Posted: May 25, 2023

Accounting & Finance | Financial Analyst - FT

BC Ferries - Victoria, BC
Application Deadline: Jun 4, 2023

The Opportunity

The Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) department is part of BC Ferries’ Finance Division and is responsible for managing BC Ferries’ 12-year capital plan, annual operating budget and ad hoc analysis as the organization’s primary business intelligence unit. The team consists of highly motivated finance professionals who support organizational budgeting, forecasting, and reporting across all operating units and capital projects, as well as provide expertise in financial analysis to inform decision making.


The Financial Analyst works within the operating stream of FP&A, supporting the Manager in facilitating the annual budget process, quarterly forecasting and ongoing financial reporting. You work as part of a team, and provide decision-making support on the operating, financial and business activities of the company. Working both independently and as part of multi-disciplinary teams, this position promotes fiscal responsibility through financial planning, analysis and reporting.


You are a key team member, working directly with budget holders, departmental managers, executive and other stakeholders from across the organization. Your work includes corporate level planning as well as discrete analysis on key programs and initiatives. The position supports planning and decision making at all levels of the organization. In addition, you help maintain the FP&A software system and coordinate reporting within the FP&A department.


This position offers exciting growth opportunities with a breadth of experience in different business units as well as cross-functional collaboration at all levels of the organization. 


Qualifications and Skills

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following qualifications and skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance or related field
  • 3 years of experience in a finance role. Practical experience working in a FP&A environment is preferred
  • Excellent computer skills with the ability to learn new software
  • A detail oriented, team player who is self-motivated, organized, adaptable and curious
  • Understanding of forecasting, financial modelling and management reporting
  • Strong financial modelling and Excel skills, with the ability to balance data analysis and information with timely decision making
  • An outside the box thinker who is able to generate solutions
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, articulating ideas clearly and effectively
  • Experience with an enterprise level system (i.e. Oracle) FP&A software and BI Analytics tools is an asset, but not required


Perks and Benefits

Taking care of our employees is a top priority for us. Some of our great benefits include:

  • Competitive salaries and comprehensive medical and dental benefits package, including  a health spending account and virtual health care
  • Membership of the defined benefit Public Service Pension Plan, which includes a lifetime monthly pension when you retire
  • If you travel by ferry often, you and your immediate family will enjoy our Ferry Travel Pass Program
  • A minimum of 4 weeks paid vacation
  • A hybrid work arrangement which offers the flexibility to work from home part time
  • Career progression, training and development opportunities
  • Maternity leave employer top up
  • Access to employee health and wellness programs, including reimbursement of fitness memberships and equipment and Employee & Family Assistance Program
  • Discounts in our gift shops and with many businesses on Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland


Join us!

If this sounds like your next great career move, please submit your cover letter and resume by June 4, 2023.


"We connect communities and customers to the people and places important in their lives”

At BC Ferries, our employees are our most important assets in delivering on our commitment to customer safety, service and satisfaction. We offer a unique West Coast working environment with diverse challenges and opportunities. Whether your goal is to work behind the scenes, onboard our ships, or within our land based operations, you are a key contributor to the BC Ferries team.

With 47 ports of call and around 500 sailings every day, BC Ferries is the largest independently-owned ferry company in the world. Dedicated to safety, excellence, innovation, and people, we are committed to continuously improving the west coast travel experience of our customers.

BC Ferries supports employment equity and diversity in the workplace and we encourage applications from all qualified individuals including women, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (LGBTQ2S+), and others who reflect our ever-changing workplace.

We appreciate the interest of all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.