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Overview of role:
Working in partnership with the Operations FP&A (Financial Planning and Analysis) Manager, WestJet is seeking a Senior FP&A Analyst to support the WestJet & Encore Flight Operations and Inflight teams with foundational processes, including monthly forecasts and annual budgets, as well as conduct forward-looking financial and operational analyses to support a variety of initiatives and projects, many of which are strategic in nature. Senior Analysts will be expected to mentor peers, perform review, as well as work on more complex analyses and portfolios.
Key deliverables include:
Key member of both the FP&A and functional project teams who provides meaningful financial and operational insight
Support leadership and FP&A teams in performing detailed financial modeling and analysis for business cases, projects and initiatives with a goal of providing meaningful insights which can support both tactical and strategic decisions
Build and maintain forecast and budgeting models for business partners and respective leadership teams, working closely with them as key liaison to ensure accuracy and timing of costs within those plans
Track and analyze key performance indicators (including adherence to budget and forecast), highlighting relevant risks and opportunities
Communicate regularly with business partners to understand and act upon changes in the operating environment or larger economic environment
Author monthly reporting packages and analyses for business partners which includes expense variance analysis vs. budget and forecast, in addition to ad hoc requests
Present monthly financial results, forecast and key performance indicators to business partners, including Executive Team, with an aim to provide insight and corresponding follow up
Partner with Accounting to understand financial impact of accounting entries and policy choices on operational results
Be an active member of the Finance team; willing to mentor and coach peers, brainstorm issues, and be flexible in completing any task
Experience and qualifications:
Completion of a postsecondary degree in Commerce or Business Administration. A post graduate degree/designation (e.g. CFA, MBA) would be considered an asset.
5 to 8 years of experience in progressively complex financial analysis roles
Ability and desire to provide keen insight to business partners (both in functional and technical capacities) to help drive meaningful business decisions
Extensive experience with financial analysis and modelling, including sensitivity and scenario analysis
Experience with and ability to distill large data sets in order to determine relevant information needs
Strong communicator who demonstrates ability to focus communication to the needs of the audience
Attention to detail, organized and thorough, with a desire for continuous improvement
Ability to analyze business results, identify and clearly summarize key issues
Excel proficiency (ability to prepare pivot tables, VLOOKUP formulas, etc.)
Experience using Access databases, Oracle EPM (Hyperion), or equivalent systems
Experience with business intelligence tools and/or proven ability to learn new systems quickly would be considered an asset (SQL, Alteryx, Tableau, Power BI, etc.)
Works independently, displaying an intellectual curiosity that can create process efficiencies and drive improvements for the team
Able to handle pressure and meet tight timelines in an environment with a high volume of activity
Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
The benefits of being a WestJetter:
WestJet provides all WestJetters with a competitive total rewards package. On top of that, we offer:
A fun and friendly culture with colleagues who work together to win
Travel privileges for you and your family, effective from your start date
Savings and Benefit programs that are flexible to meet your specific needs
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