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BC Public Service

FO 24R - Senior Financial Analyst, Retail

Burnaby, BC
Full Time
5 days ago
69,185 to 78,814 per year
Posting Title

FO 24R - Senior Financial Analyst, Retail

Position Classification

Financial Officer (TMA) R24




Burnaby, BC V3J 1N3 CA (Primary)

Salary Range

$69,185.43 - $78,814.47 annually plus 6.6% Temporary Market Adjustment

Close Date


Job Type

Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date


BC Public Service -> Liquor Distribution Branch

Ministry Branch / Division

Liquor Distribution Branch of British Columbia

Job Summary

Senior Financial Analyst, Retail
Financial Officer (TMA) R24

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 .

At the Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) our vision of 'Service. Relationships. Results.' is all about providing a valued service, building strong relationships with our stakeholders, and achieving greater results for the province.

The LDB is one of two branches of government responsible for the cannabis and liquor industry of B.C. We operate the wholesale distribution of beverage alcohol and non-medical cannabis within the province, as well as the household retail brands of BC Liquor Stores and BC Cannabis Stores.

We employ nearly 5,000 people in over 200 communities and have hundreds of career opportunities spanning our entire wholesale, retail and corporate operations - from supply chain logistics, to high-tech solutions, and everything in between. The LDB has been named one of BC's Top Employers 12 times over for offering exceptional places to work, flexible work hours and earned days off, extended health and dental benefits, maternity and parental leave top-up payments, a pension program, in-house professional and leadership development, and subsidies for professional accreditation.

Finance is separated into five work groups (Finance Corporate, Finance Wholesale, Regulatory and Compliance, Finance Retail, and Shared Services) and provides financial services to all LDB departments. The Finance division provides financial reporting, advisory services, budgeting, capital asset reporting, and financial transactional processing (banking, accounting payable, accounts receivable). Finance is responsible for the LDB's enterprise risk management program and oversees regulatory compliance for BC liquor manufacturers/warehouses.

The Senior Financial Analyst is relied upon to apply financial knowledge and analytical skills to prepare budgets, complete analytical assignments, and design performance metric reports. The work requires a strong client service orientation, superior analytical skills, and business acumen.

The Analyst works in a team environment to ensure that department Directors/Managers have the information they need to achieve operational targets. The Analyst plays a vital role: monitoring expenses, providing cost control support, ensuring compliance and/or reporting of spending policies set by management and recommending cost savings strategies to all Retail Operations, including retail stores. The Analyst is relied upon to apply an understanding of client departments (e.g., including Retail operations, Merchandising, Marketing, etc.) and professional financial accounting to ensure the appropriate allocation of costs to the Retail, Wholesale and Corporate divisions. The Analyst also contributes to various financial and forecasting models.

Successful completion of a criminal record check.

Work outside regular business hours to meet deadlines, as required.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job description, also located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

An eligibility list for permanent or temporary future opportunities may be established.

Position Requirements:

Education and Experience:

Current Canadian professional accounting designation (CPA)* and is a member in good standing, along with a minimum of 3 years of recent, related experience*.

*Recent, related experience must have occurred in the last 5 years and must include the following:
  • Developing budgets, forecasts, and reports, including the analysis and validation of data for period end reports.

Preferred qualifications include:
  • Experience working in a large retail environment.
  • Experience in beverage alcohol industry/supply chain or wholesale/retail operations.

*Note: If your designation was obtained from outside of Canada, you will need to confirm it has been assessed for equivalency through an applicable Canadian Accounting Association.

How to Apply & Application Requirements:

In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined in the Position 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 attached Job Description.

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.

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.

For specific position-related enquiries, please contact Claire Xu, Finance Director, Finance Retail at 604-252-7495.

Only applications submitted using the BC Public Service Recruitment System on this website will be accepted. For more information about how to create or update your profile, please refer to the attached Application Instructions or refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to before the stated closing time, and they will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:00pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Category


Additional Information
Banking, Finance and Insurance