Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities, we are a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture. Join the award-winning Toronto Public Service as a Financial Planning Analyst within our Social Development, Finance & Administration Division.
The Financial Planning Analyst is responsible for coordinating the development and submission of the annual operating and capital budget submissions for the assigned programs within Citizen Centred Cluster ‘A’ and ensuring the provision of timely, accurate, and reliable information preparatory to, during and after the budget process.
The primary functions associated with this position include, but are not limited to:
- Implements detailed plans, prepares reports and briefing notes, and recommends policies/procedures regarding program specific requirements
- Manages and/or participates in assigned projects, ensuring effective teamwork and communication, high standards of work quality and organizational performance and continuous learning
- Conducts research into assigned area ensuring that such research takes into account developments within the field, corporate policies and practices, legislation and initiatives by other levels of government
- Assists with the submission of the operating and capital budget information on-time by planning, and monitoring the timetables for the divisional/cluster submissions, which includes all programs within Citizen Centred Cluster ‘A’
- Works with the Cluster-A Programs to ensure that the operating and capital budget data from the Corporate Budget System (FPARS/CAPTOR/SAP) contains information that is timely, accurate, and reliable and in compliance with corporate and cluster financial directives
- Reviews the content of budget presentations by the programs in the assigned portfolio to ensure data integrity and compliance to cluster guidelines
- Extracts data from the corporate budgeting and accounting systems efficiently to answer various ad hoc queries. This involves correctly identifying all the data to be extracted, analysing the data, presenting the information, and obtaining appropriate sign-offs by programs in the assigned portfolio
- Provides financial and budgetary advice, guidance and analysis to support budget development by divisions
- Provides financial and budgetary advice, guidance and analytical support to staff of the TCHC Project Management Office, Social Policy, Community and Neighbourhood Development, Financial Management and Toronto Office of Partnership of the Social Development, Finance & Administration Division in the development of social programs and projects
- Gathers, consolidates, and analyses data, and prepares sections of the budget binders for the
- Deputy City Manager to use in his/her review of the capital and operating budgets
- Provides system support and administration to programs in assigned portfolios by uploading program budget data into corporate operating budget system modules
- Liaises with the Division to ensure that the divisional/cluster estimates fulfil ministry requirements for cost sharing and legislative audit standards
- Reviews budget documents with confidential information regarding budget reduction/efficiency strategies with potential staffing impacts
- Participates and provides meaningful support to represent SDFA, Cluster A, and Corporate programs in projects, initiatives and systems where the Cluster is a key stakeholder and has a strategic interest, e.g. FPARS, SAP, Accounting, Financial Reporting, Budgeting.
- Post secondary education in public administration, financial management or in a professional discipline pertinent to the job function with the completion of an accounting designation, e.g. CPA, CA, CGA or CMA plus considerable relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Experience in conducting research and analysis and to manage and complete projects of various terms and complexities.
- Extensive experience in the application of the principles and practices of operating and capital budget formulation and financial planning within a large private or public sector organization.
- Extensive experience in the preparation and delivery of reports and presentations explaining supporting analysis, proposing effective strategies and making recommendations to senior management.
- Extensive experience with Corporate Budget (Operating and Capital) and Accounting systems (FPARS, CAPTORS and SAP)
- Extensive advanced level experience in the use of Excel, Word, Power Point, Visio and one of Access or SQL database software tools.
- Project work experience in business analysis, process reviews and project management, with a track record demonstrating innovation.
- Thorough knowledge of principles and practices employed in effective application of financial analysis of major business and government operations.
- Strong research, analytical, and conceptual thinking skills.
- Highly developed analytical, negotiation, conflict resolution and problem solving skills.
- Ability to interact, work and communicate effectively with senior management and staff at all organizational levels, of client departments, outside agencies and including other levels of government.
- Highly developed interpersonal skills, including written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to manage multiple tasks under pressure, and produce results within tight time frames.
- Familiarity with government legislation in the area of Occupational Health and Safety
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The City of Toronto is committed to fostering a positive and progressive workforce that is representative of the citizens we serve. We will provide equitable treatment and accommodation to ensure barrier-free employment. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the City of Toronto’s Accommodation Policy, a request for accommodation will be accepted as part of the City’s hiring process.
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