Senior Financial Analyst - 15 month Term
Greater Toronto Airports Authority
Toronto, ON, CA
15d ago

Key Accountabilities

Reporting to the Manager, Financial Planning and Decision Support, this position is responsible for financial forecasting and analysis, financial planning and analysis as well as other forecasts and reports to support the organization.

  • Hands on involvement in the quarterly forecasting processes through coordination and collaboration with the Manager, Corporate Financial Planning & Decision Support and relevant Business Unit Finance roles to ensure strategic initiatives are accurately reflected and align with organizational performance goals
  • Assists in the creation of reports and presentations to explain variances and suggests corrective actions needed in order to meet strategic objectives
  • Prepares and performs corporate wide quarterly financial forecasting key performance metric analysis and benchmarking with other airports in North America including detailed reconciliations
  • Assists in development and implementation of continuous improvement initiatives, where applicable
  • Actively involved in the development and preparation of the annual planning process, including development of Annual Operating Plans, 5 Year Strategic Plans, through coordination with relevant Business Unit Finance roles to ensure strategic initiatives are accurately reflected and align with organizational performance goals
  • Act as a subject matter expert with respect to the Annual Financial Planning process, along with being a key resource who assists and provides clear and concise guidance to the various Business Unit Financial Managers
  • Assists in educating and holding business unit management and staff accountable with respect to financial policies, processes, procedures, and deliverables
  • Proven ability to consolidate and disseminate large amounts of complex data from multiple sources and produce simple, and easy to understand explanations of alternative business decisions and courses of action
  • Develops, creates and maintains complex financial models to support business planning processes while at the same time providing meaningful and insightful recommendations leading to sound balanced decision making
  • Actively involved in the development of the 5 Year Strategic Capital Plans, through coordination with relevant Business Unit Finance roles to ensure strategic initiatives are accurately reflected
  • Collaborates with and assists the Manager of Capital Planning to ensure consistency of results
  • Sources, organizes and synthesizes appropriate data for use in driving inputs into analytical models
  • Assists in maintaining Oracle General Ledger modules with respect to the Capital Program spending data
  • Familiarity with Database Management, Data Manipulation, and Complex Report building via Microsoft Excel modeling techniques.
  • OBIEE experience is considered an asset

  • Prepares financial stress testing for contingency planning with respect to economic shocks (including labour disruptions) and assessing potential financial impacts to the organization’s operations and overall business performance
  • Performs sensitivity What-If and financial impact analyses in order to evaluate and monitor the financial ramifications of strategic initiatives
  • Proven ability to develop and write business cases in support of strategic initiatives
  • Other Ad-hoc initiatives as directed by the Associate Director of Financial Planning & Decision Support
  • Qualifications

  • Must have a post-secondary business degree in either Finance, Accounting, Commerce or Economics
  • Must have an Accounting designation CPA (CA, CMA, CGA)
  • MBA is preferred
  • Minimum 5 to 8 years post designation experience in financial planning and analysis role within an established public company environment
  • Must be able to obtain and retain a Transportation Security Clearance
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Prior experience or familiarity with Aviation / Airport Operations is desired
  • Significant experience with preparing corporate wide financial planning results within a large multi business unit organization.
  • Exemplary Microsoft Excel skills and experience using advanced formulas (dynamic array and statistical formulas) to build complex driver based financial planning and forecasting models
  • Prior experience using Hyperion / Essbase including Hyperion Planning modules
  • Exceptionally organized individual who has a natural inclination for accuracy, attention to detail, and comfortable being pro-
  • active in a dynamic multi-task work environment

  • Able to provide clear guidance to business unit finance managers with respect to quarterly forecasting and annual planning cycle processes
  • Ability to quickly adapt to change and realign business priorities in a changing landscape
  • Superior financial planning skills are also a key component for this role
  • Requires a high degree of judgment and discretion in order to define issues, collect relevant information, establish facts and form valid conclusions and or recommendations
  • Solid understanding of aviation activity, passenger movements, aircraft movements and how these interact to drive financial plans
  • Prior experience or familiarity with Aviation / Airport Operations is an asset
  • Ability to effectively present information to senior management
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