Senior Financial Analyst
Sun Life
Waterloo, Ontario
14d ago

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Job Description :

Canadian Operations is the support unit within Sun Life Financial Canada accountable for the execution of business processes and projects supporting Individual, Group Benefits, Group Retirement Services and Client Solutions.

With almost 4,000 FTEs in Canada and Asia, and an annual budget of over $500 million, it creates value for the enterprise by delivering industry-

leading customer service and focusing on increasing productivity and efficiency.

This role reporting to the Director, Expense Management, the Senior Financial Analyst will assist in furthering the expense analytics agenda for Canadian Operations Financewith a strong focus on detailed variance analysis, creating and maintaining financial models, understanding key cost drivers and influencing people in the organization to drive cost management and reductions.

Preferred skills :

  • Results oriented and critical thinking high sense of ownership
  • Capable of distilling complex concepts into simple key messages and insights
  • Analytical thinking - designs / orchestrates use of financial and business analytics for decision making
  • Problem solving skills with a natural curiosity for root cause analysis to identify key levers of financial and operational performance
  • Demonstrated strength and ability to design and implement processes and standards
  • Strong prioritization and organization skills capable of meeting deadlines in a high performance environment
  • Strong financial analysis, reporting and presentation skills
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Strong teamwork and collaboration skills
  • Strong relationship management skills with a focus on client orientation
  • Qualifications :

  • 4 year University degree with a focus on business
  • Progressing toward an MBA, CPA or other Finance designation, preferred
  • 3-4 years of analytical experience
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft applications, Oracle general ledger, Planning systems and BI tools
  • Responsibilities :

  • Financial Analysis and Management Reporting :
  • Evaluates financial performance and makes recommendations through insightful management reporting by demonstrating engagement and collaboration with business partners.
  • Calculates and reports financial results and key drivers against budget and forecast, identifying risks and recommendations for reporting purposes.

    Expense performance for Operations LeadersChargeback performance for Business Units as a result of monthly allocation process

  • Utilizes complex models to report actuals outcomes for financial and non-financial data such as : Key metrics for unit costing of servicesManagement reporting and commentary including insight of data and analyticsBusiness unit scorecardsCapital considerations for large initiatives
  • Budgeting and Forecasting : Member of Finance team supporting the execution of detail budget and forecast activities for assigned clients.
  • Develops and ensures that detailed budgets and forecasts align with financial targets set for respective segments of Operations.

    Participates in the execution of deliverables for the budget and in-year forecast processes through active project management, influence, collaboration with business partners, Canadian Operations Finance colleagues and expense management teams.

  • Financial Transformation : Collaborates on initiatives that drive the change agenda for Finance by participating in the roadmap that optimize financial systems and processes.
  • Gains consensus and buy in to deploy systems enhancements to improve financial processes. Actively test, and report deliverables aimed at delivering efficiency and effectiveness while improving the breadth and scope of the analytical function.

    Collaborate on best practices, technologies and tools to support the modernization of the finance function in Operations.

    Persons with disabilities who need accommodation in the application process, or those needing job postings in an alternative format, may e-

    mail a request to thebrightside sunlife.com

    We thank all applicants for showing an interest in this position. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted

    Job Category : Finance

    Posting End Date : 19 / 06 / 2018

    19 / 06 / 2018

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