Senior Financial Analyst - 2 Year Contract

Town of Milton - Milton, ON (30+ days ago)

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The Town of Milton’s Corporate Services Department is accepting applications for a two (2) year contract, full-time position of Senior Financial Analyst commencing in January 2020. Reporting to the Manager, Financial Planning and Policy, this position is responsible for the development and administration of financial policies as well as overseeing the Town’s reserves, reserve funds and debenture requirements. This role leads strategic analysis & corporate aspects of the operating and capital budget, and coordinates financial initiatives and studies for the organization.

Key Responsibilities

Develops and monitors strategic aspects of the operating and capital budget and forecast for the Town

Coordinates the development of long range forecasting for both the operating and capital budgets and makes recommendations on funding strategies

Prepares tax levy impact analysis that considers service levels, sustainability and affordability

Forecasts the Town’s reserves and reserve funds, ensures levels are suitable and recommends appropriate funding plans

Coordinates development of budget for General Government department of the Town and monitors budget variances on an ongoing basis

Develops, implements and performs ongoing monitoring of program based budgets including performance indicators to monitor, measure and report on quantifiable progress and outcomes.

Coordinates the preparation of the Town’s annual budget document and submission to the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award Program

Develops financial reconciliations and schedules for the year end audit and responds to queries of the Town’s auditors

Liaises with other Finance divisions including Tax Policy and Procurement to ensure alignment and efficiencies within business units

Leads various corporate financial studies and processes such User Fee updates and acts as the financial liaison on various projects and studies led by other departments

Develops & coordinates project timelines, work plans and outcomes reporting

Prepares, maintains and/or reviews various financial costing models related to corporate initiatives or projects

Provides direction to other Finance staff assisting with the projects

Reviews departmental recommendations for reasonability and conformance to corporate policies

Works with external consultants, when applicable, to prepare information, reviews and comments on analysis and reports prepared by the consultant

Prepares recommendations and reports on the various financial studies for Senior Management and Council

Evaluates financial policies and procedures to ensure the long term financial sustainability of Town programs and services

Identifies and implements process improvements that provide financial and productivity benefits to the department and taxpayer, conducting analyses and recommending actions to be taken

Researches best practices and develops recommendations to be applied in both financial reporting and business processes

Maintains awareness of developing trends and changing legislation in the municipal context and identifies action plans in order to pro-actively address


University degree in business, finance, economics or public administration

Chartered Professional Accountant designation preferred

Minimum five (5) years’ experience in financial analysis, budget preparation, capital asset accounting, variance tracking and developing and working with financial models

Three (3) years’ experience in municipal finance

Three (3) years in treasury including analysis and implementation of reserve, debt, capital finance and/or investment management preferred

Knowledge of the Municipal Act and associated regulations as well as Public Sector Accounting Standards

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Strong time management, organizational, analytical and problem solving skills

Salary Range: $81,833 – 102,291

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