Manager, Financial Analysis and Reporting

Manager, Financial Analysis and Reporting

FI7 Financial Officer

Regular/full-time

Department of Education and Early Childhood Learning

Education Funding, System Performance & Accountability

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 40271

Salary(s):   FI7 $83,653.00 – $112,098.00 per year

Closing Date:   January 3, 2023

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to Indigenous people and persons with disabilities.

Preference may be given to current employees of the Manitoba Public Service.

This competition may be used to appoint successful candidates to future regular, term or acting status appointments in similar positions. Where established, an eligibility list will remain in effect for up to 12 months. This competition may also be used to source candidates for financial positions at the Financial Officer 6 (FI6) classification. 

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Learning is seeking a knowledgeable and highly skilled leader to fill the position of Manager, Financial Analysis and Reporting, within the Education Funding Branch.

The Manitoba Government has a comprehensive benefit package which includes extended health care, health spending account, dental care, vision care, long term disability insurance, group life insurance, maternity/paternity leave, family related leave, and a defined pension plan (some pension plans allow for portability between the Civil Service Superannuation Board and employers).  

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • A satisfactory Criminal Record Check
  • Ability to work occasional overtime including evenings and / or weekends, as required.

Qualifications:

Essential:

  • Completion of a professional accounting designation (such as CPA or legacy CA, CGA, CMA) with significant financial management experience. An equivalent combination of financial-related education, training and experience may be considered
  • Knowledge of accounting principles and budgeting and expenditure controls, including knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and methodologies.
  • Experience developing and implementing financial management practices to assure the security and proper use of funds, through grant accountability, contract management, budgeting activity and comptrollership.
  • Experience working with financial statements and proven ability to interpret financial statements including balance sheets, income statements and the sources of fund statements.
  • Strong financial analysis and problem solving skills, with the ability to review complex financial information and develop various options and a recommendation for executive managers.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills including the ability to deliver and present financial information to both financial and non-financial audiences.
  • Strong written communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate financial and non financial information in writing to a variety of audiences
  • Supervisory experience including planning, organizing, directing and managing the performance of a variety of staff at various levels.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to create and maintain effective working relationships with various groups within and outside of the organization, including school division secretary-treasurers and auditors.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access) as well as enterprise accounting software (SAP or equivalents) and budgeting software (PBFM or equivalents).

Desired:

  • Knowledge of Government of Manitoba financial procedures, policies, and guidelines (specifically the Financial Administration Act/Manual and the General Manual of Administration).  
  • Knowledge of impact of Other Reporting Entities on summary budgets.

Duties:
The Manager, Financial Analysis and Reporting (Manager) is accountable for a complex financial framework that includes an active comptrollership function by providing leadership, direction and fiscal accountability for provincial operating funds (over $1.5 billion) and capital funds (over $260 million) related to Kindergarten to Grade 12 education in Manitoba, both for school divisions and funded independent schools. The Manager is responsible for providing consolidated financial plans and reports, analysis, advice and recommendations on a vast array complex issues and opportunities that have government implications and promote value for money, financial sustainability, and innovation. The Manager provides key advice and analysis on financial impacts to overall government finances and summary budget to branch management, the Assistant Deputy Minister, the Executive Financial Officer and other senior officials in government. The Manager is responsible for leading the development, implementation and monitoring of accounting policies and standards and financial reporting requirements (including Financial Reporting and Accounting in Manitoba Education or FRAME) for Manitoba school divisions, in compliance with Public Sector Accounting Standards (PSAS) and provincial summary budgeting, as well as overseeing the branch’s operating budget of over $4.5 million and its comptrollership function.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 40271

Service Centre 2

Human Resource Services

360-1395 Ellice Avenue

Winnipeg, MB , R3G 3P2

Phone:  204-945-7182

Fax: 204-948-2841

WHEN APPLYING TO THIS POSITION, PLEASE INDICATE THE ADVERTISEMENT NUMBER AND POSITION TITLE IN THE SUBJECT LINE AND/OR BODY OF YOUR EMAIL.

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions for represented positions may be grieved by internal represented applicants. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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