Current Postings

Financial Analyst I

COMPETITION: #2464-50041429

CLASSIFICATION: Financial Analyst I
DEPARTMENT: Vancouver Police Department
DIVISION: Support Services Division
SECTION: Financial Services

STATUS: Regular Full-Time- EXEMPT
WORKSITE: 3585 Graveley Street, Vancouver
HOURS OF WORK: Monday - Thursday 0800-1700;
SALARY:  Pay Range 80- $97,032 to $121,294 annual
$53.14 to $66.42 per hour
COMP. END DATE:  May 24, 2024

Responsible for the budgetary, analytical, statistical and planning support services for the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) and the Vancouver Police Board.
  • Develops and maintains financial models
  • Explains and analyzes monthly, quarterly, and annual financial results, and assists with future forecast for internal and external reporting purposes
  • Sets timelines, parameters and guidelines for the various sections within the VPD in accordance with the VPD, Vancouver Police Board, City Financial Planning and Analysis Office and Council budget requirements
  • Assists with the coordination, development and preparation of the VPD’s annual operating and capital budgets
  • Analyzes, evaluates, prioritizes and prepares budget requests for operating and capital funds and reviews with various budget committees when required
  • Works closely with various VPD Committees and unit budget managers to provide assistance and guidance regarding budget resource needs
  • Conducts comprehensive review and analysis of the VPD’s budget to identify funding needs
  • Assists in the development and implementation of the VPD budget management program including priority-setting processes with the Executive Committee and the Vancouver Police Board
  • Identifies and recommends budget, business process and financial management issues that may result in cost efficiencies
  • Reviews, critiques, recommends and develops multi-year performance/program based budgeting processes in relation to the VPD’s strategic objectives
  • Develops, analyzes and critiques business cases and conducts complex and detailed financial and analytical work and reviews overall financial and non- financial performance with the VPD
  • Identifies, implements and maintains effective budgeting, analytical and reporting processes on the ERP system
  • Ad-hoc support on departmental deliverables where required
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned;
  • Comprehensive understanding of finance, budgeting, accounting and business practices, especially in the areas of budget development and corporate financial planning in a large, complex organization
  • Extensive knowledge of complex spreadsheets and data bases
  • Advanced skills at developing and maintaining operating and capital budgets
  • Superior research and analytical skills with proven problem solving and issue resolution skills in a complex business environment
  • Ability to work well at a detailed level but also as a strategic thinker with the ability to analyze financial and budgetary figures in terms of their impact on the big picture
  • Strong cost accounting and business case analysis skills
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills to provide timely and accurate operational evaluation studies for organizational and system trends
  • Advanced report writing and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a team environment
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned

  • Familiar with SAP financials
  • Experience with data mining
  • Minimum five years progressive experience in budgeting, financial analysis, modelling and cost control. Experience developing effective methods for resource allocation through identification and analysis of needs, resources, and organizational priorities
  • Professional experience in the areas of budget development and corporate financial planning

  • Budget and financial reporting experience in a large public sector environment
  • Completed University Degree in Finance, Commerce, Business Administration, Accounting or related discipline
  • Professional Accountant Designation (CPA, CGA, CMA or CA) supplemented by training and professional experience in the areas of budget development and corporate financial planning
  • All employees must maintain their Enhanced Security Clearance while employed with the Vancouver Police Department. Enhanced Security Clearances will be renewed every 5 years;
  • Must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident;
  • There is no opportunity for remote work. Employees are required to work on-site/in office.
Selection Process:
Candidates will be required to achieve 70% on a written test in order to move forward to the interview stage
  • The test will account for 60% of overall score
  • The interview will account for 40% of overall score
  • We thank all applicants, but only those shortlisted will be contacted
NOTE: This position is exempt from the Union.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume via email by 4:30 p.m. of the closing date. Resumes should indicate clearly the competition number on the subject line in the email, and made to the attention of Human Resources Section, via email