Job Posting 76443

Financial Analyst
Federation of Canadian Municipalities
Ottawa area
closed 4 days ago (Thu, 21 Oct)
full time

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) is the national voice of municipal governments, representing the interests of cities and communities with the federal government.


Position:                    Financial Analyst

Department:              Corporate Services

Classification:           Level 4

Salary Band:              $63,650 – $80,150

Language:                  Bilingualism (English and French) is an asset  




The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) is the national voice of municipal government.  Since 1901, FCM has been improving the quality of life in all communities by promoting strong, effective and accountable municipal government.  With almost 2,000 members, FCM represents the interests of municipalities on policy and program matters that fall within federal jurisdiction.  


Nationally, FCM partners with various federal departments and agencies to implement capacity building programs to provide an opportunity for Canadian municipalities to share know-how and resources domestically. Internationally, FCM helps local governments around the world develop their capacity to deliver basic services, promote economic growth and encourage the participation of citizens in planning and decision making.  


FCM aspires to be an organization that is deeply respectful, collaborative, empowering and transparent in our work. We have a commitment and passion for strengthening Canada by achieving results for our communities, our cities and our workplace, and by sharing our knowledge and experience on the world’s stage, so that others may improve the quality of life in their communities.


Major Purpose:

Reporting to the Senior Finance Manager, Operations, the Financial Analyst coordinates, analyses and reports on the finance and accounting activities of the various departments and externally funded programs, including: participating in the preparation and monitoring of annual departmental budgets, analyzing financial results, reporting major variances to the departmental Managers/Directors and ensuring implementation and compliance with internal controls, policies and procedures.

Key Responsibilities:

  • In conjunction with the Senior Finance Manager and departmental Managers/Director, develops the annual departmental budgets as well as various project budgets.
  • Prepares monthly and quarterly financial reports including analyzing financial results, explaining any major discrepancies against budget, and presenting financial results to departmental Managers/Directors.
  • Contributes to the annual external audit processes, preparing working papers, reports and variance analysis.
  • Reviews contracts and contribution agreements for the departments to identify areas of potential risk to the organization’s interests.
  • Reviews invoices and expense claims for respective departments to ensure accuracy of information and proper policy and procedures are followed.
  • Prepares month end journal entries and analyzes some balance sheet accounts on a monthly basis (intercompany, mortgage, investments, fixed assets).
  • Distributes monthly financial statements to departments and gathers financial information from Finance department to include in the monthly finance report.
  • Continually monitors the effectiveness and efficiency of accounting policies and procedures and make recommendations to ensure appropriate internal controls are in place and in compliance with existing policies.
  • Provides financial support to the externally funded National Program team (proposals, budgets, monitoring, reporting, etc.)
  • Provides finance training to staff of respective departments as needed.
  • Supports the Senior Director of Corporate Services and Finance with Board quarterly reporting (Results of Operations).

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Requires strong knowledge of accounting and financial analysis, including budget preparation, analysis and management and the preparation and analysis of financial statements and reports, typically acquired through post-secondary education in accounting or finance.
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant experience working in an accounting department.
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of internal and external stakeholders; excellent client service and communication skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, specifically Excel, PowerPoint and experience with accounting software packages
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and meet regular deadlines.
  • Highly organized and the ability to work unsupervised
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail is essential





  • The ability to work in both official languages (English and French) is an asset. 


The benefits to joining the FCM team include summer hours (Fridays off between July 1st and Labour Day); office facilities located in the ByWard Market, FCM’s commitment to employee development and a competitive range of employee benefits and services.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, FCM is currently under a temporary work from home protocol until further notice. The successful candidate must have the ability to work from home during this period.



The Federation of Canadian Municipalities is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by FCM throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.


We thank all candidates for their interest; however, we will only contact those selected for an interview. All the applications will be kept on file for six months following the hiring.

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