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Job Overview

Location
Toronto, Ontario
Job Type
Temporary
Salary / Compensation
Details Not Provided
Date Posted
4 months ago

Additional Details

Experience
Good Exp. Required (5 - 9 Years)

Job Description

 

  • The Advisor, Financial Planning & Analysis will manage the financial planning and analysis processes to optimize the achievement of organization’s planned initiatives. 
  • Deliver accurate and timely financial reporting including: monthly, quarterly and annual reports as well as special purpose reports (e.g. Board of Directors, Province of Ontario). 
  • Lead activities in the following areas:  business planning, spending decision support, financial aspects of regulatory filings, financial strategy, financial evaluation/analysis, operational evaluation/analysis, management process development, benchmarking and best practice implementation. 
  • Support the Manager, Financial Resource Planning and Analysis (FRP&A) in the establishment of new strategies, policies, standards, procedures, communication vehicles, and management systems.
  • Develop, assess, and participate in establishing sound financial planning concepts, practices, and standards to ensure financial integrity and effectiveness. 
  • Continually assess, evaluate, and effect change with the objective of enhancing the quality and effectiveness of financial processes, information systems and models for business planning, budgeting, reporting, and executive level information. 

What you'll do 

Reporting to Manager, Financial Resource Planning & Analysis (FRP&A) , the Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis key accountabilities are:

  • Develops strategic partnership with business units to manage financial planning and analysis processes. Respond to strategic planning requests to support various initiatives unique to business units. 
  • Lead the development of annual budgets and forecasts through engagement of internal business stakeholders – manage and review operating and capital budgets
  • Manage business planning process, including development of project plan, to ensure deliverables are achieved according to pre-built expectations.  Provide regular status reporting to Management, ELT and Audit Committee of the Board.
  • Develop strategic communications for various audiences (e.g., Province of Ontario, IESO Stakeholder Advisory Committee) to ensure key stakeholders are meaningfully engaged in the business planning process.
  • Lead cross-divisional working group in support of the business planning process to ensure cross-divisional alignment, providing regular updates as required.    
  • Ensure accurate and timely financial reporting including: monthly, quarterly and annual reports, special purpose reports (e.g. Board of Directors, Audit Committee and Province of Ontario) as well as ad hoc requests.  Ensure accurate analysis and results in support of Management and Executive Leadership Team (ELT) reporting.
  • Collaborate with the Project Management Office to develop capital budget and forecasts. Ensure accurate and timely capital reporting, including variance analysis.  Review capital business cases to ensure budget is available, as required.  
  • Ensure that costs, revenues, and other financial data are properly reflected and that various transactions (e.g. accruals) have been prepared as appropriate. Collaborate with Finance team to ensure alignment of management and statutory reporting.
  • Provide Management and ELT with assistance, advice, guidance and well-supported recommendations for the achievement of planned objectives while effectively managing resources and expenses.
  • Ensure appropriate reporting is in place to effectively track activities ensuring customers and clients are aware of status and progress. Identify risks, provide advice and guidance in proactively recommending course-corrections to ensure achievement of initiatives. 
  • Develop, assess, and participate in establishing sound financial planning concepts, practices, and standards to ensure financial integrity and effectiveness.  Support the Manager, FRP&A in the establishment of new strategies, policies, standards, procedures, communication vehicles, and management systems.
  • Continually assess, evaluate, and effect change with the objective of enhancing the quality and effectiveness of financial processes, information systems and models for business planning, budgeting, reporting, and executive level information. 
  • Ensure, and/or assist the Manager, FRP&A to ensure, the accuracy, quality, and timeliness of work are appropriate for all business-related matters.  Provide recommendations to the Manager, FRP&A on business-related matters within, and external to, the business, as necessary.
  • Formulate high-level customer relationships to optimize the achievement of financial planning and analysis initiatives. 
  • Provide point of contact for external business community on business plan related endeavors involving the IESO, as required.

What you need to succeed 

  • 4 year University Degree in the areas of: Finance, Commerce and/or Accounting
  • CMA/CGA/CPA would be an asset.
  • 6 - 8 years experience in a financial environment.
  • Prior experience in making improvements to standardize, and simplify budgeting and forecasting processes     
  • Demonstrated success in organizing and delivering cross-functional projects with well-defined outcomes and adherence to timelines
  • Strong project management and leadership skills
  • Excellent work flow, process and process improvement skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills - ability to work productively with team members, peers, and stakeholders.
  • Ability to ask critical strategic questions, and challenge basic assumptions
  • Ability to effectively adjust to the audience and convey messaging with clarity
  • Strong working knowledge of Ontario’s electricity market and familiarity with Market Rules for the Ontario Electricity Market is a plus
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of products
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Innovative problem-solving abilities; self-motivated to achieve continuous improvement

What the IESO Offers:

  • Competitive market wages
  • Comprehensive benefit programs
  • Programs and policies to support a balanced lifestyle
  • A challenging fast-paced team environment
  • Opportunity to work with some of the brightest people in the industry

While we appreciate your submissions, we regret that we can only contact those candidates selected for interviews. 

The IESO is an equal opportunity employer.

Please note the successful candidate must be eligible to work in Canada and will be subject to a background check. 

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