Calgary Economic Development is an opportunity-maker, helping to spark and fuel Calgary’s growth. Our job is to connect people with resources that can help them grow their careers or businesses, thrive in new locations or markets, and feel at home in our community. We offer a wealth of information to help everyone succeed and we tirelessly promote Calgary, in Canada and around the world. We’re exhilarated about our role in shaping and sharing Calgary’s story and we’re proud to be part of the energy.
We’re looking for a Financial Analyst to join our Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund (OCIF) team to help us tell Calgary’s story as a great place to make a living and make a life.
This full-time contract ends Dec 31, 2022.
The Financial Analyst, OCIF is an experienced professional that will support transformative investments in Calgary. Reporting to the Director OCIF, this role is responsible for contributing to the overall productivity and efficiency of the OCIF program by assisting with the evaluation of business applications and supporting fund disbursements. Specific responsibilities include detailed financial analysis, evaluation of business applications, program compliance of funding recipients, and analysis of anchor and ecosystem opportunities that align with OCIF strategic direction.
Oversee the OCIF pre-application process, including identification of prospective projects that meet the OCIF criteria.
Assist with the application process, including the evaluation of submissions and the development of recommendations for file progression based on application eligibility.
Assist with the review and due diligence of business proposals and contribute to the development of terms and conditions for funding agreements as needed.
Support monitoring and compliance processes.
Conduct monitoring and compliance reviews of funding agreements.
Execute completeness check and ensure project metrics are achieved and documented.
Recommend contribution payments for successful milestone achievements.
Responsible for documentation of files and activities for each stage of the OCIF process in CRM.
Proactively update program materials, and support development of board materials and reporting to City Administration and Council.
Work with team to deliver training on OCIF process, file reviews and key aspects of financial and ecosystem evaluations that help us determine competitiveness.
Let’s Talk About You
You are a team player. You are analytical, an astute problem solver, adaptable to change, and proactive. You will wear many hats in assisting the OCIF team. You are looking for a position that will combine your extraordinary organizational skills with broad finance and accounting experience as you grow in your career.
You have a passion for our city and are excited at the prospect of working on projects that build on the energy of our community. You are collaborative and you thrive in a fast-paced environment, while also managing multiple projects with ease.
Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting or finance or a related area. CPA, MBA or financial management designation an asset.
Minimum three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in a directly related area during which professional capability has been clearly demonstrated.
Executing programs, strategies, processes, and internal controls in an environment with a high level of scrutiny and accountability.
Reviewing and monitoring legal agreements.
Creating reports for internal and external stakeholders.
Experience with government funding programs or venture capital programs and mergers and acquisitions is an asset.
Note: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Proven program execution skills with the ability to multi-task and manage several sub-projects at once against tight timelines, demonstrating a strong skill base in organization, schedules and budget management, risk mitigation, quality assurance, documentation and stakeholder engagement.
Ability to learn quickly, think critically and function in a dynamic environment in a structured, timely and politically sensitive manner.
Analytical and methodical, while remaining open and flexible to input from various stakeholders. Demonstrates strong financial acumen. Familiarity with government grants or venture capital fund programs an asset.
Exceptional client relationship management.
Sound judgment and ability in handling matters of a confidential and/or sensitive nature.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the creation of professional PowerPoint presentations.
Excellent planning, organizational and time management skills; and ability to manage multiple projects with tight timelines.
Proficient in MS O365 and experience with Client Relationship Management programs.
Sound relationship building skills and demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with peers and stakeholder groups.
Unique Working Conditions
This type of work doesn’t always happen between 9 and 5. This position may require long and/or irregular hours including attendance at business functions and special events. The successful candidate works effectively within a team environment and maintains composure when under pressure. The successful candidate must be able to balance and prioritize demands for information from a variety of sources, both internal and external, and deal effectively with politically sensitive and confidential information.
Interested candidates should submit their cover letter and resume in confidence by 8am November 8, 2021 at: https://calgaryeconomic.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=112