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Alberta Innovates

Vice President, Finance – Edmonton, Alberta


Alberta Innovates is the province’s research and innovation engine. They leverage their provincial strengths and their history to address challenges, create new opportunities and forge a healthy, sustainable, and prosperous future for Albertans today and for generations to come. They support innovation across multiple sectors through strategic investments, world-class research and

leading-edge facilities – from the creation of new ideas through applied testing to commercialization or end use. Their work bolsters the R&I system to be more robust and responsive. They span the breadth of the province, seeking new ways to drive economic growth, health and well-being and a thriving environment.


Reporting to the CEO, this person acts as a strategic partner to the CEO, providing strategic oversight for the financial activities of Alberta Innovates. This position is integral to organizational success and supports the mission, vision, and goals of the organization. Working with the senior leadership team and key stakeholders externally, they will lead the business and financial strategy of AI and its subsidiaries InnoTech Alberta and C-FER Technologies. Key accountabilities include leadership, coordination of business planning, financial services, overall budget planning, reporting, technology, the Capital Plan and strategic risk management of the organization.  Their portfolio includes the Finance, Corporate Planning & Reporting, and Information Technology teams.  


This calls for a Senior Finance Executive that brings strategic thinking and broad organizational experience. They will have a deep understanding of financial management, ideally with experience fostering collaborative stakeholder relationships and leading change initiatives. They will also need to be a people manager and able to effectively work with a Board of Directors and external auditors. The ideal candidate will be a broadly skilled, sophisticated finance leader with 15+ years’ experience and hold an accounting designation and a university degree in accounting, finance or a related discipline. Experience interacting with the Alberta Treasury Board, meeting government reporting requirements and managing government relations would be an asset.


Applications are encouraged immediately and should be submitted online at We thank all those who express an interest, however only those chosen for further development will be contacted.


Alberta Innovates is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and Alberta Innovates  throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.


Odgers Berndtson is deeply committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in all the work that we do. As part of our efforts to better understand our ability to reach as broad a pool of candidates as possible for our searches, our DEI team would like to encourage you to take a moment and access our Self-Declaration Form.