Financial Analyst

Capital Regional District

Financial Analyst

Finance & Technology – Financial Services

Competition
20/122                                                                                              

Status
Regular Full time (Approximately 2 year term)

Hours of Work
70 hours bi-weekly

Rate of Pay
$40.32 to $45.72 per hour

Review of applications begins
4:00pm on August 12, 2020, however will remain open until filled

Summary
This position supports the Local Services and Planning and Protective Services (PPS) portfolios through working closely with stakeholders, internal CRD operations and external commissions, in delivering multiple financial functions.  This includes financial planning (operating and capital) development, financial controls, funds reconciliation, financial accounting and reporting, financial analysis, and financial administration applicable to the EA local services.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Assists in the development of operating and capital budgets and performs all related funding reconciliation, financial accounting and reporting, debt modelling and forecasting functions.
  • Supports, monitors and analyzes operating and capital expenditures, reviews and reports budgetary variances, and prepares regular capital progress reports.
  • Provides information to stakeholders related to operating and capital budgets, grant funding and cash flows.
  • Supports the development of the long term financial plan for a variety of services.
  • Consolidates budget submissions from various services, and reviews and prepares them for presentation.
  • Performs period-end and year end duties, prepares working papers, assist in the completion of annual financial statements and work with external auditors to provide support for annual audit.
  • Ensures obtained grant funding complies with applicable regulations, and prepares reports to submit claims to various funding agencies.
  • Assists to ensure financial controls are established and maintained.
  • Supports the preparation of the annual Taxation Information Brochure for local services and responds to public enquires.
  • Provides operational guidance and financial information to commission and committee members as necessary.
  • Supports the production of Budget Reports for commission meetings and year-end Financial Reports for Annual General Meeting (AGM).
  • Performs research and analysis related to various financial and reporting initiatives and provides recommendations as required.
  • Provides analytical advice, guidance and information to stakeholders.
  • Drafts end-user documentation, training material and provides cross-training where required. 
  • Follows all policies, procedures and standards of the CRD.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
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  • Follows all policies, procedures and standards of the CRD
  • Performs other related duties as required. 

Qualifications
  • CPA designation and a degree in related discipline, such as Business or Accounting, plus five (5) years’ experience in a large and complex accounting environment providing expertise and advice. Additionally, consideration will be given to candidates with a  Degree and enrolment in CPA certification program with completion of four core modules (or equivalent) of the CPA program as well as five (5) years’ experience in a large accounting environment or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), interpersonal and customer service skills are required
  • Strong knowledge and experience in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System (preferably SAP), including the ability to work with large financial systems, generate reports and analyze data. 
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and demonstrate initiative and personal accountability; self-starter
  • Excellent analytical and technical skills, as well as robust working knowledge of budgeting concepts and principles; proven ability to develop and prepare complex operating and capital budgets. 
  • Experience with preparation of period-end year-end closing procedures, working papers, account reconciliation and financial statements preparation.
  • Knowledge with related legislation including the Local Government Act, Community Charter, Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and Public Sector Accounting Board principles (PSAB).
  • Ability to evaluate systems and make recommendations for improvements or changes.
  • Proven ability in developing and supporting financial and management accounting principles and practices.
  • Proficient knowledge of Multi-Fund Accounting in a local government or institutional setting
  • Proficiency and experience with word processing (MS Word), spreadsheets (MS Excel) and presentation (MS PowerPoint) software
  • Proven ability to use independent judgement and discretion, determine priorities, meet deadlines and organization skills.
  • Sustained high attention to details and the ability to produce high quality and accurate work product.
  • Ability to maintain professionalism, objectivity, confidentiality and integrity.
  • Problem solving and issue resolution skills demonstrated in a complex business environment
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships and work well in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Must possess a valid BC Driver’s License (Class 5)


Applications
To apply for this exciting opportunity, please submit your resume and covering letter online at www.crd.bc.ca under “Careers”.
                                                                    
The CRD thanks you for your interest and advises only those candidates under active consideration will be contacted.


Organization: Capital Regional District
Location: Victoria, BC
Region: South Vancouver Island
Professional Category(s): Financial Administration
Posted: July 29, 2020, 12:15 pm
Expires: August 12, 2020, 4:00 pm

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