Government of Alberta Manager,Financial Planning Full Time in Edmonton, AB

Government of Alberta

Branch Edmonton AB CA

Manager,Financial Planning
Edmonton, AB

Strong technical skills in Microsoft Excel are essential, as well as proficiency with large accounting systems software such as PeopleSoft (e.g….

Monthly, Quarterly, Yearly – make sure it all adds up! If you pride yourself on your sound financial expertise, collaborative leadership style, and analytical eye for detail, Alberta Energy has your opportunity to join the Finance and Administration branch of our Ministry Services Division in the role of Manager, Financial Planning.

The Manager of Financial Planning provides leadership to a team of Financial Analysts to ensure accurate financial budgeting and forecasting and deliver client services for the Ministry of Energy. Utilizing strong technical competency and a wealth of experience in accounting and budgeting , this position will be responsible for preparing financial data and developing reporting structures; reviewing, analyzing and preparing client financial reporting; assisting in the preparation of briefing documents for Treasury Board and the Committee of Supply; providing internal business areas with guidance on budget preparation and forecast submissions; and providing financial advice and consultative services to Executives, Management, Technical and Operational staff to support the delivery of Department of Energy objectives.

Drawing upon your years of financial experience and strong interpersonal skills, this position will offer many opportunities to collaborate on Department of Energy strategic projects and contribute to cross-ministry initiatives and working groups, with the aim of ensuring financial accountability. This will also include collaborating with internal Ministry financial entities which includes the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER), the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC), the Alberta Petroleum Marketing Commission (APMC) and the Post Closure Stewardship Fund. At the Branch level, the Manager will be responsible for the development of business area operational plans, managing performance of unit staff, and providing ongoing feedback and support to ensure operational effectiveness.

The successful candidate will exhibit strong leadership qualities to foster a strong and successful team; technical expertise and sound decision making skills to provide relevant recommendations; and develop innovative ideas to improve current business processes and adapt to changes and trends. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate advanced interpersonal and communication skills as well as meticulous organization and systems thinking.

To ensure success in this role, the ideal candidate will demonstrate the following competencies:

DRIVE FOR RESULTS – Financial management and oversight of processes, policies, and systems are the key responsibilities of this role. This requires excellent time management abilities, as well as a focus on results and service delivery.

DEVELOP NETWORKS – This position must foster positive and effective relationships with a wide range of stakeholders and staff internal to the Ministry and across the Government of Alberta. Candidates must be able to connect and build trust, diplomatically managing relationships to bring differing perspectives together.

AGILITY – The ability to balance and handle both complementary and conflicting priorities in an efficient and effective manner is required. The successful candidate will have the ability to anticipate, assess and readily adapt to changing situations and issues, while making well-thought out decisions under pressure.

SYSTEMS THINKING – This position is required to interpret accounting policies and identify solutions to program areas that best represent management’s goals and objectives. Understanding of the political environment, as well as the strategic policy direction that the Ministry operates within is critical.

DEVELOP SELF AND OTHERS – This position is a true leadership role. Candidates will be required to engage in human resource planning, career development discussions, and mentorship of professional staff.

If this adds up to your ideal job and desired career path, apply today to join our team!


A recognized accounting designation (CA, CGA, CMA, CPA) supplemented with a minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible related experience is required. Related experience may include financial budgeting, reporting, forecasting, GAAP, and financial systems experience. Experience working in the Public Sector, and experience with royalty regimes would be considered assets. Strong technical skills in Microsoft Excel are essential, as well as proficiency with large accounting systems software such as PeopleSoft (e.g. Tree Manager, Query, Crystal, nVision). Supervisory experience and human resource planning and performance experience is an asset.


$3,062.51 to $4,121.25 bi-weekly (~$79,932 to $107,565 annually)


This competition may be used to fill current and future vacancies across government at the same or lower classification. Final candidates will be required to undergo a security screening.

The Alberta Public Service is currently utilizing competency evaluation in the recruitment process. 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. For more information on the APS Competency Model and how it is used, please visit the CHR Competency page.

What we offer:
– Comprehensive benefits plan
– Pension plan
– Leadership and mentorship programs;
– Professional learning and development
– Positive workplace culture and work-life balance

How to Apply

Online applications are preferred. If you apply online, please ensure your cover letter and resume are submitted as one file. Ensure you quote the competition number and save using the naming convention of your first then last name (Joe Smith_competition number). Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition.
If you are unable to submit an electronic version of your resume, please submit your resume, quoting the Job ID, to Human Resources, Department of Energy, 2nd Floor North Petroleum Plaza, 9945 – 108 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, T5K 2G6. Fax: (780) 422-4299. If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact John Coccimiglio at [email protected]

Position Profile

Please see attached position profile for a detailed list of responsibilities: https://www.jobs.alberta.ca/pprofile/pp1040197.htm

Closing Statement

We thank all candidates 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.

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.

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Edmonton, AB, CA
Posted on: 2017-01-23
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