Senior Specialist, Financial Planning & Analysis

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Competitive salary
16 Sep 2020
18 Sep 2020
Senior Specialist, Financial Planning & Analysis

Financial Management and Reporting Branch

Permanent Full-Time


The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is the statutory body responsible for regulating Ontario's capital markets in accordance with the mandate established in the provincial Securities Act and the Commodity Futures Act. The Commission's mandate is to provide protection to investors from unfair, improper or fraudulent practices, to foster fair and efficient capital markets and confidence in capital markets, and to contribute to the stability of the financial system and the reduction of systemic risk. This mandate is performed through policy, operational, adjudication and enforcement work. The OSC also contributes to national and global securities regulation development.

The Financial Management and Reporting Branch provides financial management and analysis, reporting and treasury services to allow the OSC to continue carrying out its regulatory responsibilities. Assurance over financial reporting is provided through the design and maintenance of effective controls.

The Senior Specialist, Financial Planning & Analysis is an integral part of the Financial Management and Reporting Branch reporting to the Controller. This position is suitable for candidates who have excelled in planning, reporting, financial analysis and system improvements. We are committed to looking at processes differently with an aim of continuous improvement.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • Apply creative thinking to suggest, lead and implement Finance related process and procedural improvements to gain efficiencies with a commitment to accuracy.
  • Suggest and lead the planning, design and implementation of financial system enhancements.
  • Lead the development of the annual budget, linking the budget to strategic priorities.
  • Work collaboratively with Management to understand budgetary variances to assess and evaluate financial opportunities and risks proactively.
  • Develop multi-year financial projections, linking the projections to short and long term strategic priorities. Includes assisting with the development of the budget package for reporting to various Board committees.
  • Build high quality financial models with scenario and sensitivity planning.
  • Work collaboratively with Branches to develop quarterly forecasts for Board reporting; Provide timely and insightful commentary to support budget variances; ability to demonstrate critical thinking to identify financial opportunities and risks.
  • Lead the preparation of quarterly forecasting and forecast reporting, including Board Committee materials, financial analyses, and other reporting as required.
  • Develop financial KPI's using tools to efficiently and effectively explain the financial performance of various core regulatory and strategic initiatives.
  • Determine which projects meet thresholds for project accounting, monitor and explain variances of various projects, using the financial system and reporting tools.
  • Lead the review and development of OSC's fee rule.
  • Provide support to operating groups across the organization, such as responding to budget queries, etc.

  • CPA designation required.
  • Excellent proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Minimum four years of similar experience.
  • Minimum four years of experience leading process and system improvements.
  • Core competencies for this role include the ability to think "outside the box" and execute projects with minimum supervision and to complete work within required deadlines.
  • Excellent communication, influencing, collaboration and listening skills with the ability to interact effectively with all levels of management, staff and as required, the Board and Board Committees.
  • Organizational skills to identify, prioritize and meet deadlines, demonstrated experience handling multiple assignments with a focus on details and precision.

Grow your career and make a difference working at the OSC!

Apply online by September 22, 2020.

**Internal applicants: please apply using the Taleo profile created with your OSC email address**

We thank all applicants for their interest in the Ontario Securities Commission. We will contact those selected for an interview.

The OSC is committed to providing an inclusive workplace environment that meets the accessibility needs of employees with disabilities. Please visit Accessibility at the OSC to review the OSC's policies on accessibility and accommodation in the workplace.

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