IHE Controller

Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Date of Posting: September 3, 2019
Deadline for Application: September 30, 2019 (4 p.m. MT)
Anticipated Start Date: October 1, 2019 or thereafter
Time Commitment: Part-time (25–30 hours per week), permanent


The Institute of Health Economics (IHE) has an immediate opening for a Controller (part-time, permanent). The Controller will report to the Director of Finance, Operations, and Administration. This individual will support the delivery of all aspects of the financial reporting process and special projects. While this role does not have direct leadership responsibilities, the successful candidate will be required to work directly with the senior management team, lead special projects, and liaise with external stakeholders as necessary.

About the Institute of Health Economics:

The Alberta-based IHE, located in downtown Edmonton, Alberta, conveys evidence-based research on complex healthcare issues to provincial and national decision-makers in health policy and practice. The IHE is an independent, not-for-profit organization that receives support from partners in government, academia, and industry, with key competencies in health economics and decision analytic modelling, health technology assessment (HTA), and knowledge transfer/exchange.

Roles and Activities:

The responsibilities of the Controller include the following:

  • Full-cycle accounting, including preparation of monthly financial statements
  • Grant reporting and budget preparation
  • Assisting with quarterly and year-end audit working papers, account reconciliations
  • Working in coordination with the Senior Bookkeeper, reviewing payroll and AR/AP data entry
  • Monitoring and managing A/R and cash flows
  • Monitoring and managing detailed project reporting in Great Plains software (actual to budget and variances)
  • Producing monthly variance analysis reporting for operational manager/directors
  • Evaluating current processes and recommending process improvements
  • Monitoring, reviewing, updating, and managing appropriate accounting policies and procedures


The ideal candidate would possess the following qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education and designated professional accountant (CPA, CGA, CMA)
  • 7+ years of accounting experience required with hands-on AP, AR, project/costing, financial reporting, and systems experience
  • Minimum of 3 years progressive management experience required
  • Experience interfacing with senior management, outside auditors, and external consultants
  • 2+ years of experience with Microsoft Great Plains ERP accounting software, including the Project, AR, AP, and Finance modules, in addition to Management Reporter
  • Proven ability to organize, plan, prioritize, manage deliverables, problem solve, and make effective decisions
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in Excel
  • Superior written and oral communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP and accounting procedures

Required Skills and Core Competencies:

  • An organized self-starter who is attentive to detail
  • The ability to work within a team as well as independently
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships
  • Experience in a multi-project, not-for-profit environment
  • Ability to work under pressure with multiple priorities

Application Process:

Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume and letter of interest including salary expectations by September 30, 2019, close of business (4 p.m. MT), to Allison Hagen, Director of Finance, Operations, and Administration, at ahagen@ihe.ca.

We thank all applicants for their interest;
however, only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Please note that only candidates eligible to work in Canada will be considered.