Co-Ordinator of Finance (Roads)
Employment Opportunity Notice
Co-Ordinator of Finance
Reporting Location: Tom Davies Square
70 Hours Bi-Weekly
Start Date to Follow Selection Process
The Financial and Support Services Section, Finance Division of the City of Greater Sudbury, requires a Co-Ordinator of Finance (Roads). The successful candidate must possess the qualifications and perform the duties, as set out below. The current range of pay for this position is $2,871.40 to $3,380.30 bi-weekly (subject to review).
Education and Training:
- University degree in a related discipline (e.g. Business, Commerce, Economics) from a recognized University with Canadian accreditation.
- Professional Accounting designation (C.G.A., C.M.A., C.A.).
- Minimum of five (5) years experience in the finance section of a large unionized and highly diversified organization.
- Experience in the construction industry considered an asset, including two (2) years of supervisory experience.
- Experience with PeopleSoft considered an asset.
- Experience with computerized maintenance management systems considered an asset.
- Financial analysis, planning and accounting with particular reference to the municipal sector.
- Current and emerging management issues as they relate to CGS.
- Principles and practices of supervision and personnel management.
- Best practices in area of responsibility.
- Horizontal linkages to other relevant government levels and services as well as the private sector.
- Public Sector Accounting Standards.
- PeopleSoft applications.
- Applicable legislation and related regulations.
- Demonstrate skills in utilizing research methods and techniques in evaluating effectiveness and efficiency of activities.
- Demonstrate ability in report writing and communication.
- Demonstrate competence and ability to work with ERP software applications.
- Understand and meet the needs of customers.
- Make presentations to large, diversified audiences whereby the subject matter may not be familiar.
- Recommend and implement new business processes.
- Build business cases to support decision making.
- Build the values of the organization into programs, services and policies.
- Maintain confidentiality, exercise good judgement and discretion in dealing with confidential information.
- Create enthusiasm and motivation for Employees to pursue CGS targets.
- Balance conflicting demands from stakeholders.
- Anticipate and manage the impact of change.
- Manage the financial, human and physical resources of the section in a collaborative manner.
- Manage conflict; mediate disputes; assist in reaching consensus.
- Respond quickly to emerging opportunities or risks.
- Manage projects effectively.
- Interpret and advise on By-laws and Provincial/Federal regulations.
- Mental and physical fitness to perform essential job functions.
- Excellent use of English; verbally and in writing.
- French verbal skills an asset.
- May require the use of a personal or CGS vehicle on CGS business. Must be physically capable of operating a vehicle safely, possess a valid driver’s licence, have an acceptable driving record, and personal insurance coverage.
Responsible for the co-ordination of financial services and support services to the Infrastructure Department, including budgeting, analysis, performance measurement, research, business process review, policy review and business decision making.
Under the General Direction of the Manager of Financial and Support Services:
- Provide support and advise Infrastructure personnel on program and policy review, business decision making, process and internal control reviews and business case development. Make recommendations and lead implementations.
- Plan, develop and submit the Divisional Operating and Capital Budgets, as approved by Infrastructure Directors.
- Implement and maintain processes to monitor operating and capital expenditures and revenues. Conduct variance analysis and report on Divisional financial results, in accordance with operating and capital budget policies.
- Develop and undertake operational performance evaluations for Infrastructure Services with appropriate staff. Make recommendations regarding efficiencies and cost containment.
- Co-ordinate inventory, small tools, and unscheduled equipment procurement for Infrastructure Services personnel ensuring adherence to applicable regulations and by-laws.
- Assist with the preparation and execution of the annual Business Plan.
- Develop and calculate user fee rates, research and recommend rate structure changes.
- Monitor and review existing revenue streams and research and evaluate new revenue opportunities.
- Participate in negotiations for large asset purchases and/or sales, and vendor/contractor negotiations
- Responsible for researching and submitting claims for program grants including the Federal and Provincial Gas Tax programs.
- Evaluate and report on financial program and policy activities at the Federal, Provincial and Municipal levels and interpret the effects for CGS. Develop strategies for CGS to benefit from these changes and/or trends.
- Implement and maintain internal controls for the safeguarding of CGS equipment used by Infrastructure Services. Develop procedures and ensure that information resources are handled and stored appropriately.
- Ensure integrity of the financial systems as it relates to the operating divisions in order to ensure timely and accurate financial data is available to Management.
- Assist Directors/Managers in the Operating Divisions with the co-ordination of purchasing/procurement including identification of appropriate channels in accordance with CGS Purchasing By-law. Assist Director/Managers with monitoring and adherence to contracts including terms and conditions, and contractor/vendor performance.
- Prepare written reports for and make presentations to Senior City Staff and Council. Provide support in the writing of internal and external communication.
- Prepare and present business cases in conjunction with the Operating Divisions, in order to justify operational and/or capital project related decisions. Provide knowledgeable information in order to come to agreement and acceptance of sound business decisions.
- Manage the human and physical resources of the section. Provide overall direction and co-ordination of all employees under jurisdiction, including hiring, training, performance management, promotion, and discipline in accordance with policy.
- Conduct and prepare special projects/assignments as requested by the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Divisional Directors, or the General Manager of Infrastructure Services.
- Analyse and report on trends related to performance measurement and benchmarking indicators.
- Develop and maintain a thorough working knowledge of CGS’s Safety Manual and the applicable Provincial Legislation listed therein.
- Perform other related duties as required.
Qualified candidates should submit their résumé in confidence by Monday, January 6th, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. to: Citizen Service Centre, c/o The City of Greater Sudbury, P. O. Box 5000, Station "A", Sudbury, Ontario, P3A 5P3, Facsimile number: (705) 673-7219 or by e-mail to: email@example.com Any application received after this deadline will not be considered. Please reference the Employment Opportunity number (EO13-671) on your resume.
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The City of Greater Sudbury is dedicated to maintaining a fair and equitable work environment, and welcomes submissions from all qualified applicants.
Personal information submitted will be used for the purpose of determining suitability for this competition only in accordance with The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
All applicants are thanked for their interest in this position. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted, and you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, you must advise the Hiring Manager.