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Job Title:  Officer, Planning and Projects


Ottawa, ON, CA

Other Location(s): 
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Language Requirements:  English Essential
Job ID:  25888
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Job Details: 

Job Requisition Id: 25888 
Business Function: Finance 
Primary City: Ottawa 
Other Location(s): 
Province: Ontario (CA-ON) 
Employment Type: Full-Time 
Employment Status: Permanent 
Language Requirement: English Essential 
Employee Class and Level: CPMGA01 
Number of Vacancies 1 
Job Closing Date: 16/12/2019

Job Description

The Officer, Planning and Projects is accountable for providing assistance to Directors and Managers of all aspects related to operational plans and budgets, and project plans - then monitoring, analyzing and reporting on these plans with respect to the attainment of targeted results.  The officer will develop and implement financial processes, reports, analyses and/or policies relating to the functional unit.  As well, the officer will liaise with other Finance and functional groups.  The officer will become familiar with all aspects of the Planning, Reporting and Analysis group, i.e., Expense, Revenue and Investment.

Job Responsibilities

Below are the main job requirements and responsibilities for the Officer, Planning and Projects:


  • Initiates, inputs and develops work on all aspects of the different planning cycles-including financials (i.e., 5 year Corporate Plan, one year operational plan and budgets, project plans).


  • Analyzes budget estimates from the point of view of expenditure history for given accounts, responsibility centres and projects and recommendation to the General Manager for allocation on funds.


  • Develops, schedules and performs the analytical and modelling activities required to formulate Corporate Plans and Forecasts in conjunction with Corporate and Functional requirements.


  • Develops and documents financial policies and designs and implements process requirements for financial planning, forecasting and reporting related to the functional unit.


  • Designs and documents functional management reporting requirements and in conjunction with Financial Systems User Operations group, defines requirements for and develops and implements financial planning, forecasting and reporting systems.  Develops micro-computer applications for financial and functional management reporting purposes.
Job Responsibilities (continued)
  • Coordinates and supervises where applicable the preparation of regular forecasts for functional and corporate reporting.  Provides analysis and advice to functional management on forecast implications and provides all corporately required information within deadlines. Develops and provides any special purpose and ad-hoc reporting that may be required.


  • Develops, maintains and provides monthly analysis package within published deadlines.  Ensures all significant functional variances are identified and explained with any annual impacts where applicable.  Presents performance analysis to monthly functional management meetings when required.  All information is for the ultimate use of senior management.


  • Participates in business process improvement initiatives while representing the interests of the function and improving the effectiveness of the team. Acts in the role of Manager as required.


  • Advises functional representatives on all new related financial policy and ensures sound financial accounting policy is reflected in current functional practices. Ensures all issues relating to other groups are integrated as required.


  • Provides assistance to management in the implementation of all new strategies while recognizing that all information is of a sensitive, strategic and confidential nature.  (Including confidential staffing forecasts attesting bargained employees).


  • Completed post-secondary education in a related field, commerce, finance, economics, accounting, business administration.
  • Professional Accounting Designation (CPA) or currently in pursuit of a professional accounting designation


  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in Finance or Accounting roles including experience in budgeting, forecasting, analysis and reporting of financial information.
  • Experience with SAP Business Warehouse and FI/CO module an asset
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills highly desirable


Other Candidate Requirements

  • Proficient computer skills and competent with Microsoft Office programs
  • Solid interpersonal skills with an ability to build and maintain relationships
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong Analytical Skills
  • Ability to develop process improvements
Other Information


Employment Equity
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Important Message
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