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Team Lead, Finance

Alberta Innovates is seeking a Team Lead, Finance who will be responsible for managing the day to day operations of our General Accounting, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivables functions. The Team Lead, Finance will lead the development and operationalization of processes across the corporation, working with key stakeholders, and will provide leadership, oversight, mentoring and training to direct reports to ensure high quality control and consistency in accounting processes.


Are you our Team Lead, Finance? You would be a good fit for this position if you:

  • Enjoy utilizing your knowledge of accounting practices to develop and improve existing processes and practices.
  • Have strong leadership skills and are passionate about mentoring and developing others.
  • Are solutions focused and enjoy collaborating with stakeholders.


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:

The successful incumbent will be accountable for, but not limited to:

  • Manages day-to-day operations and activities; provides guidance, technical leadership, subject matter expertise and counsel to employees regarding Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable activities and issues.
  • Interprets policies and protocols, ensures they are understood, provides insights and recommendations, and identifies opportunities for improvement.
  • Performs daily audits of accounts payable batches to review coding and to ensure appropriate expenditure officer approvals have been obtained prior to payment, and that accounts receivable cash receipts batches are applied to the correct customers and bank account.
  • Ensures accounts payable vendor invoices are processed on a timely basis, and reviews and enters expenditure contracts and manages complex accounts payable transactions and GOA interunit transactions.
  • Prepares banking requests, ensuring company accounts have adequate funds and bank transactions are properly recorded. Reconciles deposit transaction between bank and systems, ensuring discrepancies are minimal; processes journal entries and completes cash deposit audit.
  • Completes monthly remittances to Revenue Canada (GST); reconciles GL accounts as assigned.
  • Manages staff activities, plans and monitors team workflow, establishes team goals and objectives, assigns and directs work, monitors productivity and work quality, ensures adherence to policies and best practices, manages recruitment and performance review activities.
  • Contribute to the development and execution of business and operational plans.
  • Execute assigned delivery action plans and implementation tactics in support of department priorities and goals.
  • Support monitoring of established processes, policies and protocols for adherence and effectiveness, and contribute to approaches to resolve issues and improve/streamline.
  • Provide guidance, subject matter expertise and counsel to leadership/senior managers on activities and issues within the team
  • Develop and maintain relationships with both external and internal stakeholders



  • Post-secondary diploma in Accounting/Finance.
    • A degree in Accounting or Finance is preferred.
  • A Certified Professional Accountant (CPA) designation is preferred.
  • 10 years related accounting, accounts payable/receivable experience.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience, working collaboratively with others, and labour relations.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver results by influencing and working through others.
  • Experience in customer relationship management.
  • Ability to generate respect and trust from staff and external stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of Government of Alberta policies and practices.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of function, including prioritizing multiple tasks, in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Proficiency with complex principles, practices and procedures.
  • Strong proficiency with the English language, with excellent verbal & written communication skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and an investigative nature.
  • Conflict management and resolution skills.
  • Meticulous attention to detail with superb organizational skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work as part of a team in a dynamic, fast-paced and transforming environment.
  • People management and coaching 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.  


Additional information

At Alberta Innovates, we respect diversity and embrace an inclusive culture. We value uniqueness and different perspectives as they play a critical role in our success. To achieve this, individuals are selected based on qualifications, merit, and abilities and we encourage applications from all backgrounds to apply.  


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.