Located in Calgary and reporting to the Team Leader Budgets and Business Services, the Financial Analyst is accountable to support their internal clients with relevant, timely and high-quality financial analysis and solutions that address the needs of the organization and focus on meeting corporate business objectives.
The primary purpose of this position is to provide relevant budget and financial support to decision makers in order to enhance the organizations financial operating performance. Additionally, a key duty is to meet with Alliance managers and executives and review their financial performance, while preparing and leading a focused discussion on variances. This is accomplished by:
- Coordinating and directing the budget/forecast exercises including the general and administrative department components of capital, operating expense, financing, regulatory, tax, and information services.
- Providing a cost and performance monitoring approach to evaluate trends, variances, and performance against comparatives.
- Applying continual improvement methodologies with a focus on efficiency and effectiveness gains in budget planning and preparation, as well as monthly performance reporting.
- Developing, analyzing, and reporting appropriate management information in a timely manner to support key departments in budgeting, forecasting, and financial cost control and analysis.
Additional responsibilities include:
- Preparation of head office general and administrative and information services forecasts and annual operating plans in alignment with department and corporate objectives. This includes comparatives covering prior periods, budgets, and forecasts.
- Accountable for meeting manager and executive staff expectations in terms of budget reporting and variance explanations. Involves providing an “early warning” of corrective action needed.
- Preparation of monthly budget performance packages for cost center managers as well as senior leadership team members.
- Formulation of analysis includes a proactive approach to inquiry such as issue, impact, and mitigation as well as the inclusion of key activity drivers.
- Identification, analysis, investigation, and resolution of variances and inconsistencies in actual and budgeted expenditure postings. This includes account reconciliation activities as well as journal voucher corrections as necessary.
- Production of financial statement support requirements which include but are not limited to commitment reporting requirements and cash flow.
- Accountable for creation, approval and monitoring of projects and internal orders for general and administrative cost centers.
- Maintenance of accounting records and files to satisfy future audit and regulatory requirements, which may involve performing and documenting applicable research. This includes, but is not limited to, quarterly cost analysis reports completion in adherence with CSOX.
- Ability to interpret and develop accounting policy as required by new services and business opportunities.
- Negotiation skills when influencing senior managers to maintain budget and forecasting tight time lines.
- Offer support and education on financial processes, accountabilities and timelines.
- Offer support for the financial month-end with varying tasks that complement an efficient month/quarter end timetable by working with the Finance team regularly.
As the successful candidate you will possess:
- Professional accounting designation (CMA, CGA, CA) or equivalent combination of industry experience.
- Exceptional analytical and organizational skills.
- Strong knowledge of accounting principles, management reporting skills, and a minimum of 3 years of related experience with business planning, budgeting, forecasting, and project
- Key characteristics of ownership and responsibility for cost center portfolio assigned.
- The ability to work in a dynamic environment with a broad range of internal contacts.
- The ability to simultaneously co-ordinate multiple tasks in a deadline-oriented environment working independently within a self-directed, multifunctional team environment.
- Team player with exceptional analytical, problem solving and organizational skills.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills and strong customer focus.
- A thorough and attentive focus on detail.
- An understanding of regulated toll design in Canada and the United States would be an asset.
- Advanced Microsoft Excel skills, SAP experience is a plus.
- Participation in related meeting and projects.
Alliance Pipeline offers a competitive compensation package, which includes bonuses, benefits and relocation plans.
To apply, please send your cover letter and resume quoting competition #13-929 by the deadline date of May 17, 2013 to:
Alliance Pipeline Ltd.
800, 605 - 5th Avenue S.W.
Calgary, AB T2P 3H5
Fax: (403) 206-7131
As an equal opportunity employer, Alliance is committed to diversity in the workplace. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted for an interview.