Financial Management Advisor
About PSD Citywide PSD is a full-service firm offering research, consulting services and software to the North American public sector market. Our client base includes hundreds of small, mid-sized, and large municipalities from across North America, provincial/state and federal government agencies, and private sector entities. We are an industry leader that specializes in enterprise asset management and financial budgeting for municipalities. Over our years of experience, we have developed cutting-edge software solutions for our client’s asset management and financial budgeting needs, leaving behind mature and manageable programs making positive impacts in local communities.
Description This position is responsible for delivering Financial Advisory services for PSD Citywide clients. The advisor helps clients with best practices on accounting, financial planning, policies, and processes to effectively support finance departments. It is expected the advisor has the skills and experience to coordinate and deliver financial planning, reporting, and accounting services to meet client expectations. As we continue to grow, we are seeking an accomplished Financial Management Advisor to join our dynamic team.
This is a full-time remote based position within Canada. The ability to travel occasionally will be required in this role. Job Duties & Responsibilities Act as Project Manager and effectively lead and assist with client engagements in the execution of Financial Advisory projects. Address client challenges leveraging your strong technical skills, enabling competencies, and accounting experience.
Maintain proficiency in the public sector accounting standards (PSAS), government financial legislation and best practices applicable to the client base. Knowledge of best practices in financial management, policy and strategy development for clients. Manage multiple tasks and deadlines and prioritize workloads. Analyze client financial data and information to conduct lifecycle costing and forecasting.
Produce new and creative analytic solutions that will become part of PSD’s core deliverables. Support PSD’s Asset Management team with financial analysis. Support clients in the implementation of financial management improvement initiatives. Support the delivery of financial advisory presentations to clients.
Support internal and external stakeholders to ensure project timelines are being met. Deliver workshops, seminars and presentations to local government clients and attend industry conferences. Utilize internal Project Management Software to communicate, manage scope and track progress throughout the client engagements. Travel to clients throughout Canada and the USA to provide on-site project work.
Other duties as assigned. Qualifications Post-secondary education, such as a bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting or similar discipline required. 5 years of progressive professional experience in finance, accounting and/or assurance role. 5 years of Public Sector Accounting Standards (PSAS) would be considered an asset. Experience working for or with local governments would be considered an asset. Completed or working towards a professional designation (CA, CMA, CGA, or CPA), i.e.
Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) in Canada, and in good standing with the Provincial governing body. 5 years of Public Sector Accounting Standards (PSAS) and experience with government finance best practices with a focus on the municipal sector. Knowledge of public sector financial legislation, municipal financial management (budgeting, reporting, and accounting) and the relevant financial software and systems. Strong Project Management, Stakeholder engagement, communication, and organizational skills required. High level of critical and logical thinking, analysis and/or reasoning to identify underlying principles, reasoning, or facts.
Ability to deal with ambiguity and take charge of client projects. Goal oriented individual with a proven ability to drive strong business results. Leadership skills: resourcefulness, innovative and collaborative. Professional self-starter with a commitment to improve skills through continuous learning.
Deadline driven individual with strong verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, creative, and able to collaborate with team members with professionalism and tact. Proficient with Google suite, MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Project Management certification (PMP) or working toward project management certification would be considered an asset. Recruitment Process All resumes will be reviewed for professional work experience and aligned skills.
Only those who qualify will be contacted for an initial screening interview. We strive to provide a quick recruitment process, but to find the right candidate for the job, the process may take up to a month to complete. We will let the candidates know if we will not be moving them to the next step in the process. Phone Interview If you are invited to a screening interview you will discuss your experience with one of our People and Culture team members.
This interview is an opportunity to get to know a little more about the company, the type of work we do and impact we have. Virtual Interview Candidates invited to a virtual interview will meet with our Hiring Manager and a member of the People and Culture team. This will allow the candidate to get to know the team as well as learn more about our processes, culture and the growth opportunities we have at PSD. Why work with us?.
Employee personal and career growth is important to us and we will encourage you to pursue the things you care about. We have a mentoring program that you will work through a training and development document with your supervisor for your first three months to ensure you get fully acquainted with our processes. Competitive Salaries Full Benefits Package Relocation Assistance Program Company Matched RRSP Contributions Flex Hours & Paid Time off Social and Charity events and initiatives Ergonomic Workstations PSD Citywide is committed to ensuring equal access and participation for people with disabilities. We believe in integration, and we are committed to meeting the needs of people with disabilities in a timely manner.
We will do so by removing and preventing barriers to accessibility. We are committed to accommodating people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process. Should you require any accommodation, please indicate this when you apply, and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs.
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