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Analyst, Finance Services, Finance

Job ID: 26161

Updated: June 23, 2022

Location: Main Campus

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, Region III.

Position Overview

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

Reporting to the Manager, Finance Services, the Analyst, Finance Services plays an important role in the delivery of finance support to the faculties/units. This key position coordinates the delivery of financial services to the faculty/unit stakeholders while adhering to and promoting internal control and best practices and policies. Working with the Finance Partner, 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. This position makes recommendations regarding the development of policies, processes and systems that would add value to Finance as well as 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 and follow up with key stakeholders as required
  • Coordinate the operational aspects of the financial processes within the faculty/unit to ensure these processes are effectively planned, coordinated and communicated across the faculty/unit
  • 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
  • Provide advice of non-adherence to University policies and escalate when appropriate to ensure resolution
  • Foster and build collaborative, supportive relationships with assigned clients
  • Actively develop 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
  • Contribute to the creation of operational plans to deliver the requirements for Finance within client environment
  • Recommend the operational use of Finance resources in providing the most effective and efficient delivery of financial services
  • Ability to initiate, implement and support new or modified approaches, practices and processes
  • Continually analyze the change process and makes necessary adjustments to maximize effectiveness
  • Contribute to an environment that fosters quality improvement and a culture of safety, dignity and respect for staff

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Recent graduate or near completion of a professional accounting designation (CA, CMA or CGA) with a related 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
  • Excellent communicator with strong written and verbal skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and are 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
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired will be considered

Application Deadline: July 7, 2022. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

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 Professonal 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.

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

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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