The Finance Analyst III, Program Finance plays an integral role in supporting the government New Construction program. This role includes modelling of various project scenarios, report creation, support for contract negotiations and support for EVMS reporting. The Finance Analyst III, Program Finance must have advanced knowledge of analysis from a qualitative and quantitative perspective and a clear understanding of contractual agreements. Strong attention to detail and excellent interpersonal skills are critical for this role. The creation of program metrics utilizing Business Intelligence query reports and dashboards will also be an important aspect to this role.
Duties and Accountabilities
- Provide recommendations to Program Management and other internal departments on execution of internal processes relating to Finance.
- Lead finance discussions for materials management and subcontract management of assigned project.
- Interpret contractual obligations of assigned project.
- Create financial models and analysis to support strategic initiatives and evaluation of Federal Fleet Renewal (FFR) projects and contracts.
- Provide support for monthly forecasting in order to ensure current financial information is built into consolidated forecasts.
- Assist in the development of FFR long-range financial projections to include in consolidated forecast models.
- Assist development of the Program annual budget to consolidate into the overall Shipyards and Seaspan budgets.
- Assist in the development of Business Intelligence reporting to enhance project operational and financial understanding/requirements.
- Assist Program Management and the Manager, Finance in presenting financing information, explaining metrics, and supporting recommendations.
- Other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
- Undergraduate degree in Business or Finance.
- Completion of a professional accounting designation (CA, CGA, CMA, CPA), Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) or MBA is an asset, but not essential.
- 5-7 years of relevant experience in business/financial analysis working in a complex multi-project or program environment.
- Knowledge of Government of Canada standard cost accounting principles guidelines is an asset.
Skills, Knowledge and Required Competencies
- Ability to gather and synthesize data into meaningful metrics or analysis and interpret and convey results to a broad audience in simple terms.
- Experience in managing projects in a complex environment.
- Excellent oral and written communications, including the ability to communicate with tact and diplomacy.
- Strong attention to detail, problem solving and analytical skills.
- Advanced knowledge of Excel and proficiency with MS Office suite (Word/Outlook/PowerPoint).
- Ability to work under pressure while being adaptable and open-minded to change and improvements.
- Ability to work within a team environment, but also independently.
- Able to interpret EVM and Risk data.
- Demonstrated ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet timeline.
- Ability to work with limited direction and function as a key team member.
- Advanced Powerpoint, SAP BI/Power BI skills; database management skills a plus.