Financial Coordinator - Revised
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Community & Social Services Department, Children's Services, Children Services Funding & Financial
1 Full-time Continuous Position - 35 hours/week
$75,912.20 to $92,366.82 annually (2019 rates of pay)
100 Constellation, Nepean
Community and Social Services
Responsible for facilitating the implementation of financial policies, procedures and best practices related to
social housing programs. Monitors financial performance and compliance with financial and service level
guidelines and procedures; performing financial audits/reviews; reconciling Annual Information Returns;
liaising with housing provider staff, housing boards, auditors and other government agencies. Conducts
business case, consolidation and portfolio analysis; Capital and Operating Budget preparation; administering
and monitoring financial reporting requirements and related systems capabilities; improving internal controls
and providing input regarding upgrades/modifications to existing systems to meet evolving need.
Coordinating the activities of assigned staff; providing day-to-day financial management support to program
administrators, city management and staff.
Education & Experience
University degree in Business, Commerce, or a related discipline with demonstrated abilities in financial
- Five years progressively responsible experience in financial analysis, budgets or accounting
- Experience in administering financial component of social housing programs
- Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for
stipulated academic requirements.
Language, Certificates & Licenses
Provincial certification in a recognized accounting association (i.e. CA, CGA, CMA)
Day 1 Ready – immediate requirement for language proficiency:
French oral, reading, writing
English oral, reading, writing
Candidates must meet language requirement for position upon hire.
City of Ottawa organization, financial policies and procedures (i.e. Corporate Policy Manual)
Generally accepted accounting and auditing standards
Housing policy guidelines and relevant legislation, e.g. Housing Services Act,Municipal Freedom of
Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA)
Understanding of legislated funding rules applicable to various Social Housing programs
Current Social Housing Issues
Knowledge of the Social Housing providers'business line(s)/client base, operational priorities and direction
Housing Branch's inter-relationship with the City in order to participate in operating and capital
budgets/works, contracting, financial analyses and reporting activities;
Understanding of corporate information management systems including financial budgeting, tracking,
accounting and reporting; SAP-HR; SHAMIS; departmental project, assets, and maintenance management
systems and their interfaces Internal financial controls and processes;
Funding programs available to the City from other levels of government
Knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation, including the rights and duties of workers
Competencies & Skills
Able to work independently, with minimum supervision, and collaboratively with all staff as part of a team
Provide functional supervision to other assigned employees, schedule and coordinate work activities and
Analyze financial statements and Annual Information Returns
Establish and maintain positive working relationships with housing providers and auditors
Provide advice, guidance, direction and effective leadership
Interpret relevant legislation and policies
Write clearly, concisely and accurately
Communicate effectively with others, clarifying ideas and ensuring they are understood
Counsel and resolve problems/issues
Conduct financial compliance audits/reviews
Respond to multiple and often conflicting requests from staff and clients, including providing on-the-spot
reports and explanations to management in preparation for urgent/ad hoc meetings;
Identify financial tracking reporting requirements and provide user input to systems enhancements, as
Use corporate financial systems (SAP, SHAMIS) and a variety of software applications (spreadsheets,
databases, word processing, etc).
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will be contacted.
The City of Ottawa is committed to providing quality services by establishing a qualified workforce that
reflects the diverse population it serves. The City encourages applications from all qualified individuals.
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HR Service Centre at 613-580-2424, extension 47411.