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Capital (Regional District)

Financial  Systems  Advisor

The Capital Regional District (CRD) is the regional government for 13 municipalities and three electoral areas on southern Vancouver Island and the surrounding Gulf Islands, serving more than 432,000 people. Our administrative boundaries span the Traditional Territories of many First Nations, all of whom have a long standing relationship with the land and waters from time immemorial that continues to this day. We value the diversity of the people we hire and serve. In our commitment to bring differing perspectives to our workplace, and to deliver the best possible service to our customers, we encourage and welcome applications from all people with diverse backgrounds, abilities, and lived experiences.
Job Summary
As a part of the Financial Services team, the incumbent is the functional specialist on the use of the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) financial system software, SAP. The incumbent focuses on reviewing, designing, updating and documenting overall financial business processes as well as collaborates with Information Technology to develop and implement new ERP system functions, processes and changes. This position ensures the data quality and consistency of financial master data.
Typical Duties and Responsibilities
People working in this role can expect to be responsible for performing the following duties. This list is not meant to be comprehensive and other related duties similar in scope and complexity may be performed.
  • Documents, reviews, analyses, and evaluates financial business processes, systems and provides recommendations for improvement.
  • Leads, coordinates and documents financial system projects through all phases from planning through to maintenance and support including providing project updates to stakeholders.
  • Participates in defining project scope and objectives, in collaboration with Manager and IT, for financial systems updates ensuring finance stakeholders requirements will be met.
  • Troubleshoots system errors, perform testing of problem fixes, and addresses inquiries from Finance user(s) regarding system related concerns.
  • Develops, coordinates, executes and review test cases, scripts, plans and procedures to ensure all objectives are met and solutions work as expected.
  • Assists Finance user(s) with the use and adoption of system changes, responsibilities include preparing to-be process documentation and training materials, conducting training sessions and providing first level support after go-live.
  • Assists in developing financial master data governance by providing alignment and balance between financial reporting needs and ERP standards and provides the ongoing maintenance.
  • Collaborates with Senior Financial Advisors on the creation of financial master data structures that meet corporate governance and data stewardship policies and procedures.
  • Formulates business rules governing use of the master data and data life cycle management.
  • Maintains the integrity of financial master data through approval, review and validation of master data add/change requests.
  • Participates in the implementation of new/changed processes and systems, user acceptance and testing and post implementation reviews.
  • Collaborates and participates in the development and testing of functional specifications related to financial system software. 
  • Prepares and performs go live functional testing, creates go live training materials and documentation.
  • Defines financial reporting requirements to enable the availability of Business Warehouse Financial data cubes in partnership with IT.
  • Follows all CRD policies, procedures and standards.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
To be successful at the CRD, candidates should have a shared understanding of our Cultural Traits and Statement of Reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. Additionally, ideal candidates would possess the following role-specific knowledge, skills and abilities:
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), interpersonal and customer service skills are required.
  • Demonstrated understanding of financial principles and practices is essential.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of ERP systems and the financial framework.
  • Understanding of project management methodologies and processes with the ability to complete projects on time, within scope and within budget.
  • Good understanding of business analysis methodologies to gather and analyze data and develop recommendations for moving forward.
  • Understands and identifies business implications of data system designs and the data requirements of user needs.
  • Ability to explain the capabilities and limitations of current financial data systems to financial colleagues and end users.
  • Demonstrated ability to liaise with internal stakeholders and partners to understand and document business requirements.
  • Knowledge of change management processes and stakeholder consultation.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with technical and non-technical staff and stakeholders.
  • Proficiency and experience with word processing (MS Word), spreadsheets (MS Excel) and presentation (MS PowerPoint) software.
  • Ability to coordinate work of those over whom one has no direct authority.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and structure work.
  • Proven analytical skills and systematic problem solving.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment or individually with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to think innovatively and critically to assist in developing solutions.

  • CPA designation and a degree in related discipline and five years’ experience in designing, updating and/or implementing SAP or similar ERP system modules. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please visit and submit your application on our careers page. 
A review of applications will begin on September 6th  and this posting will remain active and open until filled. 

We welcome all qualified applicants to apply and may consider a combination of experience, education and/or training where possible.