Pembina Institute

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Pembina Institute staff

Leading Canada's transition to a clean energy future

We deliver clean energy solutions — backed by solid research and analysis — into the hands of Canada’s decision makers and key influencers.

Join our dynamic team of nationally-recognized professionals working on Canada's most pressing energy and environmental challenges.

Just some of the benefits

Beyond the intangible benefits of working in an entrepreneurial and fast-paced environment with smart, strategic and values-driven people, Pembina Institute staff enjoy the following:

  • extended health and dental 
  • four weeks of holidays per year
  • RRSP plan
  • training and development opportunities
  • competitive ENGO salaries  

Current Openings

Senior Accountant, (Calgary)

The Pembina Institute is seeking a talented and experienced Senior Accountant with strong financial and interpersonal skills to join the Pembina Institute’s Calgary office.  This person is responsible for supporting the organization with a wide range of advanced financial, accounting and administrative oversight and analysis.

The successful candidate will be joining a dynamic group of nationally recognized professionals who apply their technical acumen, industry knowledge, values and creativity to Canada’s most prominent and pressing sustainability challenges.

For a complete job description, click here.

Skills and Qualifications

Candidates must clearly reflect the following skills and experience in their application:

  • Five to Seven years of progressive experience in full cycle accounting
  • Must be able to close the books independently
  • In-depth understanding of accounting principles and applications in finance support
  • Experience in Project Accounting a definite asset
  • Familiarity of AccPac/Sage or other ERP system an asset
  • Strong technical aptitude, with advanced Excel skills
  • Relevant post-secondary degree (i.e. accounting, business administration)
  • Possessing or working towards a professional accounting designation
  • Good working knowledge of GST reporting
  • Demonstrated experience and/or understanding of non-profit organizations and/or smaller organizations (of less than 100 employees) an asset
  • Genuine interest in Pembina’s organizational goals and its approach; commitment to sustainability and social change (can be through educational, professional, and/or volunteer experiences)
  • Self-motivated and results-oriented, with drive and initiative
  • A good sense of humour is an asset

Roles and Responsibilities

Financial Reporting (80%):

  • A/R Invoicing, cash receipt, cash flow analysis, general banking duties
  • Database support; input and maintenance of the ABAK database (time & materials)
  • Provide oversight into all sub-ledger activities
  • All entries to TB including monthly reconciliation
  • Conduct month-end close procedures based on set schedules and defined timeline
  • Prepare and update schedules on all B/S and P/L accounts
  • Prepare government reporting such as quarterly GST remittance
  • Assist with budget preparation
  • Assist with annual year end audit
  • Provide backup support to the Director of Finance and Administration as needed

Analysis, Research and Problem Solving (20%):

  • Preparation of specialized financial reports and statements as needed (i.e. for grant and sponsorship funders)
  • Provide routine performance analysis for management reporting
  • Assist with special projects and change management initiatives

Compensation and Benefits

Our salary range is competitive with other national environmental non-profit organizations and will be based on the skills, experience and qualifications of the successful candidate

  • Extended health and dental benefits
  • RRSP program
  • Flexible work hours
  • Four weeks of vacation a year

To Apply

Download a complete job description here.

Email with the subject line specifying the position you are applying for and your last name.

Please save your cover letter and resume as one document in PDF format, using the naming convention ‘lastnamefirstletter-application-SrAcct2014.pdf’  (example: smithm-application-SrAcct2014.pdf)

Application deadline: Open until position is filled.

The Pembina Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 Director of Development, Pembina Institute and Executive Director, The Pembina Foundation for Environmental Research and Education (Calgary, Toronto or Vancouver)

Position Overview

To download the full job description, click here.

If your dream job involves working every day with smart, strategic and values-driven motivated people who are leading Canada’s transition to a clean energy future, we would love to meet you.

The Pembina Institute and the Pembina Foundation are looking for a single individual to fill two distinct positions:

Director of Development of the Pembina Institute (70%), reporting to the Executive Director of the Pembina Institute.

