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Financial Analyst

Job Type: 
Finance /Accounting / Economics
County of Vermilion River
Job Description : 

The County of Vermilion River is seeking a highly motivated individual to join our safety-oriented team as a Financial Analyst.  The Financial Analyst, reporting to the Finance Manager, will provide support for management planning and decision making by identifying, implementing, maintaining and evaluating financial information and recommending actions.


  • A degree in Business, Finance, Economics or related field
  • Proven work experience as a Financial Analyst, Financial Specialist or related role
  • Proficient in spreadsheets, database design, MS Office and financial and statistical analysis software applications such as Diamond, Management Reporter, WorkTech and Pearl
  • Hands on experience with statistical analysis and statistical packages
  • Strong analytical skills with an attention to detail
  • Understanding of financial and accounting principles
  • Outstanding presentation, reporting and communication skills to present and explain information and financial plans
  • Equivalent education and experience will be considered


  • Build financial database by identifying sources of information; assembling, verifying and backing up data
  • Implement Diamond, Management Reporter, WorkTech and Pearl modules to enhance reporting and departmental effectiveness
  • Develop financial models, conduct benchmarking and process analyisis
  • Coordinate interdepartmentally  for efficient financial analysis and reporting
  • Assemble and sumamrize data to structure reports on financial status and risks
  • Conduct business studies on past, future and comparative performance and develop forecast models
  • Identify trends, and recommend actions to senior management based on sound analysis
  • Track and determine financial status by analyzing actual results in comparison with forecasts
  • Consult with management to guide and influence long term and strategic decision making within the broadest scope
  • Drive process improvement and policy developmental initiatives that impact the function
Closing Date: 
November 30, 2020
Application Return: 

A competitive salary and comprehensive municipal benefits package is available.  The successful candidate will be required to provide a criminal record check and drivers abstract. We appreciate the interest of all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. This position is only open to those legally entitled to work in Canada.

Applications clearly marked: "CONFIDENTIAL - FINANCIAL ANALYST" can be submitted by November 30, 2020 to:

Human Resources Manager,
County of Vermilion River
4912 - 50 Avenue, Box 69
Kitscoty, AB T0B 2P0

Email: hr@county24.com
Fax: 780-846-2716