Senior Financial Analyst
City of Vancouver 29 reviews - Vancouver, BC

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Job Posting Title
Senior Financial Analyst

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Long-term Financial Planning, Financial Planning & Analysis, Financial Services Group

Competition #
2013-0335 Extension

Application Close
July 28, 2013

Employment Type
Regular Full Time


Position Start Date
August 05, 2013

Salary Information
Annual salary of $84,938 to $109,117

Main Purpose & Function
The Senior Financial Analyst reports to the Senior Manager, Long-term Financial Planning. As an integral member of the Financial Planning & Analysis team, the main functions of this role are: support development of the City's long-term financial plan and strategy; support development of corporate financial and property taxation policies; provide strategic decision support to senior management on priority initiatives.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Long-term Financial Planning: Support development of the City's long-term financial plan and strategy; Develop and maintain the City's long-term financial model incorporating corporate and departmental business plans, Council initiatives and regional plans; Support 3-year Capital Plan and 10-year Capital Strategic Outlook development processes; Conduct scenario analysis taking into consideration macro economic factors; Support development of corporate financial policies through best practice research and policy and financial analysis; Track and report on key financial and non-financial performance indicators.

Strategic Decision Support: Make recommendations to senior management on priority initiatives based on sound financial and policy analysis; Support development of public amenity financial strategy for major development projects; Determine financial implications of major corporate decisions

Property Taxation: Provide policy and financial analytics relating to the City's property tax policies; Determine policy and financial implications of legislative changes.

Other duties/responsibilities as assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • A post-graduate degree in Commerce, Business Administration, Economics or Public Administration, and a professional accounting designation is required
  • Minimum 8 years of (post graduate/designation) experience in financial planning and analysis and policy development within a large organization
  • Experience in the public sector, and familiarity with local government statutory and regulatory requirements and property taxation would be an asset

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong financial modeling skills
  • Quick learner, ability to gain in depth understanding of City operations and finances
  • Critical thinker, ability to analyze complex situations and determine appropriate courses of action where there is little or no precedent
  • Ability to “connect the dots” and understand and apply broad corporate context in individual tasks
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills, ability to effectively convey complicated financial analytics to non-financial management in the form of reports and/or presentations
  • Ability to build strong relationship and work effectively with diverse stakeholders having differing interests
  • Strong sense of accountability, ability to work independently and take considerable initiative in leading and completing assignments
  • Ability to handle competing priorities and deadlines in a professional manner
  • High level of proficiency with MS Office applications and complex ERP systems

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We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

City of Vancouver is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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