Municipal Financial Advisor (2 Positions)

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

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Do you want to use your experience and knowledge to build capacity in local government? Are you seeking an opportunity to provide leadership, coordination, facilitation and knowledge/skill transfers to internal teams and external clients involved with the conduct and continuous improvement of municipal governance and administration in Alberta? If so, the Municipal Capacity and Sustainability Branch has a great opportunity for you as Municipal Financial Advisor.

Reporting to the Manager, Municipal Advisory, you will be a member of an advisory team with key day to day contact with the public, municipal administrators and councillors and other departments and associations.

  • This position performs work in accordance with relevant government and ministry legislation, regulations, policies and guidelines as well as Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB) standards. Key responsibilities are: strengthens the capacity and sustainability of municipalities and their understanding of routine and complex municipal financial issues.
  • Monitors and encourage compliance with the Municipal Government Act (MGA) and good financial practices in the areas of borrowing, investments, taxation, budgets, and financial statement preparation, auditing and reporting, and municipal compliance with PSAB standards.
  • Evaluating process for the review and enhancement of municipal operations across the province and ensuring municipalities are offered appropriate support and resources to attain legislative compliance.
  • Drawing upon in-depth working knowledge and understanding of the MGA to provide advice and information to elected and appointed municipal officials and to the public.
  • Provides accurate and timely responses to ministerial assignments, including requests for analysis of complex financial analysis as well as correspondence, briefing notes, and action requests, which are prepared for the signature of the Minister, Deputy Minister, and Assistant Deputy Minister.
Are you up for a challenge? Apply now!


Required Qualifications and Experience for this role:
  • This position requires a University degree in a related field (public administration, planning, business administration, political science).
  • Three years of progressively responsible related experience is required, with experience in municipal finance being preferred.
  • In-depth knowledge of provincial legislation applicable to municipalities such as the Municipal Government Act, and the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and their regulations.
  • Working knowledge of computer software including Excel and Access, word processing, Outlook and Internet.
  • Requires strong analytical, organization, strategic thinking and research skills and a demonstrated ability to research and analyze complex issues.
  • Certification in local government from the University of Alberta Extension program or equivalent; or the National Advanced Certificate in Local Authority Administration, or equivalent local government certification is an asset
  • CPA (Chartered Professional Accountant) designation will be preferred.
Equivalencies will be considered.


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:

Build Collaborative Environments - You lead and contributes to the conditions and environments that allow people to work collaboratively and productively to achieve outcomes.

Systems Thinking - You understand the work done within the Alberta Public Service (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.

Agility - You have the 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 - You know 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.

Creative Problem Solving - You have the ability to assess options and implications in new ways to achieve outcomes and solutions.


$2,803.40 - $3,674.86 bi-weekly


  • Hours of Work: 36.25/ week.
  • A significant amount of travel is required within the province for this position.
  • This competition may be used to fill current and future vacancies across government at the same or lower classification.
What we offer:
  • Comprehensive benefits plan:
  • Pension plan:
  • Health Spending Account:
  • Leadership and mentorship programs
  • Professional learning and development
  • Positive workplace culture and work-life balance
How to Apply

YOUR VALID E-MAIL ADDRESS AND THE JOB ID # MUST BE INCLUDED WITH YOUR APPLICATION. Please note that interview invitations may be sent out by e-mail.

Online applications are preferred. If you apply online, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted as ONE file and that you include the Job ID #. Please ensure that this document is saved using the naming convention of your last then first name followed by the seven digit Job Opening ID number (smith,Joe_xxxxxxx). Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition. Please DO NOT submit multiple applications.

Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.

If you have difficulties applying on-line, please contact the number below.

Due to the large volume of applicants, we cannot confirm that our office has received resumes.

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.

Closing Statement

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact Thelma Finch at (780) 422-9452.