WHY YORK REGION – FINANCE DEPARTMENT?
This is a tremendous opportunity to join an established, passionate and growing team in the Finance Department. We value diversity, collaboration, innovation, empathy and continuous learning. You can contribute to our journey to use data, technology and digital skills to deliver better services and improve finance operations. We hire talented people to help get the job done and have fun doing it. Our team uses data for good and is continually advancing our capability and value proposition to the organization. We embrace the motto ‘Together, Putting Data to Work’ to ‘drive insights through trusted data’.
WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR
We are looking for a person to drive the use of financial data and advance our programs and operation. You intrinsically know that working well with people is the key to working with data. You are well-rounded, curious, motivated, professional and communicative. You love data and explore data for fun. You like variety - big data, small data, finance data, program data, ready-made data, and data that needs attention. You are resourceful yet know when to phone a friend. You are fearless in learning. You share what you know without reservation. You have a deep appreciation of data bias, privacy and security considerations. You crave advanced data analytics opportunities and can hunt them out. You’re driven to prove the value of analytics. You excel at making complex concepts simple and easy to understand by those around you. You are a humble expert in financial analysis and geostatistics. You want to become the de-facto team lead. You might have a design eye. You can code well. You document your code. You respect diverse perspectives and realize that teams get work done.
WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING
Every day, you will drive our aspiration to master financial data analytics, finding insights across programs and disciplines. You will conduct advanced analyses and develop financial reports, dashboards and visualizations to support finance operational and strategic business needs. You will work with data integration experts in relations to the financial systems and participate in various data initiatives. You will operationalize analytic products using an agile delivery pattern. Here you’ll support any projects involving the development of sophisticated models to producing operational dashboards. You will strengthen our analytics delivery practice by implementing industry best practices. You will scour the web to identify, prototype, and educate regional users on analytic opportunities. You will study our data holdings and toolbox so that you can advise well. You have a keen desire to solve business problems, and live to find patterns and insights within structured and unstructured data. You propose analytics strategies and solutions that challenge and expand the thinking of everyone around you. You will identify opportunities to enrich our data holdings and analytics toolbox; developing business cases or making presentations as suitable. Here, you will help shape and serve the growing community in which we live and work.
WHAT GETS YOU CONSIDERED
You have an advanced degree in Economics, Commerce, or equivalent applied program. You have a minimum 5 years of experience working in an analytics delivery capacity – ideally working with financial data and systems. You have demonstrated leadership qualities with a positive can-do attitude. You can speak advanced SQL, experience in developing reports out of Data Warehouse systems, very adept with tools of the trade such as SSIS, SSAS, Power BI, PowerPivot, Tableau. You understand data quality concept and techniques and have familiarity with applicable data standards and best practices. You can communicate well – spoken and written and use communications tools effectively.
You have an understanding of ideation, process mapping, requirements gathering, and project planning. Ideally, you have subject-matter knowledge in one or more areas: Financial Reporting, Planning, Economics, Procurement. Any accreditation, such as Certified Analytics Professional is noteworthy but not required, nor is a driver’s license.
Please apply online by September 27, 2021. We thank all candidates for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted via email.