Financial Analyst – Financial Services

City of Victoria

Competition #19/221
Internal/External Posting
Closing date: December 10, 2019

Financial Analyst – Financial Services

Finance Department

Are you looking to grow your career in Finance and thrive as part of an enthusiastic team in a fast-paced environment? The City of Victoria has an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, self-motivated individual with proven skills and experience to join us as our Financial Analyst - Financial Services. Reporting to the Manager of Accounting, this position will perform a variety of month-end and year-end functions, conduct analysis of accounts, and collaborate with the Finance team to support various accounting projects and activities.

Participate in the work of the accounting, financial planning, and revenue section of the Financial Services Division.

Prepare and support the analysis and administration of the job cost system; invoice various outside agencies for restoration and City services; prepare month end, year end and adjusting journal vouchers; review and monitor journal vouchers to be posted to the general ledger.

Provide analysis of financial information in support of the administration of the municipal operating and capital budgets.

Maintain month end procedures; prepare various reconciliations and financial reports; prepare reports and spreadsheets for financial analysis as required; assist in the preparation of annual financial statements and working papers.

Respond to enquiries from staff, department clients and outside agencies; provide advice and guidance relating to accounting and financial procedures; participate in annual budget and year end procedures; participate on corporate financial projects and committees as required.

Participate in the development and implementation of budget, revenue, and accounting policies, procedures and standards for all Financial Services functions; assist in the planning, implementation and improvement of financial systems as required.

Perform related duties where qualified.

Work is performed according to established procedures or is assigned by supervisor.
Work is reviewed through discussions with supervisor.
Issues such as policy development and major financial variances are discussed with supervisor with recommendations.

Physical Effort:

Touch keying on a calculator. (often)
Sit with arms unsupported while keyboarding. (occasional)
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 short periods. (frequent)
Work Environment:

Understand and apply accounting techniques related to municipal accounting and budget processes.
Organize and prioritize work.
Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Interpret related policies and regulations.
Advanced level operation of current City of Victoria financial and spreadsheet programs.
Provide technical guidance and advice to user departments.
Self-motivated to produce work to a high standard.

Formal Education, Training and Occupational Certification:
High school graduation.
Completion of third year equivalency of CPA, CPA-CA, CPA-CGA, CPA-CMA. (3 years)
2 years of related experience in computerized accounting.
or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

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

Work schedule:
Monday – Friday, 35 hrs/week
$37.62 per hour, Pay Grade 12 (under review)
Job Code # 4414
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 - 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

Organization: City of Victoria

Location: Victoria, BC
Region: South Vancouver Island
Professional Categories: Financial Administration
Posted: November 27, 2019, 9:09 am
Expires: December 10, 2019, 4:30 pm

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