Financial Analyst

Capital Regional District

Financial Analyst

Finance & Technology- Financial Services

Competition
18/243

Status
Auxiliary  

Hours of Work
70 hours bi-weekly

Rate of Pay
$34.15 - $38.75 per hour plus 14% in lieu of benefits 

Review of applications begins 4:00pm on November 20, 2018

Notes The approximate length of this term assignment is anticipated to be 18 months while covering an employee on leave.

Summary
The Financial Analyst is responsible for the financial planning and budgeting, project accounting, financial reporting, and supporting the operations department to meet their budgeting and reporting requirements.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Coordinates and facilitates the complete financial planning process for designated services areas.
  • Guides and trains budget users and provides support and guidance to all budget managers.
  • Calculates and balances internal budget allocations, prepares supporting working papers and provides guidance to budget managers on key allocations drivers.
  • Loads allocations, labour activities, and debt servicing estimates into SAP budgets.
  • Reviews, analyzes and verifies budget data and financial reports for completeness, accuracy, revenue calculation and compliance with corporate guidelines and policies. 
  • Updates and enters annual program budgets and sets up capital projects in SAP.
  • Sets up budget document control to organize supporting documents on budget changes.
  • Creates and monitors budget master data in SAP for Environmental Services and Integrated Water Services.
  • Trains and provides SAP support and guidance to budget users and managers.
  • Compiles and sets up periodic variance reports with supporting details for analysis.
  • Prepares quarter and year-end adjusting entries.
  • Maintains the projects through its entire cycle including capitalization to the SAP asset module.
  • Prepares funding journal entries based on the approved financial plan.
  • Prepares working papers and reconciliations to support capital fund transactions and year-end capital fund statements.
  • Researches and analyzes capital bylaws for capital projects by identifying funding sources, eligible grants, and planned expenditures.
  • Assists the capital managers to determine which capital projects are to be closed at year end.
  • Determines the equity recorded on capitalized projects and returns unspent funds to source.
  • Analyzes and prepares year-end financial working papers and supporting documents. 
  • Provides ongoing support to budget and project managers and staff.
  • Researches, analyzes, reconciles, and prepares reports on labour recovery.
  • Assists budget managers with project design in SAP Project System and analyzing and understanding their project reports.
  • Assists project managers with grant applications; completes grant claims.
  • Monitors and analyzes Equipment Replacement funds to ensure sufficient funds for future needs and verifies fund balances. 
  • Assists in oversight of time entry process. 
  • Researches and tests possible solutions/improvements and tests the integrity of the SAP programs after program updates on a regular basis.
  • Follows all policies, procedures and standards of the CRD
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Qualifications
  • Degree in Business or enrollment in the CPA program, and three to five years’ accounting with experience in the area of cost allocations and recoveries, projects, financial planning and budgeting and in the preparation of financial statement working papers.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), interpersonal and customer service skills are required.
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System experience, preferably with SAP
  • Working knowledge of financial accounting, planning, budgeting, cost allocation and accounting principles and practices  
  • Strong working knowledge of budget preparation and reconciliation procedures
  • Demonstrated skills in preparing financial reports and statements
  • Working knowledge to use ERP (SAP) software
  • Proficiency and experience with word processing (MS Word), spreadsheets (MS Excel) and presentation (MS PowerPoint) software 
  • Proficiency in using a calculator and keyboard  
  • Strong initiative and sound judgment skills 
  • Good analytical and organization skills  
  • Ability to work with minimum direction under pressure, meet deadlines and to determine and meet ever changing priorities 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with staff.   

Applications
To apply for this exciting opportunity, please submit your resume and covering letter online at www.crd.bc.ca under “Careers”.    

The CRD wishes to thank you for your interest and advises that 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: November 8, 2018, 10:49 am
Expires: November 20, 2018, 4:00 pm

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