Sr Mgr, Finance Budget & Reporting
Whitehorse, YT, CA
4d ago

Reporting to the Director of Finance, this position is a key member of the Finance Leadership Team responsible for all budgeting, forecasting and financial reporting related to the Corporation and its subsidiaries.

This position directs the development and implementation of financial controls associated with financial planning and reporting and helps to ensure that the organization’s accountability for optimizing returns on investment and profitability is realized.

This position also leads the organization to ensure that financial methodologies and measurement tools (policies, procedures, and programs) are in place to allow business units to manage their results in line with expected business performance effectively.

This involves directing and leading the staff and organization in preparing budgets, yearend expectancies (YEE), long and short-term plans and the analysis of performance against established targets.

This position will also be accountable for preparing financial reports on business results for Board of Directors meetings and is the prime contact with our parent company, Bell Canada and other regulatory and financial entities regularly.

This position works closely with the Associate Director of Accounting to ensure the integrity of Northwestel’s financial information is per applicable International Financial Reporting Standards.

This position has the following direct reports : Financial Analyst Revenue, Financial Analyst Expense, Financial Analyst Cash Flow

Employment Equity

Northwestel values diversity in the workplace and is committed to the goals of Employment Equity. We strive to achieve a skilled workforce that is representative of the population we serve, and as a Northern company, we are committed to the employment and career development of our Indigenous peoples.

If you are an Indigenous person, a woman, a person with a disability, or a visible minority please indicate so when you are completing the pre-screen questions as you apply to receive hiring preference.

Specific Accountabilities

  • Leadership, mentoring and coaching of the budgeting and reporting team.
  • Develops, coordinates and / or directs timely and accurate preparation of operating financial plans, budgets, financial models and forecasts.
  • Monitors plans, review budgets and assesses financial results to determine they are in line with expected performance and facilitates the creation of timely action plans to address unexpected variances.

  • Ensure timely, accurate, relevant and reliable reporting on monthly, quarterly and annual financial information to Line Supervisors, Managers, Executive, and Shareholder of the company and subsidiaries.
  • Actively participate in the Finance Leadership Team to ensure all finance department goals and objectives are achieved.
  • Prepare and compile annual and long-term budgets for the Corporation and all subsidiaries.
  • Ensure timely, accurate, relevant and reliable reporting of revenue and related tax issues.
  • Ensure timely, accurate, relevant and reliable reporting of corporate expenses and related tax issues.
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of the assets and liabilities of the organization.
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of the organization’s cash flow.
  • Actively participate in a leadership capacity in various cross-departmental teams to plan and execute strategic business objectives.
  • Ensure assigned account reconciliations and other assigned controls are operating effectively.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Knowledge and Skills Required

    This position requires a Bachelor’s degree complemented by a C.P.A. accounting designation with a minimum of 5-7 years of appropriate and applicable work experience.

    The incumbent must have at least three years of staff management experience at the professional level. The individual must be well-versed in IFRS and other technical aspects of financial and management reporting.

    The incumbent must have experience using Enterprise Resource Planning and accounting systems and processes, preferably with the SAP financial system.

    Knowledge of the telecommunications industry would be an asset. This person must be an excellent negotiator, problem solver, relationship builder and strategic thinker.

    Strong analytical, planning, communication (oral, written and presentation), staff management and interpersonal skills are critical to success.

    As part of the recruitment process for this position, candidates may be required to take pre-employment tests and / or complete a work simulation exercise to assess job fit.

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