Budget and Finance Officer

Competition #: 4011-2024A
Salary scale: 1 - $67 720 to $102 330 (scale 2023)
Deadline: 8 April, 2024

Purpose of position

The successful applicant's primary responsibility is to conduct studies and analyses to support senior management in its task of defining, developing and implementing relevant policies, strategies, action plans, programs and projects. The person appointed to the position must also support managers in planning, preparing, controlling and monitoring operating budgets and capital works programs in accordance with existing standards and policies.

The person must also review and adapt work methods and procedures from both an accounting and operational perspective, analyze operational problems and develop quality management and client service programs.


  • Have a degree appropriate to the position: accounting, finance or any other related discipline;
  • Hold a professional designation in accounting (CPA or OMA) is an asset.


  • Minimum of two (2) years' experience that provided familiarity with the responsibilities of the position;
  • Experience recognized as relevant or preparatory for the position such as: activities related to budget management, financial management, accounting, financial reporting etc. in the municipal sector.

Main Responsabilities

  1. Develop the programs, procedures and analytical tools required for budget management, regularly analyze budget developments and implement all controls required for the efficient use of financial resources.
  2. Conduct relevant fiscal, budgetary and statistical research and, participate in the development of budget planning and carry out the appropriate follow-up regarding possible subsidies.
  3. Perform various financial and accounting analyses for new activities such as: new subsidy programs, projects involving the creation of new funds etc. and submit recommendations regarding the implementation of such activities.
  4. Establish forecasts and budgets concerning payments or reserves related to long-term debt, expenses imputed to the working capital fund and the capital expenditure plan.
  5. Distribute work to support staff; review and approve it in terms of quality and quantity. Recommend to his/ her superior administrative measures regarding support staff.

Essential Knowledge

  • Both spoken and written languages (French, English);
  • Microsoft Suite; MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access etc.

Abilities and Skill

  • analytical and research skills;
  • aptitude for learning;
  • good interpersonal and communication skills;
  • ability to think systematically;
  • good judgment;
  • project management skills;
  • thoroughness and ability to work unsupervised;
  • ability to work in a team.

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