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BCRTC Manager, Fin Planning & Reporting

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Job ID 20170913
Regular/Temporary - Regular
Marketing Statement

British Columbia Rapid Transit Company Ltd. (BCRTC) maintains and operates two of Metro Vancouver’s three SkyTrain lines on behalf of TransLink, the regional transportation authority. Launched in 1986, SkyTrain is the first and one of the longest, fully-automated, driverless, rapid transit systems in the world. It boasts an average on-time service performance rating of 95 per cent and moves on average 250,000 passengers per weekday.



Manages strategic financial planning and reporting functions for the Rail division, including operating/capital budgets, financial modeling, other financial analyses, and all related reporting and performance metrics. Participates in the development of the enterprise long-range financial plans, projections and forecast trends.


- Supports the Director through delivery of strategic financial information upon which organizational planning and critical decisions for the rail division will be based.  Supports the financial aspects of the short and long term capital planning, analysis and reporting processes for the Rail division.

- Oversees consolidation of departmental, divisional and corporate budgets; develops corporate budget submissions for review and manages preparation of corporate operating budget package for approval by senior management, TransLink Executive and the BCRTC/WCE Board of Directors. Manages the operating budget process for the rail division, and provides budgeting guidelines and provides guidance to financial analysts and line management on the budgeting and financial planning process; provides recommendations to senior management on corporate budget strategy, standards, policies and processes.

- Develops and maintains financial models to predict and analyze financial performance and strategic decisions impacting the business. Manages corporate performance monitoring through the analysis, review and reporting of related performance metrics. Works with management to establish targets for metrics and measures, collects, analyses and reports on results. Supports benchmarking submissions, and data governance for related performance metrics.

- Prepares and presents corporate financial plans, projections and forecast trends as part of the enterprise long range planning process. Leads content development of long range plan and identifying various cost drivers and relevant economic factors for the plan time-period. Develops effective reporting and variance analyses to ensure departmental accountability and financial controls are in place.

- Oversees execution of monthly financial variance reports and analyses of expenses and variances from budget/forecast; reports variances and alerts senior management of critical issues as they emerge. Manages monthly Canada Line performance payment process, and provision of support to the contract services team with financial analysis, modeling, budgeting, forecasting and reporting.

- Oversees delivery of financial services for West Coast Express (WCE), including leading the Executive financial review meetings and quarterly reports for the WCE Board.  Also ensures alignment of WCE accounting to BCRTC accounting services, particularly as it pertains to payroll, audits and tax returns.

- Participates in the development, review and revision of accounting policies and procedures; verifies changes to account codes, department and cost centers, the recording of transactions and cost structure hierarchies required to produce operational reporting. Ensures the necessary controls are in place to identify and mitigate risks, and also to leverage opportunities for areas of accountability.  Ensures the Director is alerted to critical issues as they emerge.

- Builds and maintains relationships with finance teams within the enterprise to discuss and resolve enterprise wide financial planning and reporting issues and provides input to various committees and task forces.

- Manages reporting staff, including hiring, training, development, coaching, performance management, and all other people management practices.
Education & Experience:

The requirements for this job are acquired through completions of an undergraduate degree in finance, with the achievement of an Accounting designation, and seven (7) years of experience in progressively responsible roles, in a unionized environment.

Other Requirements:

- Advanced knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and the relevant acts and regulations

- Advanced knowledge of the concepts, principles, practices and techniques pertaining to all aspects of corporate financial planning, analysis and reporting

- Advanced analytical skills to manage delivery of complex financial analysis and reporting

- Expert strategic planning skills, with ability to manage strategic financial planning processes, including development/consolidation of short and long term financial and budget planning

- Good knowledge and understanding of the relevant BCRTC/enterprise standards, policies and processes, and also of the relevant regulatory requirements

- Solid interpersonal and communication skills to provide financial expertise and guidance pertaining to planning, analysis and reporting; includes advanced writing skills for required reporting

- Solid problem solving and decision making skills to identify, mitigate and resolve risks, gaps and issues in areas of accountability

- Solid leadership skills, including selection, development, coaching, managing performance, and all other people management practices
Other Information

Recruitment Process: An applicant will be required to demonstrate their suitability for this position by meeting the minimum level of qualifications and experience in order to be invited into the selection process.

A standard interview format will be used including general, scenario and behavioural descriptive interview questions.

In accordance with the Canadian Railway Safety Act - Railway Medical Rules: Section 3.2, employees who work in or transfer into safety sensitive or safety critical positions are required to undergo pre-placement and periodic medical assessments that evaluate the impact, if any, of medical conditions on fitness for work.
Work Schedule
40 hours per week
Rate of Pay

Grade: 7

Salary: $100,189 to $125,237 per annum ($48.17 to $60.21 per hour)
How to Apply

Please click the 'Apply' button at the bottom of the page or go to http://www.translink.ca/careers to apply for this position and view instructions on the process.

INSTRUCTIONS:  Please save your (1) cover letter, and your (2) resume as one pdf document prior to uploading your application on-line.

Posting Date: December 28, 2017
Closing Date: Until filled

Please note that only those short listed will be contacted.

Having trouble applying?  Please view the System Requirements & FAQ's by going to http://www.translink.ca/careers.
Equal Employment Opportunity
British Columbia Rapid Transit Company is an equal opportunity employer.

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