FP&A Manager

FirstService Residential, British Columbia - Vancouver, BC (30+ days ago)

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Financial Planning and Analysis Manager – North Region, BC

The Company

Do you aim high? Do you want to have a positive impact on communities? Are you looking for a workplace where you can receive ongoing support and training, and build a rewarding, long-lasting career? If your answer is yes, then you may be a good fit for FirstService Residential, British Columbia’s (and North America’s) foremost property management firm. We’re all about having the right associates, and as we continue to grow we’re looking for quality people who share our dedication to doing what’s right, building great relationships and making a difference for our clients, colleagues and ourselves. If this might be you, we think you should get to know us.

The FPA Manageris part of corporate finance support team (business partner) this role will be a key business partner supporting our operations in BC and Alberta. The FPA Manager will lead and execute the Company’s Financial Planning cycle as well as building and develop a cadence around Financial Analysis and Reporting. This function acts as the analytical engine of the company to provide insights and support ‘optimal’ business decision making, pricing, benchmarking, KPI reporting etc. The position reports to the North Regional SVP Finance.


Business Partner

  • Serve as a business partner to operations identifying opportunities, risks and helping end users understand their business including:
  • Portfolio profitability
  • Ancillary revenue streams
  • Cost control and outsource opportunities
  • Divisional and departmental profitability and efficiency
  • Evaluating processes and procedures to drive efficiencies
  • Perform ROI analysis in marketing programs, as well as new projects/ventures and cost control initiatives
  • Finance Lead on systems implementations and business improvement initiatives
  • Support new business acquisitions including integration planning and modeling
  • Represent finance on other major “cross functional” projects

Financial Planning

  • Manage and coordinate execution all facets of business planning cycle including: Long term business plans, Annual budgets, and Quarterly forecasts
  • Ensure proper structures, processes and disciplines around each planning deliverable, including the setting of timetables, communications of expectations and assumptions, ensuring proper checkpoints, reviews and sign-off and the preparation of required outputs (eg: standard presentations, variance analysis)
  • Manage capital reporting, budgeting and forecasting, including the preparation of capital expenditure proposals for major projects
  • Assume ownership of Vena budget and reporting tool; develop subject matter expertise and leverage to enhance reporting and analytics capabilities

Financial Analysis and Reporting:

  • Analyze complex financial information and reports to provide accurate and timely financial recommendations to management for decision making purposes
  • Develop/monitor operational and financial performance indicators monthly/quarterly, highlighting trends and analyzing causes of unexpected variance including:
  • Key drivers,
  • Divisional and departmental benchmarking, and
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)
  • Coordinate and execute monthly financial and operational performance reviews for market leadership teams including analysis of variances, current and past trends in all areas of revenue, direct cost, SG&A expenses
  • Coordinate and execute other structured, financial and operational performance reviews for market leadership teams as required

Contract management and governance:

  • Prepare and review all new and renewal contract pricing to ensure profitability guard rails are achieved
  • Assume ownership of pricing models for all lines of business
  • Oversight of the Contract Management System, including performance measurement related to workflow, governance and process efficiency


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required
  • 5+ years’ experience as in Financial Planning and Analysis with prior managerial experience
  • Strong leadership skills required. Experience in multi-unit retail/ Property management preferred
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills. Great Plains/ VENA skills desirable
  • Highest standards of accuracy and precision; highly organized
  • Articulate with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to think creatively, highly-driven and self-motivated
  • Demonstrated ability to roll-up sleeves and work with team members in a hands-on management capacity


Strategic – Conceptual thinker who understands goals and aligns organization to best practices

Analytical – Able to work with large data to conduct analytics quickly and make effective decisions

Process Driven – Process oriented mindset focused on streamlining and simplification

Structured and Disciplined– Experience in structured problem solving, process improvement and project management

Collaboration – Build and maintain positive relationships with peers, operations, consultants, vendors

Persuasion – Skilled in influencing others, obtaining buy-in for ideas and driving implementation

Prioritization – Solid organizational and time management skills for overseeing many moving parts

Learning Agility – Can navigate through ambiguity and solve complex problems with limited facts

Communication – Superior written and oral skills. Good listener. Articulates complex issues in simple terms

Influence – Able to influence others to change opinions and plans to win support of new ideas

Teamwork – Facilitates coordination and cooperation among large teams that are geographically dispersed

Business acumen - Must be able to synthesize information into actionable recommendations and analyses

Self-Directed – Able to work with minimal supervision


The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. This is not an all-inclusive job description; therefore, management has the right to assign or reassign schedules, duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.


Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Financial Analysis: 5 years (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's Degree (Preferred)


  • Vancouver, BC (Preferred)