Executive Director of The Pembina Foundation (30%), reporting and directly accountable to The Pembina Foundation Board of Directors.

The full-time position may require some travel and occasional work on evenings and weekends.

Compensation and Benefits

The salary rate is competitive for a senior development professional in the environmental non-profit sector and will be based on skills, experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.

Benefits include:

  • extended health and dental 
  • four weeks of holidays per year
  • RRSP plan
  • training and development opportunities

Further terms of employment will be discussed with candidates during the interview process.

Roles and Responsibilities

As the Director of Development of the Pembina Institute, you will lead the fundraising efforts of the Pembina Institute (PI) in support of the Institute’s strategic priorities, to strengthen and further diversify the organization’s sources of revenue. This includes:

  • Overseeing all of the Institute’s Strategic Partnerships activities and continuing to build internal fundraising infrastructure in support of the fundraising activities of all Pembina Institute staff.
  • Securing annual revenue from a combination of foundations, major donors, annual and monthly donors (direct mail and online appeals), special events, and corporate sponsors.
  • Building and managing the Strategic Partnerships team.
  • Engaging in internal processes to define organizational strategic direction.
  • Serving as a member of the senior management team.

As the Executive Director of The Pembina Foundation, a registered charity, you will be responsible for attracting, collecting, overseeing and distributing funds in a manner that is consistent with the mandate and charitable objects of the Pembina Foundation. This includes providing:

  • Clear and strategic guidance to The Pembina Foundation’s Board of Directors to aid decision making.
  • Effective oversight and management of the organization’s environmental research and education projects, finances, records and official donor correspondence.
  • Fund development expertise and management with respect to:
  • Attracting philanthropic support to the Pembina Foundation
  • Building a legacy donor campaign
  • Producing Pembina Foundation annual reports
  • Updating and maintaining the content of the Pembina Foundation website
  • Effective donor stewardship and strengthening of the annual donor base

Skills and Qualifications

Candidates must clearly address the following points in their application:

  • Seasoned fundraising professional with solid prior fund development training (this can take many forms).
  • Staff management experience in the charitable and non-profit sector.
  • Experience managing a group budget within a frugal organizational culture.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to maintain excellent relationships (often remotely via virtual tools) with Pembina Institute staff, volunteer Pembina Foundation Board of Directors, foundation funders, industry executives, major donors, individual donors, service providers, and partners.
  • Highly collaborative, consultative and comfortable with decision making in a consensus-oriented, flat organizational structure.
  • Ability to understand the function of the Pembina Foundation and facilitate the role it plays in gathering, managing and distributing funds and projects in a manner that is consistent with the goals of the Foundation. This requires:
  • A cautious approach, sound judgment and respect for established policies, procedures and guidelines
  • An ability to be accountable to two separate entities (Pembina Foundation Board and the Managing Director of the Pembina Institute).
  • A working familiarity with current requirements of the Canada Revenue Agency for charities and non-profit organizations.
  • Experience in supervising complex agreements that adhere to CRA guidelines and financial controls.
  • Experience managing and providing both leadership and administrative support to a volunteer Board of Directors.
  • Comprehensive experience with grant applications and reporting.

For a complete list of qualifications, click here.

To Apply

Email your cover letter and resume to Please ensure the following:

  • The subject line includes “PI STP Director/PF ED” and your last name.
  • Your cover letter (maximum two pages) explains why you are interested in working with the Pembina Institute and Pembina Foundation, and how your skills and qualifications meet the criteria outlined for this position.
  • Your resume outlines your relevant skills, education and experience.
  • Cover letter and resume are saved as one PDF document using the naming convention lastnamefirstletter-application-position-year.pdf (example: smithm-application-STP-2014.pdf)

Review of applications will begin immediately and the search will remain open until the position is filled.

The Pembina Institute and The Pembina Foundation are equal opportunity employers. We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.



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