Manager, Financial Planning

City of Toronto

Manager, Financial Planning

This is a senior mandate for a finance professional whose extensive management experience in a major public or private sector organization is characterized by a track record of success in strategic financial planning analysis and reporting and evaluation of performance outcomes, as well as senior policy analysis and implementation. Equally comfortable managing and coaching staff and providing insightful recommendations and senior-level counsel for sound corporate decision-making, you’re ready to take your career to the next level as part of the City of Toronto.

As Manager of Financial Planning for a portfolio of City Program and Agency capital and operating budgets, you will ensure the provision of corporate financial planning, budgeting, financial management and control services and expertise to Council and senior management regarding the City’s multi-year service plans, 10-year capital budget and plans, and 3-year operating budget and plans, along with the planning and management of the corporate multi-year service planning and budgeting processes. Keeping abreast of changing corporate strategies, priorities, policies and programs, Council priorities, and provincial legislation likely to impact City policy and operations, you will act as the strategic financial link between the City and its Agencies, advising on interpretation and compliance matters and ensuring staff members are equipped to meet the needs of client portfolio staff, senior management, individual Councillors, Committee and Council.

The City will count on you to effectively lead a skilled staff team in the annual evaluation, negotiation and recommendation of operating and capital budgets and plans that meet corporate guidelines/targets, and are consistent with Council direction/priorities, City service and operational needs, and the most cost-effective use of City resources. Your team will also look to you for leadership in the development of strategic and innovative approaches, strategies and techniques, including new budgeting and financial planning and management policies, guidelines and controls, as well as the evaluation of existing ones, to ensure the prudent fiscal management and stewardship of the City's services and assets.

With these goals in mind, you will monitor, and report on, the City’s financial performance, overseeing compliance with financial planning and management policies and guidelines, and ensuring that City-wide controls are in place to fulfill the City’s fiscal management and accountability responsibilities and financial stewardship obligations. Your solid grasp of governance and accountability frameworks, principles and application, ideally in large public sector organizations, will be evident as you provide strategic financial analysis and advice to ensure informed decision-making on City-wide, inter-program or service-specific policies, priorities and issues by all levels of management, Committee and Council throughout the year.

A champion of best practices in strategic service and financial planning and management, and performance measurement, you have an extensive background in applying the principles and practices of multi-year service-based planning, budgeting, and performance management, and capital planning and management processes. Through progressively more responsible roles, you have also become well versed in operating and capital planning, budgeting formulation, analysis, evaluation, monitoring and control, generally accepted budgeting principles and standards, and large budgeting/financial systems such as SAP. Experience in business intelligence, data analytics and visualization would be an asset.

You are a highly strategic, analytical and conceptual thinker with a strong understanding of the service and financial issues facing the City, capable of recognizing complex service, operating and policy issues, evaluation frameworks, program interrelationships, and the potential results and outcomes of policy actions. Your strengths as a communicator and relationship builder will prove invaluable as you liaise and work confidently and collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders at all levels, from staff and client departments to outside agencies, elected officials, other orders of government and the public. This key managerial role will also benefit from your sound knowledge of relevant government legislation and regulations in the area of governance, budgeting, financial reporting, service delivery, employee and labour relations, and occupational health and safety.

Salary Range: $127,145.20 - $149,403.80 per year

Work for the City you love
Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities, we are a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture. Join the award-winning Toronto Public Service
as Manager, Financial Planning within our Financial Planning Division.

How to Apply:
For more information on this and other opportunities with the City of Toronto, visit us online at To apply online, submit your resume, quoting File #2300019 X, by May 31, 2018.

Accommodation:  The City of Toronto is committed to fostering a positive and progressive workforce reflecting the citizens we serve. We provide equitable treatment and accommodation to ensure barrier-free employment in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the City of Toronto's Accommodation Policy. You can request for accommodation related to the protected grounds at any stage of the City's hiring process, i.e., application, assessment and placement.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need accommodation in applying for this position, please email us at [email protected], quoting the job ID #2300019 X, and the job classification title.

If you are invited to participate in the assessment process, we ask that you provide your accommodation needs in advance at that time. Please be advised that you may be requested to provide medical/other documentation to Human Resources to ensure that appropriate accommodation is provided to you throughout the hiring process.

Location: Toronto, ON.

Region: Zone 4

Professional Category(s): Financial Management.

Posted: May 10, 2018, 10:28 am

Expires: May 31, 2018, 4:30 pm

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