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Job Title:  Officer, Financial Analysis and Forecasting


Ottawa, ON, CA

Other Location(s): 
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Language Requirements:  English Essential
Job ID:  165712
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Job Details: 

Job Requisition Id: 165712 
Business Function: Finance 
Primary City: Ottawa 
Other Location(s): 
Province: Ontario 
Employment Type: Full-Time 
Employment Status: Permanent 
Language Requirement: English Essential 
Employee Class and Level: CPMGA01 
Number of Vacancies 1 
Job Closing Date (MM/DD/YYYY): 04/07/2023

All qualified candidates will be considered however preference will be given to Indigenous people (First Nations, Metis or Inuit) or persons with a disability. This is a special measure employment equity initiative and candidates from this group who wish to qualify for preferential consideration must self-identify.



Job Description

Accountable for the coordination, development, integration and consolidation of business plans, preparation of operational plans and budgets, investment plans and the maintenance of the Khalix system plan.  Responsible for monitoring, analyzing, reporting and forecasting on these plans with respect to the attainment of targeted results.  Develop, implement, and communicate policies and processes which ensure the effective recording and reporting of information.

Job Responsibilities

Below are the main job requirements and responsibilities for the Officer, Financial Analysis and Forecasting.


  • Initiate, input and develop work on all aspects of the different planning cycles including financial five-year Corporate Plan and one-year operating plans.
  • Analyze budget estimates from the point of view of expenditure history for given accounts, responsibility centres and projects, and provide recommendations for allocation of funds.
  • Develop, schedule and perform the analytical and modeling activities required to formulate plans and forecasts in conjunction with Corporate and Functional requirements.  Review all planning elements and compare to previous years actuals and/or forecast.  Perform trend analysis to determine how certain costs behaved over time. 
  • Develop, document and implement process requirements for financial planning, forecasting and reporting.
  • Maintain the functional component of the Corporate Planning system (Khalix) and balance to Corporate operating and investment targets during the fiscal year. 
  • Develop PC-computer applications for financial and business plan reporting purposes.  Develop Planning templates, assumptions and timelines for the planning period and communicate the information to functions.

Job Responsibilities (continued)

  • Coordinate and review the period functional forecasts and provide advice to management on variances to Corporate target.  Download and consolidate monthly and year-to-date data from the General Ledger, LMIS and Mainframe.  Develop, maintain and support initiative reporting through the use of Cost Accumulation Codes.  Identify items that are significantly off track, seek explanations and corrective action.
  • Develop, maintain and provide the monthly analysis package within published deadlines.  Ensure all significant functional variances are identified and explained with recovery plans and annual impacts.
  • Develop and provide any special purpose reports and ad-hoc reporting that may be required.
  • Liaise with functional representatives on all financial policies and ensure sound financial accounting policy, information consistency and integrity is reflected in current functional practices. 
  • Ensure self-development by maintaining a thorough working knowledge of financial and accounting theory, current analytical techniques, computer software applications, corporate data sources and systems, and corporate policies and procedures.



  • Completion of post-secondary (College/University) courses in a related field



  • 1-3 years of related work experience is required.


Other Candidate Requirements

  • Enrollment in specific designation and or certifications programs may be required for certain positions in Finance (including Accounting and Payroll).

Other Information


Safety Sensitive Positions
This position may be considered a Safety Sensitive position.

Employment Equity

Canada Post will represent Canada’s diversity and provide a safe and welcoming workplace that embraces and celebrates our differences. We are committed to employment equity and encourage applications from women, Indigenous People, persons with disabilities and visible minorities.

Disability is defined as a persistent or episodic physical, sensory, or mental health condition and/or functional limitation. Disability includes both visible and hidden conditions and/or limitations that may impact vision, hearing, mobility, flexibility, dexterity, pain, learning, developmental, mental/psychological, and memory.

Conflict of Interest
The Conflict of Interest Policy prohibits employees from hiring, supervising or reporting to, directly or indirectly via the reporting hierarchy, their immediate family or close personal relations. Should you feel that you may be in an actual or potential Conflict of Interest in regard to this job opportunity, you must communicate with the designated Human Resources representative.



Canada Post is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you are contacted by Canada Post regarding a job opportunity, please advise if you have any restrictions that need to be accommodated.  All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.


Important Message
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements as Canada Post cannot make assumptions about your education and experience. We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


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Accountability – An individual who strives for performance excellence and who holds themselves and direct reports accountable for decisions and actions and for learning from mistakes when intended results are not achieved.
Business Orientation – A proactive individual who understands the competitive nature of the business, and is committed to sustaining the business through excellent customer service and new business opportunities.
Execution – A focused and self-motivated individual who acts with a sense of urgency and delivers on time and within budget, by dealing effectively with challenges and ambiguous situations.
Leading People – A compelling communicator and leader who engages, motivates and inspires others to achieve results and who encourages personal growth and finding better ways of doing things. 

Our Values

We value diversity as an essential part of who we are as a company, how we operate and how we see our future. We believe that attracting, developing, and retaining people who reflect the diversity of Canada is essential to our success because this matters to all communities and customers we serve. 

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Safety – We are committed to a safe and healthy environment for all our stakeholders.
Customer – We serve Canadians with pride and passion.
Respect – We treat each other with fairness and respect.
Integrity – We act responsibly and with integrity.
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