Closing date: March 28, 2023
Financial Analyst - Budgets (Continuous)
The City of Victoria’s Finance department has an exciting opportunity for a Financial Analyst – Budgets to join our team with the goal of providing exceptional service. At the City, we work collaboratively, continually look toward the future, and are committed to a culture that believes in continuous improvement.
This is a hands-on position that works closely with teams across the organization to support the planning, coordination and development of the operating and capital budgets and provide historical and strategic analysis that aids department decision making. This position plays an integral role in driving transformational change and continuous improvement. The position will be part of a talented and professional team of team of 4.
The successful candidate will:
The City of Victoria is a fantastic employer offering a competitive benefits package, municipal pension plan and extended healthcare benefits. This role is also eligible for hybrid work and one day off each pay period (modified work weeks). If you are passionate about what you do, strive to work in a progressive environment and want to make a difference, we want to hear from you!
Coordinate and participate in the work of the budget section of the Financial Services Division.
Coordinate the preparation and administration of the municipal operating and capital budgets; review budget submissions to ensure consistency and compliance with guidelines; maintain spreadsheets and monitor budget adjustments; prepare and review monthly budget variance analyses and financial reports and report on significant variances; assist in the preparation of annual financial statements and working papers. Perform analysis of various financial information to be provided to managers for decision-making.
Coordinate departmental submissions by compiling financial information for grant applications, claims, and year end reporting; ensure timely submission and submit extension requests when necessary. Coordinate grant audits by providing detailed information to auditors and responding to inquiries. Respond to inquiries relating to submitted claims.
Respond to enquiries from staff, department clients and outside agencies; provide related financial advice and guidance to departments in the preparation, monitoring and control of their operating and capital budgets; assist in the preparation of budget presentations for senior management and council; participate on corporate financial projects and committees as required. Review all purchasing and staffing requisitions to confirm budget.
Participate in the development and implementation of budget and accounting policies, procedures and standards for all financial functions; assist in the planning, implementation and improvement of financial systems. Work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to assess and troubleshoot City budget software; provide training to new users.
Perform related duties where qualified.
Work is performed according to annual budget program requirements and policy and annual financial statement requirements.
Work is reviewed through discussions with supervisor.
Issues such as policy development and major budget variances are discussed with supervisor with recommendations.
Touch keying on a calculator. (often)
Sit with arms unsupported while keyboarding. (often)
Meet accounting and project deadlines. (often)
Long periods of intense concentration while performing reconciliations and analyses. (often)
Focus on a variety of source data and computer for long periods. (often)
KEY SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Formal Education, Training and Occupational Certification:
or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Work schedule: Monday - Friday, 35 hour work week
$46.65 per hour, Pay Grade 14
Job Code #4222
This is a CUPE Local 50 Position
To apply for this opportunity you will need to create an online profile or log back in to our career portal at www.victoria.ca/jobs - only online submission will be considered. All applications must be submitted online by 4:30 pm on the closing date noted on the posting. Please be prepared to provide proof of qualifications and supporting materials as outlined in your resume.
At the City of Victoria, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we serve. Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, LGBT2Q+ and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process.
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