Financial Planning & Analysis Specialist

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Halifax, NS, Canada Req #666
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Powered by state-of-the-art fibre optic and wireless networks, Eastlink delivers world-class video entertainment and communications services to residential, business and public sector customers across Canada. As one of Canada's Best Managed Companies for 11 consecutive years, Eastlink provides high speed Internet, wireless, TV, telephone, security and automation, data communications and exclusive, locally-produced programming. Headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Eastlink is the largest privately owned telecommunications Company in Canada with an employee base of just over 1500 individuals.
Reporting to the Director of Financial Planning & Analysis, this role will be a key asset in the future growth of the company. This individual will be part of the Financial Planning & Analysis Team, working on the Company's monthly forecast, annual budgeting process, and special projects. This function acts as the analytical engine of the Finance team to provide insights and support 'optimal' business decision making. This individual would consider themselves both an accountant and a "data scientist".
Position Responsibilities:

  • Analyze current and past trends in key performance indicators including all areas of the business with a focus on customer relationships;
  • Monitor performance indicators, highlighting trends and analyzing causes of unexpected variance;
  • Assist with the continued development of Budgeting, Financial Forecasting, Operating Plan and Modeling tools;
  • Ad-Hoc Reporting and Analysis;
  • Monthly Forecasting reports;
  • Work with a Business Intelligence Tool; Alteryx, for modeling and create dashboard reports;
  • Develop financial models and analyses to support strategic initiatives, marketing programs, new stores as well as new projects;
  • Analyze complex financial information and reports to provide accurate and timely financial recommendations to management for decision making purposes;
  • Supporting Senior Management Team and Departments heads with in-depth analysis;
  • Act as administrative support for Corporate Performance Management (CPM) Tool, including report and dashboard design, user security and user support.
    Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance; Masters of Business Administration is highly preferred;
  • 3+ years experience in Financial Planning and Analysis;
  • Experience in telecommunications preferred;
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills required. Experience with predictive analysis software a must with Alteryx skills desirable;
  • Highest standards of accuracy and precision; highly organized;
  • Articulate with excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to think creatively, highly-driven and self-motivated;
  • Demonstrated ability to roll-up sleeves and work with team members in a hands-on capacity.
    Why Choose Eastlink?
    Eastlink brings you technology in a way that people would want it. We work hard to provide the best products - Internet, TV, Wireless, Telephone, and Security and Automation - to keep our customers connected to the things and people that matter the most. By putting our customers and their needs at the centre of it all we can show them something special and provide a unique brand experience.
    We are extremely proud of our employees and believe the best people make the best companies. As we continue to grow, our goal is to continue to attract the best people.
    Dedicated to representing all of the customers we serve, we embrace diversity throughout all levels of the organization and encourage members of equity groups to self-identify during the application process.
    Ready to explore an exciting career at Eastlink? Your journey begins here.
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    • Halifax, NS, Canada

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