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Financial Analyst

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Date: Nov 28, 2018

Location: Kamloops, BC, CA

Company: British Columbia Lottery Corporation

Why you should work with us

 

At BCLC, we believe that our people are what makes us amazing so we are committed to our people. We have a culture of fun and hard work – it’s not unusual to see teams eating together at lunch in the cafeteria or heading outside for a walking meeting. We continue to have a highly engaged team and we’ve been named one of BC’s Top 50 Employers for over 10 years. Here are a few reasons why it’s great to be part of the team:

  • Flexible work hours
  • Robust wellness program with free onsite yoga, bootcamp, running club and more
  • Competitive compensation
  • Company paid Flexible Health and Dental plan for you and your family
  • Defined Benefit Pension Program
  • Leadership and professional development programs


Why our Kamloops office rocks

 

The City of Kamloops offers a relaxed lifestyle with an abundance of recreational opportunities and a close-knit community of welcoming people. It has been home to the BCLC head office since 1985 and features:

  • A subsidized cafeteria with healthy and delicious food choices
  • Free gym
  • Free parking and easy access to transit
  • Close proximity to parks, trails and other recreation amenities

 

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 initiatives as set forth by the business units by researching and analyzing the initiatives, including defining finance requirements, identification and resolution of accounting issues, detailed comprehensive analysis, business market opportunities, operationalization of business initiatives, financial modeling, training 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 all business units and support groups, 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
  • Develops finance requirements for all organizational prioritized business initiatives. Monitors and manages progress of finance requirements ensuring development of the finance requirements are operationally sound, efficient and effective. Coordinates QA of finance requirements and follows through to finance operationalization of the completed initiatives.
  • 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;
  • Knowledge of  Enterprise Data Warehouse would be an asset;
  • Understanding of B.C. gaming industry and/or gaming operational systems an asset.

 

Please Note: This opportunity will remain open until a qualified candidate pool has been established.

Please Note: Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada

 

 


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