Director, Financial Planning & Analysis

Are you a financial wizard – an expert when it comes to financial planning, analysis, audits and reports? Are you detail-oriented, interested in forecasting, managing a team of superstars, treasury and a super-user of financial systems who could easily navigate Excel with your eyes closed? Does the idea of helping an organization learn financial procedures and influencing policy and outcome inspire you? If so, and you have an eagerness and ability to work with individuals outside of finance you could you be our new Director, Financial Planning & Analysis at Destination Canada.

Join Destination Canada and be a part of the team that is inspiring travellers to explore Canada every day.

Selection Process No: 2016-CTC-FIN-527

Classification: CTC-06

Tenure: Indeterminate

Closing Date: December 9, 2016

Salary: $93,700 to $121,800

Organization: Destination Canada

Position Title: Director, Financial Planning & Analysis

Language Requirements: English Essential


The Director, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) provides financial analysis and planning services to Destination Canada (DC) in a multi-year planning cycle.  In addition, this position supports the ED Financial Operations in managing the budget, preparing complex financial reports, and taking the lead on financial and cross-functional projects.

The incumbent supports decisions, makes financial control and planning recommendations and provides related financial guidance and strategic financial advice to the identified EDs and/or Vice Presidents (VPs).


Education: Graduation from a recognized university or college with a professional accounting designation or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience. Accounting designation required, and working towards a treasury designation is an asset.

Experience: When applying, the candidate must clearly demonstrate in writing how they meet the following experience criteria:

  • Experience in managing and administering the delivery of financial services and analysis
  • Skilled at people management and development
  • Experience communicating policy, procedures and best practices
  • Experience in monitoring, supporting and tracking program and project budgets such as conducting variances, processing invoices and forecasting
  • Experience in managing multiple initiatives/activities simultaneously
  • Experience in preparing and editing information products and reports
  • Significant experience in using Microsoft Office Suite at an advanced level (including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)


  • Knowledge of financial management and accounting principles, budgeting and forecast preparation, variance and trend analysis
  • Knowledge of treasury and cash management
  • Knowledge of administrative procedures in the areas of finance, procurement and contracting


  • Ability to administer the budget, variance, forecasting and modeling processes
  • Ability to resolve problems, identify trends, risks and opportunities
  • Ability to navigate complex and sensitive financial scenarios and information with the appropriate levels of discretion
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects, deadlines, requirements, establish priorities, coordinate work and multi-task
  • Professional judgement: high level of confidentiality, integrity and dependability
  • Ability to inspire, engage, and motivate team members to achieve overall results and success
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail: Able to communicate abstract concepts and financial information
  • Skilled at tailoring appropriate communication for various interested parties, using interpersonal and stakeholder management skills
  • Ability to use MS-Office applications, SAP and other ERP systems

Personal Suitability: This position requires excellent interpersonal skills to consult with employees and management including listening and communicating effectively and the ability to remain calm under pressure to provide effective project and financial services and related advice to EDs and program areas.

Security: Security Clearance will be required.

Entitlement to work in Canada: You must certify in your application that you are legally entitled to work in Canada or have the ability to obtain the necessary approvals to work in Canada.  Destination Canada reserves the right to require that you provide proof of your legal entitlement to work in Canada at any time. Please note that Destination Canada will not be providing relocation assistance.

Note: You must be able to provide proof of your education credentials if requested.  When applying, candidates must clearly demonstrate in writing that they meet the above-mentioned education and experience criteria.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Candidates are asked to indicate their first official language as well as their preferred official language in their application.

This competition may be used to staff similar positions.


Send your resume and application in MS Word format or PDF format to hr [at] destinationcanada [dot] comPlease specify the competition number (2016-CTC-FIN-527) in the subject line.

We thank all those interested for their time and care in submitting applications but regret that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by the employer. 

No phone calls or emails, please.

Please note that Destination Canada’s pension and benefit plans are completely separate from the federal public service.  In general, candidates cannot transfer their pension and their service from the public service to Destination Canada.

Destination Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.

Destination Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the staffing official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.