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Wanted: High Performing Grads Interested in Public Sector Finance

Kick-start your career in our Triple A (Accelerated Advancement for Analysts) new graduate program where you can work on cutting-edge municipal finance policy.


Join the York Region Triple A recruitment and development program! 

What does Triple A offer YOU?

How York Region's Triple A Program will benefit YOU!

  • Two-year opportunity to work with experienced professionals who are leaders in their fields
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • "Stretch" opportunities as an Associate Analyst
  • Training Courses
  • Mentorship with professionals in your chosen stream
  • All-staff department events


The Triple A program features rotating work assignments of four to eight months each in different areas of the Finance Department:

  • Office of the Commissioner of Finance and Regional Treasurer
  • Office of the Budget
  • Controllership Office
  • Treasury Office
  •  Information Technology Services
  • Supplies and Services (procurement)

 

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Qualifications: Are YOU cut out for Triple A?

  • You are a high-potential candidate
  • You are a recent graduate, having graduated within the last two years from a Master's program in business administration, economics, finance, public policy, social sciences, humanities or a related field
  • You have a background in economics and statistics/quantitative methods
  • You are a proven academic performer
  • You have demonstrated your leadership in the community

 

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Why work for York Region's Finance Department?

Work on the cutting-edge of municipal finance policy

  • Our budget team has developed a multi-year budget process to better match the terms of office for the elected members of York Regional Council.
  • In 2015, our 10-year $5.8 billion Capital Budget is the largest in the 905 region surrounding Toronto.
  • Our department manages current reserves of $1.7 billion that will grow to $4.3 billion over the next 10 years, based on a 2015 budget forecast.
  • Our Treasury team delivers a Long-Term Debt Management Plan and a Regional Fiscal Strategy that help York Region maintain superior credit ratings. Our credit ratings are excellent and have been for the past 15 years.
  • Our Information Technology team supports the integration of technology systems and resources that enable delivery of Regional programs and services.

Build a meaningful career where you can make a difference

Join the Finance team at The Regional Municipality of York for an excellent career in public sector finance.

With more than 1.1 million residents and ongoing growth of 24,000 people annually, York Region excels at delivering major infrastructure, such as roads, water services, sewers, waste management services and public transit, which all require a strong foundation of prudent financial management. 

York Region's nine local municipalities offer a high quality of life

York Region delivers amalgamated services for nine local municipalities, including:

  • Town of Aurora
  • Town of East Gwillimbury
  • Town of Georgina
  • King Township
  • City of Markham
  • Town of Newmarket
  • Town of Richmond Hill
  • City of Vaughan 
  • Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville

Our municipalities offer a variety of attractive and competitive communities where families and businesses may grow and prosper.

 

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Be part of York Region's Competitive and Prosperous Future

  • Our 45,500 local businesses represent Ontario's largest business centre, after Toronto
  • Our 4,400 Information & Communications Technology (ICT) firms is Canada's largest ICT cluster, after Toronto
  • Our $2.8 billion construction market in 2013 is Ontario's largest, after Toronto


Based on population, we are:

  • Ontario's third-largest municipality and Canada's sixth-largest 
  • Canada's fastest-growing large municipality
  • Larger than five Canadian provinces and three territories

 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: What is “Triple A”?
A.
The Accelerated Advancement Program for Analysts (Triple A) is a paid, two-year entry-level program for aspiring public service professionals. Participants will complete 4 to 8 month rotations in the Finance Department of the Regional Municipality of York (York Region).

Q: What does York Region’s Finance Department do?
A.
The department is central to the corporation’s operations, responsible for leading the Region’s financial management policies and activities. The department is also responsible for procurement and information technology services.

The department provides policy, analysis and operational services to the Region through diverse and important lines of business.  The department’s work is done through five operational branches, one coordinating executive office and over 20 policy and operations units.

