Financial Analyst

Lloydminster, Alberta

Financial Analyst

Location: Lloydminster

Contract: Initially 6 months

Schedule: Monday to Friday. No accommodation provided

Responsible for accounting activities (journal postings, account reconciliations & analysis), for margin, operating costs, capital spend and overall financial reporting (profit & loss statement, including key performance indicators (KPIs)) for the Ethanol Business within Downstream Manufacturing

  • Initiate and facilitate regular meetings with the Business key contacts for review of operations (production), operating costs, incurred to date, completion of accruals, variance comments compared to mid-month estimates, budget and forecast
  • Coordinate and complete the compilation of the monthly estimates, quarterly forecasts, annual budget and Long Range Plan for the business
  • Development and maintaining operating cost reporting for the Ethanol business (including comparisons to plans)
  • Support the business unit in tracking planned and unplanned costs with variance analysis while stewarding to budget

General Finance Responsibility:

  • Interpret results of business unit reporting and develop qualitative explanations for discussion
  • Liaise with business operations to analyze and provide commentary on variances highlighted in standard management reports
  • Provide assurance that business unit financial statements align with business activities and are in accordance with accounting policies (IFRS & Sarbanes Oxley)
  • Provide analysis to support Management Discussion and Analysis and press release information
  • Coordinate and provide support in the preparation and submission of operating and capital annual budgets, Long Range Plans (LRP) and forecasts (full financial statement/profit & loss)
  • Support the business in identifying and managing operational risk within the scope of Downstream accounting
  • Identify and implement best business practice and process improvement opportunities
  • Respond to ad hoc requests and participate in projects as required
  • Support Finance Team by providing coverage during absences through cross-training of other accounting and financial tasks
  • Work with Finance Manager to identify impact of Corporate initiatives on business unit finance
  • Support long range strategic planning, acquisitions, and new initiatives
  • Overall, responsible for the financial support of the Canadian Downstream Manufacturing assets in performing business analytical and accounting functions, assure business controls are operating effectively, contribute to business unit initiatives, and function as liaison on corporate processes with a variety of groups

Core Competencies:

  • Safely Drives Results
  • Enables Agility
  • Develops Talent
  • Communicates with Impact
  • Fosters Collaboration
  • Enhances Technical/Professional Expertise

All employees are required to understand and apply the Organizational Competencies as they relate to their role

Technical Competencies:

  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office applications
  • Strong knowledge of SAP and/or other reporting systems
  • Strong financial accounting & reporting
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong financial acumen
  • Attention to detail and accuracy, with a demonstrated ability to work independently, multi-task in a changing environment and meet deadlines
  • Strong oral and written communication; ability to interpret and communicate financial information with clarity
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and team skills with ability to interact with all disciplines


Bachelor Degree with a specialization in Accounting/Finance, or similar

Certified Professional Accounting designation (CMA, CA, CGA, CPA) preferred

Minimum 3-5 years of business/financial analysis experience - Required

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