Alberta Innovates (AI) is seeking an Accountant responsible for providing support to the InnoTech financial team by managing daily accounting tasks.  This position will be responsible for reviewing revenue agreements for several business areas to determine when invoices need to be issued, creating, and sending the invoice to the customer on a timely basis with a follow-up for collection purposes. 


Are you our next Accountant? You would be a good fit for this position if you: 


  • Have a keen eye for detail to accurately analyze financial data, identify discrepancies, and ensure precision in financial reports.
  • Have strong analytical skills and capable of interpreting complex financial information, recognizing trends, and making informed recommendations to optimize financial strategies.
  • Have strong ethical standards, maintains confidentiality, and conducts financial practices with transparency, ensuring the trust and credibility of the organization’s financial information.


We are game changers. 


Alberta Innovates is a provincially funded corporation with a mandate to deliver 21st-century solutions for the most compelling challenges facing Albertans. We do this by building on our province’s research and technology development strengths in the core sectors of health, environment, energy, food and fibre, and platforms such as artificial intelligence, nanotechnology and omics. We are working with our partners to diversify Alberta’s economy, improve our environmental performance and enhance the well-being of Albertans through research and innovation. 


Our subsidiary, InnoTech Alberta, offers a diversified range of scientific engineering and technological research and testing capabilities, and the facilities to support technology scale-up. Our multidisciplinary team has the depth of experience to work across all sectors, from energy to health to food and fibre. InnoTech Alberta offers you access to research talent, technical expertise, and unique facilities that can help accelerate technology development that serves both the private and public sector.


Intrigued? Here’s some more information about the position: 

Reporting to the Finance Manager, the Accountant will be working with the financial analyst on entering journal entries, maintaining accurate and up-to-date financial records through data entry and reconciliation along with assisting with month end and year end activities. This position will require you to be well-versed in accounting principles and work comfortably with numbers and attention to detail.

The successful incumbent will be accountable for (but not limited to) the following: 


  • Create accounts receivable invoices as per executed agreements.
  • Review agreements to ensure invoices are submitted to the client on a timely basis.
  • Communicate with project managers and financial analysts to confirm if deliverable milestones have been met.
  • Manage invoices through third-party portals and assist with disputed submissions.
  • Assist with collection efforts such as following up with client that invoice was received and entered in their financial system or contacting clients for late payments and follow-up.
  • Prepare and enter various types of month end accounting entries including detailed backup.
  • Assist Financial Analysts in the preparation of monthly/yearly closings.
  • Update financial data in databases (sales funnel, forecasting tool, job reconciliations) to ensure that information will be accurate and immediately available when needed.
  • Assist in special projects and tasks as assigned by senior members of the finance team.
  • Help improve the accounting function by streamlining day-to-day processes and adding automation where possible.

Educational Requirement:


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
  • Working towards Chartered Professional Accountant designation.

Experience and Qualifications we are looking for:

  • 2-3 years related accounting experience.
  • Solid understanding of accounting principles
  • Hands-on experience with spreadsheets and accounting software (JDE or other full-scale software)


Skills Required:


  • Good understanding of financial and accounting practices and principles
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize multiple tasks and detail oriented.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Proven track record of accuracy, attention to detail, and efficiency
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Be able to work in a changing environment.
  • Strong proficiency with the English language, excellent verbal & written communication skills.
  • Proficiency with MS Office software.


Why Alberta Innovates?  

We offer our employees opportunities to work on projects that will expand their skill sets while witnessing the visible impacts of their efforts. We value the development of our employees and create opportunities for working in capacities that allow new skills to be learned. We know that the wellness of our team is the most important part of our business, so we offer a strong benefits package and generous vacation and paid time off programs to promote work-life balance.   


The final candidate will be required to undergo a security clearance. All interviewees must be able to meet the requirement specified in the Physical Demand Analysis. This document will be supplied during the interview process to the successful candidate. This competition will remain open until a successful candidate is found.  



 Employment Status: Permanent Fulltime

Location: Edmonton

Classification: AFP

Pay Grade: Level B

Annual Salary Range: $60,600 – $82,500