New Job Financial Business Partner (18Mth Term) In Nova Scotia

Financial Business Partner (18mth Term)
Financial Business Partner (18mth Term)

Financial Business Partner (18mth Term)

Company : Halifax Regional Municipality
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Job Posting

Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting applications for one temporary,full time position of Financial Business Partner in the Accounting & Financial Reporting Division of Finance & Asset Management for a term of up to 18 months.Halifax Regional Municipality(HRM) is committed to reflecting the community it serves & recognizing Diversity & Inclusion as one of the Municipality’s core values.We have an Employment Equity Policy & we welcome applications from African Nova Scotians & Other Racially Visible Persons,Women in occupations or positions where they are underrepresented in the workforce,Indigenous/Aboriginal People,Persons with Disabilities & 2SLGBTQ+ Persons.Applicants are encouraged to self-identify on their electronic application

Reporting to the Manager of Accounting & Financial Reporting,the Financial Business Partner provides professional financial analysis,program,service analysis & advice to assigned HRM Business Units at both strategic & operational level.Work with business unit management team to provide/coordinate provision of professional financial & analysis support of outcomes included in business plan,operational plan & business cases.Prepare monthly financial reports,provide financial analysis & support to HRM business units in preparation & monitoring of budgets/business plan financial implications

The Financial Business Partner ensures generally accepted accounting principles are adhered to within the organization,HRM Financial Policy is respected & outcomes contained in the Finance business plan are achieved

Branching out to manage different business units requires a different strategy.
  • Ensure financial aspects of programs are part of the review, management and improvement of programs, services. Such objectives are integrated and support the objective of the strategic, business and operations plan;
  • Ensure processes are in place, maintained and improved to enable the collection/analysis of valuable information in managing the business unit and to enable the preparation of reports on operations and capital issues. Identify the need for business analysis, carry out research as required and prepare effective recommendations.
  • As required, prepare a presentation/meeting with HRM staff, senior management, regional councils, community groups, and the general public.
  • Understand the core service that business units provide, the resources available, and offer advice on how to plan for and support the funding of these services to provide an alternative/solution to optimize the use of these core services. Request details.
Finance Best Practices
  • Keep up on program/business news, and seek opportunities to help your client.
  • Lead/review human resource management systems and provide training.
  • Lead/carry out analysis of alternative support for decision making such as cost associated with labor/other contracts, negotiation of lease/purchase decisions, new initiative, other financial considerations. )
Business Unit Operational Support
  • Advise/support Finance and client in analysis of new initiative, special project including costing of collective agreement, financial review of financial analysis of proposal, change to business process and cash flow analysis.
  • The technical support committee participates in various committees to provide technical advice.
  • Understand/maximize opportunities from changing organization role and responsibilities.
  • The process problems are identified as best practice. Identify and research best practices.
  • Promote strong customer service orientation, monitor service performance, and ensure high standards of service/satisfaction.
Service Delivery
  • Prepare monthly financial report, including summary of variance/significant financial issue.
  • What are the best ways to provide support for policy development?
  • In preparation of projections, budgets and business plans for the year. Provide guidance/support in the review of expenses and variance analysis for a new client.
  • Assist in the reconciliation of model data and part of the budget process to identify financial issues/implications that impact the budget.
  • Assist with research/analysis, with preparation of special purpose reports in support of requirements including Council report. Provide training in SAP projection including: interpretation of reports, projection change; explanation of variance and input of budget information.
  • In conjunction with the financial services team, Facilitate the completion of analytical review/address of year end issues.
  • Provide explanation of the change in preparation for the briefing information.
  • Assist the Financial Services Division in identifying and solving issues related to the annual business plan. Participation on the Working Committee
  • In conjunction with the accounting division, review accounting procedures within the various HRM systems to ensure they are functioning as intended.
  • Provide assistance re:claims/cost submission
  • Audit/approve payment transactions greater than $50,000.

Education & Experience:
  • The post secondary degree in business, public administration or related field and 5 years of broad financial management experience. '
  • Professional accounting designation
  • Experience in project leadership or participation in projects as a professional financial resource.
  • Experience leading change

What are specific job specific knowledge and abilities?
  • With demonstrated ability to apply knowledge of financial records, system and budget planning tool, method. Professional level knowledge in program, service and analysis of complex financial/ statistical report. '
  • sound knowledge on cost benefit analysis, business case analytics, financial modelling and latest financial management technology.
  • Public Finance, Public Administration; Professional knowledge; advanced computer skills; strong interpersonal/personality skills.
  • Professional knowledge of application software, including enterprise platforms, spreadsheets and databases. Knowledge about applications and statistical techniques).
  • sound knowledge of municipal government accounting, reporting and generally accepted accounting principles. '
Security Clearance Requirement:Applicant may be required to complete an employment security screening check

Please note – Testing may be conducted as a component of the selection process to assess technical and job specific knowledge. Candidates, who are selected for testing, may be tested in a group setting, scheduled at the employer’s discretion.

Competencies: Analytical Thinking;Communication;Customer Service;Impact & Influence;Initiative;Networking/Relationship Building;Organizational Awareness;Teamwork & Cooperation;Valuing Diversity

WORK STATUS:One term up to 18 months,fulltime position

HOURS OF WORK:Monday to Friday,35 hrs/wk(Core hrs8.30am– 4.30pm)flexibility required

SALARY:NU Level8($82,640-$113,640)

WORK LOCATION:2nd Floor Alderney Gate, Dartmouth NS

CLOSING DATE: Applications will be received up to 11:59 pm on Tuesday September 19, 2023

Please note:We thank applicants for their interest in this position.Only those applicants selected for interview/testing will be contacted

During recruitment process,applicants have the right to request accommodation.Applicants invited to participate in assessment process(such as an interview/testing)& who require accommodation,should discuss their needs with Recruiter when invited to assessment process