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Senior Business Analyst

September 3 2019
Industries Public administration
Categories Management, Consulting, IT Business Analyst
Toronto, ON

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What can I expect to do in this role?

In this position, you will:
• Coordinate the annual business planning process for assigned program area(s).
• Provide advice regarding the interpretation and application of business planning policies, procedures, directives, guidelines and processes.
• Research and develop tools, methods, processes, performance indicators and standards to support the annual funding request (Program Review, Renewal and Transformation (PRRT)) process, Treasury Board submissions and business case developments.
• Lead and participate on multi-disciplinary project teams through all phases of projects, Treasury Board submissions and business case development and analysis.
• Develop and present reports and recommendations to senior management.

Location: St Catharines

How do I qualify?

Business Planning and Project Management Experience

• You have knowledge of programs, priorities, business planning and approval processes to co-ordinate business plans and submissions.
• You have extensive knowledge of economics, business and accounting principles, financial planning and management practices.
• You have knowledge of business planning procedures, directives and processes.
• You have project management and performance measurement knowledge and experience.

Research, Analytical and Financial Skills

• You have demonstrated experience conducting research, quantitative and qualitative analysis (e.g., cost-benefit analysis, policy analysis, risk analysis, amortization) and presenting basic financial data in understandable summaries.
• You use analytical skills to identify trends and potential risks (e.g., financial, HR, political, operational, legal, etc.) for new programs and operations.
• You use analytical skills to interpret requests, researching options and identify alternatives to conflicting information, review business plan submissions and making recommendations.
• You can coordinate the business planning process for a program area or areas and provide financial and business planning advice and direction.
• You have experience handling funding challenges resulting from constraints or emerging issues, and performing financial evaluations, including Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP) initiatives.
• You have demonstrated experience in economics, business and accounting as well as financial planning and management.

Interpersonal and Problem-Solving Skills

• You have developed consultation skills to negotiate with program areas and to promote and negotiate approval within the division, ministry and central agencies.
• You have strong persuasive skills to advise management and staff regarding business planning submissions, to obtain agreement, and to advocate for additional funding or continuation of programs.
• You have experience identifying potential problems and developing mitigating strategies, and prioritizing concurrent sensitive issues.
• You have experience synthesizing financial information / data and providing summaries.

Communication Skills

• You have strong oral communication skills to provide instructions, advice, options to diverse stakeholders and to liaise with various corporate support areas (e.g., procurement, human resources, policy, communications, legal, financial, etc.).
• You have strong written communication skills to prepare materials, including databases, reports, and presentations, perform statistical analysis using standard computer applications (e.g., word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software).

Salary Range: $66,055 - $95,181 per year

Additional information:

  • 1 Permanent, 301 St Paul St, St Catharines, West Region
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 301 St Paul St, St Catharines, West Region

Please apply online, only, by Tuesday, September 17, 2019, by visiting and entering Job ID 139339 in the Job ID search field. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario's Human Rights Code.

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