Manager Financial Services

Requisition ID: 11664 

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Main Purpose and Function
The Manager of FP&A is a strategic finance partner for the Real Estate & Facilities Management (REFM) group. The REFM group includes Real Estate Services, Facilities Operations, Facilities Planning and Development and the Property Endowment Fund (PEF).The Manager will lead the budget, quarterly, and monthly reporting process timelines for operating and capital for all service groups within REFM The manager will also be responsible for all financial planning and analysis and supports the strategic decision making within REFM. This includes understanding the financial implications of decisions, managing performance and value-for-money metrics, long-term financial planning, budgeting, forecasting and management reporting.
Key Contacts and Reporting Relationships
Reports to the Director of Financial Reporting and Analysis for Community and Corporate Support  services and interacts on a regular basis with the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis, REFM  Directors and General Manager.  Manages and provides leadership to the REFM FP&A team(3 employees).  In addition, the position will collaborate with Corporate FPA team in annual operating and capital budgets development, performance management, and long-term financial planning team.
Specific Duties/Responsibilities
Strategic Development / Operational and Financial Reporting:

  • Leads, within a matrix strucure, the delivery of REFM’s capital and operating budget, forecasting and analysis, and monthly and quarterly reporting processes and other, as required
  • Leads all aspects of financial planning and analysis for all service groups in REFM including the preparation of forecasting, economic analysis, performance metrics, financial modeling, policy development and service plans
  • Implements budget processes, systems, and business intelligence reporting as well as other continuous improvement inititiaves, as required
  • Prepares and reviews reports and presentations to Council and senior management, and leads priority ad-hoc financial analysis initiatives and business case reviews
  • Develops and/or implements performance measurement including benchmark standards to applied across all service groups in REFM  and/or department-wide
  • Develops and maintains specific service groups long-term financial model incorporating financial implications from corporate and REFM’s service plans, Council initiatives, regional governments and external agencies 
  • Provides leadership and guidance to staff including hiring, performance evaluation, coaching, mentoring, training and development  

Budgeting, Reporting and Forecasting:

  • Identify budget pressures, risk factors and mitigate strategies:
  • Develop and analyze business cases for proposed projects, including cost benefit analysis to justify spending proposal and quantify impact on budgets and forecasts;
  • Prepare and review financial and administrative policies
  • Collaborates with Procurement to ensure best practices for budgeting, reporting, and forecasting procurement spend and associated savings in REFM as well as, direct role in REFM procurement process, including review of bid committee analysis and attend the Bid Committee meeting on the Director’s behalf when needed.
  • Manage relationships with business units and external organizations
  • Strategic financial advice and decision support
  • Explain the long-term financial and value-for-money implications of department initiatives
  • Link department strategies and City priorities to the budget
  • Other duties/responsibilities as assigned

Council Report Concurrences:

  • Validates standing authority and policies as they relate to the council report
  • Review council report for operational and strategic alignment with city objectives
  • Validate financial implications and funding sources
  • Review overall quality of report and make recommendations for improvements

Process improvement Projects:

  • Work with external parties where required
  • Provide supporting role in projects, and organizational and transformational initiatives, where applicable
  • Ad-hoc support on departmental deliverables where required

Minimum Position Requirements
Education and Experience:

  • A Bachelor degree and a professional accounting designation or MBA
  • Minimum 10 years finance experience in budgeting, financial analysis, forecasting, reporting, and accounting
  • Advanced financial systems experience preferably with integrated ERP and BI reporting environments
  • Minimum 5 years of experience managing financial staff, preferably in a large multi- unionized enviorment
  • Good working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles as they relate to local government including PSAB
  • Extensive experience delivering strategic, transformational and general process improvements including all aspects of project delivery from identification to implementation and handoff
  • Experience with presentations to senior management
  • Formal reporting writing experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Advanced knowledge of finance and business concepts
  • Strong leadership experience with the ability to influence at senior levels of an organization and influence within a matrix organization
  • Strong business acumen and capability to link finance to the business
  • Excellent financial reporting and analytical  skills
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Innovative, motivated and driven
  • Attention to detail and the ability to consistently produce accurate, high quality presentations and analysis for executive audiences
  • Ability to represent and serve the city at all levels as well as interact with customer and clients outside the organization
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills with ability to manage multiple tasks with competing priorities
  • Superior research and analytical skills
  • Problem-solving and issue resolution skills in a complex business environment
  • Ability to maintain professionalism, objectivity, confidentiality, tact and diplomacy

Business Unit/Department: Finance, Risk & Business Plan (1150) 
Affiliation: Exempt 
Employment Type: Regular Full Time 
Position Start Date: August 1, 2018 
Application Close: July 26, 2018

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Location: Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Executive / Administrative Management,Financial Management
Posted: July 13, 2018, 11:09 am
Expires: July 26, 2018, 11:45 pm