New Job Financial Planning Lead - Budgeting In British Columbia

Financial Planning Lead - Budgeting
Financial Planning Lead - Budgeting

Financial Planning Lead - Budgeting

Company : City of Coquitlam
Salary : $43.82–$51.78 an hour
Location : British Columbia

Full Description

Financial Planning Lead

Regular Full Time

We acknowledge with gratitude and respect that the name Coquitlam was derived from the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ word kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (kwee-kwuh-tlum) meaning “Red Fish Up the River”. The City is honoured to be located on the kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) traditional and ancestral lands, including those parts that were historically shared with the sq̓əc̓iy̓aɁɬ təməxʷ (Katzie), and other Coast Salish Peoples.

One of BC’s Top Employers, the City of Coquitlam offers meaningful career opportunities to make a difference within the local community. As the sixth largest city in BC, we are home to more than 150,000 residents. Our diverse municipality is a great place to work as it continues to grow through innovative urban design, inspiring arts, culture and recreation programs, and state-of-the-art transportation systems. Our brand is built on managing our resources in a responsible and sustainable manner, while supporting a vibrant, growing regional urban centre. We envision a bright future in Coquitlam that we hope includes you!

The City of Coquitlam currently has a great opportunity to join our innovative and experienced Finance team as a Financial Planning Lead. This role will lead work associated with city-wide financial planning, analysis, forecasting, annual budgeting and business case analysis.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Leading and coordinating the preparation of the City’s annual Five Year Financial Plan
  • Assisting and advising client departments in preparing annual budget submissions
  • Developing, implementing and maintaining a variety of financial models, schedules and working papers
  • Developing financial and business analysis to support decision making related to a variety of City initiatives
  • Providing leadership and direction to team members
  • Assessing risks and opportunities in areas of responsibility and participating in the development and implementation of policies, procedures, standards and systems to optimize process effectiveness and service delivery
  • Undertaking special projects and assignments as required

The ideal candidate will have 5 years of related experience, will be able to work well under pressure, can exercise considerable independent judgment and action, manage multiple competing demands at once, build and maintain strong working relationships and work collaboratively in a team setting. These attributes will be matched with a degree in Business, Commerce or a related discipline; Professional Accounting Designation and have considerable experience in financial planning/reporting and accounting preferably in a public sector setting. Previous supervisory experience is considered an asset.

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The City offers a CUPE hourly rate of $43.82 to $51.78, an excellent benefits package and the opportunity to take part in the earned day off program. This position is based in Coquitlam with some flexible, remote work options available.

Applicants under consideration may be required to undergo a police security clearance evaluation (with no adverse reports).

Please apply online at by 11:55 pm on May 3, 2023.

The City of Coquitlam is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.