Job ID: 29741

Updated: August 21, 2023

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

The Department of Finance Services is currently seeking a Full-time Limited Term Analyst for approximately 2 years.

Reporting to the Manager, Finance Services, the Analyst, Finance Services plays an important role in the delivery of finance support to the faculties/units. The incumbent is responsible for supporting 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. The nature of work will result in the position being privy to confidential information such as human resource planning, salary information, and faculty or unit financial information.

The role involves an ability to manage multiple and often conflicting priorities, simultaneous deadlines, and a rapidly evolving environment. The incumbent must work well under pressure and be able to communicate effectively with all levels of the institution and with external stakeholders.

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.
  • Responds to and resolves 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

Relationship Management

  • Fosters and builds 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.
  • Contributes to the creation of operational plans to deliver the requirements for Finance within client environment.

People Management

  • Recommends the operational use of Finance resources in providing the most effective and efficient delivery of financial services.

Change Leadership

  • Ability to initiate, implement and support new or modified approaches, practices and processes in the organization.
  • Continually analyzes the change process and makes necessary adjustments to maximize effectiveness.

Resource Management

  • Provides input into the faculty/unit business plans to determine resource requirements.

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • A recent graduate of 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.  
  • Extensive work experience in progressively more responsible  accounting functions including budgeting, forecasting and financial analysis (5+ years).  
  • Excellent communication skills including strong written and verbal skills. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the capability 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 advanced spreadsheet skills.  

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

The University of Calgary recently completed the Management and Professional Staff (MaPS) Exclusion Review.  As a result, this position was identified to move into the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) bargaining unit. Visit the MaPS Exclusion Review website for further 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

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 ( and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources (

Do you have most but not all the qualifications? Research show that women, racialized and visible minorities , and persons with disabilities are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At UCalgary we are committed to achieving equitable, diverse, inclusive and accessible employment practices and workplaces and encourage you to apply if you believe you are right for this role. 

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


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