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Supervisor, Financial Planning

Job Details
Open Date Apr 12 2019 - 02:00:00 PM Close Date Apr 28 2019 - 11:59:00 PM
Position Title Supervisor, Financial Planning Posting Type Full Time
Posting Status Active Position Length Permanent
Department Group Corporate Services Hours per Week 35
Department Corporate Services Openings 1
Education Bachelor's Degree    
Location Town Hall: 150 Mary Street Milton, L9T 6Z5

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Position Summary  

The Town of Milton’s Corporate Services Department is accepting applications for the permanent, full-time position of Supervisor, Financial Planning. Reporting to the Manager, Financial Planning & Policy, this position is responsible for providing leadership, oversight and direction to the Finance staff who provide program specific financial support for Departmental management teams and Project Managers.  This role ensures that accurate & timely analysis is incorporated into the budget process, in-year monitoring & reporting, business case analysis and Council reporting.


Key Responsibilities

Co-ordinates the accurate and efficient development of the operating and capital budget and forecast for the Town, as well as the monitoring and reporting of budgetary variances.

  • Provides guidance and direction to Financial Planning Analysts and departmental staff with budgetary responsibility in the annual budget process, analyzing and reviewing consolidated budget submissions for compliance with Council approved guidelines

  • Prepares the Capital & Operating Budget and Forecast in compliance with Government Financial Officers Association’s (GFOA) standards for consideration of the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

  • Co-ordinates departmental variance reviews and prepares variance reports to Council for both the capital and operating budget

  • In coordination with other Finance staff, develops, implements and performs ongoing monitoring of performance indicators to monitor, measure and report on quantifiable progress and outcomes

  • Undertakes research pertaining to legislative changes and best practices and implements any resulting policy & procedural changes

Oversees and provides direction to Financial Planning Analysts regarding financial and budget analytical support to department program/project managers including:

  • Reviewing, commenting and providing suggestions on departmental staff reports including writing financial impact sections and preparing recommendations for Council

  • Coordinating the preparation of applications for and ongoing reporting of federal, provincial and other federal grant fund reporting programs

  • Ensuring the analysis undertaken in support of the Town’s procurement processes and related reports to Council accurately reflects financial implications and compliance with existing policies

  • Overseeing direction and analysis provided to departments on other financial matters

Coordinates financial support for various corporate initiatives and studies including:

  • Year-end responsibilities of the Division including the maintenance of information related to tangible capital assets and commentary being prepared for annual financial statements

  • Financial analysis supporting various corporate studies such as the Development Charges Background study, Asset Management Plans, Fiscal Impact Studies and User Fees

Manages the activities and performance of staff, providing work direction and technical advice and expertise, resolving problems and ensuring results are achieved.

  • Educates, coaches and mentors the Financial Planning Analysts and Financial Admin Analyst
  • Conducts staff performance reviews
  • Researches issues/best practices and develop recommendations to be applied in business processes
  • Comments on and provide suggestions to financial policies and procedures of the Town


  • Post-secondary degree in business, finance or accounting

  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation or progressing towards completion

  • Minimum 5 years’ related experience with at least 3 years in municipal finance and 1 year in a supervisory role

  • Knowledge of the Municipal Act, the Development Charges Act  and associated regulations, as well as Asset Management Planning within the Provincially prescribed legislative context

  • Strong time management and leadership skills

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills


Salary Range: $89,659 - $112,073 (35-hour workweek)

The Town of Milton is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code; the Town of Milton will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment process, please inform the Town’s Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require. All applicant information collected is in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Privacy legislation and under the authority of the Municipal Act; used strictly for candidate selection.