Finance Manager

About Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA)

Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) was established to accelerate the development of innovative technologies that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and secure Alberta’s success in a lower-carbon economy. ERA delivers its mandate by investing revenues from the carbon price paid by large emitters in Alberta into innovative technologies that reduce GHG emissions and increase economic competitiveness.

ERA is a key partner of the Government of Alberta in addressing climate innovation priorities, and actively engages with industry and other organizations to identify opportunities to accelerate technology scale-up and demonstration where there is an identified market need.

More information about ERA’s mandate, vision, and strategic priorities can be found at

About This Opportunity

This position plays a leading role in the management of ERA’s finance function. This position will be a 16-month contract position covering a parental leave, with the opportunity for extension dependent on performance and organizational needs.

This position reports to the Chief Operating Officer and will:

  • Work with an external cloud finance team to manage the day-to-day finance function of the organization:
    • Review of transactions and reporting prepared by the Cloud Finance team
    • Oversight for the annual external audit and preparation of the annual audited financial statements
  • Will provide support to the COO across various operational elements including:
    • Cash management analysis and liaison with ERA’s financial institutions,
    • Reconciling cashflow and project commitments for ERA’s project portfolio
    • Liaise and support the preparation of financial risk assessments by ERA’s external service provider for use in the project selection process including responding to questions from applicants
    • Support ERA’s data and performance management tools.
    • Support the maintenance and enhancement of ERA’s data collection and performance management tools.
  • Supporting Audit, Finance and Investment Committee and Board meeting material preparation including:
    • Draft briefing notes
    • Internal forecast and budget development
    • Review of quarterly financial reporting packages
Qualifications and Skills

The ideal candidate is a qualified Chartered Professional Accountant, has a passion for reducing greenhouse gas emissions through innovation, and at least five years of applicable experience and the following

  • Organization
  • Communication
  • Systems thinking
  • Financial acumen
  • Governance
  • Collaborative working style
  • Strong project and budget management skills
  • Solid foundation in financial reporting knowledge
  • Understanding and ability to monitor and report on operational metrics
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency with Office 365, in particular Microsoft Excel, for financial and operational data analysis and reporting
  • Data visualization experience using Tableau or similar software an asset
  • Proven process management and improvement skills
  • Risk Management and Internal control frameworks
Compensation and Location

ERA offers a competitive salary and benefits package in addition to opportunities for personal and professional achievement. The base salary for this position is between $79,500 and $98,000 depending on experience, in addition to a comprehensive benefits package. This position can be located at ERA’s Edmonton or Calgary office.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Emissions Reduction Alberta 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 Emissions Reduction Alberta throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to Emissions Reduction Alberta at no later than close of business on July 22, 2022.