Senior Corporate Analyst – Capital Planning (Temporary for approximately 12 months)

The City of Guelph is a vibrant and diverse community with a unique sense of place located in southern Ontario along the Innovation Corridor that runs between Toronto and Kitchener-Waterloo. We are also one of Canada’s fastest-growing cities with a projected population increase from 135,000 people to almost 170,000 in the next 10 years. Guelph is consistently ranked as one of the best places in Canada to live, work, and play—all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.

Job summary

Resumes are being accepted for the temporary position of Senior Corporate Analyst – Capital Planning within the Finance department. Reporting to the Manager of Financial Strategy and Long-term Planning, the successful candidate will work with City staff to ensure that adequate resources are allocated in the municipal budget for the proper operation, maintenance, replacement and decommission of community assets. Additional responsibilities include capital-related policy review/development and continuous improvements.   Guided by the goals and objectives of the City’s Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, service, inclusion, wellness and learning, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Vision for an inclusive, connected and prosperous city.


  • Lead and coordinate the development of the City’s capital budget; including being the chair of the Capital Budget working group, responsible for internal divisional and departmental communications, preparation of Executive Team and Council materials and coordination of responses to Council’s budget queries
  • Manage the tri-annual capital variance reporting process, including development and distribution of reports and instructions, providing corporate review of data for accuracy, supporting Finance Client Services Corporate Analysts with departmental meetings/questions, creating Executive Team reporting, writing the Council reports and escalating issues where necessary
  • Complete monthly corporate review of capital project portfolio to ensure timely and accurate project data is maintained and consistent with in-year Council approvals, liaison with the Finance Client Services Corporate Analysts to address inconsistencies
  • Develop key performance metrics for capital account management to assist management in executing oversight over their portfolios
  • Review and approve monthly capital project funding entries, capital budget reallocations and capital funding summaries
  • Develop, implement and train staff on stream-lined capital budget and variance policies and process flows on a continual basis through an on-going, collaborative relationship with key stakeholders
  • Develop, maintain and update capital-related policies and procedures as required
  • Investigate best practices, leverage financial systems, conduct research and report results to align with departmental goals; initiates finance process improvements as required
  • Represent Finance on internal corporate project committees/working groups, providing financial advice and support, financial modeling and option analysis
  • Review, recommend edits and approve financial implications in departmental Council reports as required
  • Assist City staff with business case preparation for major asset additions as required
  • Act as a primary Finance liaison with the Project Management and Asset Management Office
  • Leads special projects as required


  • Considerable experience related to the duties above, normally acquired through completion of a university degree in Finance, Accounting or related field and considerable accounting experience dealing with complex accounting issues and administration of capital budget and/or asset management. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Must hold a Professional Accounting designation (e.g. CPA or other equivalent)
  • Advanced Project Management skills is required, professional accreditation would be considered an asset
  • Experience in a municipal environment is preferred
  • Ability to analyse and investigate problems, identify alternatives and make recommendations in order to implement procedures and policies
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple assignments in order to meet deadlines in a very demanding service focus environment
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders
  • Excellent communications skills (both oral and written) with the ability to communicate with all levels of staff, and stakeholders
  • Advanced skills with financial enterprise software, FMW and JD Edwards experience preferred
  • Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Advanced understanding of Public Sector Accounting Standards including emerging standards that will require implementation in immediate future


$45.70 to $57.13 per hour

How to apply

Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Thursday, July 29, 2021. Please note all applicants must complete the online questionnaire specific to this position at the time they submit their resume and cover letter in order to be considered. Proof of qualifications will be requested at the interview stage.

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The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.

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