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Analyst, Finance Services, Finance

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Job ID: 14858

Updated: June 11, 2018

Location: Main Campus

Position Overview

Finance is currently seeking a Full-time Regular Analyst, Finance Services.

This position reports to the Manager, Finance Services, and will support the Finance Partner by assisting with all aspects of accounting, budgeting and forecasting for the faculty/unit, in compliance with the university's policy framework. This position advises, coordinates and administers the operational aspects of financial processes within the faculty/unit and ensures these processes are effectively planned, coordinated and communicated across the faculty/unit.

Position Description

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

  • Support the management of the faculty/unit's budget and act as a contact in the faculty/unit for all finance and accounting related issues
  • Coordinate the operational aspects of the financial processes within the faculty/unit to ensure these processes are effectively planned, coordinated and communicated
  • Respond to and resolve complex process issues, engaging the Finance Partner as required
  • Prepare monthly forecast and variance analysis for review by the Finance Partner, by consulting with department or unit managers, to determine planned use of resources within the budget framework
  • Compile and perform meaningful analysis for preparation of annual budget
  • Work in partnership with stakeholders to continuously seek to improve financial processes and procedures within the faculty/unit by working with finance process owners
  • Support the faculty/unit's resource allocation decision making process (including research, financial, personnel, capital, information technology, etc)
  • Assist with educating team members in the faculty/unit on finance process, budgeting, and planning
  • Stay current on trends and approaches to financial management and processes through continued professional development
  • Provide a wide variety of ad hoc reporting and financial analysis to enable timely and effective decision making within the faculty/unit
  • Foster and build collaborative, supportive relationships with assigned clients
  • Actively develops close partnerships with key client stakeholders, Finance Partner and service providers as well as other University of Calgary departments including Information Technology, Human Resources, and operational management

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Recent graduate or near completion of a professional accounting designation (CA, CMA or CGA)
  • University degree, in business, finance, accounting or a related field
  • Five or more years of extensive work experience in progressively more responsible role accounting functions including budgeting, and financial analysis
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired will be considered
  • Excellent communicator with strong written and verbal skills
  • 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, and spreadsheets

Application Deadline:  February 27, 2018

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.

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.

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

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 professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.


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