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Strategic Business Planning and Development
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
ML/10 - Metrolinx
Not Available
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Metrolinx is an agency of the Government of Ontario and its goal is to create a transportation network that enhances the prosperity, sustainability and quality of life for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. It leads the planning in the region with its Regional Transportation Plan that guides the work and investments of the organization. It builds light transit, bus rapid transit and Regional Express Rail and operates GO Transit, UP Express and PRESTO

What can I expect to do in this role?

The Results Based Planning office is seeking a Senior Financial Advisor to provide financially-informed analytical support to assigned divisions; understand the financial and accounting impact of business processes (e.g. audit, legal, and reporting requirements) to evaluate current and future business activities, and deliver timely and accurate accounting and operational excellence.

How do I qualify?

Key Responsibilities

• Provides finance forecasting and reports (e.g. variance and cost-recovery analysis, reconciliation of accounts), prepares entries, and takes corrective action
• Conducts financial analyses in support of the business operations in the assigned division, using proper accounting treatment; provides subject matter expertise in analyzing and responding to inquiries and solving complex problems
• Creates and applies reporting templates, financial models and automated processes to meet legal and corporate standards, including meeting deadlines
• Assesses the implications of new processes, systems and projects from an accounting perspective, (e.g. detecting defects, limitations, cost-benefit implications, and risks prior to implementation)
• Provides subject matter expertise to non-finance business leaders, partners and committee members, assists in interpretation of financial data for decision-making and provides commentary
• Monitors and maps assigned business processes, with particular attention to control and reporting functions; recommends immediate and longer-term changes to ensure the integrity of data and financial information
• Exercises due diligence in fiscal management and reporting, independently and when part of a project delivery team to reduce financial, legal, and reputational risks
• Guides and mentors other financial professionals on the team; establishing policies and procedures for analysis and reporting and reviewing their work


• Completion of a degree in Accounting, Finance, Math, Commerce, or related field – or a combination of education, training and experience deemed equivalent
• Minimum six (6) years' progressive experience as a financial analyst
• Experience with Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) principles
• Knowledge of business practices, financial analysis and reporting; understands the financial and accounting impact of business processes to evaluate current and future business activities (e.g. audit, legal, and reporting requirements)
• MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and Oracle
• Interpersonal and oral/written/presentation communication skills to develop and present commentary, reports, and presentations on financial analysis to senior management to aid decision-making

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please submit your resume online via
Metrolinx Job Opportunities site

Please note that applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada. Accommodation will be provided throughout the hiring process, as required. Applicants must make their needs known in advance.

Please be advised, Metrolinx uses email to communicate with their applicants for open job competitions. It is the applicant's responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence via email (i.e. testing bookings, interview dates), it is imperative that applicants check their email regularly. If we do not hear back from applicants, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the Job Competition and your application will be removed from the Competition. Please be advised that a Criminal Record Search may be required of the successful candidate. Should it be determined that any background information provided be misleading, inaccurate or incorrect, Metrolinx reserves the right to discontinue with the consideration of your application.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent, 277 Front St, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Finance and Economics
Posted on:
Thursday, October 11, 2018
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Sunday, October 28, 2018 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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