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Financial Analyst, Project Maintenance

Job ID: 32312
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 Project Maintenance Team within Finance is currently seeking a Full-time Regular Financial Analyst, Project Maintenance.

The Project Maintenance Team, a unit within the Financial Reporting Team in the Finance portfolio, is responsible for the post-award masterdata attributes for creation and maintenance of projects.

The Financial Analyst, Project Maintenance reports to the Manager, Project Maintenance. The Analyst position plays an important role in the delivery of Project Maintenance support to stakeholders across campus. 

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

  • This key position coordinates the delivery of Project Maintenance support to various stakeholders, while adhering to and promoting strong internal control and best practices.
  • The Financial Analyst will provide support with all aspects of accounting, financial analysis and reporting on research and non-research projects.
  • Provide accurate, timely, and relevant information using PeopleSoft data warehouse and business intelligence tools.
  • Provide financial reporting services to ensure insight and assistance with maintaining the accurate and timely financial reporting records within the Project Costing module of PeopleSoft Financials and COGNOS finance marts.
  • Provide advice, interpretation and guidance to the University financial community to ensure all financial records are updated in compliance with appropriate accounting policies and procedures
  • Documentation of reporting systems and processes and special projects. This may require preparation of working papers and schedules, activity summaries, variance and comparative analysis and reconciliations.
  • Provide explanation of documents, provide information and support as required by management and various auditors including internal auditors and the auditor general.

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and a related University degree, in business, finance, accounting or a related field.  Individuals in the CPA Canada PEP program may be considered.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Public Sector Accounting Standards.
  • Three or more years of work experience in progressively more responsible role performing various accounting functions including financial analysis.
  • Supervisory experience and the proven ability to manage small teams and provide direction and leadership to staff.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and capable of building and maintaining productive and supportive working relationships.
  • Proficient user of computer software applications, including large integrated enterprise resource planning systems, data warehousing, and business intelligence tools.
  • Consistent demonstration of the following skills:
    • Ability to coach and support others
    • Innovative and creative thinking
    • Effective communication
    • Strategic and critical thinking
    • Strong presentation and facilitation skills
    • Sound judgement and decision making
    • Ability to exercise influence and support change

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 part of the AUPE bargaining unit.

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

About the University of Calgary

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