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Careers in the Government of Alberta finance community

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Finance professionals are at the heart of the Government of Alberta; they are integrated into all aspects of government business. They:

  • provide strategic advice to decision-makers
  • offer evidence-based analysis
  • enable responsible fiscal stewardship

Why the Government of Alberta finance community is an employer of choice

About the finance community 

Working in finance brings new challenges and rewarding prospects every day. With finance involved in almost every line of business and program area, working in the Government of Alberta finance community offers a tremendous range of career opportunities. Imagine building a career where you have multiple career paths, diverse work, community, support and mentorship, competitive benefits and a chance to make a difference in the lives of Albertans.

Financial services are delivered through:

Centres of excellence 

Centres of excellence provide central financial oversight across the Government of Alberta. They are accountable for:

  • delivering central financial advice, corporate leadership and shared governance
  • setting government policies, processes and guidance for accounting and financial management
  • overseeing budget development and planning, reporting and capital planning
  • administering tax, revenue, and economic benefit programs
  • managing government’s banking, debt management, cash management and liability risks

Ministry finance branches

Ministry finance branches support their respective executive teams to realize their ministerial mandate. They are responsible for:

  • working with various stakeholders and senior leaders in the ministry
  • collaborating with portfolio stakeholders
  • providing strategic insight to support business leaders in decision making
  • ensuring standards of corporate financial leadership are followed

Shared services delivery

Shared services delivery are the administrators for high-volume financial transactions. They take a lead role in:

  • executing highly operational and rule-based transactions for financial and accounting services

Career pathways

There are many different career paths and opportunities in finance across the Government of Alberta. A sample of finance careers could include, but are not limited to:

  • Financial Planning

    • Budget Officer
    • Cash and Forecasting Analyst
    • Senior Funding Analyst
  • Financial Reporting

    • Financial Analyst
    • Team Lead
    • Senior Reporting Analyst
  • Financial Operations

    • Banking Officer
    • Financial and Trust Analyst
    • Financial System Analyst
    • Compliance Officer
    • Financial Coordinator
    • Senior Accounting Analyst
  • Treasury Management

    • Money Market Trade
  • Tax and Revenue Administration

    • Tax Officer
    • Tax Assessor
    • Tax Analyst
    • Tax Auditor
    • Tax Information Officer
    • Tax and Revenue Accounting Group Lead
    • Senior Tax Auditor
  • Finance Management

    • Manager, Financial Planning
    • Director, Corporate Income Tax
    • Director, Reporting and Operations 
    • Senior Manager, Tax and Revenue Audit
    • Executive Director, Financial Services
    • Assistant Deputy Minister, Financial Services and Senior Financial Officer

Types of work in the Government of Alberta finance community


Individuals who excel in the Government of Alberta finance community offer many talents, diverse backgrounds and aspirations. They also share a common set of competencies essential to reaching our goal in serving Albertans. These include:

  • financial acumen
  • experience or knowledge of software applications (such as large ERP systems and Microsoft Office Suite)
  • communications
  • leadership abilities
  • systems thinking 
  • creative problem solving 
  • building collaborative environments
  • developing networks
  • agility

Learn more about the Alberta Public Service (APS) Competency Model, which provides the foundation for how we live and deliver on the APS vision and values.

Compensation and benefits

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Discover salary ranges and qualifications needed for select types of finance work.

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Learn more about benefits programs, forms and resources offered to our finance employees.

How to apply

We are seeking individuals with an appetite for a challenging, meaningful career and a fast-paced work environment. Positions are available in urban and regional locations across the province. Discover your opportunity today!

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Contact us for questions about your application or jobs with the Government of Alberta.

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