Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis

The Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority (HOPA Ports) is seeking an experienced finance professional to join our high-performing team and participate in the growth of Ontario’s largest port authority.


Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis

As a senior member of the Finance and Accounting team, the Manager, FP&A is responsible for delivering key financial information and critical business insights to senior management and other stakeholders.  This role incorporates financial modelling, treasury, risk and insurance, supporting strategic decision-making and ensuring financial stability.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Prepare detailed financial plans and reports, including business case development and analysis, identifying potential risks and opportunities.
  • Perform business analytics, modeling through “what-if” scenarios and sensitivity analyses for management and functional teams.
  • Cash management including daily cash and liquidity analysis, rolling cash flow forecasting, debt management and monitoring financial risk.
  • Manage organizational risk register, conduct periodic risk assessments and support mitigation strategies and controls.
  • Administer insurance programs and policies, liaise with brokers.
  • Manage realty tax accounts, supporting commercial cost estimates for tenants and monthly expense allocations.

The background you bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field
  • Professional designation (CPA, CFA, MBA)
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, including advanced Excel skills
  • Minimum 5-7 years progressive related experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Well-rounded business acumen with strong analytical, financial and systems skills
  • Passion for producing results that have an impact
  • Ability to work collaboratively within cross-functional teams

Salary, Bonus & Benefits

HOPA offers a competitive compensation package, including annual bonus program; defined contribution pension plan and health benefits; education support; employee charitable donation matching and more. HOPA offers a hybrid work model, subject to an onboarding period and requirements of the role.

 About HOPA:

Recognized as one of Hamilton-Niagara’s Top Employers for 2022-2024, HOPA is a small but mighty team of 60+ staff. We are comprised of experts in disciplines ranging from Engineering to Finance, and virtually everything in between. Together we manage Ontario’s largest and most successful port network, and we strive to do our job in a way that protects the environment and enhances our community. Learn more about us:


We are responsible stewards of the port lands and their robust marine, road and rail networks. We create prosperity by facilitating commerce and providing sustainable solutions that offer value to our port customers and benefit to our communities.


Create and lead an integrated port network on the Great Lakes.


  • Respect and inclusivity.
  • Innovation and productivity.
  • A safe, empowered and positive team.
  • Collaboration to create long-term value.
  • Accountability for our decisions and our actions.
  • Continuous improvement and learning.

Everyone is welcome

As part of our commitment to inclusivity, diversity, equity and accessibility, our goal is a workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply including individuals with disabilities, those who identify as Black, Indigenous or persons of colour, members of the LGBTQ2S+ community and others. We are happy to honour accommodations at any part of the recruitment process and invite you to let us know how we can help.

To apply for this role, email [email protected] with your resume by May 24, 2024.

We thank all applicants; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Larissa Fenn

Vice President, Corporate Affairs

Larissa Fenn is Vice President, Corporate Affairs at HOPA Ports, leading a team responsible for communications and government relations, sustainability reporting, corporate governance and corporate culture.

Previous positions included communications and public policy roles at the Canadian Bankers Association, Credit Valley Conservation Authority, and the Regional Municipality of Halton.

Larissa holds a B.A.(Hons) in Political Science from Queen’s University. She holds the APR designation from the Canadian Public Relations Society, and completed the Senior Public Sector Leaders program at the University of Western Ontario, Ivey School of Business. Larissa has served as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Royal Botanical Gardens, and as a member of the Policy Council of the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce.

Bill Fitzgerald

Vice President, Strategic Development

Bill assumed the role of Vice President, Strategic Development in 2024, after having served as HOPA’s Vice President, Operations since 2008.

Bill joined the Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority in July 1995 as Project Engineer. He previously worked with the Regional Municipality of Ottawa’s Transportation Department, as well as for the Toronto Transit Commission and the City of Waterloo.

Bill received a Bachelor of Applied Science, civil engineering / water resources, in 1995 from the University of Waterloo and registered with the Professional Engineers of Ontario in 1997.

Jeremy Dunn

Vice President, Operations

Jeremy assumed the role of Vice President, Operations in 2024 after having served as HOPA’s Commercial Vice President since 2019. Prior to joining HOPA, Jeremy served in successive leadership roles at The Miller Group, one of Canada’s leading transportation construction and infrastructure maintenance companies. Jeremy has managed multiple business groups in the heavy construction, asphalt paving and aggregates sectors driving results through business restructuring, service improvement and strategic growth. In his most recent role, Jeremy served as General Manager of Miller Maintenance, responsible for managing and growing Miller’s highway maintenance business in Ontario.

Previous to The Miller Group, Jeremy held the position of Director of Operations for the Dunn Group of Companies.

Jeremy earned his Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) through Queen’s University. He also holds a Master’s Certificate in Project Management.

Janet Knight

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Chief Financial Officer for the Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority since 2008, Janet joined the HPA in 1998 as Accounting Supervisor and subsequently served as Controller.

Prior to joining the HPA, Janet held the position of Financial Analyst with St. Joseph’s Hospital, as well as various positions, including Marketing Communications/Research Lead with Zeneca Agro. Janet graduated from McMaster University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Commerce. She attained the professional designation of Certified Management Accountant in 1992.

Ian Hamilton

President & CEO

Ian Hamilton is President & CEO of HOPA Ports (Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority). He assumed this role in 2017, after serving as the Port Authority’s Vice President of Business Development and Real Estate since 2008. Ian has been instrumental in developing working waterfronts in Hamilton, Oshawa, and Niagara by attracting new business and private investment, and creating an integrated marine network across Southern Ontario.

Ian possesses more than 25 years of experience in international transportation and logistics in Europe and North America, and has held progressively senior positions in the liner shipping industry, including Transatlantic Trade Director (Europe) for CP Ships and Business Development Manager for Hapag-Lloyd. Ian is Chairperson of the Association of Canadian Port Authorities, and holds positions on various other boards, including: the Chamber of Marine Commerce, the Hamilton Club, and Brigs Youth Sail Training.

Ian holds an MBA from Aston University (UK) and a BSc in business administration and economics from the College of Charleston, South Carolina.