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BC Public Service

FO 21 - Financial Analyst

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
6 days ago
60,998 to 69,422 per year
Posting Title

FO 21 - Financial Analyst

Position Classification

Financial Officer R21




Vancouver, BC V6B 0N8 CA (Primary)

Salary Range

$60,998.61 - $69,422.06 annually

Close Date


Job Type

Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date


BC Public Service -> Destination BC Corp.

Ministry Branch / Division

Corporate Development

Job Summary

Position: Financial Analyst

Salary: $60,998.61 to $69,422.06

Classification: FO 21

Status: Permanent

Location: Vancouver, BC

Closing Date: October 07, 2022

Position #: 00109775

Competition #: DBC 2022-35

If you are interested and you meet the selection criteria please respond to this link with your cover letter and CV prior to4 PM October 07, 2022.

You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident to apply for this full-time opportunity.

The initial salary for this position will start at the beginning of the listed salary range with the opportunity to advance up the pay grid in annual increments. An eligibility list may be established.

On November 1, 2021 the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required. It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service. More information can be found here .

Destination BC is recognized globally for our strong, authentic brand, our award-winning creative and leading-edge marketing, and our destination management strategies. We work hard, play to our strengths, support each other unreservedly, and consider it a privilege to share the transformative power of BC's experiences with the world. We offer the opportunity to love what you do by engaging in exciting and innovative work and immersing yourself in a collaborative work culture that is committed to empowerment and employee learning and development. Our primary workplace model isa combination of in office and work from home based on a split week giving you the best of both worlds.

We are a provincially funded, industry-led Crown corporation that supports a strong and competitive future for BC's tourism industry through a combination of global marketing, destination development, industry learning, cooperative community-based programs, and visitor servicing. The Corporation strives to grow sustainable social, cultural, environmental, and economic benefits for all British Columbians through the encouragement and promotion of responsible travel. Destination BC receives approximately $52 million each year, out of a Provincial investment of about $140 million in BC's tourism ecosystem. These investments help to improve the visitor experience, support businesses and communities, and strengthen BC's worldwide reputation as a destination of choice. For more information about Destination BC's programs and services, please visit .

Destination BC is committed to ensuring diversity, equity, and inclusion within our organization and in all aspects of our work, and welcome applications from all qualified job seekers. If you are an applicant with a disability, we will ensure workplace accommodations are in place to enable you to do your best work.

A safe and respectful workplace for all employees is s a leading priority for our organization, and as part of this, we are committed to the health and safety of our employees, industry partners, sub-contractors, and community during COVID-19 and beyond.

For inquiries regarding accommodation requirements, or to learn more about our commitment to the health and safety of our employees during COVID-19, please contact For more information about Destination BC's programs and services, please visit .

Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants who self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For advice and guidance on applying and/or preparing for an interview for this opportunity, we invite applicants to connect with the Indigenous Applicant Advisor, Amanda, by email: or by phone: 778-698-1336.


The Corporate Services program area within the Corporate Development division provides a comprehensive range of financial, administrative and support services to Destination BC. Through collaborative working arrangements with central services agencies within the Provincial Government the Corporate Services team is responsible for ensuring that core corporate services are delivered to the Corporation.

Reporting directly to the Controller, the Financial Analyst provides financial advice to support accounting and budget decisions, help manage the core financial processes and works closely with each business unit to understand evolving needs, identify implications, and develops and makes recommendations to improve operations.

