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Date:  Nov 15, 2023

Calgary, AB, CA

Company:  TransAlta
Job Type:  Full time - Salaried
Work Arrangement:  Hybrid




“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.


For more information about TransAlta, visit our website at,


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.




Reporting directly to the Senior Manager, Consolidated Reporting & Financial Systems, as the Supervisor, FSSG you are responsible for overseeing the financial systems and support functions within TransAlta’s Finance department. As a leader, you are responsible for managing a team of finance professionals who support and maintain our financial systems, ensure the efficient operation of financial systems, and provide exceptional support to internal stakeholders.


This plays a critical role in optimizing financial processes and contributing to the company’s financial success.




  • Lead the Financial Systems Support team, set clear expectations, provide guidance and feedback, and motivate the team to achieve their best performance

  • Co-ordinating business systems support for the finance function and ensuring that emerging issues are addressed in a timely and effective way to maintain the integrity of financial data and systems

  • Co-ordinating activities and developing cutover plans relevant to the integration of new business transactions or reorganizations into TransAlta’s financial systems

  • Provide support to the Sr. Manager in the discharging of due diligence in possible system changes resulting from reorganizational activity

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to implement and optimize financial processes.

  • Provide end-user support and training on financial systems and tools when issues arise

  • Ensure data integrity and accuracy in financial systems

  • Stay current with industry best practices and emerging trends in financial systems

  • Upholding high ethical standards in all accounting practices to ensure the credibility of TransAlta’s financial information




  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field; and a professional accounting designation is required (i.e. CPA)

  • 5-7 years of broad finance ERP support experience, preferably with SAP, and prior integration or conversion experience with new ERP or reorganizations

  • Demonstrated progressive responsibility in a supervisory or team lead role, with the ability to lead meetings and a history of planning and executing successful projects

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience within a systems Center of Excellence or Systems Support Group with a focus on financial systems with extensive knowledge of all financial processes

  • Demonstrated understanding of Database structures and familiarity with Sarbanes-Oxley regulations

  • Strong knowledge of business processes in at least three financial business areas, and at least working knowledge of the remainder.  GL, AP, AR, Treasury, Capital Assets, and Financial Reporting

  • Advanced Excel, data analysis, and familiarity with BI and workflows.   

  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills with the ability to influence stakeholders and determine acceptable solutions

  • Excellent communication skills, with an ability to process information quickly and communicate in a clear and concise manner to internal and external stakeholders

  • Exceptional analytical and conceptual thinking skills and ability to develop innovative solutions

  • A keen eye for detail to ensure errors are prevented, ensure compliance, and maintain the integrity of financial data

  • Ability to read and interpret agreements in the context of required processes 

  • Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks to produce results within agreed-upon deadlines in an everchanging and fast-paced work environment

  • Lead by example and foster a positive and collaborative work environment while understanding the team’s strengths, weaknesses, and needs

  • Ability to guide the team’s professional growth through mentorship, coaching, and training opportunities

We offer our employees comprehensive and flexible benefits, competitive compensation, annual incentives, and a rewards program. To learn more about how we can energize your future, check out our new Employee Experience Booklet.


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.

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