Financial Analyst II (Finance and Performance Measurement)
City of Vancouver
Vancouver, BC
Requisition ID: 14799


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Main Purpose and Function

The Finance and Performance Measurement Financial Analyst II will be a senior member of a team of Finance and Performance Measurement Analysts in the City’s Centre of Expertise for Service Planning and Performance Measurement.

Interfacing with key business leaders from client departments as well as the City’s Corporate Leadership team, your work will enable the City to leverage performance metrics to support strategic, operational and financial decisions as well as support service transformation by driving accountability, improving transparency and increasing value for money.

This role will partner closely with other Corporate Support teams to foster a culture of data driven decision making across the city by working with client departments to increase data literacy, enable data exploration, and disseminate business intelligence tools and processes amongst end users.

Key Contacts and Reporting Relationships

Reports to the Manager, Finance and Performance Measurement
A key member of the Financial Planning & Analysis team

Key contacts include:
Internal: Corporate Leadership Team, peers across the Finance organization, Corporate support departments such as IT and HR, management teams and process owners from client departments and boards

Specific Duties/Responsibilities

Leading and participating in the City’s Service Planning process and Performance Measurement reporting including linking the Service Plans to performance metrics, budgets, Departmental workplans, and the Corporate Plan
Providing leadership and guidance to your peers within the team. Motivating and inspiring everybody to be their best.
Developing, monitoring and analyzing performance metrics, financial data and benchmarks to establish the cost efficiency and effectiveness of services
Assist client departments in identifying opportunities to increase process accountability, transparency and value for money
Providing data analysis and financial decision support which could include financial modelling, business analysis, and business case development
Creating a standard City wide methodology for benchmarking performance and efficiency
Reviewing the impact of major City decisions on service plans and performance
Developing and tracking short term focus metrics to support continuous process improvement and improved service outcomes
Proposing high value datasets for enablement through the City’s Enterprise Data Enablement process, building and deploying automated dashboards and reporting processes using business intelligence tools.
Working with client departments to foster data literacy and user adoption of business intelligence tools and processes though end user support and training.
Working with client departments to uncover and remediate data quality issues.

Minimum Position Requirements

Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Statistics, Business, Commerce, Business Analytics or a related discipline
Professional accounting designation (CPA) or MBA
Minimum 6-8 years of post-designation experience in performance measurement, data analysis budgeting, and financial analysis
Experience in supporting and developing strategies to support major corporate decisions and identifying performance measures to inform strategic decisions
Experience in building or reviewing highly complex financial and operational models
Business intelligence experience, familiarity with data management, BI tools, data mining, designing reports and dashboards to facilitate evidence based effective decision making
Extensive experience in strategically answering complex business problems through data analysis, scenario modeling and creative thinking
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
Experience with the creation and presentation of public information (formal/informal reports, other publications) as well as engagement involving a diverse range of stakeholders
Proven ability to simultaneously manage multiple organizational priorities, projects, and deadlines

Knowledge, skills and abilities:
Advanced knowledge of performance metrics, finance, and business concepts
Strong business acumen and the ability to link financial and operational metrics
Proven ability to “connect the dots” and make strategic recommendations within the broad corporate context taking into consideration interdependencies among policies and initiatives
Demonstrated ability to make sound judgments in a wide variety of complex situations with no established precedents
Ability to create data models, measurements and dashboards using Business Intelligence tools such as Excel, PowerPivot, PowerQuery, Qlik Sense & Power BI
Ability to perform complex financial modeling and scenario analysis
Excellent communication and presentations skills with the ability to deliver complex concepts to both technical and non- technical audiences
Superior verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team
Ability to represent and serve the City at all levels as well as interact with customers 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: October 2019

Application Close: October 15, 2019

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.