Financial Analyst

In January of 2015, the Calgary Public Library launched an exciting and ambitious strategic plan that will re-imagine library services for Calgarians today and into the future.

The new Calgary Public Library represents unlimited possibilities and inspires people of all ages to wonder, seek, discover, and share. Calgary’s 19 (and growing) community libraries are community hubs that ignite learning, discussion, invention, and action and this is accomplished through the Library’s commitment to:

  • be a vital part of strengthening neighbourhoods in a growing city
  • bring the library into more people’s lives by removing barriers and increasing access to information in all its forms
  • focus on services that make a difference
  • develop innovative and collaborative partnerships with our community to leverage collective knowledge and expertise
  • build welcoming, inclusive and dynamic library spaces and places within the heart of our communities.

To achieve our vision, Calgary Public Library is seeking leaders with ideas, energy, passion and commitment who can help us make a difference in the lives of Calgarians and take public library services to a new level of excellence.  

(Permanent Full Time)

Reporting to the Manager, Accounting, the successful candidate will coordinate, prepare and provide analysis of a variety of the Calgary Public Library’s financial reports.

Key Accountabilities

  • Compiling, preparing and analyzing financial reporting, such as:
    • Monthly General Ledger (GL) entry, reconciliations and corrections
    • Bank and Reserve Fund reconciliations
    • Month-end, quarterly, and annual reports, documentation, forecasts and budgets, including Operational Budgets and Capital Profile reports
    • Annual audit working paper schedules, including Asset Continuity Schedules
    • Vendor invoices and requisitions, ensuring compliance with Tangible Capital Asset (TCA) policies
    • Job Cost Analysis Schedules
    • Reserve Report Balances
    • Budget Variance reports
  • Coordinating timely month-end and year-end fund transfers, funding for capital assets, and other required payments
  • Mitigating risk for the Library via recommendations for reducing costs and improving financial reporting, accuracy and integrity in entries and reporting, and ensuring timely payments are made and the receipt of payments are as scheduled
  • Identifying and investigating account discrepancies and inquiries, and preparing reports and adjustments for management to review
  • Documenting business and operational requirements, such as business process flow and project updates, and working on ad hoc projects as directed
  • Liaising with all Library departments and external stakeholders on related fiscal matters


  • Completion of a university level degree in accounting, economics or business or in another directly related field; or equivalent education and experience combination
  • A minimum of two (2) years directly related professional experience in financial reporting and analysis
  • Experience in public sector accounting and knowledge of Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB) related legislation, best practices, and emerging issues an asset
  • Knowledgeable regarding Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), related legislation, best practices, and emerging issues in financial reporting and analysis
  • Excellent problem solving and decision making skills with past success managing multiple projects with competing deadlines
  • Intermediate to Advanced Microsoft Office skills required (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint)
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains (GP) is considered an asset
  • Excellent internal and external customer service, interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Superior verbal and written communication, problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and analytical skills
  • Organized and accountable for timely and accurate results
  • Can work both independently and collaboratively as required
  • Embraces change and takes a lead role in implementing changes
  • Effective presentation skills
  • Interest in pursuing a professional accounting designation is considered an asset


  • Competitive salary
  • Extended Health and Dental Benefits
  • Life Insurance
  • Participation in the Local Authorities Pension Plan (LAPP)
  • Employee Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
  • The opportunity to contribute to an award-winning library system, grow professionally and make a positive difference in the lives of Calgarians

How to Apply

If “Financial Analyst” sounds like the next chapter for you send us your resume before midnight, July 30, 2017 at

Be sure to quote competition number “F17-14" in the subject line of your e-mail.

We thank all who apply but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada. Any personal information submitted will be managed in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used only to determine eligibility for employment.