB

Work Hours:
  • 36.25 hours per week, full-time, temporary opportunity that will end on or before May 31, 2021 with the possibility of extension/permanent status/used to fill another position.
  • work hours are from 8:15am - 4:30pm, Monday through Friday
Final Candidates for this position will be asked to undergo a security screening.

This competition may be used to fill current and future vacancies at equal or lesser classifications across the Government of Alberta. Candidates with lesser qualifications may be considered at a lower classification and salary.

How to Apply

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Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements. In your resume, please include dates (including months and years) associated with all education and work experience. Also, please indicate whether your work experience is casual, part-time or full-time. For example: January 15, 2006 - June 25, 2009: Assistant (PT three 8 hrs shifts/week).

Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements.

It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)
It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.

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Closing Statement

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact Alissa Wong at (780) 643-6464. If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.