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Analyst, Financial Operations

Job ID: 28343
Location: Main Campus
Updated June 13, 2023

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We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta.
The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Districts 5 and 6.

Position Overview

Finance is currently seeking a Full-time Regular Analyst.

Reporting to the Associate Director, Financial Operations, this position provides expertise in the administration and assessment of cross functional record updates and plays an important role in the provision of data integrity and analysis review services for financial operations related transactions. This role operates independently, with minimal supervision, and displays strong organizational, analytical, communication, and problem-solving skills as this position is expected to liaise with internal stakeholders outside of the unit regarding issue resolution and advice.

This position requires a comprehensive understanding of finance, budget, payroll, and human resources data integration and cross-functional impacts, as well as the ability to operationalize and navigate complex processes, concepts, and relationships. The individual will use professional judgment in respect of data, process and system review, as required, to maintain the integrity of human resource and financial data.  Accuracy, thoroughness, initiative, and flexibility is required as the position is accountable to manage multiple priorities and competing deadlines.
 

Position Description

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

  • Manage the approval of all position data requests via HR workflow and operationalize the creation, activation, and/or modification of positions and position- related data
  • Administrate integration of position records to meet human resource, budget, and finance needs:
  • Collaborate with Financial Services to ensure timely maintenance of accurate position funding and budget related data
  • Ensure position data in sync between Hyperion and PeopleSoft
  • Collaborate with Human Resources to ensure timely maintenance of position data that complies with the needs of HR Services, Operations, and Recruitment
  • Ensure alignment of vacant positions and statuses with regards to new positions and postings
  • Ensure compliance with Position intake rules:
  • Analyze weekly, monthly and quarterly position reports to ensure the integrity of vacant and filled positions
  • Support finance and human resource partners, liaising with both to understand and advise regarding position data requests and ensure integrity of position data at the faculty and department level
  • Prepare monthly reconciliation of Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, and Payroll related asset and liability accounts as required
  • Prepare formal documentation and provide to Financial Reporting
  • Facilitate resolution of outstanding/reconciling items
  • Prepare month-end accrual journal entries as required
  • Facilitate payments to third party vendors and benefit carriers as required o verifies payment and data integrity between PeopleSoft modules
  • Prepare internal and external documentation as required
  • Update payroll accounting transactions into PeopleSoft as required
  • Research, review, advise and recommend regarding resolution of unique issues and projects as they
     

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Completion or near completion of a Professional Accounting designation (CPA)
  • Work experience in various accounting and analyst functions (2+ years)
  • Experience with business analysis and able to provide recommendations and implementation support
  • Strong interpersonal skills and capable of building and maintaining productive and collegial working relationships
  • Proficient to expert level use of computer software applications including Excel, PeopleSoft (navigation and query), data warehousing and other business intelligence query tools

Application Deadline: This position will remain open until filled; however, applicants will be reviewed as they are received.

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.

 

Additional Information

This position is classified in the Professional Career Band, Level 2 of the Management and Professional Staff Career Framework. Management and Professional Staff (MaPS) Positions are currently under review as part of the Alberta Labour Relations Board exclusion review process. Visit the HR website for more information.

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.

The University strongly recommends all faculty and staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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 ucalgary.ca.

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.

As an equitable and inclusive employer, 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 academic and professional success while they are here. In particular, we encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding [diversity] EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion ([email protected]) and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources ([email protected]).

We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

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