FO 18R – Financial Analyst

Job Information
Author ahnationtalk
Date September 3, 2019
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $53,856.66 - $61,096.97 - Annual
Location Victoria, BC
Category Analyst
Client BC Public Service
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FO 18R – Financial Analyst

Posting Title: FO 18R – Financial Analyst
Position Classification: Financial Officer R18
Union: GEU
Location: Victoria, BC V9B6X2 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $53,856.66 – $61,096.97 annually
Close Date: 9/15/2019
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date
 Ministry/Organization:BC Public Service -> Adv Ed, Skills & Training
Ministry Branch / Division: Corporate Finance/Finance, Technology and Management Services
Job Summary:

This posting is only open to current members of the Financial Officer 18 Inventory.  If you are not a member of this inventory, please refer to the Applicant Inventories page for information about applying to be an inventory member. 

Financial Analyst

Financial Officer R18

This posting is to establish an eligibility list for future permanent and/or temporary vacancies.However, there is one (1) full time temporary opportunity available until March 31, 2020. Relocation reimbursement is not applicable on temporary opportunities. A permanent appointment may result from this temporary opportunity.

An excellent opportunity to apply your financial expertise in a service oriented work environmentThe Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training provides leadership and direction for post-secondary education and skills training systems in British Columbia as well as the dissemination of labour market information and the delivery of labour market programs. The Ministry plays a key role in helping British Columbians from every background and region to have the opportunity to reach their full potential. The Ministry administers a suite of student financial assistance programs that help eligible students offset the costs of their post-secondary education, as well as labour market development programs to ensure British Columbians have the skills needed to take advantage of job opportunities.  The Ministry also has an oversight role for the following Crown corporations: British Columbia Council for International Education, and the Industry Training Authority.

Reporting to the Senior Financial Analyst, the positions works closely with Branch and Ministry staff to ensure timely and accurate budget and forecast reporting.  The position also provides financial analysis services to multiple programs, projects and/or business lines.

You thrive on working collaboratively with others and building relationships with a team of colleagues, with Ministry corporate services staff or one-on-one with your supervisor; you effectively communicate your knowledge, work hard to understand the needs of others and share tasks as appropriate.

You show initiative and enjoy the challenge of a fast-paced work environment. You exhibit strong communication skills, and look forward to the opportunity to delivering in-house training sessions to ministry staff on a range of procedures.  You understand the need to maintain confidentiality, especially when dealing with personnel, budget or other sensitive issues.

If this sounds like you, and you are interested in furthering your career as a financial analyst, committed to teamwork in a supportive and dynamic work environment, we look forward to your application.

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens.  Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact Kristine Tryon DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.  For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Requirements: 

In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:


  • Degree in business administration, commerce, public administration, accounting or financial management; OR
  • Completion of a professional accounting designation (CPA, CA, CGA, or CMA); OR
  • Enrolled or fully eligible for enrollment in the CPA Professional Education Program; OR
  • Diploma or a minimum of a completion of the first two years of a degree in business administration, commerce, public administration, accounting or financial management; OR
  • Minimum of Level 2 of the BC Public Service Financial Management Certificate Program.


  • Experience in conducting financial forecasts and analysis and in supporting budget evaluation processes for multiple business areas.
  • Experience analyzing financial and accounting statements and recommending reallocations.
  • Experience developing financial statements and reports.

Preference may be given for:

  • Experience in accounting for Work in Progress and Capital Assets.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting. 

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.


Cover Letter: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume: YES – A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.

Questionnaire: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.

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