Financial Analyst I (Vancouver, British Columbia (BC), Canada, V6A 4K6)

Requisition ID: 29257 


Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Vancouver has a commitment to becoming a City of Reconciliation. Vancouver consistently ranks as one of the world’s most liveable cities and is working towards being the greenest city in the world. Named among Canada’s Top 100 Employers, BC’s Top Employers, and Canada’s Greenest Employers, the City of Vancouver seeks colleagues who can help shape and embody our core commitments to sustainability, decolonization, equity and outstanding quality of life for all residents.

Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

Main Purpose & Function 
Influences strategic business decisions by providing strategic financial information and recommendations to Engineering senior management including General Manager, Deputy General Manager Director and Branch Heads as it relates to Engineering Services. Regularly identifies and reports on key performance indicators, value-for-money metrics, operating and/or capital budget process, forecasting and management reporting.  Facilitates the implementation of a City-wide finance organization that executes best practices by enabling senior leaders to deliver strategies that clearly and consistently demonstrate value for money.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

Financial and Budget Analysis (50%)

  • Supports the development of Engineering Services capital budgets, capital planning, reporting and forecasting aligned with the Project Management Office (PMO)
  • Influences high profile and high impact business decisions on key corporate and Council initiatives, determines long-term financial implications and formulates financial strategies
  • Provides forecasting, economic analysis, metrics development and reporting, financial modeling, and policy development
  • Supports the development of Engineering Services Operating Budgets, 5 year Financial outlook, reporting and forecasting

Strategic Decision-Making Support / Advisory (20%)

  • Provides financial decision-making on special projects affecting Engineering Services
  • Interprets budget directives and establishes policies for carrying out directives
  • Provides creative insights and advise on regulatory, tax, and financial planning decisions
  • Analyzes processes, practices and procedures of similar Business Unit(s), identifies best practices, and develops benchmark standards to be applied in the department
  • Conducts scenario analysis taking into consideration macroeconomic and City-specific factors


Business Processes (20%)

  • Develops and evaluates options to align budget reporting and systems.
  • Works closely with all stakeholders when systems are being developed or changes are being implemented
  • Participates in Finance transformation projects by ensuring coordination and alignment with other finance functions
  • Adheres to all departmental processes and corporate policies
  • Performs other duties/responsibilities as assigned


Budget Monitoring (10%)

  • Prepares monthly reporting; checking for accuracy and completeness, reporting problems to the department heads and recommending solutions


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance or related discipline
  • Professional Accounting Designation or MBA
  • Minimum 4 – 5 years of experience in budgeting, forecasting, reporting, and accounting
  • Extensive financial systems experience preferably with integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Business Intelligence (BI) reporting environments
  • Working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles as they relate to local government including Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB)
  • Extensive experience delivering strategic, transformational and general process improvements including all aspects of project delivery from identification to implementation and handoff
  • Considerable Large scale project management experience
  • Considerable Experience with presentations to senior management
  • Considerable Formal reporting writing experience


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Extensive knowledge of finance and business concepts
  • Extensive business acumen and capability to link finance to the business
  • Extensive financial modelling skills
  • Extensive verbal and written communication skills
  • Considerable ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Considerable ability to represent and serve the city at all levels as well as interact with customer and clients outside the organization
  • Extensive organizational and project management skills with ability to manage multiple tasks with competing priorities and promotes continuous improvement
  • Extensive research and analytical skills
  • Extensive problem-solving and issue resolution skills in a complex business environment
  • Considerable ability to maintain professionalism, objectivity, confidentiality, tact and diplomacy

Business Unit/Department: Finance, Risk & Supply Chain Management (1150) 

Employment Type: Regular Full Time 

Posting Close Date: May 23, 2021

At the City of Vancouver, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, LGBT2Q+ and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process.  If you would like to be considered for this exciting and impactful career opportunity, please apply through our careers site.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.  

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