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Job Details: Financial Planning Analyst

Job Details
Open Date Aug 17 2023 - 10:58:00 AM Close Date Oct 08 2023 - 11:59:00 PM
Position Title Financial Planning Analyst Posting Type Full Time
Posting Status Active Position Length Permanent
Department Group Finance Hours per Week 35
Department Corporate Services Openings 2
Education Bachelor's Degree Experience 3 years
Location Hybrid work arrangement
Salary Range $78,794 - $98,492
Union Position No


The Town of Milton’s Corporate Services Department is accepting applications for the permanent, full-time position of Financial Planning Analyst. Reporting to the Supervisor, Financial Reporting, this position is responsible for providing program specific financial support in the areas of budget, reporting, and business case analysis to Departmental and Divisional management teams and Project Managers.

As one of the fastest-growing municipalities in Canada, the Town of Milton offers the opportunity to be part of a dynamic team where you can have a direct influence on the future of the community. A place of possibility.


Major Job Responsibilities

Provides consultation and integrated financial services, ensuring required financial supports are in place for departments to achieve their business goals and objectives. 

  • Acts as first point of contact for departments and project managers for day-to-day issues with financial implications 
  • Recommends and executes policy, process, and procedure improvements to enhance operations of respective departments, working with Departmental staff to understand needs and provide expert advice, and developing communication strategies to ensure department staff are informed
  • Participates in new department initiatives (new systems, new business initiatives, rate setting, etc.), ensuring integration of financial systems
  • Reviews and provides commentary to departments on draft Council reports and prepares financial impact section of reports to Council. Manages talent and financial resources to ensure they are being used effectively, including motivating and training staff in way that ensures effective teamwork, high standards of work quality and continuous learning.

Provides financial and budget analytical support, working with departmental program/project managers.

  • Completes monthly and/or quarterly variance analysis
  • Builds models and develops internal financial reports to assist departments in managing their business on an on-going basis as well as to help them forecast projections of revenues and expenses
  • Coordinates the annual budgeting process (operating and capital), building models and providing guidance on required assumptions to assist in the preparation of budgets of revenues and expenses
  • Analyzes and reviews budget submissions for compliance with Council approved guidelines
  • Maintains information related to tangible capital assets including all transactions for acquisitions and disposals
  • Liaises with external auditors annually for all audit procedures and supports the year end reporting process
  • Provides financial analysis and reporting related to procurement matters
  • Liaising with and providing functional guidance to Department staff in compliance with the Council approved bylaws and policies
  • Assists with the preparation of reports to Council

Prepares program specific external reporting such as provincial and federal grant fund reporting as well as responding to requests from agencies such as Statistics Canada.

  • Leads the coordination, preparation and submission of external documents to the respective agencies in accordance with agreements
  • Collaborates with Departments to ensure complete and accurate submissions
  • Liaises with program specific agencies as needed to clarify and provide information

Acts as a financial liaison on various projects and studies such as Asset Management Planning, Fiscal Impact Studies, Development Charges Study, Equipment Rate Reviews and User Fee updates.

  • Develops financial models and performs analysis in alignment with strategic objectives and financial policies
  • Coordinates the preparation of consultant information requests with Departments and reviews data for reasonability
  • Reviews and comments on analysis and reports prepared by the consultant

Identifies opportunities for process improvements

  • Investigates and leads process improvements, economies of scale, etc. that provide financial benefit to the department and taxpayer, conducting analyses and recommending actions to be taken
  • Researches issues/best practices and develops recommendations to be applied in both financial reporting and business processes


Education and Experience

  • Minimum post-secondary degree in Business, Finance and/or Accounting
  • Minimum three years experience in financial analysis, budget preparation, capital asset accounting, variance tracking and developing and working with financial models
  • Three years experience in municipal finance preferred
  • Professional accounting designation (CPA) or progressing toward completion of designation preferred
  • Knowledge of external regulations, such as the Municipal Act, the Public Sector Accounting Standards, and all other regulations impacting the accounting and reporting of municipalities
  • Advanced analytical skills
  • Proficient in Windows based software including Microsoft applications, advanced proficiency in Excel
  • Experience with financial software (such as FMW and CMiC) is an asset
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong time management, organization and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work well independently and as a team member or leader with equally successful results


General Information

 This position will be required to work outside of regular working hours on occasion to help support departmental objectives 


Salary Range: $78,794 - $98,492 (based on a 35 hour work week)


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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.