Benefits and Pensions Financial Specialist (4909)

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Benefits and Pensions Financial Specialist
Organization:  City of Calgary
Province:  Alberta
Location:  Calgary
Job Start Date: 

As a Benefits and Pensions Financial Specialist, you will be a member of a dynamic team reporting to the Finance Leader of Pensions Finance. You will provide support in the financial management and administration of the defined benefit pension plans offered by The City of Calgary. Primary duties include: 

  • Provide standard and customized financial, management, and investment reports to Finance management, The City’s Pension Governance Committee, plan administrators and other external parties.
  • Prepare financial analysis, forecasting and budgeting.
  • Prepare periodic and annual financial statements, working papers, and supporting schedules for audit and actuarial purposes.
  • Process and record financial transactions for pension contributions and payments to service providers and legislative agencies, in accordance with agreements and regulatory requirements.
  • Analyze and reconcile related general ledger accounts and source documents.
  • Liaise and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders in the ongoing operation of the pension plans; assist with the development, monitoring, and training on policies, procedures, risk management, internal controls, and financial system


  • A Chartered Professional Accounting (CPA) designation or accredited Canadian equivalent professional accounting designation or a degree in Business or Accounting; a minimum of 4 years related accounting experience including at least 1 year of benefits/pensions/benefits experience.
  • Intermediate level proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word) and PeopleSoft (or similar enterprise systems) Financials and Human Resources/Payroll applications.
  • Well-developed communication skills, demonstrated ability to work in a team, initiative, problem-solving, technical skills, attention to detail and accuracy, and the ability to learn and quickly assimilate information.

Pre-employment Requirements

  • Applicants will be tested for appropriate skills.
  • Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.