Manager of Strategic Financial Planning
City of Toronto
Manager of Strategic Financial PlanningToronto, ON
In the complex environment in which the City of Toronto’s Parks, Forestry & Recreation Division operates, strategic financial planning is a critical function in enabling the continued successful and effective delivery of programs and services to residents and visitors alike. This is where you can make your mark as an experienced leader and manager of change within a multi-stakeholder organization. If you’re up to the challenge, here’s your opportunity to act as the point person in the Division for policies and procedures related to financial planning, and to ensure that said policies and procedures are effectively implemented.
Drawing on your track record of innovation and results-oriented leadership and decision-making, you’ll head up the preparation of the Division's Operating Budget within corporate guidelines and targets, ensuring alignment with Council direction and priorities, as well as City service and operational needs, and taking into consideration the most cost-effective and efficient use of City resources.
A collaborative communicator, you’ll establish strong relationships with divisional, cluster and corporate senior management and build consensus on how the Section can support their business needs, goals and objectives. You will also be expected to deliver senior-level advice for fiscally sustainable solutions to meet the City's fiscal challenges through the development of strategic, innovative approaches, financial strategies and analytical techniques.
This key mandate will see you overseeing the review of multi-year service plans to align service objectives with multi-year budgets, analyzing the financial and funding implications of service level and delivery changes, plus monitoring and evaluating service performance to achieve results and outcomes. You will also facilitate, provide analysis for, and support the Division’s multi-year service planning process, including the review of core services, service delivery, and service level standards, along with monitoring planned results against actual performance.
The General Manager and Directors will turn to you for expert professional support through the annual evaluation, negotiation and recommendation of the Operating Budget to the CFO, the City Manager, the Budget Committee, the Executive Committee and Council, and for the timely preparation of all divisional financial reporting. Your understanding of operational and staffing requirements, known pressures and required adjustments will be evident as you develop, recommend and administer the annual budget for the Unit, analyzing financial data and ensuring that appropriate action is taken to control expenditures within approved budget limitations.
Inherent in this managerial role is the full gamut of leadership responsibilities, as you supervise the day-to-day operation of all assigned staff, from scheduling, assigning and reviewing work, to providing motivation and training, all with a focus on ensuring effective teamwork, high standards of work quality and organizational performance, while promoting continuous learning and innovation. At the same time, you’ll ensure compliance with the Collective Agreements covering unionized City workers, Provincial Collective Agreements, corporate and divisional policies, procedures and guidelines, and City by-laws.
Among the strengths you bring to the role of Manager, Strategic Financial Planning, will be the following key qualifications:
- Post-secondary education in a discipline pertinent to the job function, or an accounting designation – CPA (CA, CMA or CGA) – combined with relevant management experience in a budget, finance, accounting and administration capacity, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Extensive financial planning, financial reporting, accounting and administrative experience in a public or private sector organization with a multimillion-dollar expenditure budget and multiple services.
- Extensive experience motivating, leading, training and managing staff in a fast-paced environment, promoting and fostering effective teamwork and establishing excellence in a customer service-oriented environment.
- Extensive experience dealing effectively with senior levels of management, conducting meetings, and resolving problems and issues at various levels.
- Considerable experience in project management.
- Considerable experience in researching, assessing, planning, developing, implementing and monitoring broad-scale, financial policies, programs, processes and management systems to increase efficiencies and improve effectiveness.
- Ability to effectively manage and lead change within a complex organization, from inception to implementation, involving multiple stakeholder interests.
- Highly developed human relation skills to build consensus and trust with multiple stakeholders, and establish effective working relationships and collaborative work approaches with employees, senior management staff, the Financial Planning Division, and external parties.
- Ability to identify, coordinate and manage competing divisional priorities, multi-task and provide direction on issues management, communications coordination and relationship management, including highly-confidential matters.
- Highly developed communications skills, both orally and in writing, at all organizational levels.
- Excellent analytical, interpersonal, negotiating, problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.
- Knowledge of relevant legislation, collective agreements, policies and guidelines.
- Proficiency in the use of SAP, complex budgeting software and various computer applications, including Microsoft Office Suite.
- Effective decision-maker with a track record demonstrating innovation and results-oriented leadership.
- Ability to produce comprehensive, concise, well-written and effective reports and recommendations on corporate, policy and administrative issues.
Salary Range: $110,947.20 - $130,353.60 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 of Strategic Financial Planning within our Parks, Forestry & Recreation Division.
How to Apply:
For more information on this and other opportunities with the City of Toronto, visit us online at www.toronto.ca/jobs. To apply online, submit your resume, quoting File #2325076 X, by July 3, 2019.
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