Financial Management Advisor

finance & treasury business & economic development
Location: Town of Richmond Hill, ON
Type: full-time
Posted On: Jan 10, 2018
Closing Date: Jan 26, 2018

Richmond Hill is the third most populated municipality in York Region with close to 209,000 residents.
It’s Council and staff are committed to providing an exceptional quality of life for the community.
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Financial Management Advisor
Corporate and Financial Services Department
The Financial Management Advisor (FMA) is a self-starter requiring minimal instruction, but able to seek assistance and guidance when appropriate. The role supports the Financial Planning (FP) 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 and 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 management reports are accurate, relevant and insightful to our management team.
Reporting directly to the Manager of Financial Planning and Budgets with dotted line reporting relationships to the assigned client department's Commissioner/Executive, this position will:
  • 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 operating and capital budget development, within the assigned departments. 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 variances 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 / actionable commentary to leadership team, to provide recommendation to improve processes, to resolve complex issues and competing interests.
  • Establish relationships with management and executives, handle challenging situations in a tactful and diplomatic manner and perform at a high-level during time constraints.
  • 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.
  • Encourage optimism, mentor, and influence others to work toward and achieve team objectives.
Your qualifications:
  • An innovative senior level analyst, you have a minimum of 5 years of proven experience preferably in a municipal-related field. Your experience must be supported by a four-year university degree in Business Administration or related discipline, and a recognized professional accounting designation. You possess a sound knowledge of municipal financial legislation and practices.
  • Superior analytical and financial modeling skills; thrives on challenging assignments. You are proficient in developing and using computerized financial models and tools and respond to issues using sound judgment, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • You demonstrate the Town’s corporate values of service, collaboration, care, and courage.
  • You are a skilled writer and communicator with highly developed 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.
  • Possession of a valid Ontario Class "G" Driver's License and access to a vehicle for use on corporate business (mileage compensated), you will be required to provide proof of valid vehicle insurance upon hire.
The salary for this position is $90,267. - $104,703.
Applicants are invited to apply online at by 4:30 PM on January 26, 2018.
We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.
The Town 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.