Senior Financial Analyst, Financial Planning & Analysis



  • Accounting & Finance
  • Job Code: LL810570226
  • Posted: November 06, 2018
The Job has been filled
David Aplin Group, one of Canada's Best Managed Companies, has partnered with our client to recruit a Senior Financial Analyst, Financial Planning & Analysis based in Edmonton, AB.

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to be part of a team that supports the leaders in their day-to-day decision making while gaining knowledge of the key drivers of the business? Based in Nisku, our client is a leader in their market within the gas compression industry. The organization is a dynamic company with operations across Western Canada with a customer-first focus and a team based culture. They are looking for a Financial Analyst to join their team and be responsible for overall day-to-day financial analysis and planning to drive the operations as well as providing strategic insight to the management team.  

Reporting directly to the Corporate Controller the key aspects of the position are to drive high quality data and financial analysis around the business strategy, operational improvement initiatives, analytics and reporting. As you further your career you are looking to act as a key business partner and will provide financial leadership with an operationally-focused approach and to make value-added process improvements and recommendations. The ideal candidate will have the technical planning and analytical experience, a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with other departments, and leadership experience in proposing initiatives that drive profitability.

The Role:

  • Drives the annual budget and business planning process, including partnering with executive leadership, branch management and sales team to set metrics/targets to effectively run the business 
  • Analyzes operating budgets and financial results (including working closely with field management) to identify trends and activities driving those results and makes recommendations on potential changes, both operational and financial in nature, to improve performance      
  • Provides comprehensive financial advice and expertise in running the day-to-day business 
  • Prepares and assists in presentation of periodic financial and operational reports, financial "what if" scenarios, strategic plans/initiatives, cash flow projections and ad hoc reports to senior management and board of directors
  • Establishes KPIs and creates reporting to measure progress and drive transparency around operational improvement initiatives
  • Prepares monthly sales forecasts and weekly sales quoting reports 
  • Prepares financial comparisons and explanations of actual and budget/forecast variances
  • Identifies value creation opportunities through improved pricing strategy, cost management and net working capital improvement opportunities
The Ideal Candidate:

  • University Degree in business or related field, AND a professional accounting designation with 4 years of experience, or an equivalent combination
  • Exposure to private equity or transaction advisory services would be an asset
  • Sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization, and execution skills
  • Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills
  • Advanced proficiency with accounting software and spreadsheet programs and applications
  • Expertise in gathering data, compiling the proper information, and preparing financial reports
  • Knowledge of accounting systems, budgets, and internal controls
  • Able to perform moderate to complex account reconciliations
  • Must possess a high level of moral judgment for handling confidential information and monetary transactions
  • Strong diplomatic, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills 
  • Effective attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy
  • Strong work ethic and positive team attitude
  • Excellent teamwork and team building skills
  • Able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing
If you are interested in this position and meet the above criteria, please click the Apply button to send your resume in confidence directly to Landon Leclair, Recruiter, Accounting & Finance. Visit our website at to view our job opportunities, career tips and tools. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. #LI-EDM


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