The Finance Departments consists of the following branches / offices:

  •  Office of the Commissioner of Finance and Regional Treasurer
  • Office of the Budget
  • Treasury Office
  • Controllership Office
  • Procurement Office
  • Strategy & Transformation
  • Information Technology Services

Q. What kind of work and experience would participants be able to gain from the program?
A.
Program participants join the department as Associate Analysts.  They rotate through various branches/units of the department for terms that are approximately 4 to 8 months in length.  During their rotations, they have the opportunity to obtain a well-rounded, diverse experience in public sector finance.  

Associate Analysts have the opportunity to participate in and contribute to the policy development and analysis process, project management activities, and the delivery of departmental programs and services. 

Q. What specific tasks or projects would participants be working on?
A.
Specific assignments could include:

  • Undertaking research and analysis and developing recommendations on a particular policy issue of concern to the department and the Region (e.g., financial sustainability, infrastructure asset management, debt management).
  •  Participating or leading working groups, task forces, or special committees to develop and advance an assigned project.
  • Liaising with other staff in the department, other Regional offices and partners in other municipalities and the provincial and federal governments.
  •  Developing reports to Regional Council and Committees.
  •  Developing briefing notes, presentations, reports, other briefing products and delivering briefings to support senior-level decision-making.
  • Assessing financial, program and operational processes and systems to identify and implement opportunities for improvement.
  • Supporting and participating in the preparation of financial reports, including the Region’s Annual Report and Financial Statements.
  • Supporting and participating in major Regional financial processes, such as the development of the annual business plan and the Region’s operating and capital budgets.
  • Supporting senior staff in the assessment and approvals of major capital procurement initiatives.
  • Supporting the development of information technology policies and programs and the delivery of information technology services, including in emerging areas such as cloud computing, Big Data and social media.

Q. What are other benefits of the program?
A.
In addition to rotations, Associate Analysts have the opportunity to work with and learn from experienced public sector professionals who are leaders in their fields. There is the opportunity for mentoring and networking. The program has built in time for learning and major projects.

Q. What is the compensation package being offered under the program?
A.
Program participants join the department as Associate Analysts.  They are an important part of the department’s policy and operations teams and are provided with substantive experience, as well as important responsibilities and accountabilities.  

The compensation for Associate Analysts is attractive.  The starting annualized salary begins at the low to mid-$60,000 range.  There is built-in salary progression milestones during the two-year term.  By the end of the two years, Associate Analysts can expect to earn an annualized salary of around $70,000.  In addition, Associate Analysts have benefits.

Q. What happens at the end of the two-year program?
A.
The Triple A program is a two-year program for aspiring public service professionals.  There is no guarantee of a permanent position after the two-year program.  Associate Analysts, however, should be well-positioned—with strong background, skills and networks—to compete for more progressive and permanent positions within the Region after their two-year term.

Q. What type of applicants are you looking for?
A.
Ideal applicants have recently completed a Master’s program within the last two years in relevant fields (e.g., business administration, economics, public policy, finance, social sciences).  While we do not prescribe a specific graduate program, applicants will need to demonstrate knowledge and background in economics and statistics/quantitative methods.   

Q. My background is in finance and economic analysis.  Would I be able to participate in rotations and obtain experience in other areas of the department, such as IT and Procurement?
A.
Applicants will have an opportunity to rotate into different areas of the Finance Department and build on their existing skill sets. The department covers traditional financial areas – such as budgets, debt management, accounting, and financial and economic analysis – as well as procurement and information technology. Associate Analysts are encouraged to develop experience in as many areas as possible to improve future marketability. Rotation assignments will be customizable depending on the interest of participants and the business needs of the department. Placements and performance will be discussed and finalized with the department’s Head of Policy, to whom all Associates formally report.

Q. Are there deadlines?
A. 
We will begin accepting application in October 2017 and the recruitment process will close December 2017. Interviews will begin in January 2018. Offers to successful applicants will be made between February and March, with start dates beginning as early as June 2018. 

Q. How do I apply? 
A.
Application information will be available on the York Region website, http://www.york.ca/careers, under Career Opportunities.

Q. How do I find more information?
A.
You can email Jennifer.Heikamp@york.ca.

 

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2018 Recruitment Process Dates

Recruitment for the 2018 Triple A cohort will open October 2017 and will close December 2017.             


 


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