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Manager, Shared Finance Services

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Date: Mar 17, 2023

Location: Calgary, AB, CA

Company: TransAlta



“Energizing the Future.”


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 111 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.


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We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Finance Manager to join our TransAlta team!  The Manager of Shared Finance Services provides leadership to a team of accountants, settlements analysts, and other finance professionals. This leader also provides enterprise leadership and works very closely with the Controller, VP Strategic Finance, and Chief Financial Officer.


As a key member of the Finance leadership team, you will support the business by providing financial guidance on day-to-day operations in accordance with GAAP and corporate policy while building and executing an operational strategy that is in line and will assist the Company to achieve the wider Company objectives. These services include ensuring transactions are recorded on an accurate, complete, and timely basis, performing and ensuring compliance with controls, implementing new financial processes (as a result of new growth, commercial and financial agreements) in compliance with company policies and procedures, providing both internal management and external analysis and reporting, financial planning and supporting business analysis. You will also be accountable for the following accounting functions and will lead the team to ensure they continue to deliver relevant business outcomes: General Accounting, Settlements Accounting (Revenue Recognition), and Energy Marketing Accounting. 


This position is based at our head office in Downtown Calgary. 




  • Lead, manage, and inspire a team of finance professionals 
  • Create and implement a performance-driven culture that encourages staff to develop their skills and excel in their roles
  • Establish and maintain a positive, respectful, and professional working environment, promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Analyse business processes, identify opportunities, and drive projects to improve processes and systems

  • Lead the finance shared services integration activities associated with acquisitions, new contracts, partnerships and changes in accounting standards

  • Ensure financial processes are in compliance with company policies and procedures, including International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), Sarbanes Oxley and all other local and international statutory and regulatory requirements

  • Collaborate with the leadership across the organization to achieve the company’s goals including bringing insights and ideas to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the business

  • Collaborate and coordinate with the Finance Organizations on the financial close, monthly and quarterly financial reporting and analysis and implementing projects

  • Keep informed of industry and regulatory environment and prepare the finance shared services function to respond efficiently and effectively to changes

  • Develop and publish comprehensive reporting on key KPIs that measure Shares Services performance

  • Provide support for internal and external audits

  • Review Authorization for Expenditures (AFE) requests

  • Build and nurture a high-performance team culture, ensuring the team has the required specialization and skills and is adequately resourced and right sized to deliver work

  • Responsible for leading multiple teams of accounting professionals, provide training, mentoring opportunities and developing a strong professional bench




  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or equivalent practical experience

  • Professional Accounting or Finance designation

  • Minimum of 10 years of progressive leadership experience

  • In-depth knowledge of financial systems and processes, coupled with significant experience in controls management and working knowledge of SAP

  • Extensive knowledge of IFRS principles and their application in a large multi-national organization

  • Experience in identifying opportunities for improving operational and financial performance while ensuring the quality and integrity of the financial functions of the operations

  • Highly motivated leader manager with exceptional communication and organizational skills

  • Demonstrated expertise in project management with a track record of delivering successful outcomes on time and within budget 

  • Proficient in productivity and workload management, with the ability to identify and prioritize tasks effectively 

  • Skilled in strategic planning and execution, with a keen eye for detail and a proactive approach to problem-solving 

  • Capable of simultaneously managing numerous tasks for both self and staff

  • Effective problem-solving skills, with the ability to interpret information and translate requirements into implementation efforts

  • Demonstrated professional judgment and initiative in everyday work, ensuring team members resolvesues in a timely manner

  • Willing to be flexible when needed in order to respond to emergency situations outside of normal business hours


Become part of our TransAlta team today! We look forward to reviewing your application. All applications will be reviewed in a timely manner to the best of our abilities. We appreciate your patience and understanding during the recruitment process.


Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion


It is our collective mission to ensure that every single employee feels a sense of inclusion and belonging and can show up to work as their true authentic self. TransAlta is committed to hiring a diverse workforce including women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and members of the LGBTQ2+ community. TransAlta believes that diversity enhances the quality of its performance, is an essential element to effective corporate governance, and cultivates a strong workplace culture.