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Manager Business Planning (Temporary 12 months)

Date: Aug 14, 2019

Location: Vancouver, 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 Vancouver office is so awesome


Vancouver has been regularly voted one of the top cities to live in the world with one of the mildest climates of any city in Canada. It is home to our Marketing and Sales Office and features:

  • A subsidized cafeteria with healthy and delicious food choices
  • Free parking
  • Easy access to transit, including the Sky Train
  • Secure bike facilities and easy access off the Central Valley Greenway


Job Summary:

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Business Planning, the Manager, Business Planning provides strategic leadership and direction to team members and plays a key role in the development and implementation of financial management reporting and forecasting, including trend analysis, key financial performance indicators and ad hoc reporting as required.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Manages and directs BCLC's financial management and performance reporting, including developing & managing analysis, reporting, financial performance reporting metrics and benefits tracking and realization.
  • Manages and directs BCLC's forecasting process and metrics, including quarterly Treasury Board and government forecast revenue updates, supporting analysis, and inputs to the BCLC Service Plan.
  • Provides input on and subject matter expertise for budget and forecasting policies and procedures and/or revenue forecasting, and makes recommendations on the development of BCLC policy and process as it relates to business planning and performance reporting. As a subject matter expert, develops, recommends and implements budget and forecast policies & procedures.  Provides corporate wide expertise on forecasting and trend analysis.
  • Recommends and implements financial analysis and reporting solutions to enable business unit leaders to make effective, informed decisions.
  • Leverages technology and people to maximize process efficiencies and reporting effectiveness.
  • Oversees work of team members’ inputs into organization-wide budgeting and forecasting processes.
  • Mentors and develops direct reports and others on finance team.
  • Collaborates internally within Finance and across organizational boundaries at all levels of the organization; in conjunction with Director, collaborates/liaises with external contacts in matters relating to BCLC Government forecasts, budgets and service plans.


Minimum Required Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • University degree in a related discipline, plus completion of a recognized professional accounting designation;
  • A MBA is desirable;
  • 6-8 years progressive experience in financial analysis and accounting roles, including at least 5 years in a management/leadership role;
  • Financial Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and business intelligence experience is required, SAP and Cognos experience preferred;
  • Experience in a retail environment, multi-location operations, and managing remote relationships preferred;
  • An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered.


Technical Requirements

  • Demonstrated expertise  in advanced financial modeling, financial statement analysis and performance reporting;
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of financial forecasting, financial analysis and financial performance measurement;
  • Demonstrated ability to build healthy working relations with all divisions and proactively maintain these co-operative relationship;
  • High degree of business acumen;
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Strong problem solving and analytical thinking/innovation;
  • Strong time management and multi-tasking skills;
  • Strong MS Office skills, including advanced Excel skills.


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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