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Accountant, Shared Accounting Services

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Date: Apr 30, 2021

Location: Calgary, AB, CA

Company: TransAlta

“Powering Economies and Communities”


TransAlta owns, operates, and develops a diverse fleet of electrical generation assets in Canada, the United States and Australia, providing municipalities, industries and businesses with safe, low-cost and reliable clean electricity.


For over 100 years, TransAlta has been a responsible operator and proud community-member where its employees work and live. We are committed to fostering a dynamic, productive, and safe work environment. Our employees contribute to a diverse, open, and transparent culture with clear accountabilities, strong leadership, and challenging opportunities for personal career growth.


For more information about TransAlta, visit our website at,


About the role


The Accountant, Shared Accounting Services is accountable for supporting the Supervisor, EM Finance with ensuring that accounting for Energy Marketing transactions are in accordance with company policies, controls, and accounting standards, and that Energy Marketing financial statements and accurate and complete. This position is the main representative of finance in the DMT process. This position both prepares and assists in the review of FRAPs and Account Reconciliations. This position will lead and support Initiatives to improve processes for Energy Marketing accounting and across the Shared Services team.




  • Support the Supervisor, EM Finance to review, assess and oversee all transactional activities within the EM Accounting team and provide guidance, clear direction and leadership.
  • Support the Shared Accounting Services team with questions regarding accounting standards, policies and controls.
  • Support the preparation and review of monthly and quarterly SOX controls and FRAP requirements.
  • Support audit requests with company's external auditors with respect to the Energy Marketing segment.
  • Identify, recommend, and implement both process improvements and best use of reporting tools to improve the efficiency of processes and resulting output of the group.
  • Explain monthly accounting results.
  • Participate in and provide recommendation for technical accounting issues, including the DMT review meetings.




  • CPA and/or CFA/ERP/RFM designation
  • Knowledge of TransAlta’s accounting policies
  • Knowledge of IFRS as it relates to the Energy Marketing business activity (IFRS 9, 13, 7 and IAS 32)
  • Strong knowledge of financial systems and processes with demonstrated experience in process improvement
  • Strong communication and leadership abilities
  • Strong computer skills, especially in Excel, enabling quick and efficient completion of tasks; able to transfer this knowledge and skill to others on the team 
  • Working knowledge of SAP
  • Highly organized, capable of simultaneously managing numerous tasks for both self and staff
  • Proven working knowledge of Project Systems and Capital Systems and Accounting


Our comprehensive and flexible benefits, competitive compensation, incentive and rewards programs form the foundation of TransAlta’s excellent employment proposition. 


Come on board!