Financial Analyst

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Job Title: 
Financial Analyst
Job Number:  J0417-1015
Job Code:  NU044
Job Category: 
Accounting/Finance/Cashiering
Department: 
Financial Services
Bargaining Unit:  Non-Union
Job Type:  Temporary Full Time
Employment Type:  Replacement
Number of Positions:  1
Length of Time:  Up to 2 Years
Salary:  $59,222.00 - $80,844.00/Year
Date Posted:  May 2, 2017
Closing Date:  September 14, 2017

Opening Statement

Kingston’s vision of being a smart, livable 21st century city is fast becoming reality. History and innovation thrive in our dynamic city located along the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, an easy drive from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, in the heart of eastern Ontario. With a stable and diversified economy that includes global corporations, innovative startups and all levels of government, Kingston’s high quality of life offers access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Manager, Financial Planning, the Financial Analyst is responsible for providing departmental support to the City’s many departments and utility operations, including preparation, validation, analysis and review of financial information and systems to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting.

Responsibilities, include:

Promote long term financial planning and forecasting;

Encourage the corporate use of available financial information and strive to continuously improve upon the information and processes available to support the departments and the corporation as a whole;

Assist in maintaining the integrity of information in the financial systems;

Develop policies and procedures that encompass sound business and financial processes and internal controls;

Assist in other special projects as a finance resource.

Qualifications, Competencies

Three (3) year degree or diploma in Business or a related field;

Professional accounting designation (CPA, CA, CMA, CGA);

Two (2) years of progressively responsible accounting and budget; development experiences, preferably in a municipal environment;

Municipal and utility accounting experience, including a working knowledge of relevant legislation and municipal policy is an asset;

Must demonstrate corporate competencies: Customer Focus, Results Orientation, Integrity, and Teamwork.

Skills, Abilities, Work Demands

Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

Strong technical and analytical skills;

In-depth understanding of business operations, processes and internal controls;

Strong working knowledge of budgetary accounting and reporting processes necessary to develop efficient and effective systems and procedures;

Strong customer service skills, including the ability to establish good working relationships with a variety of internal and external clients and the public;

Strong interpersonal skills;

Demonstrate tact and discretion when dealing with confidential information;

Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize work in a demanding environment;

Demonstrate accuracy and attention to detail;

Knowledge of related policies, procedures, legislation and initiatives;

Demonstrate integrity; adhere to professional standards, regulations and corporate policies and procedures (e.g. Code of Conduct);

Intermediate skill level in MS Excel is required and will be tested;

Must obtain and maintain a satisfactory CPIC (Criminal Record Check) at own expense.

Closing Statement

Please apply to Career Opportunities at: www.cityofkingston.ca/Careers
Your resume must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the position. Please upload to your profile, any educational Degrees, Diplomas and/or Certificates that are relevant and required for the position you are applying to. We thank all of those who apply; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. The City of Kingston is an equal opportunity employer. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.


Personal information, as defined by the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA), including (but not limited to) the applicant’s name, contact information, resume and other documents submitted, etc., is collected and will be used in accordance with MFIPPA and all other relevant privacy legislation. The personal information submitted by applicants is collected through a website hosted by Njoyn on behalf of the Corporation of the City of Kingston (the “City”) and will be used by City staff to maintain a inventory of potential candidates and for use in considering applicants for an identified employment opportunity. Questions regarding the collection, used, disclosure, and disposal of the personal information collected shall be directed to: candidate.njoynhelp@cgi.com

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