Alberta Health Services - Calgary, AB (14 months ago)

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Your Opportunity:
The Manager - Payroll Accounting (General Accounting) is a leadership role in the Finance Department and reports directly to the Director, General Accounting. This position is responsible and accountable for providing strong financial governance for a large and complex payroll of 100,000+ employees. The position is responsible for providing direction, leadership and organization of activities of the Finance Davison in support of the vision, mission and business plan of Alberta Health Services. This position provides support and guidance to the Payroll Accounting team for: processing financial transactions associated with all payroll entries including general ledger transactions, vendor remittances, account reconciliations, meeting all internal and external audit requirements as well as various internal and external reporting. This position is responsible for ensuring that internal controls are effective to produce accurate and complete financial data. Technical knowledge: Experience in all aspects of accounting for payroll in a large complex payroll environment preferable with experience in PeopleSoft. Experience and knowledge of IFRS and PSAS accounting principles. Experience in design, implementation and monitoring of effective internal controls to ensure stewardship of financial and physical resources. Experience in design and implementation of process and accounting system improvements to ensure the most efficient and effective delivery of services. Excellent oral, written communication and business writing skills for both internal and external communication.

Responsibilities and Activities: Strategic Planning/ Change Management: Demonstrated ability to develop and execute a plan to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Payroll Accounting team including the development and administration of policy and procedures. Ability to challenge status quo and collaborate with stakeholders to come up with creative solutions to prepare the Payroll Accounting team for the future. Ability to engage and lead the team through change. Ability to implement processes for monitoring the change and make necessary adjustments to maximize effectiveness. Leadership: Demonstrated ability to set and communicate clear and meaningful expectations, and implements monitoring processes to ensure expectations are met. Ability to identify key challenges and opportunities and develop the knowledge, skills and abilities of the team through combination of education and work experience to achieve predetermined outcomes. Demonstrated ability in promoting an environment that fosters a culture of safety and safe work practices for staff. Experience in developing policies and procedures to guide the work performed in area of responsibility. Demonstrated ability and willingness to learn from an experienced team and to create an environment of collaboration, sharing and learning. Engagement and Collaboration: Strong consulting skills, with ability to foster a climate of cooperation and collaboration, and to build solid working relationships with internal stakeholders. Create an engaging environment in which staff are motivated and have meaningful opportunities to contribute. Serves as a role model in the support of the organizational culture and values and promotion of the Finance department's vision.

Classification: Manager
Union: Exempt
Department: Corp SharedSer General Account
Primary Location: Southport Tower
Employee Class: Regular Full Time
FTE: 1.00
Posting End Date: 15-JUL-2019
Date Available: 25-JUL-2019
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 2
Shifts per cycle: 10
Shift Pattern: Days
Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
Minimum Salary: $40.32
Maximum Salary: $69.09
Vehicle Requirement: N/A

Required Qualifications:
University degree in business administration, finance, accounting or a related discipline is required. Professional accounting or finance designation (CA, CPA, CGA, CMA, CFA) is required. A minimum of 5-7 years management experience in a related role in an organization of significant size, complexity and diversity; business knowledge of the health care industry is an asset. Knowledge of payroll accounting is preferred. Experience in proactively managing and motivating human resources to ensure staff are able to fulfill their expected responsibilities. Experience in leading a team in a unionized environment. A demonstrated clear pattern of professional and personal development. A combination of education and extensive experience may be considered.

Additional Required Qualifications:
As Required.

Preferred Qualifications:
As Required.