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FO-TMA 24R – Manager, Finance Planning

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Author ahnationtalk
Date September 20, 2018
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $61,665.45 to $70,367.02 - Annual
Location Vancouver, BC
Category Business / Management
Client BC Public Service
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FO-TMA 24R – Manager, Finance Planning – (54361)

Posting Title: FO-TMA 24R – Manager, Finance Planning
Position Classification: Financial Officer (TMA) R24
Union: GEU
Location: Vancouver, BC V8W 2S8 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $61,665.45 to $70,367.02 annually plus a 6.6% temporary market adjustment
Close Date: 10/8/2018
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> Liquor Distribution Branch
Ministry Branch / Division: BC Liquor Distribution Branch
Job Summary

Manager, Financial Planning, Finance Retail FO24 – AMENDED CLOSE DATE
FO24 – $61,665.45 – $70,367.02 plus a 6.6% temporary market adjustment for having CPA designation.

Regular Full-Time/ Vancouver


STEP into a career with one of BC’s Top Employers since 2009.

The Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) is one of the largest distributors and retailers of beverage alcohol in Canada, generating a net income of approximately $1.08 billion on annual sales of approximately $3.3 billion in fiscal 2016/17. LDB has a workforce of approximately 4,000 full and part-time employees, operates 197 retail stores across the province, oversees the operations of approximately 220 Rural Agency Stores and has the role of wholesaler to approximately 700 private liquor retail outlets and 10,000 licensed establishments.

The LDB is a unique government entity that operates with similar independence to a Crown Corporation under the direction of a General Manager and CEO.

The Manager, Financial Planning serves as a key driver to the annual budget process, and performs a variety of highly-skilled financial planning and analytical duties including: developing metrics, creating and maintaining financial budgeting and forecasting models, performing variance and ad hoc analysis, leading business case-related sensitivity analysis, monitoring the Retail Division’s financial performance and reviewing investment summaries.  The Manager is also responsible for ensuring the accuracy and predictability of the revenue forecast as the revenue analytics expert for the retail line of business, and supervises a Costing Analyst and Budget Analyst.

The Manager is relied upon to apply professional-level expertise in financial planning to ensure the accurate and complete preparation of budgets, forecasts and reports for the Retail division, within LDB and government-mandated timelines and parameters.

An eligibility list for permanent or temporary future opportunities may be established. A criminal record check is required.

Please review the attached job description for a complete list of duties, qualifications, and competencies. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume clearly identifying how they meet the qualifications necessary for this position. This information will be used as part of the selection process.

Please note that a cover letter is a requirement for this competition.

For more information about how to create or update your profile, please refer to the How to Apply section below.

Only applications submitted using the BC Public Service Recruitment System on this website will be accepted.

Contact: Marietjie Bower, Finance Director, Retail

Phone:   604 252 2860
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  • Mandatory: Current professional accounting designation (i.e. CPA, CA, CGA, CMA).

*Recent, Related Experience:

Minimum of three years of recent (within the last five years), related experience:

  • As a financial analyst, providing financial planning, budgeting and forecasting services for a line of business, preferably in a wholesale/retail distribution environment.
  • Using a variety of reporting, data analysis and data visualization tools, such as Tableau, Data warehouse, oracle financials query and reporting tool specialist, and custom dashboards
  • Providing expert advice and recommendations to improve financial stewardship and transaction services
  • Leading and managing employees.

Preference may be given to those candidates’ with 2 years of recent, related experience in the beverage alcohol industry/supply chain.

Knowledge of:

  • Accounting standards (e.g. GAAP, International Financial Reporting Standards [IFRS] and interpretation bulletins)
  • LDB’s operating environment, including relevant federal/provincial legislation, regulations, policies (e.g. Liquor Distribution and Liquor Control and Licensing Acts and regulations, Customs, Excise and Duty Free Acts and regulations)
  • Financial planning, budgeting, forecasting, variance analysis, and best practices
  • Retail supply chain management best practices, industry trends and advancements
  • Risk management, performance management, change leadership
  • Procurement, contract management, project management
  • Human resource management strategies, principles and practices that foster engaged and productive employees
  • Financial computer software programs, analysis and reporting tools (see: Tools/equipment)


  • Superior written and oral communication skills and attention to detail when communicating
  • Superior interpersonal/organizational/analytical/presentation skills
  • Ability to achieve deadlines within tight timelines while managing multiple priorities
  • Ability to manage the development and implementation of operational policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Ability to communicate complex information in a manner than can be understood by the audience
  • Ability to continually improve client service
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