Finance Lead

Employer Info

Edmonton International Airport is a self-funded, not-for-profit corporation whose mandate is to drive economic prosperity for the Edmonton Region. EIA is Canada’s fastest-growing major airport over the past 10 years, the fifth-busiest airport by passenger traffic and the largest major Canadian airport by land area. EIA offers non-stop connections to 60 destinations across Canada, the US, Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe. At EIA you become part of a tightly knit team, working in a supportive environment, dedicated to fulfilling our vision of more flights to more places.


1 Full-time, Term Position (18 months)

Is This Role for You?
Reporting to the Manager, Finance, the Finance Lead(s) are responsible for direct supervision of all accounting functions, including supervision of the monthly, quarterly, and annual close process. The Finance Lead(s) work as a team of subject matter experts on complex accounting issues, formulating corporate positions on emerging accounting issues, and ensuring all transactions are recorded in accordance with ASNPO. The Finance Lead(s) are subject matter experts in the financial systems employed by Edmonton Airports, creating procedures to make the close and reporting processes more efficient and accurate. Together the lead(s) also manage the annual budgeting and forecasting process. The quality and accuracy of financial information are significant output factors for this role.

Day in The Life
• Applying knowledge of Canadian GAAP (ASNPO, ASPE and IFRS) and financial statement disclosure.
• Ensuring accuracy of transactions being recorded each month, monthly balances are correct, and variances of monthly operating results align with trends and knowledge of the business.
• Leading the Finance team’s monthly reporting cycle according to the published timetable by planning the allocation of resources and monitoring progress towards completion.
• Identifying areas of inefficiencies in monthly, quarterly and annual processes and offer solutions to improve efficiencies.
• Accountability for the accuracy and completeness of all internal & external reporting, according to the published timetable, to EMT, the Board, and other external stakeholders.
• Leading the budget process by developing, monitoring and reporting on budgets.
• Ensuring the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of Line of Business Reporting.
• Developing, monitoring, and reporting on cash flow forecast.
• Coordinating with external auditors and provide them with required information and address any questions they have.
• Understand, guide and implement effective internal controls for various financial systems used by Edmonton Airports (AX, Alfa, MRI, Atlas, Concur, Skidata, tower data, FIDs)
• Maintaining accurate and timely recording of financial data reporting systems allowing for real time financial analysis and reporting.
• Maintaining and auditing financial systems to ensure completeness and accuracy of general ledger accounts, the financial coding block, mapping and central accounts integration.
• Participating in ad hoc projects and analysis as necessary and providing assistance to the team as required.
• Working with the other Finance Lead(s) to gain a working proficiency in their areas of responsibility in order to provide backup during periods of absence.
• Fostering a service mentality in the Finance Team towards the rest of the business.

Special Requirements

You Have:
• Recognized bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or in a related area.
• Canadian CPA designation achieved (CGA, CMA, CA) required
• Accounting firm expertise is considered an asset
• Full cycle accounting Experience.
• Strong financial acumen and analytical agility.
• Strong IFRS/ASPE/ASNPO knowledge and capable of researching complex accounting topics in the CPA Handbook.
• Experience preparing financial statements, audit working papers and account reconciliations.
• Ability to research and draft an accounting position paper to support Edmonton Airports position or policy.
• Advanced working knowledge of Excel and strong database skills.
• Detail oriented, organized and able to meet tight deadlines.
• Self-motivated, results driven, prefers to work in a fast-paced dynamic environment.
• Proven prioritization, time management and project management skills.
• Effective written and interpersonal communication skills.
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build lasting relationships.

REPORTS TO: Manager, Finance
BAND: 8 (Included in the General Bargaining Unit)
SALARY: $49.01 - $54.35
POSTING DATE: March 10, 2023 (Internal/External)
CLOSING DATE: March 20, 2023, 5:00 P.M. (Internal) or until suitable candidate is found (External)

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Edmonton Airports

Start Date: March 10, 2023

End Date: March 31, 2023

Positions Available:1

Relevant Work Experience:2 to 5 Years

Education Level:Bachelor's Degree

Job Status:Full Time

Wage From:$49.01

Wage To:$54.35