Financial Analyst

NA, Whitehorse, Canada (Whitehorse, YT)
Full time
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Northwestel is defined by our culture. We go the extra mile and take responsibility for our work because our values are rooted in the communities we serve. When you join our team, you join an energetic, innovative, creative community with opportunities and resources to help you become the best at what you do. Together, we’re building a stronger North, and that starts with you.

Our 500+ northern employees range from highly trained technical experts to new graduates with creative minds. We’re diverse and inclusive, and looking for people of all skillsets and backgrounds.

Northwestel is recognized as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People (2022).  

Learn why we work here. 

The Financial Analyst, reporting to the Sr Manager, Finance, Budgeting & Reporting, supports the budgeting, forecasting and monthly financial reporting requirements of the organization. This position includes analysis and understanding of the organization’s financial results. This role contributes to the management of financial components by providing accurate reporting and analysis, and the presentation of findings to senior management. Budgeting and forecasting are coordinated by this position, which involves managing cross-departmental communications and relationships. The Financial Analyst also supports the department’s provisioning of Business Decision Support to other areas of the organization. Additionally, this position involves providing general financial reporting and analysis to a variety of situations as the need arises.

Employment Equity 

Northwestel values diversity in the workplace and is committed to the goals of Employment Equity. We strive to achieve a skilled workforce that is representative of the population we serve, and as a Northern company, we are committed to the employment and career development of our Indigenous peoples. If you are an Indigenous person, a woman, a person with a disability, or a visible minority please indicate so when you are completing the pre-screen questions as you apply to receive hiring preference. 

Specific Accountabilities

  • Provide timely, accurate, relevant and reliable on-going financial information to the organization, through the use of; reports, training, counsel and troubleshooting, to ensure that decisions are made effectively and strategically, based on the most accurate and appropriate information possible.
  • Contribute to the creation and management of financial forecast models including Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow.
  • Provide monthly support to the line/budget managers, and subsidiaries as required. This frequently involves investigation to determine the causes of variances.
  • Provide monthly variance reporting and analysis for senior management and executives.
  • Provide support to the organization when gathering the expected year-end forecasts, compile and analyze the data for presentation to the senior management and executive.
  • Support month-end and year-end internal accounting process.
  • Manage monthly Bell financial reporting requirement.
  • Co-ordinate and communicate the budgeting process for a particular financial component. This includes creating pre-populated budget templates, managing the process to collect the budget needs of the organization, support budget managers with completing their budget submissions, analyze the budget submission, and present complete budget to the executives for alignment and approval.
  • Conduct “budget and forecast tutorials” to line/budget managers across the organization.
  • Manage intercompany transactions and service agreement to ensure accuracy and completeness.
  • Update costing of Capital Credits rates, Vehicle Credits, Warehousing Overheads and Freight Overheads for capital projects.
  • Upload budget into SAP and test for accuracy.

Knowledge & Skills Required  

This position requires an individual with a diploma or degree in business, commerce or finance, and/or an accounting designation within Canada. The incumbent must have the ability to prioritize and manage multiple assignments within a self-managed environment. The individual must possess strong interpersonal, communication (oral, written and presentation), research, financial modelling and analytical skills. Advanced Excel abilities are required.

As part of the recruitment process for this position, candidates may be required to take pre-employment tests and/or complete work simulation exercise to assess job fit.

As a safety conscious COR™ Certified organization, we have an established and comprehensive safety program.  We expect all employees to participate in our organizational health and safety programs, adhering to all safe work procedures focused on continuous improvement.

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