MacEwan University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Financial Analyst
Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications

MacEwan University inspires students with a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences – ours is a connected culture that focuses on learner-centered teaching, and on providing opportunities for students to grow and achieve.

The University provides a transformative education in a creative, collaborative and supportive learning environment. 19,000 full- and part-time students are enrolled in more than 65 programs: four-year undergraduate degrees, applied degrees, university transfer programs and one- and two-year diploma and certificates. Additional offerings include preparation for university and college, English as a Second Language, professional and personal development courses and workshops, corporate training and the Alberta College Conservatory of Music.


The Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications (FFAC) is recruiting for a full-time continuing position of Financial Analyst. The Financial Analyst supports the Dean’s Office by providing financial analysis to maximize operational efficiencies and for reporting purposes. This position is responsible for preparing budgets and reports; documenting financial processes and audit outcomes; ensuring that all department transactions meet policy requirements; monitoring the flow of intra-departmental and inter-departmental funds to ensure appropriate transfers are made in a timely manner; and monitoring all areas of revenue and expenditure. The Financial Analyst assists FFAC faculty and staff by clarifying policies and procedures; providing guidance in the use of the PeopleSoft Financial module; and assisting with the completion of financial transactions. Working closely with other departments, the Financial Analyst acts as the FFAC contact for computer refresh cycles, maintains Faculty records of administrative computer status, and integrates this information with budget planning. 


This position requires above-average attention to detail, critical thinking, and analytical skills. The successful candidate with have a strong customer service orientation, with well-developed interpersonal, problem-solving, and negotiation skills. The role requires the ability to synthesize financial and non-financial information to analyze operational effectiveness, and the ability to present financial information in an understandable manner to non-financial constituents. Proficiency is required in the Microsoft Office suite (Excel at the advanced level), and Adobe Acrobat; familiarity with Google Docs would be an asset.


A minimum of a diploma in business, finance, or accounting with some undergraduate degree coursework that will lead to a professional accounting designation. A degree with coursework leading to a professional accounting designation is preferred. A minimum of five years of related experience, preferably in a post-secondary environment, and experience working with PeopleSoft (Financial) at the intermediate level. A combination of education and experience may be considered.

When you become part of the MacEwan team, you will enjoy a competitive salary, and:

•    Generous vacation time
•    Excellent benefits package
•    Effective recognition and retention programs
•    Continuous learning culture
•    Opportunities for career growth

Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

For general inquiries, please contact us at careers@macewan.ca. Please be advised that only applicants who apply directly to a posting through www.macewan.ca/careers will be considered. 

This position is included under the MacEwan Staff Association collective agreement.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Category Full-time Continuing
Salary $59,514 - $86,577
Closing Date April 27, 2018
Competition No. 18.04.082

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