  • Develops accounting, expenditure, and commitment control procedures, maintains financial, accounting and records management systems and ensures compliance with corporate policies.
  • Provides financial/accounting and budget planning advice to business units and divisions required for decision making.
  • Identifies and recommends changes to policies, procedures, and systems to enhance the control and efficiency of financial management and best practices; implements business improvements and system enhancements to facilitate improved accounting and reporting.
  • Coordinates and consolidates information required for budget and forecast development including reviewing and analyzing reports and submission to the Destination BC's Executive and Board of Directors.
  • Plans and develops a financial reporting calendar to ensure critical deadlines are met and provides communication to program area staff on accounting and budget instructions, policies and procedures.
  • Collaborates with business units in the maintenance of the Charts of Accounts to ensure alignment to programs, activities and organizational responsibilities.
  • Develops financial reports to track and monitor budgets, commitments and expenditures, ensures accuracy and completeness of information, and identifies and resolves variances.
  • Prepares and presents information for decision making on all aspects of financial planning and monitoring including operating, recovery, and capital and in conjunction with Human Resources the full-time equivalents and salary analysis and reporting;
  • Oversees the complete, accurate and timely production of financial reports including reasonableness of asset, liability, revenue and expenditure accounts and expense forecasts to the end of fiscal;
  • Provides financial management and budget planning advice and direction including training to program area staff to develop a sound understanding of the financial management systems and budget and forecasting system.
  • Develops, implements and maintains the new budget and forecasting system including reporting requirements on a timely basis.
  • Resolves accounting and system issues by researching applicable accounting standards and financial system features, and provides options and recommendations for the implementation of new practices, features and upgrades;
  • Supervises staff including assignment of work, development and evaluation of performance plans and approval of leave; and
  • Performs other related duties and special projects as assigned by the Controller and the CFO.

    • Professional accounting designation or post-secondary degree or diploma in financial management or business administration, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Preference may be given to those with three or more years of recent, related experience.
    • Experience interpreting policies and legislation and providing advice and guidance for decision making.
    • Experience developing financial reports and implement budget allocations.
    • Experience analyzing financial data for variances and trends and making recommendations.
    • Experience leading staff and managing resources.
    • In-depth knowledge of GAAP accounting systems and techniques.
    • Experience using SAP Business ByDesign and SAP Concur software will be considered an asset.
    • Ability to determine and develop the most efficient procedures to accomplish assignments.
    • Strong communications and negotiations skills.
    • Knowledge of the tourism industry, specifically British Columbia, would be considered an asset.

    Successful completion of security screening may include a criminal records check, and/or Criminal Records Review Act (CRRA) check, and/or enhanced security screening checks as required

    • Business Acumen is the ability to understand the business implications of decisions and the ability to strive to improve organizational performance. It requires an awareness of business issues, processes and outcomes as they impact the client's and the organization's business needs.
    • Leadership implies a desire to lead others, including diverse teams. Leadership is generally, but not always, demonstrated from a position of formal authority. The "team" here should be understood broadly as any group with which the person interacts regularly.
    • Managing Organizational Resources is the ability to understand and effectively manage organizational resources (e.g., People, materials, assets, budgets). This is demonstrated through measurement, planning and control of resources to maximize results. It requires an evaluation of qualitative (e.g., client satisfaction) and quantitative (e.g., service costs) needs.
    • Problem Solving/Judgement is the ability to analyze problems systematically, organize information, identify key factors, identify underlying causes, and generate solutions.
    • Planning, Organizing and Coordinating involves proactively planning, establishing priorities and allocating resources. It is expressed by developing and implementing increasingly complex plans. It also involves monitoring and adjusting work to accomplish goals and deliver to the organization's mandate.
    • Results Orientation is a concern for surpassing a standard or excellence. The standard may be one's own past performance (striving for improvement); an objective measure (achievement orientation); challenging goals that one has set; or even improving or surpassing what has already been done (continuous improvement). Thus, a unique accomplishment also indicates a Result Orientation.


    Financial Responsibility:
    Destination BC Operating Budget: $54.7 M
    Division Budget: $2.2m




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    In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined in the job requirements section above. Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies as outlined in the above Job Description. A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

    A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.

    A resume is required as part of your application. Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

    As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Responses to this questionnaire will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements.

    Please allot approximately 30 minutes to complete the application.

    Only applications submitted using the online application portal will be accepted.

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