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City of Toronto Career Opportunities: SENIOR FINANCIAL ANALYST CORP FIN (30812) in Toronto, Ontario

Career Opportunities: SENIOR FINANCIAL ANALYST CORP FIN (30812)

Requisition ID 30812 - Posted - METRO HALL - FST Project 2 - Non-Union - Full-time

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  • Job ID:30812

  • Job Category:Office of the Controller

  • Division & Section:Office of the Controller, FST Project

  • Work Location:METRO HALL, 55 John Street

  • Job Type & Duration:1 Permanent, 6 Temporary, Full Time (12 month) vacancies

  • Salary:$104,340.60 - $122,595.20, PSG # TM1542, Wage Grade 7.5

  • Shift Information:35 per week

  • Affiliation:Non-Union

  • Qualified List will be established to fill permanent and temporary positions.

  • Number of Positions Open: 1 Permanent, 6 Temporary

  • Posting Period: 05-Aug-2022 to 19-Aug-2022

  • The Financial Control and Process Improvement Division is responsible for ensuring effective financial management and internal control systems are in place throughout the City. This is achieved through the provision of advice and support to divisions on the enhancement of internal controls, development of risk management strategies, improvement of processes and creation or revision of policies and procedures.

    As part of the Financial System Transformation Program, the Data Team is leading data readiness activities for the City's transition to SAP S/4HANA. This is achieved through planning and coordinating the execution of data cleansing (in accordance to accounting standards and policies), developing data governance and maintenance activities in collaboration with divisional stakeholders and the system integrator.

    The Senior Financial Analyst, Corporate Finance is responsible for the research, analysis, preparation, review, implementation and monitoring of corporate strategy, business process and policy initiatives related to financial controls, internal controls and risk management and to provide advice on financial controllership and accountability frameworks. The Senior Financial Analyst will also support the improvement of financial data quality by conducting data analysis and cleansing to ensure compliance with accounting standards and alignment with future-state business processes and policies.

    Major Responsibilities:

  • Develops and implements detailed plans and recommends policies regarding program specific requirements.

  • Manages, leads and/or supports assigned projects, supervises, motivates and trains assigned staff ensuring effective teamwork and communication, high standards of work quality, organizational performance, continuous learning and encourages innovation.

  • Conducts research and financial analysis in support of corporate policy, including review of technical and general reports, review of applicable legislation and regulations, development of numerical and quantitative models, analysis of statistical data, development of projections, and design and analysis of questionnaires and surveys to compile empirical data.

  • Ensures that the project expenditures are controlled and maintained within approved budget limitations.

  • Reviews, analyzes and reports on Provincial and Federal statutes, bills and regulations that affect the city’s programs, policies or initiatives. Consults with other orders of government during the process of developing legislation/regulations.

  • Monitors emerging issues, researches and evaluates leading industry practices and adopts continuous improvement practices.

  • Advises client Divisions, agencies and Corporations in the development of financial, internal control and risk management strategies, policies recommending strategic and policy positions for approval.

  • Drafts and documents corporate financial policies, standards or guidelines to manage key financial risk.

  • Fosters awareness of City’s financial policies and procedures for providing on-going advice/consultation to divisions.

  • Develops or supports the development of communication and training plans for new financial policies.

  • Supports the corporate procurement process by providing advice, and financial analysis of RFP’s and reviews reports involving contract awards.

  • Supports, participates in and/or conducts negotiations regarding financial agreements.

  • Reviews and reports on operational policies, business processes, financial results, business plans, and risk management strategies for various divisions or corporate entities.

  • Engages, directs and reviews the work of external consultants and other advisors a on a project basis.

  • Leads or supports complex transformational projects and City wide initiatives representing and coordinating finance interests to enhance internal control and risk management.

  • Supports, provides advice, or financial expertise and drafts recommendations or briefing material to the Manager, Director, Controller, DCM & CFO, including recommending developing strategies and recommendations for financial management/controllership improvements.

  • Drafts and/or recommends communication or change management response to financially significant activities and announcements for senior management.

  • Produces reports, briefing notes, graphics, audio-visual presentations, summaries and other printed material (pamphlets, brochures) for staff, Council, Committees, to explain and describe issues or to support recommendations.

    Key Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education or training in a discipline pertinent to the job function (e.g. Accounting, finance, business administration), including a professional designation (e.g. CPA, CIA) or the equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Considerable experience managing assigned projects, or performing operational or business process reviews within a major public or private sector organization.

  • Considerable experience in conducting research, analysis and policy development,

  • Considerable experience in applying accounting principles and best practices towards effective financial analysis and reporting, budget development, process and control techniques within a large private or public sector organization.

  • Considerable experience writing reports, briefings, presentations and policy papers for senior management and providing strategic advice and recommendations on sensitive issues.

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Applications (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access).

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to develop and maintain working relationships at all organizational levels including intergovernmental and/or stakeholder relations.

  • Highly developed communications skills, both verbal and written, and the ability to communicate effectively at all organizational levels.

  • Excellent research, analytical, problem-solving, conflict resolution and strategic thinking skills. Ability to conceptualize information, develop options and recommend solutions to support decision making.

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks under pressure and to produce results within tight timeframes.

  • Sound judgement and ability to handle matters of a sensitive nature.

  • Familiarity with Government legislation in the area of Occupational Health and Safety as well as other relevant legislation (e.g. Municipal Act, Assessment Act, Planning Act, Development Charges Act, etc.) and City policies.

    Note: All City of Toronto employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire in accordance with the City'sMandatory Vaccination Policy. Candidates will be required to show proof of vaccination during the recruitment process.

    Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

    The City is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diverse residents that we serve. Learn more about the City’s commitment toemployment equity (https://jobs.toronto.ca/jobsatcity/content/Hiring-Policies-and-Statements/?locale=en_US) .

    Accommodation

    The City of Toronto is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs.Disability-related accommodation during theapplication processis available upon request. Learn more about the City’sHiring Policies and Accommodation Process (https://jobs.toronto.ca/jobsatcity/content/Hiring-Policies-and-Statements/?locale=en_US) .

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