Financial Analyst – Budgets – City of Victoria (Victoria, BC)

Competition #21/14
Internal/External Posting
Closing date: February 18, 2021

Financial Analyst – Budgets

(Continuous)
Finance Department

POSITION FUNCTION
Coordinate and participate in the work of the budget section of the Financial Services Division.

KEY DUTIES
Coordinate the preparation and administration of the municipal operating and capital budgets; review budget submissions to ensure consistency and compliance with guidelines; maintain spreadsheets and monitor budget adjustments; prepare and review monthly budget variance analyses and financial reports and report on significant variances; assist in the preparation of annual financial statements and working papers. Perform analysis of various financial information to be provided to managers for decision-making.

Coordinate departmental submissions by compiling financial information for grant applications, claims, and year end reporting; ensure timely submission and submit extension requests when necessary. Coordinate grant audits by providing detailed information to auditors and responding to inquiries. Respond to inquiries relating to submitted claims.

Respond to enquiries from staff, department clients and outside agencies; provide related financial advice and guidance to departments in the preparation, monitoring and control of their operating and capital budgets; assist in the preparation of budget presentations for senior management and council; participate on corporate financial projects and committees as required. Review all purchasing and staffing requisitions to confirm budget.

Participate in the development and implementation of budget and accounting policies, procedures and standards for all financial functions; assist in the planning, implementation and improvement of financial systems. Work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to assess and troubleshoot City budget software; provide training to new users.

Perform related duties where qualified.

INDEPENDENCE
Work is performed according to annual budget program requirements and policy and annual financial statement requirements.
Work is reviewed through discussions with supervisor.
Issues such as policy development and major budget variances are discussed with supervisor with recommendations.

WORKING CONDITIONS
Physical Effort:

Touch keying on a calculator. (often)
Sit with arms unsupported while keyboarding. (often)
Mental Effort:
Meet accounting and project deadlines. (often)
Long periods of intense concentration while performing reconciliations and analyses. (often)
Visual/Auditory Effort:
Focus on a variety of source data and computer for long periods. (often)
Work Environment:
Office.

KEY SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Application of accounting techniques related to municipal accounting and budget processes. Coordination of corporate budget process.
Effective analytical skills.
High level of precision and attention to detail is required in reviewing and analysing financial information.
Interpret related legislation, policies and regulations. Knowledge of Community Charter.
Familiarity with PSAB (Public Sector Accounting Board).
Advanced level operation of current City related specialty software. Provide technical guidance and advice to user departments.
Maintain accurate records.
Ability to multi-task and manage changing priorities under tight deadlines. Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Ability to work well in a team environment.
Deal effectively with the public and outside agencies.

QUALIFICATIONS
Formal Education, Training and Occupational Certification:

High school graduation.
Third level CGA/CMA program. (3 years)
Experience:
3 years of related experience in budgeting and computerized accounting or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

OTHER:
Maintain up-to-date knowledge of Municipal accounting and budgeting techniques. May be requested to substitute in a more senior position.

Work schedule: Monday – Friday, (35-hour work week)
$43.20 per hour, Pay Grade 14 Job Code # 4222
This is a CUPE Local 50 Position

To apply for this opportunity you will need to create an online profile or log back in to our career portal at www.victoria.ca/jobs – only online submission will be considered. All applications must be submitted online by 4:30 pm on the closing date noted on the posting. Please be prepared to provide proof of qualifications and supporting materials as outlined in your resume

City of Victoria is an equal opportunity employer committed to establishing an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment for all. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other basis protected by applicable law.
We are committed to ensuring that reasonable accommodations are made available to persons with disabilities during the recruitment cycle and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. If you require assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please email us at HR@victoria.ca

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