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Financial Planning Analyst

Full Time
6 days ago
42.420 per hour
  • A chance to contribute to the sustainability of one of the most beautiful regions in BC
  • Be part of a dynamic, forward-thinking team, while enjoying a rewarding career and a great work-life balance
  • Be rewarded with an attractive hourly wage of $42.42, plus top-tier benefits, including a 35 hour work week
About Comox Valley Regional District

The Comox Valley is an attractive geographic location, rich in rural agriculture, vibrant urban development, meandering coastline and dramatic mountains. There are spectacular outdoor activities available throughout the region, offering unlimited possibilities to current and prospective residents. At the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) we work collaboratively, continually look toward the future and strive to be the change we wish to see in our communities. Our values coupled with a commitment to leadership excellence and a resolute focus on serving the residents of the Comox Valley help to create an organizational culture that’s second to none. What we do goes beyond work, offering our employees the support to achieve and maintain a healthy balance between work and lifestyle. Working with the CVRD is a plus for everyone.

For more information about the CVRD, please visit

About the Opportunity

We are looking for a full-time Financial Planning Analyst to join our organization in Comox Valley, BC.

Reporting to the Manager of Financial Planning, you will be responsible for performing complex budget and financial planning duties, including deep analysis of revenue and expenses, identifying trends and anomalies, performance metric calculations, life cycle costing analysis and cost of carbon calculations. You will also work closely with and support budget managers to compile current and future budget projections and conduct quarterly variance analyses and reports.

More specifically, the scope of your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Focusing on the operating funding activity and collaborating with the budget managers and department staff to prepare multi-year budgets on a timely basis
  • Conducting analysis, developing models, and implementing multiple-year approaches for user fees and charges as part of the development of a long-term planning and sustainable framework service delivery
  • Aiding departments with the preparation of board reports and bylaws
  • Providing timely, accurate and consistent financial data for assigned minor and major capital projects and supporting project managers with the compilation of regular project status reports and monitoring of projects throughout the year to support capital project delivery
  • Conducting analysis and preparing calculations as required for the implementation of corporate energy GHG initiatives
  • Developing and maintaining 10-year financial plans with relevant analysis and assessment of alignment to policy, strategy, and sustainability (in conjunction with the Senior Accounting Technicians and the Manager of Financial Planning)
  • Creating accurate, substantiated forecasts for the year-end and explaining variances, based on variance analysis and forecasting on a monthly, quarterly, and yearly basis
  • Drafting related quarterly board reports and forwarding them to the Manager of Financial Planning for review and completion
  • Working with the asset management team to integrate infrastructure needs into capital plans; supporting the development and maintenance of corporate asset management practices; assisting with ensuring capital projects include comprehensive decision-making information, including life cycle analysis when necessary
  • Participating in the development of innovative approaches and financial strategies and implementing efficiencies and strategies
About You

To qualify, you will need at least 3 years of directly related accounting experience preferably in local government and considerable knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and local government accounting. You will also have a four-year degree in accounting and/or finance from a recognized post-secondary institute (an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered).

The following will be critical to successfully performing this role:

  • Have or be working towards completing a CPA designation (preferred)
  • Passionate about detail-oriented work and committed to continuous improvement
  • Strong communication skills with a collaborative approach, including the ability to train and assist internal clients with accounting procedures and computer systems
  • Organized, analytical and creative when it comes to problem-solving
  • Knowledgeable in personal and network computer systems and relevant accounting software (spreadsheet, word processing, reporting and presentation software)
  • Familiarity and knowledge of Questica, City Works and iCity programs (asset)
  • Advanced experience using Microsoft Office, with emphasis on data management and reporting in Excel and strong utilization skills with Explorer and SharePoint applications
About the Benefits

As a valued member of our team you will be awarded an attractive hourly wage of $42.42, plus a host of great benefits, including:

  • 100% employer-paid benefits (health, vision and dental)
  • Opportunities for skill development
  • A 35 hour work week
  • Life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Plan
  • Municipal Pension Plan
  • Alternative work arrangement
  • Front Load PTO/Vacation
  • Supplementation of Compensation Award
  • Travel expenses covered
  • Social and Wellness company events
  • Corporate Wellness Pass (discount on a season pass at the recreation facility)

If you have the skills necessary to bring success to the role, then we invite you to apply today!

The Comox Valley Regional District respectfully acknowledges the land on which it operates is on the unceded traditional territory of the K’ómoks First Nation, the traditional keepers of this land.

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