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

STATUS:   

                          
Temporary Full-Time (EXEMPT)

DURATION:                        
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

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

COMP. END DATE:       
Friday July 7, 2023

“NOT JUST A JOB . . . A CONTRIBUTION”
 
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

 

QUALIFICATIONS
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
REQUIRED:

  • 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

PREFERRED:

  • Familiar with SAP financials
  • Experience with data mining

EXPERIENCE:
REQUIRED:

  • 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

 PREFERRED:

EDUCATION:
REQUIRED:

  • 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

OTHER REQUIREMENT(S):

  • 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 vpd.civilian.jobs@vpd.ca by 4:30 p.m. of the closing date. The competition number must be indicated in the subject line of the email.
 
THE VANCOUVER POLICE DEPARTMENT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER