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Sr Financial Advr – Fin Plan

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Author ahnationtalk
Date October 16, 2018
Type Full Time
Company Hydro One Networks Inc
Location Toronto, ON
Category Accounting / Finance
Client Hydro One
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Sr Financial Advr – Fin Plan

Vacancy Number: 30541
Number of positions: 1
Town/City: Toronto, Ontario (CA-ON)
Business Unit: FINANCE
Division: CORPT FIN
Department: BUS PLANNING (10001877)
Job type: Regular
Duration of rotation: Ongoing

General Accountabilities:

  • The Senior Financial Advisor, Business Planning will support Corporate Finance’s objective of maintaining financial integrity, effectiveness and achievement of corporate strategies and goals through the delivery of an appropriate business plan and related process.

Specific Accountabilities:

  • Provide key support to the confidential corporate business planning and budgeting process, including detailed review and analysis of planning assumptions, implementation of regulatory requirements, identification of emerging issues and trends,the development of instruction and guidelines and consolidation of results.
  • Provide analysis of the financial results, including impact of new or revised assumptions, compliance with guidelines and variance explanations.
  • Review the line of business confidential plan submissions with a focus on issue identification and compliance with instructions and guidelines.
  • Provide analysis and report on line of business staffing requirements. Ensure that staff levels are consistent with corporate strategies, approval processes, and business plan instructions and guidelines.
  • Participate in the detailed reviews of spending proposals by functional areas to ensure financial integrity and consistency within corporate strategy.
  • Participate in the review spending proposals submitted as part of the work prioritization approach to ensure effectiveness of the proposed work program spending levels.
  • Provide analysis and report on all other inputs into the business planning process, including, but not limited to revenue forecast, tax, depreciation and amortization, financing charges, income taxes and balance sheet accounts.
  • Provide financial analysis on Merger and Acquisition and other corporate projects with a focus on impacts to consolidated forward looking financial statements.
  • Support business planning reporting process to the Board of Directors and other stakeholders, including preparation of the confidential corporate business plan document, presentations, briefing notes and other financial planning materials, as required.
  • Manage the budget trending process, including consistency with the approved budget and reasonableness.
  • Monitor research and communicate developments in financial planning and analysis.
  • Support regulatory requirements, preparation of evidence, development of briefing material, responses to interrogatories and transcript undertakings and general hearing support.

Selection Criteria:

  • Requires excellent speaking, writing, listening and presentation skills to gain acceptance of business plans, budgets and project control structures.
  • Requires a Business-Related Undergraduate degree as well as some post-graduate studies in the area of Finance and its application.
  • CPA and/or MBA is an asset.
  • Requires a minimum of 8 years of experience and acumen, both theoretical and practical, in financial engineering concepts and financial modeling.
  • Requires advanced interpersonal skills to deal with multiple stakeholders from all areas within the company on projects ranging from highly technical to conceptual.
  • Requires an advanced knowledge of Excel to allow for the development and analysis of financial spreadsheets. Knowledge of MS Access, VBA and Risk Analysis software would be highly beneficial.
  • Requires knowledge of financial system concepts would be beneficial so that the successful candidate can quickly gain an understanding of financial reporting methodologies within Hydro One in order to assist stakeholders in the monitoring and reporting of their projects.
  • Knowledge of electric utility regulation would be highly beneficial and the candidate would be expected to build an expert level of knowledge soon after being retained.
  • Knowledge of technical aspects of electric utility design would be highly beneficial.

Demonstrated Management Skills:

  • Achievement Motivation concern for working well or for competing against a standard of excellence
  • Analytical thinking – ability to understand a situation by segmenting and tracing implications step by step
  • Directiveness – able to insist others comply with one’s wishes where the power of one’s position is used appropriately and effectively, with the long-term good of the organization in mind
  • Initiative – takes action, proactively doing things and not simply thinking about future actions
  • Information seeking – ability to acquire information relevant to the achievement of valued goals
  • Teamwork – able to work with others as part of a team, as opposed to working separately or competitively

If you share our passion for safety, our customer service focus, and are ready to play a lead role in building a bright future, we would love to hear from you!

Thank you for considering this opportunity and we welcome applications from all qualified candidates.  If you are being considered for an interview or other assessment one of our Recruitment Consultants will be in touch.  Furthermore, if you are being considered for an interview and require special accommodations please let us know.  Finally, short-listed candidates will be asked to pass a reliability check (which could include criminal background check, driver’s license abstract, education verification, etc.) prior being offered a job at Hydro One.

Deadline: October 29, 2018

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