Helping to Ensure Financial Stability

The citizens of the City of Edmonton depend upon the financial integrity that can only be provided by our finance and accounting professionals. Working within a dynamic department, you will have the chance to offer financial services to both internal and external clients. Use your talents to ensure a financially responsible City for today—and for years to come.

Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) Training Program

Interested in becoming a CPA? Did you know that the City of Edmonton is a CPA pre-approved employer? We have a fantastic 30-month rotational  training program for those who want to become a Canadian CPA.


  • Program Participants — in this podcast, Allen Manuel and Pauline Paular, previous program participants and currently Accountants, share their personal experiences with our listeners. Topics include: how they discovered the program, highlights of the program, and advice to prospective candidates looking to enroll in the program. View podcast transcript

Need more information on becoming a CPA? Visit CPA Alberta.

Career Advancement Potential

What we have to offer

Imagine utilizing all of your abilities to work within a complex financial environment at the City of Edmonton. You can build a career filled with a unique combination of stability, flexibility, and outstanding results for yourself and the citizens of Edmonton. Here are some of the other reasons why the City is the best place to apply your professional skills:

  • Work-Life Balance: supports a work-life balance for employees while offering competitive compensation and benefits
  • Excellent training/career-development resources: our highly skilled, experienced leaders will ensure that you receive the knowledge and motivation you need to succeed
  • Many different career paths: positions include, but are not limited to: accounting assistants, senior accounting assistants, accountants, senior accountants, finance officers and directors.
What It Takes To Succeed

What it takes to be an effective finance & accounting professional

The people who excel within our finance and treasury department offer a wide variety of talents, backgrounds and ambitions, but they often share certain qualities, including these:

  • Technical Skills: use your strong accounting knowledge to adhere to the Municipal Government Act and ensure clients follow financial policies and procedures
  • Communication Skills: provide timely and accurate financial advice to various clients and colleagues
  • Analytical and Conceptual Skills: prepare a variety of diverse financial statements and reports in a complex financial environment
  • Prioritization and Organizational Ability: work on multiple deadline-driven tasks while working in a fast-paced and changing environment
  • Problem-Solving and Decision-Making: make strong sound financial decisions and solve problems which impact your clients' business needs
  • Teamwork: opportunities to work with various finance and accounting professionals and build effective working relationships with all levels of City of Edmonton employees.

Why do our finance & accounting professionals love their work?

Working with the City of Edmonton is a highly enjoyable experience for our finance and accounting professionals. We could tell you why, but we prefer to have them do it for us.

If you're looking for a career that offers variety, work experience, a challenge and job security, then you should consider working for the City of Edmonton. The City strongly supports educational achievement and offers financial and constructive support. The potential for advancement is vast and prominent. With competitive wages, excellent benefits, and a pension package, I knew my career would be most fulfilling and successful with the City of Edmonton.

— Eva Strecheniuk, Accountant

Edmonton is very supportive of career development and training. The City encourages us to take ongoing professional-development courses and attend conferences to meet accounting-designation requirements and be up to date on new accounting rules that we can then apply in our work. The City also provides a number of soft-skill courses like communications and interpersonal skills, and computer applications training.

— Jerryl del Castillo, Senior Accountant

Every few years, I have an opportunity to take on a new job and learn some new things, and meet new people. In the past, I have enjoyed being involved with engineers on some key projects, such as the building of City Hall. Also, being involved in the growth and change in the City's waste management processes that have made us a world leader. It's driving around the City and being able to say you have been a contributor to so many of the City's projects and initiatives.

— Jules Tailleur, Department Finance Officer

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