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FAcT Program - Financial Analyst

PAL Aerospace - 27 emplois
Ottawa, ON
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PAL Aerospace is a leader in international aerospace and defense design, development and operation of airborne surveillance aircraft, heavy maintenance checks and software applications. We provide a wide range of aviation and related services to domestic and international markets. PAL Aerospace is driven by technology and is proud to be a pioneer of industry-leading innovations in special airborne missions.
PAL Aerospace is partnered with SkyAlyne who has been named by Canada as the preferred bidder for the Future Aircrew Training (FAcT) Program, which is our next generation pilot and aircrew training program for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). The scope of the FAcT Program includes all training and in-service support requirements needed to prepare Pilots, Air Combat Systems Officers (ACSO), and Airborne Electronic Sensor Operators (AES Op) to meet the future aerospace requirements of the RCAF. In collaboration with the Government of Canada, SkyAlyne and several of its major Canadian subcontractors will provide live-flying, simulator and classroom-based training, facilities construction and management, information management and information technology support, site support services, aircraft maintenance and much more. https://skyalyne.ca/future-aircrew-training-canada/

We are now calling for expressions of interest in anticipation of a Contract Award in 2024. This Program will be a 20+ year contract and will be managed from the National Capital Region (Ottawa), with one of its main operational locations in Winnipeg, MB.

PAL Aerospace is searching for an experienced Financial Analyst to join our Programs team preferably based in our Ottawa office. Working for the Program Director of Future Aircrew Training (FAcT), you will be a lead for the financial planning, forecasting, analysis, and reporting for the Program. This is an exciting opportunity where you will leverage your experience to create and maintain the Program's financial statements, financial reports and the management systems for the Program - a large and complex 25-year defense contract.

As a key member of the Program team, you will play a critical role in leading the financial set up, implementation, tracking, analysis and supporting the financial decisions for the Program Director. You will provide financial guidance and support to teams across our organization to ensure the successful execution of the Program. You, in collaboration with our finance team, will develop operating metrics, key performance indicators, and structured business processes.

As an intermediate finance team member, the successful candidate will have experience in an accounting environment coupled with project reporting experience. The candidate will be proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office software suite, including excellent Power Point skills and an advanced user of Excel.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Accountability for the development, interpretation and implementation of financial models and accounting concepts or techniques for financial planning.
  • Spearhead the development of the Program's annual budget and strategic plan.
  • Collaborate with the PAL finance team to ensure that the Program remains compliant with financial processes and standards.
  • Support the development and reporting of key performance indicators for senior level management and enhance the process of reporting on business performance.
  • Analyze financial results of the Program, focusing on explanation of variances from fiscal plans and forecasts.
  • Preparation of weekly financial reporting, monthly forecasting, and annual budgets.
  • Analyze and report results against trends and benchmarks to find efficiencies and opportunities.
  • Work with the operations group to understand the Program's business drivers and how they impact financial results.
  • Support new processes/tools introduced on the Program relating to Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS) as well as potentially trialing new or novel approaches to improve cost performance analysis.
  • Provide detailed financial analysis during request for proposals and projects related to the Program.
  • Work with various departments to ensure appropriate account coding for all Program expenses.
  • Identify, quantify, document, and communicate business opportunities and risks to the Programs' financial forecast.
  • Participate audits, as required.
  • Other duties as required.


  • Bachelor's degree in business finance or accounting.
  • CPA designation would be considered an asset.
  • Five to eight years of relevant experience in financial accounting and management, preparing financial reports for senior management and preparing budgets and financial forecasts, preferably with at least three years supporting large programs.
  • Flexibility and ability to work in a dynamic and constantly evolving environment.
  • Decision-making ability and critical thinking.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative and able to lead.
  • Strong commitment to meeting deadlines and effective time management skills.
  • Good organizational skills, ability to prioritize tasks and work under pressure in a results-based environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • High-level computer skills, particularly in Microsoft Office suite, including Power BI
  • Advanced experience with Full Excel 365 capability, including: pivot charts, graphs, Lambda function, financial functions, manipulating dynamic arrays, Power Query, Excel Data Model
  • Experience producing dashboards for various levels of stakeholders.
  • The ability to excel in a team environment and contribute to a diverse group of people.

Preferred Skills and Competencies:

  • Proficiency with SharePoint, Microsoft Great Plains, Tabular Format (TF!), WinAir and Erequester.
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • An aptitude for analytical thinking and problem solving (i.e. root cause analysis).
  • Self-motivated and driven by a desire to maximize the efficiency of processes/tools to reduce the management and administrative burden of routine functions.
  • Compilation and analysis of data from external sources using power query and excel data model.

Security Responsibilities:

Incumbent must be eligible for Government Personnel Security Clearance.

What PAL Aerospace offers you:

  • Personal travel privileges with PAL and interline agreements with other airlines.
  • Employee and Family Assistance Programs.
  • Comprehensive health benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance.
  • Defined Contribution Pension Plan.
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan.
  • Employee Tuition Assistance Program.
  • Opportunities for growth.
  • PAL Days between Christmas & New Years.

PAL Aerospace is committed to fostering an inclusive work environment that celebrates and encourages diversity, equity, and inclusion whereby individuals are recognized, supported, and respected.

Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank You.


Numéro de concours: 1596
Site Web d'entreprise: http://www.palaerospace.com/
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À propos PAL Aerospace

À propos PAL Aerospace

Inspired by Challenge. Opportunity with Reward. Committed to Community.

These are the pillars on which PAL Aerospace is built. We operate on a foundation of innovation – it’s at the core of our business, in everything we do. We’ve spent forty years building a strong reputation centered around our ‘can-do’ attitude, creating customized, cutting edge solutions for our clients at home and abroad.

If you were to measure the cool factor of working at PAL Aerospace, you might be surprised – as one of the best kept secrets in the local market, we work with teams who are building one-of-a-kind aircraft, technology and engineering design to support clients from one corner of the world to the other.

To say our team is diverse would be an understatement. We have the unique opportunity to hire talent across a wide range of professions – from pilots, to mechanics, accountants, graphic designers, ice observers and more. It is that very diversity that allows us as an organization to be successful. As a team member at PAL Aerospace, you truly can Chart Your Course through countless opportunities, rewards and initiatives.

Our PAL organization, is home to the PAL Aerospace business unit, as well as PAL Airlines, Air Borealis, PAL LLC, CarteNav Solutions, PAL Aviation Services, Atlantic Avionics and Moncton Flight College. Employing nearly 1,400 PALs worldwide, the success of our organization is a direct result of our team's drive, commitment and passion.

PAL Aerospace is proud to be recognized as an 2020 Atlantic Canada Top Employer, for the second consecutive year. Interested in learning how you can become our newest PAL? Check out the opportunities below, or visit our recruitment portal at any time, Careers at PAL

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