Municipal Internship Program
Finance Officer Stream
Gain valuable experience and get support to pursue your CPA
The Alberta Municipal Internship Program introduces new and recent graduates to careers in local government across Alberta offering a challenging and rewarding experience. During the 12 month program, interns gain valuable knowledge and experience and develop skills and competencies in municipal administration and management through a combination of hands-on work experience, learning, mentoring and professional development. There are 3 streams: administration/management, accounting/finance, and land use planning.
The Municipal Internship Program offers a unique opportunity to work and learn at the same time. Interns learn about municipal accounting and finance through the full accounting cycle, from budget to taxation to year-end and audit preparation. They also rotate through key departments to understand how they operate. Responsibilities and activities include, but are not limited to participating in budget discussions with council and management, preparing payroll, processing accounts payable and accounts receivable, producing financial reports, preparing for borrowing, preparing financial records for audit, and supporting procurement initiatives.
Criteria for Success
Individuals who have a desire to explore a career in local government and/or the public sector. Candidates should have an interest in becoming leaders in their communities.
Attributes of a successful candidate include:
Motivated self-directed learner that takes initiative
Creative and innovative problem solver
Able to understand complex financial matters
What We Can Offer You
Interns are supported by senior managers and leaders who coach, mentor, and guide them as new professionals in municipal government. Interns gain extensive knowledge of municipal management, finance, and policy as they participate in a variety of activities to develop their financial analysis and management skills. Interns receive a salary, benefits, and training allowance. They also have access to an extensive network of professionals in the municipal field.
Who Can Apply
Graduates of a post-secondary degree or diploma program specializing in accounting or finance completed between January 1, 2018 and May 31, 2020. Candidates must:
Be eligible to work in Canada
Be willing to relocate to or be within commuting distance of the host municipality/community
How Do I Apply
Apply by following the process on our website.
Closing Date: January 31, 2020 at 12:00pm MST
firstname.lastname@example.org 780-427-2225 (ask for internship coordinator