Financial Management Advisor

Richmond Hill, Ontario
$100,218.00 -$116,246.00 Annual
April 2, 2024
May 2, 2024
Job Sectors
Public Sector
Job Type
CPA status
CPA Member

Posting Id 2518

Department Corporate and Financial Services

Division Financial Services

Rate of Pay $100,218.00 -$116,246.00 Annual

Job Type Permanent Full Time

Replacement/New Position          New Hire

Posting Type Internal and External

Posting Date 03/29/2024 

Application Deadline 04/18/2024 


Position Summary

Reporting to the Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis the Financial Management Advisor will support the Financial Planning team in delivering regular financial reporting packages and analysis to the assigned departments, the Executive Leadership Team and Council. This role is responsible for the coordination, management of the global processes supporting the preparation of the strategic and financial plans for the department, and prepares in-depth financial, and business analysis ensuring reports are accurate, relevant and insightful to the management team.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide professional advice and guidance to management on financial matters relevant to their area of operation, understanding business operations and key drivers
  • Coordinate, analyze and advise in the operating budget development within the assigned departments and supporting the capital budget team as required. Analyze budget submission for content, and accuracy through consultation with the Commissioner, Directors and Managers, in accordance with guidelines set out by the Executive Management Team and Council
  • Prepare, consolidate and summarize financial reporting packages, comparing results to prior year, budget, forecast or trend analysis. Analyze variance reports utilizing appropriate forecasting techniques, interpret financial data, and comment on historical and future expenditure and revenue patterns
  • Ensure all financial requirements of the departments are met: year-end carry forward and accrual requests, financial system related administration, assisting in the annual update of the schedule of fees
  • Provide financial research, analysis, presentation, or modeling as required. Resolve problems of diverse scope utilizing detailed analysis of data and problem solving skills. Embrace unique or controversial problems or questions. Present insightful and actionable commentary to leadership team, provide recommendations to improve processes, and resolve complex issues and competing interests
  • Prepare written analysis and recommendations on financial matters including reports to Department Management, Executive Management, Committees, Council and the public.
  • Participate on project teams as a financial resource in either a leadership, advisory or membership capacity

Education and Experience

  • 4 year University degree in Business Administration or related discipline
  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation is required
  • 5 years’ experience preferably in a municipal related field

Required Skills/Knowledge

  • Superior analytical and financial modeling skills; with the ability to handle challenging assignments
  • Proficient in developing and using computerized financial models and tools and respond to issues using sound judgment, problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Proven interpersonal skills to foster and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of internal stakeholders, demonstrating high proficiency in conflict resolution and negotiation skills
  • Well organized, independent and highly-motivated, with the ability to handle multiple job responsibilities, set priorities, problem solve and work with all levels of staff while appreciating the responsibility of meeting tight and conflicting deadlines.
  • Demonstrated competence with the Microsoft office suite of products (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint), with superior skills related to Excel and PowerPoint skills.
  • Ability to recommend financial planning process improvements considering accounting processes, policies and procedures.
  • Must be willing and able to transport yourself to City work sites as required (mileage compensated)., you will be required to provide proof of valid vehicle insurance upon hire.
  • Demonstrates good judgment and makes sound decisions
  • Shows commitment to personal growth, development, and leadership opportunities
  • Shares new ideas and challenges the status quo
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate with honesty, openness, respect, and trust
  • Takes initiative to participate in a culture of learning, mentoring, and sharing
  • Contributes to building and being a part of a positive culture
  • Demonstrate the City’s corporate values of care, collaboration, courage and service

Leadership Competencies

  • Builds people and culture
  • Cultivates open communication
  • Demonstrates personal leadership
  • Navigates and leads through complexity and change
  • Shapes the future


We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

The City of Richmond Hill is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. If contacted to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please advise Human Resources if you require an accommodation.

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