Vancouver Island University Financial Analyst Temporary in Nanaimo, BC

Vancouver Island University

Branch Nanaimo BC CA

Financial Analyst
Nanaimo, BC

Develop the annual budget in conjunction with the Financial Manager, Budgets and Financial Planning. A recognized Canadian accounting designation (CPA-CA, CPA…

The Financial Analyst is an integral part of the Finance team. Using a high level of technical expertise and demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail, the incumbent will perform a high volume of in depth analysis, data entry, process reviews, and apply strong accounting knowledge in a number of core financial areas:

Develop the annual budget in conjunction with the Financial Manager, Budgets and Financial Planning. Research and perform analysis to help determine and support the assumptions used in budget development. Review and analyze budget submissions from departments to ensure completeness and accuracy. Update budget data in the budget system and reconcile information to source documents. Prepare key documents in the final budget package.

Analyze key budget areas on an ongoing basis. Where concerns exist, document issues, investigate possible solutions, recommend course of action, and implement agreed upon solution. Report institutional results to a variety of external agencies, such as the Ministry of Advanced Education, Statistics Canada, and CRA. Communicate directly with agencies to answer questions or solve issues around the reports. When new processes are required, apply best practices and technical knowledge to design sustainable policies and procedures.

Prepare quarterly financial reports and perform variance analysis. Work closely with Deans, Directors, and Finance staff to provide in-depth analysis of the cause of key budget variances. Prepare portions of annual financial statements and assigned year end working papers. Work with external auditors to provide additional information as required. Monitor and prepare reconciliations for specific accounts. Prepare correcting entries wherever inaccuracies are found. Track and maintain the accounting records for the VIU banked leave accounts. Become proficient in the specific processes and cross-train to provide backup support for the Financial Manager, Budgets and Financial Planning.

Develop reports, processes, and procedures to support new initiatives and financial requirements . Provide education and support to users of the financial system to promote and foster understanding of the financial reports and how to manage financial resources. Conduct business process and policy reviews to assess efficiency, effectiveness, and economies. Redesign and implement processes, procedures, and internal controls where improvements can be made. Provide supervision and team leadership for longer term financial projects.

Required Qualifications:
A recognized Canadian accounting designation (CPA-CA, CPA-CGA, CPA-CMA), with current membership and have over three years in-depth financial reporting and analysis work experience, preferably in a post-secondary institution or a publicly funded organization of similar size. Solid understanding of current accounting principles for not for profit and charitable organizations. Demonstrated ability to produce concise and complex financial reports. Must be able to interpret, explain, report on and provide advice on a variety of accounting, budgetary and financial management issues. Effective oral and written communication along with the ability to maintain strong working relationships with all levels of faculty and staff. Superior investigative and analytical skills with the ability to identify and implement strategies for improvement. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office with exceptional Microsoft Excel skills. Candidate must be self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision within multiple tight deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications:
Knowledge of PSAB standards.

Please Submit:

Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.

Posting Period:
January 19, 2017 – February 02, 2017

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Temporary
Location: Nanaimo, BC, CA
Posted on: 2017-01-24
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