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Financial Analyst, Decision Support (FT, 18 mths)

Location: 

Kamloops, BC, CA

Job Function:  Finance Corporate Services and Internal Audit


Overview:

BCLC’s two offices are located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam Indian Band), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Peoples in Vancouver and the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc territory, situated within the Secwépemc Nation in Kamloops. We honour and respect the people, the territory, and the land we are part of.

Joining the Finance & Corporate services team at BCLC means you’ll be working with a dedicated group of talented professionals in Corporate Accounting, Financial Planning & Analysis, Procurement, Business Continuity, Facilities, and Business Services.

The financial management of a complex organization including lottery operations, casino & community gaming, and eGaming business units, which collectively took in over $1.4 billion in net income last year falls within this group.
 

Working with revenues of well over half a billion dollars in fiscal 2019, an increase over the previous fiscal year, approximately 20% of BCLC’s total revenues which represents BCLC’s largest player base, our Lottery finance operations group is responsible for recording the gross gaming wagers and direct costs related to Lottery operations including manually recording lottery transactions, ILC funding and reimbursements, instant game management and more.
 

As a Crown Corporation that earns more than a billion dollars in annual revenue, BCLC’s commitment to giving funds back to the province is an integral part of our business, but still only one piece of the picture. At BCLC, we exist to generate win-wins for the greater good. We believe everything we do must benefit the well-being of all involved. Through our Social Purpose, we aspire to make sure, in all of our endeavours and transactions and relationships – in the most important sense of life, livelihood, meaning, and well-being – nobody loses, and every person we touch comes out ahead.  BCLC is committed to creating a welcoming workplace where everyone feels safe, included, and valued. For us, that means building a team that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. We all are winners when differences are respected, valued and celebrated.
 

Job Summary:

The Financial Analyst focuses on incorporating strong financial governance into all business decisions and includes working with the business units to support the overall corporate budgeting and reforecasting process. The role supports various business unit initiatives by; researching and analyzing the initiatives, assessing business market opportunities, developing comprehensive analysis and financial models, supporting stakeholder engagement, and making recommendations that support the financial oversight and strategic goals of the business units and the corporation. This role provides ongoing analysis of the financial performance for the organization, including analyzing trends in revenue, prizes, compensation, operating costs, viability and profitability.   
 

Key Accountabilities:

  • Works with finance departments and various business units to support the overall organizational budget and forecasting process, and government and financial reporting
  • Supports divisional leadership in the delivery of finance requirements for all organizational prioritized business initiatives. Including managing progress of finance requirements while ensuring requirements are operationally sound, efficient and effective. Supports the business units on proposed initiatives by providing financial analysis, feasibility studies, and option identification for business opportunities identified. Ensure proposed initiatives and analyses are in line with corporate objectives and priorities as well as ensuring strong financial governance.
  • Provides financial analysis and analytical support to facilitate stronger business decisions based on sound documented evidence. Financial analysis and analytical support would include research and analysis, assessing market opportunities, identification of options, trouble shooting and documentation and resolution of accounting issues.
  • Responds to financial information requests and concerns, interprets and develops policy, and assists in the development of solutions to common business challenges while conscious of maintaining a strong finance governance framework.
  • Fosters and facilitates working relationships between all finance areas and the business units.
     

Minimum Required Qualifications:
Education and Experience

  • University degree in a related discipline;
  • An accredited professional accounting designation;
  • 3 to 5 years related progressively responsible accounting and finance experience; 
  • An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered.
     

Technical Requirements

  • Excellent analytical ability, a strong understanding of analytical concepts and well developed creative problem solving skills;
  • Extensive knowledge of accounting principles with the ability to apply them in a practical way;
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of quantitative and qualitative analytical skills
  • Good understanding of statistical analysis;
  • Demonstrated ability to present moderately complex information orally and written in an easily understood manner;
  • Exceptional professional judgment with experience in exercising it effectively in the decision making process;
  • Ability to work within established deadlines and time constraints;
  • Ability to act on own initiative, to exercise sound judgment and to prioritize tasks;
  • Ability to work with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Proven leadership skills with the ability to be self-motivated, work independently, as well as being part of a team;
  • Excellent knowledge of corporate financial systems;
  • Excellent interpersonal, time management and multi-tasking  skills;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical thinking/innovation;
  • Strong computer skills - MS office suite;
  • Experience with business intelligence tools such as Cognos would be an asset;
  • Understanding of B.C. gaming industry and/or gaming operational systems an asset.


Additional Information:

  • Effective November 22, 2021, BCLC requires all employees to be fully vaccinated (as defined by Health Canada). Full vaccination will be required before commencing employment with BCLC unless a legal exemption is obtained.
  • To build a rich diverse workforce representing the communities which we serve, we welcome applications from people of all colours and cultures, persons with diverse abilities, and members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.
  • BCLC values work life balance and offers remote work options for its employees.
  • Relocation assistance is available for successful job candidates.
  • If you are in need of accommodation or special assistance at any step of your application, please send an email with your request to recruitment@bclc.com.
  • For over more than a decade, we have been recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers – and we are constantly seeking ways to improve our employee and player experience. To learn more about BCLC, please visit: https://corporate.bclc.com/

Please Note: 
This opportunity will remain open until a qualified candidate pool has been established.
Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada and be 19 years of age to work at BCLC.


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