Financial Analyst

Financial Accountability Office of Ontario – Toronto, ON

Looking for a dynamic and flexible work environment where you can make an important contribution to evaluating public policy in Ontario? Consider joining Ontario’s Financial Accountability Office.

The Financial Accountability Office (FAO) of Ontario provides independent fiscal, financial and economic analysis on the state of the Province's finances, trends in the economy and related matters important to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. For more information about the FAO, please visit our website at www.fao-on.org.

The Role

The FAO is seeking an early-career Financial Analyst to join our team. Under the direction of the Chief Financial Analyst and the Financial Accountability Officer, you would work both as a member of a team and independently to conduct research on the financial costs and benefits of policies important to the Ontario Legislature, in order to support Members of Provincial Parliament and legislative committees.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Undertake the costing of policy initiatives, using the frameworks and models developed by the FAO.
  • Independently and as a member of a project team:
    • analyze the effect of fiscal policies and other developments on the Province’s financial position; and 
    • undertake financial analysis using appropriate economic, social, taxation, and fiscal policy tools and frameworks.
  • Analyze and prepare assessments of the Ontario Budget, the Expenditure Estimates and other policy proposals.
  • Contribute to the development of databases, models, and other analytical tools for use in the FAO’s policy and financial analysis.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

The incumbent must have demonstrated sound judgment, critical thinking, interpersonal skills, excellent written and verbal communications skills and the ability to interact with senior executives in a public or private sector context. Additionally, the Financial Analyst will have:

  • The ability to produce high-quality written material under tight deadlines, stress and public scrutiny.
  • The ability to communicate complex issues clearly in writing and orally to diverse audiences.
  • The skills to deliver advice, briefings and recommendations to senior management of the FAO.
  • Knowledge of theories, concepts and research techniques of economics, socio-economics, social sciences, international trade, intergovernmental fiscal arrangements, taxation, public finance, financial analysis, and/or legal frameworks.
  • A graduate degree (Master’s or Doctorate) from a recognized university with a specialization in economics or finance, or an equivalent graduate-level designation.
  • Experience conducting research and analysis of finance or fiscal policy issues, undertaking financial model development, forecasting and fiscal policy analysis, and preparing comprehensive costing reports, evaluations and forecasts.

File No.: FAO-2019-01

Closing Date: February 1, 2019

Salary Range: $71,736 - $102,509 per year 

Job Term: 1 permanent

Please apply by sending your letter of interest and resume, quoting the above file number, via e-mail to HR@fao-on.org. Attachments must be in MS Word (.doc, docx), PDF (.pdf) or Rich Text (.rtf) format.

If you require a disability-related accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please e-mail us your contact information for follow-up.

While we appreciate your interest in obtaining employment with the Financial Accountability Office of Ontario, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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