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Manager, Financial Reporting

Job ID: 32311
Location: Main Campus
Updated July 09, 2024

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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.


The Financial Reporting team within Finance is currently seeking a Full-time Regular Manager, Financial Reporting.

This position reports to the Associate Director, Financial Reporting, and will assist in leading the Financial Reporting team with managing the day-to-day activities and providing expertise in highly complex and technical financial concepts. This position is responsible for ensuring that the team meets its operating requirements and external deadlines.

This position requires complex problem solving skills, strong analytical abilities, extensive organizational knowledge and managerial skills, sound judgment, expertise in technical financial concepts, accounting systems and processes in connection with the finance and budget portfolios at the University.

The Manager, Financial Reporting is required to possess strong communication and client relation skills as the position deals with multiple and competing deadlines and act as a resource to all areas of the University. The Manager must perform in an environment where there is a potential for ambiguity and continuous change (constantly changing technology, systems, processes) and shifting priorities and is required to deal with constant high volumes of work. 

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

  • Provide support to the Associate Director, Financial Reporting with planning, directing and scheduling the operational work of staff.
  • Manage a team of senior financial analysts, financial analysts and administrators; provide guidance, support, training and mentorship to the team.
  • Responsible for all facets of employee management including recruitment and terminations as required. Authorizes overtime and vacation for staff, and recommends promotions/increments for employees based on performance.
  • With general direction from the Associate Director, develop consistent measures and expectations to assess performance of the financial analysts and administrators.
  • Provides regular feedback, conducts the performance review process with a focus on career growth and development.
  • Manage day to day workflow for team to ensure department targets are achieve and work allocation is appropriate.
  • Perform business and systems analysis and provide advice on business issues including changes to application tools, existing systems, processes, procedures, reporting and control functions.
  • Act as a resource to management to provide accurate, reliable and timely special reports.
  • Manage complex University issues and challenging interpersonal interactions with composure and diplomacy while maintaining confidentiality.
  • Provide opinions and advice when sought that are considered appropriate and reliable.
  • Proactively develop and maintain trustworthy, productive, problem-solving working relationships with colleagues and staff, across the University community and external agencies.
  • Accurate, timely, relevant ad hoc financial analysis and reports are prepared as requested by various stakeholders including senior administration and budget units in accordance with timeliness defined within service level agreements.

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Professional accounting designation (CPA) with a related university degree.
  • 5 years of extensive experience in various accounting functions including budgeting, forecasting and financial analysis.
  • Supervisory experience and proven ability to provide direction and leadership to staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others and to handle difficult situations while maintaining effective and productive working relationships.
  • Must be able to think logically, solve problems and be critically objective with an ability to develop innovative solutions to problems.
  • Knowledge of not-for-profit accounting standards and/or public sector accounting standards and a strong understanding of university structures and operations.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading business process change including change management skills and experience in implementing business process change.
  • Intermediate to Expert user of computer software applications, including enterprise reporting systems, financial systems, data warehousing and business intelligence tools.
  • Previous experience in auditing and/or a public practicing accounting firm would be an asset.

Application Deadline:  July 23, 2024

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.

This position is classified in the Management Career Band, Level 2 of the Management and Professional Staff Career Framework. 

For a listing of all management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary, view our Management and Staff Careers website

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