Reporting to the Manager, Finance/Deputy Treasurer, provides technical financial advice and support to various Departments including, but not limited to, detailed review and analysis of Operating budget, as well as responsible for financial activities of the assigned portfolio including: journal entries, account reconciliation, financial controls and quality assurance activities, collection and input of financial information, preparation of financial reports, supporting the preparation of annual operating and capital budgets and business planning, performing financial analysis and forecasting. This role is responsible for preparing and reviewing of Monthly and Quarterly financial variance and forecast reports with decision makers of assigned portfolio.
This position will provide financial support to the overall financial sustainability of the Town by providing professional advice to managers on financial matters relevant to assigned department’s operation, assumes all budgeting and financial analysis responsibilities for the relevant Department, including financial modelling, forecasting, researching, council report/presentation preparation and process streamlining.
Proactively identify and recommend to management the best investment opportunities based on the Town’s cash flow management procedures and investment objectives. Working closely and in collaboration with other departments and teams in support of Community Growth. As the Financial Analyst, you will perform the following duties, including but not limited to:
- Financial planning support for budget target setting, deliver training and ongoing assistance to Departments allowing them to successfully deliver a robust and transparent budget to Council, coordination of the formal Budget Document, review of proposed changes in service level including providing input and financial analysis.
- Ongoing financial analysis and support role to Departments by monthly review of operating transactions and variance to budget, regular meetings with Departments to discuss variances, review and consolidation of Departmental feedback
- Reconcile and prepare detailed monthly reconciliations of accounts and Bank accounts
- Finance lead on developing investment policies, procedures and establishing cash flow modelling to proactively identify investment opportunities which constantly helps generate additional investment interest revenue to offset budget pressure for the Town
The Ideal Candidate
We are seeking an enthusiastic Accounting professional with a post-secondary degree in Accounting, or a related field and has a professional Accounting designation CPA (i.e. CGA, CMA, CA). Our ideal candidate has a minimum three (3) years’ experience in a position with responsibilities for accounting activities, budgeting, forecasting, and analysis. Municipal experience is an asset.
The ideal candidate will have experience in financial variance analysis, preparing financial reports, developing spreadsheet, database applications, thorough knowledge of accounting principles and practices, data processing systems, and financial control procedures. We are seeking an individual with superior verbal and written communications skills, excellent organizational skills with attention to detail and the ability to exercise significant discretion and sensitivity.
The successful candidate for Financial Analyst will be required to work a flexible schedule, including in the office, remotely and after hours (as required).
This position offers a salary range of $74,404.70 – $91,183.26 plus a competitive benefit package.
Satisfactory passing of a criminal record check and proof of qualifications will be required of any successful candidate(s) for this position.
New employees who commence employment on or after November 15, 2021 are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as a condition of employment. Being fully vaccinated is determined as the status of having received the full series of approved vaccines (both doses of a two dose vaccine series, one dose of a single dose vaccine series) and any additional doses required and approved by Health Canada and having satisfied the full post vaccination period required to ensure vaccination efficacy. The Town of Caledon reserves the right to request proof of vaccination at any time. Acceptable proof includes an Ontario Ministry of Health COVID-19 vaccine receipt which you can obtain through the Provincial portal https://covid19.ontariohealth.ca/, or other government-issued vaccine passport or certification. The requirement to be fully vaccinated is subject to the Ontario Human Rights Code.
The Town is committed to diversity and inclusivity in employment and welcomes applications from qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds. The Town is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to an inclusive and barrier-free workplace. If your application requires accommodation, please contact People Services at (905) 584-2272 Ext. 4738.