Please note: The salary reflects 2018 rates.

Major Responsibilities:

The Manager, Financial Planning supports the strategic goals and objectives of Infrastructure & Development Services divisions and PPFA Division by providing effective and efficient financial planning services. The Manager is responsible for the coordination of budget development and financial reporting for Infrastructure & Development Services. The primary functions associated with this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Develops and implements detailed plans and recommends policies regarding program specific requirements.
  • Manages and coordinates the annual operating and capital budget preparation process and analysis in Infrastructure & Development Services.
  • Provides support to division heads and their senior staff at formal budget and committee meetings by directing the compilation of key financial and statistical data in anticipation of information requests from the City Manager, Chief Financial Officer and Council members.
  • Provides effective assistance in conducting short and long range planning studies regarding the economic and operational impact of planned or probable changes in the City’s scope, structure, functions and finances.
  • Effectively leads the analysis and verification of client division costs; identifies quantitative and qualitative factors inherent in the various service levels provided.
  • Ensures effective leadership of staff in the preparation of required data, conducting operating trend analysis, the setting of objectives and the evaluation of performance results.
  • Determines goals, objectives, financial, staff resources requirements, and performance indicators/measures for the unit.
  • Coordinates the preparation of monthly variance reports for Infrastructure & Development Services and directs detailed analysis of expense and revenue variances from budgets and reports on the cause of such variances.
  • Supervises the day-to-day operations of all assigned staff including the scheduling, assigning and reviewing of work. Authorizes and controls vacation and overtime requests. Monitors and evaluates staff performance, approves salary increments and recommends disciplinary action when appropriate.
  • Provides effective leadership, management and direction to the unit.
  • Represents the Director, Financial Management as required.
  • Manages, motivates and trains the unit’s staff, ensuring effective teamwork, high standards of work quality and organizational performance, continuous learning and encourages innovation in others.
  • Develops and delivers financial management training for financial program staff.
  • Participates, leads and/or manages divisional involvement in corporate and/or Council-directed initiatives.
  • Oversees the preparation of reports.
  • Keeps abreast of the City’s changing strategies, priorities, policies and programs, as well as provincial legislation, to ensure that the design and delivery of budgets are linked to strategic objectives and Council priorities. Ensures that staff members in the unit are kept up to date to support the financial advisory role with clients.
  • Leads the utilization of technology in the development of budgets, forecasts and reporting.
  • Ensures consistency of budgeting and reporting procedures within Infrastructure & Development Services.
  • Assist in the preparation of divisional policies and procedures.
  • Leads the evaluation of data ensuring that an appropriate level of reliability for use in budgets and forecasts.
  • Key Qualifications:

  • Professional accounting designation required, with a university degree in business administration, public administration or a similar discipline related to the job function.
  • Management experience in a large public or private-sector organization, specifically related to the job functions.
  • Extensive experience in the application of the principles and practices of operating and capital budget formulation, evaluation, administration and planning.
  • Experience in motivating and leading staff.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with staff, client divisions and other stakeholders.
  • Familiarity with cost-shared programs, financial by-laws and related regulations.
  • Highly developed communication skills, both verbal and written, at all organizational levels.
  • Superior analytical, interpersonal, problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks under pressure, and produce results within tight time frames.
  • Proficiency with using Microsoft Office Suite – Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Familiarity with government legislation in the area of occupational health and safety.
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion:

    The City of Toronto is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment where all employees and members of the public feel valued respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the public and the communities in which we live and serve.


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