Financial Analyst I – Vancouver Police Department

22 June 2023

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Vancouver Police Department
Financial Analyst I

COMPETITION: #2375-50041429
Classification: Financial Analyst I
DEPARTMENT: Vancouver Police
DIVISION: Support Services Division

SECTION: Budgets & Reporting


Temporary Full-Time (EXEMPT)

Approximately to April 2024

Assignment may be extended or reduced for operational reasons or due to circumstances that could not be foreseen at the time of posting

HOURS OF WORK:           
4 Day Compressed Work Week
Monday to Thursday, 0800-1700 hours

Pay Range 80- $89,283 to $111,609 annual

COMP. END DATE:       
Friday July 7, 2023

Responsible for the budgetary, analytical, statistical and planning support services for the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) and the Vancouver Police Board.

Essential Duties

  • Develops and maintains financial models
  • Explains and analyzes monthly, quarterly, and annual financial results, and assists with future forecast for internal and external reporting purposes
  • Sets timelines, parameters and guidelines for the various sections within the VPD in accordance with VPD, Vancouver Police Board, City Financial Planning and Analysis Office and Council budget requirements
  • Assists with the coordination, development and preparation of the VPD’s annual operating and capital budgets
  • Analyzes, evaluates, prioritizes and prepares budget requests for operating and capital funds and reviews with various budget committees when required
  • Works closely with various VPD Committees and unit budget managers to provide assistance and guidance regarding budget resource needs
  • Conducts comprehensive review and analysis of the VPD’s budget to identify funding needs
  • Assists in the development and implementation of the VPD budget management program including priority-setting processes with the Executive Committee and the Vancouver Police Board
  • Identifies and recommends operational budget, business process and financial management issues that may result in cost efficiencies
  • Reviews, critiques, recommends and develops multi-year performance/program based budgeting processes in relation to the VPD’s strategic objectives
  • Develops, analyzes and critiques business cases and conducts complex and detailed financial and analytical work and reviews overall financial and non-financial performance with the VPD
  • Identifies, implements and maintains effective budgeting, analytical and reporting processes on the ERP system
  • Ad-hoc support on departmental deliverables where required
  • Other related duties and responsibilities as assigned



  • Comprehensive understanding of finance, budgeting, accounting and business practices, especially in the areas of budget development and corporate financial planning in a large, complex organization
  • Extensive knowledge of complex spreadsheets and data bases
  • Advanced skills at developing and maintaining operating and capital budgets
  • Superior research and analytical skills with proven problem solving and issue resolution skills in a complex business environment
  • Ability to work well at a detailed level but also as a strategic thinker with the ability to analyze financial and budgetary figures in terms of their impact on the big picture
  • Strong cost accounting and business case analysis skills
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills to provide timely and accurate operational evaluation studies for organizational and system trends
  • Advanced report writing and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a team environment


  • Familiar with SAP financials
  • Experience with data mining


  • Minimum five years progressive experience in budgeting, financial analysis, modelling and cost control. Experience developing effective methods for resource allocation through identification and analysis of needs, resources, and organizational priorities
  • Professional experience in the areas of budget development and corporate financial planning



  • Completed University Degree in Finance, Commerce, Business Administration, Accounting or related discipline
  • Professional Accountant Designation (CPA, CGA, CMA or CA) supplemented by training and professional experience in the areas of budget development and corporate financial planning


  • All employees must maintain their Enhanced Security Clearance while employed with the Vancouver Police Department. Enhanced Security Clearances will be renewed every 5 years or as required
  • Selection Process:

Candidates will be required to achieve 70% on a written test in order to move forward to the interview stage.

  • The test will account for 60% of overall score
  • The interview will account for 40% of overall score

This position is Exempt from the Union

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume via email to by 4:30 p.m. of the closing date. The competition number must be indicated in the subject line of the email.