Reporting to the Manager, Budgets & Fiscal Policy, the Supervisor, Budgets & Financial Planning provides for the effective development, management and monitoring of the Financial Portfolio’s capital and operating budgets as well as provides stewardship over the Financial Portfolio’s long-term capital budget and plans, multi-year operating budget and plans, financial and applicable tax policies. The Supervisor will also act as the strategic financial advisor for the Financial Portfolio providing advice on the financial performance and funding of services within the Financial Portfolio as well as support the decision-making process with individual Councillors, Committee and Council.
The Supervisor, Budgets & Financial Planning provides strategic financial analysis and advice to ensure informed decision-making of the Financial Portfolio’s inter-program or service-specific policies, priorities and issues by all levels of management, Committee and Council throughout the year and assumes a leadership position on the development and implementation of presentations, performance reporting, Committee reports as well as effective management of internal and external inquiries.
The position is also responsible for effectively leading a skilled staff team in the annual evaluation, negotiation and recommendation of operating and capital budgets and plans that meet corporate guidelines/targets, and are consistent with Council direction/priorities, the Financial Portfolio’s service and operational needs, and the most cost-effective use of resources.
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
Post secondary education in a professional discipline pertinent to the job functions combined with relevant management training and sound business administration experience normally acquired through the completion of a University Degree in Business Administration, Commerce or Economics and/or a recognized professional accounting designation such as (CPA, CFA or MBA) or an equivalent combination of education and related work experience.
Demonstrated experience in the development, management and oversight of Corporate-wide municipal capital, operating and rate budgeting as well as experience managing people, with strong, professional communication and writing skills.
Highly developed analytical and financial analysis skills with a proven track record in financial modeling and long-term financial planning and working knowledge of debt management and financial control methodologies as well as experience in municipal capital and operating budget planning and reporting.
Able to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization, including verbal, written, listening; ability to prepare reports, presentation materials and present complex financial concepts effectively to non-financial audiences; effective facilitation, communication, presentation, interpersonal and diplomacy skills; ability to maintain confidentiality.
Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with elected officials, representatives of other levels of government, management, peers, staff and the general public as well as thorough knowledge and understanding of statutes, regulations and by-laws affecting the department/section.
Proven ability to contribute meaningfully to the strategic and business planning processes and direction of the organization.
Strong understanding of the automated environment, with working knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, PeopleSoft, other equivalent budget systems and software.
Be advised that Human Resources frequently audits resumes of internal/external applicants to ensure/validate information provided is consistent and trustworthy. Falsification of information provided at any time throughout the recruitment process may be grounds for disqualification, and for internal applicants, subject to discipline up to and including termination.
The City is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. Consistent with our Values and Corporate Culture Pillars, the City of Hamilton is committed to providing equitable treatment to all with respect to barrier-free employment and accommodation without discrimination. The City will provide accommodation for applicants in all aspects of the hiring process, up to the point of undue hardship. If you have an accommodation need, please contact Human Resources as soon as possible to make appropriate arrangements.
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The incumbent shall comply with all Health and Safety Policies and Practices for this position and the workplace.
It is the responsibility of the applicants to ensure that their application reaches Human Resources by the closing date or they may not be considered. It is also the responsibility of applicants to supply qualifications, licences and related experience relevant to the qualifications outlined above for this competition as directed. On the basis of the criteria set out above, this posting is open to all applicants
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