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Senior Project Analyst (Budget & Complement Management)

January 9 2021
Categories Accounting, Finance, Financial Accounting, Management accounting, Management, Administration
Toronto, ON

Senior Project Analyst (Budget & Complement Management)

Toronto, ON

Job Summary:

The Senior Project Analyst will report to the Manager, Financial Planning & Reporting, and support the Senior Budget and Operations Analyst in planning, developing, implementing and monitoring a range of high-profile and politically sensitive financial services, complement management and projects to support City-wide, divisional initiatives, Offices of the Elected Officials and Accountability Officers.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Develops and analyzes the operating and capital budgets of the City Clerk's Office, Offices of the Elected Officials and/or Offices of the Accountability Officers.
  • Prepares business cases of service-level adjustments by developing financial models and sensitivity scenarios with a clear understanding of program needs and resource constraints.
  • Develops year-end forecasts and monitors budget variances of client divisions/offices, highlighting issues that have strategic, financial, operational and risk implications, for review with Senior Management.
  • Prepares reports (e.g. corporate variance reports) and briefing notes as well as presentation material for Senior Management, Offices of the Elected Officials and Accountability Officers
  • Assists in complement planning and management, and ensures organizational structures reflect actual reporting relationships, and complement databases are complete and accurate.
  • Ensures programs' compliance to corporate and divisional policies and procedures, the general accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and Public Sector Accounting Board standards.
  • Provides sound strategic advice, direction and analysis regarding financial planning, complement management, accounting policies and procedures.
  • Identifies a range of feasible options for operations, policies, information systems and management practices, assessing the implications and viability of each option and recommending changes to support management functions, strengthening internal controls and improving efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery.
  • Develops and implements new analytical tools and applications to help increase efficiency/effectiveness and improves internal control, including facilitating staff adoption of new techniques and procedures.
  • Develops and implements detailed plans and recommends procedures and policies regarding program-specific requirements.
  • Manages assigned projects, ensuring effective teamwork and communication, high standards of work quality and organizational performance, and continuous learning.
  • Conducts research and analysis into assigned area, ensuring that such research takes into account developments within the field, policies and practices, legislation, and program and corporate initiatives.
  • Investigates, analyzes and integrates findings on internal and external legislation, systems and controls and organizational structure which have an impact on the organization.
  • Leads, or participates in, the development and implementation of financial, organization, complement, operational and culture change projects that support programs and corporate directives.
  • Participates on corporate and external project teams, committees and meetings.
  • Maintains a thorough and continuous awareness of City and divisional policies and initiatives.
  • Develops and maintains professional relationships with internal and external clients.

Key Qualifications:

  1. Completed post-secondary education in a discipline related to the job function such as accounting or finance, or the equivalent combination of education and experience. A professional accounting designation would be considered an asset.
  2. Considerable experience in the development and management of operating and capital budgets within a large private or public sector organization.
  3. Considerable experience in complement planning and management.
  4. Proficiency in using enterprise-wide computer-based budget/financial/complement systems such as SAP, Excel spreadsheets, and other Microsoft Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Visio); experience using Public Budget Formulation (PBF) module and/or Success Factors (SF) would be considered an asset.
  5. In-depth knowledge of business processes for capital and operating budgets.
  6. Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), the Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB) standards and best practices.
  7. Highly-developed research, analytical, conflict-resolution and problem-solving skills. Ability to conceptualize information, develop options and recommend solutions to support decision-making.
  8. Strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate effectively and establish effective working relationships with employees, senior management and staff at all levels of client divisions, and foster the development of an organizational culture that focuses on delivering customer service excellence.
  9. Ability to take initiative, apply best practices and identify opportunities to continuously improve processes to enhance service delivery, efficiency and effectiveness.
  10. Ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion in handling politically sensitive and confidential matters. Sound judgment and demonstrated ability to handle crisis and/or emergency situations.
  11. Ability to manage multiple tasks under pressure and produce effective results under tight timelines, and adjust work priorities in response to competing demands.
  12. Ability to adhere to the Toronto Public Service mission and values, and act professionally and ethically.
  13. Knowledge of applicable legislation and City policies and procedures in the area of Occupational Health and Safety, and the ability to ensure safe and healthy work environments.

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How to Apply:

For more information on this and other opportunities with the City of Toronto, visit us online at To apply online, submit your resume, quoting Job ID 12001, by Monday, January 18, 2021.

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