Financial Analyst

May 14, 2019

Are you an experienced accounting and finance professional looking for an exciting new opportunity?

If yes, the Alberta Medical Association is recruiting for a Financial Analyst to join our finance team. The finance department provides a broad range of financial services to the AMA and administered programs, including financial reporting, budget management, grant management and treasury.

Why join the AMA?

At the AMA, we know that employees are fundamental to our success as an organization. We take pride in hiring client-oriented relationship builders who embrace teamwork, personal growth and development and truly want to help us succeed. As part of our “employee experience” we provide a competitive compensation package, benefits, work-life balance and development opportunities.

Position Overview

As a Financial Analyst, you will be responsible for completing various accounting and finance functions, including:

  • Preparation of financial statements together with variance analysis and reconciliations.
  • Providing accounting advice to staff and manager. You will maintain a strong customer-oriented relationship, ensuring that open and effective two-way communication exists.
  • Reviewing and approving all account payable disbursements: verifying account postings for accuracy and completeness; reviewing receipts and invoices for proper coding.
  • Ensuring compliance with established financial policies and procedures and answer queries.
  • Identifying potential improvement areas within the Finance team to minimize duplication of effort and optimizing resources.
  • Providing support for internal audits.

As an ideal candidate you possess the following qualifications:

Education and experience

  • Diploma in accounting, finance or an equivalent discipline.
  • 5 years of accounting experience, preferably in a not-for-profit environment. Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in developing and maintaining Excel spreadsheets, analyzing data and reporting findings.
  • Must have a strong background in accounting and financial reporting principles, internal controls and Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.


  • Strong background in business process analysis and requirements gathering;
  • Experience with SQL ad-hoc query reporting;
  • Familiarity with BI and reporting technologies, such as Cognos 8, is considered an asset;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic working environment, multi-task, judge, prioritize tasks, conduct research, and maximize use of technology in the accounting area;
  • Detailed oriented with sharp analytical abilities, strong problem solving, critical thinking ability, and sound judgment;
  • Able to communicate effectively in a clear and concise manner both orally and in writing;
  • Strong facilitation, interpersonal, and knowledge transfer skills in order to achieve buy-in and support from stakeholders;
  • Must be a self-starter and team player.

Who are we?

The AMA advances patient-centered, quality care by advocating for and supporting physician leadership and wellness. Alberta’s physicians and the AMA are committed to Patients First®. For more information on the AMA please visit our website at

How to Apply

If are interested in this role, please submit a cover letter and résumé, in confidence, before 5 p.m. on May 28 to:

Human Resources
Alberta Medical Association

This position will remain open until May 28 or until a suitable candidate is selected. We thank all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. An employment offer for the succesfful candidate will be contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check, including a criminal record check.

The AMA advances patient-centered, quality care by advocating for and supporting physician leadership and wellness.