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Senior Financial Analyst II (Capital Budget Services) – APPLY NOW !


Senior Financial Analyst II (Capital Budget Services) – APPLY NOW !

Senior Financial Analyst II (Capital Budget Services)

Requisition ID: 23395 


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Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.


Main Purpose & Function 

The Financial Analyst II is an integral member to the Financial Planning & Analysis team and reports to the Manager of Capital Budget Services. This position involves working closely with Departmental Financial Planning & Analysis (FP & A) as well as various Senior Staff members throughout the organization.


The main functions of this role are to:

  • Provide leadership in City-wide capital budgeting, reporting, and forecasting processes
  • Leading and guiding peers within the team and with departmental teams.  Motivating everyone to be their best.
  • Assist departments in resolving capital related financial and non-financial issues
  • Develop and refine Capital Budget policies and strategies
  • Provide consultation on corporate initiatives with capital budgetary impacts
  • Make recommendations to improve processes and systems related to capital budgeting
  • Provide strategic decision support and make recommendations that may influence high profile and high impact business decisions
  • Develop and refine Capital Budget policies and strategies
  • Manage IT and system improvement projects to support strategic analysis capabilities and Capital related process efficiency in the FP&A organization


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Specific Duties & Responsibilities

Capital Budgeting, Forecasting, Analysis and Reporting Process Leadership:

  • Provide leadership in City-wide capital budgeting, reporting, and forecasting processes.
  • Prepare Council reports and presentations for Senior Management
  • Communicate capital budgeting processes to FP&A and City staff; champion budget and reporting process excellence throughout the organization
  • Work with departmental FP&A and operational staff to conduct comprehensive reviews of capital budgets, forecasts and adjustments to identify funding needs and opportunities for budgeting improvement
  • Build effective relationships with FP&A counterparts and other Corporate Finance teams to proactively understand emerging issues.


Strategic Decision Support

  • Provide strategic decision support and make recommendations that may influence high profile and high impact business decisions
  • Make recommendations to prioritize capital projects and manage overall capital budgets, and make capital funding recommendations
  • Analyze and succinctly explain the key business issues impacting city-wide capital delivery and financial performance
  • Support Senior Executives by evaluating City-wide capital budgets and capital plan results to generate actionable insight
  • Concurrences for Council Reports and Shopping Carts/Procurement
    • Validate standing authority and policies as they relate to the Council report and Shopping Carts
    • Validate financial implications and funding sources
  • Evaluate financial implications for major corporate decisions, including bid committee reports, metrics, procurement contracts, etc.


Process Improvements

  • Identify existing areas in the capital budgeting, forecasting, reporting and Council report concurrences that will benefit from process and/or policy improvements
  • Suggest opportunities for process automation/streamlining and support integration with capital budgeting, reporting and planning
  • Manage the development and implementation of key FP&A IT and reporting initiatives


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Education and Experience

  • Degree in Business Administration, Economics, or Finance
  • Professional accounting designation or MBA
  • Minimum 5 years finance-related experience
  • Initiating business process improvements, supporting strategic decisions and change initiatives for a large organization
  • Significant experience in supporting and facilitating complex multi-stakeholder initiatives and engagements
  • Extensive experience in strategically answering complex business problems through strategic thinking, data analysis and  modeling
  • Experience with an ERP (preferably SAP) and BI reporting environments
  • Experience building and reviewing highly complex financial models


Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Ability to work at a strategic level – perform planning, set goals and determine priorities, and identify potential risks and opportunities
  • Ability to create and conduct presentations to senior management with minimal supervision
  • Superior verbal communication, written communication, and business analysis skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to work with minimal supervision; a self-starter
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Experience building relationships and the proven ability to influence all levels of the organization
  • Excellent analytical and technical skills, as well as robust knowledge of budgeting concepts and principles
  • Experience developing robust business proposals and gaining senior leadership buy-in
  • Demonstrated ability to make sound decisions in a complex environment with shifting demands and no established precedents
  • Strong business acumen with the ability to quickly and thoroughly understand business priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve complex business problems through structured analysis and creative thinking
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to consistently produce accurate, high quality reports and analysis
  • Advanced word processing skills using Microsoft Office Suite (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook)


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Business Unit/Department: Finance, Risk & Business Plan (1150) 

Affiliation: Exempt 

Employment Type: Regular Full Time 

Position Start Date: January, 2021 


Application Close: November 18, 2020

At the City of Vancouver, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, including Indigenous applicants, all genders, nationalities and persons with disabilities. 

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.  


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