Financial Analyst – City of New Westminster

April 8, 2024

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Financial Analyst

STATUS: Regular Full Time
UNION: CUPE, Local 387
HOURS OF WORK: 35 hours / week
SALARY: $80,756 to $95,439 annually + comprehensive benefits package
The Finance Department is a core governmental service that provides city-wide financial services and functions including financial reporting, purchasing, revenue & collections and insurance administration. Reporting to the Senior Manager of Financial Services, you will be a key member of the Finance team, performing critical work pertaining to city-wide financial planning, reporting and analysis, annual budgeting, forecasting and business case analysis.
Your key accountabilities include:

  • Supporting the annual operating, capital budgeting and 5 year plan projections, quarterly reporting & financial forecasting, year-end audit and reporting, including but not limited to grant and reserve monitoring, tracking and reporting.
  • Preparing, analyzing, and summarizing a wide variety of financial information.
  • Assisting client departments in administering their financial planning, budget and forecasting activities.
  • Monitoring and analyzing budget variances.
  • Preparing audit working papers, grant claims and financial reports for senior management.
  • Providing technical advice on specific business and financial issues and ensuring compliance with corporate and financial policies, procedures and legislation. 
  • Assisting in identifying and recommending improvements in financial and business processes to optimize the effectiveness and service delivery for all areas of accountability.
  • Works with the team on system implementation, testing and performance review.

If you have the following qualifications and attributes, we want to hear from you!

  • Completion of an accounting designation with a recognized professional accounting association (CPA) complemented by sound experience in budget analysis and financial control work; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret various financial, budget, accounting and cost control information and data and to develop logical solutions to problems related to financial and business processes, budget variance and financial reporting.
  • Knowledge of the concepts, practices and techniques of financial/accounting principles and practices, financial processes and systems, and their application to financial operations.
  • Knowledge of the relevant regulatory policies, procedures and legislation would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of municipal functions, organization, policies and procedures and their financial and information system requirements would be an asset.
  • Sound knowledge of ERP systems (JD Edwards) and other computerized data processing systems and databases.
  • Excellent MS Excel skills and the ability to extract data and perform analysis.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.  Ability to deal tactfully with all levels of staff and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others, and to provide exceptional customer service.

Apply online with your resume and cover letter in one document at by April 26, 2024
To support a workforce that reflects the diversity of our community; women, Indigenous Peoples, racialized individuals, persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (LGBTQ2S+), persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversity of our workforce, are encouraged to express their interest.

New Westminster is on the unceded and unsurrendered land of the Halq’eméylem-speaking peoples.
It is acknowledged by the City that colonialism has made invisible their histories and connections to the land.
We are learning and building relationships with the people whose lands we are on.
We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

This position is only open to those legally entitled to work in Canada.

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