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Senior Financial Analyst

Location: 

Niagara, ON, CA, L0S 1L0

Req ID:  14961

 

 

 

BE THE GENERATION to challenge and change.

At Ontario Power Generation (OPG), our values are our strengths. They are fundamental truths about us that don’t change. Safety. Integrity. Excellence. People and Citizenship.  We operate a diverse portfolio of generation assets including nuclear, hydroelectric, biomass and solar, and offer challenging and unique work opportunities. BE THE GENERATION to power tomorrow.

 

JOB OVERVIEW

 

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is looking for a results oriented financial professional to join our team in the role of Senior Financial Analyst on a full time basis, in our Niagara-on-the Lake, ON location.

 

Reporting to the Financial Controller, the Senior Financial Analyst plays a key role in quantifying costs to operations, recommendations to reduce costs, supports document preparation to stakeholders outlining new costs and headcount and follows through to resolution.

 

This is an exciting opportunity to work in an environment where you will contribute to Ontario Power Generation’s continued growth and success in generating safe, clean, reliable low-cost power in a sustainable manner.

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

 

  • Develops, recommends and monitors the adherence to financial strategies, policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Provides advice and guidance to line department managers in the specialized area of financial management to resolve implementation and technical issues independently through exercising professional and independent financial judgment.
  • Provides support to the Manager in the discharging of due diligence through a professional challenge role within the business.
  • Develops and recommends strategies, policies, procedures and guidelines through research, analysis and input from stakeholders in the area of general accounting practices.
  • Maintains a professional awareness in relation to current accounting practice, GAAP and general business environment, the utility industry to communicate impacts and implications throughout the business.
  • Conducts investigations into specialized accounting areas or needs and prepares procedures that balance all stakeholder needs.
  • Reviews line’s accounting practices and provides a due diligence assessment as to the accuracy, consistency and appropriateness of analysis and conclusions being reached.
  • Provides management reports utilizing financial systems and other inputs and assists line managers in interpretation of financial and operational results.
  • Ensures the integrity of the decision support process through supporting the preparation and review of business case summaries.
  • Supports the development and implementation of on-going and new system needs and performs periodic reviews of financial systems and processes to identify opportunities for improved productivity.
  • Provides line managers with advice, guidance and support for business planning, budgeting, reporting, performance projections, resource forecasts, and internal control.

 

EDUCATION

  • 4 year university business degree specializing in accounting or economics
  • Accounting Designation – CPA, CA, CMA or CGA

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 8-10 years of directly related experience;
  • Experience in a similar type of consultative role providing effective financial guidance to line managers;
  • Demonstrated experience providing financial reporting for large multi-year, multi-discipline projects/partnerships with multiple entities;  
  • Demonstrated experience in establishing financial and accounting policies and control processes;
  • A self starter that demonstrates a sense of urgency and decision making skills conducive to managing priorities and meeting internal and external timelines;
  • A results-oriented focus and quick learner is essential, as is the ability to work in a fast-paced changing environment and effectively manage several projects simultaneously;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to influence and communicate effectively across the company and externally at all levels;
  • Excellent leadership and management skills, sound judgment and decision making, critical thinking and creative problem solving;
  • High level of proficiency with the use of information technology tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Outlook.
  • Affinity for using technology to find efficient ways to collate and disseminate knowledge;
  • Experience using large financial or integrated enterprise systems such as Asset Suite 7.

 

The successful candidate will exhibit uncompromising integrity and commitment to upholding corporate values and the OPG Code of Business Conduct.

 

WHY OPG?

As Ontario’s largest clean energy generator, Ontario Power Generation offers an exciting combination of challenging opportunities and career diversity in a work environment where safety is a fundamental value. Being an OPG employee means you can apply your knowledge, broaden your skills and make a valuable contribution to an organization that is vital to Ontario's success. At OPG our values are our strengths.  They are fundamental truths about our organization that don’t change.  Safety. Integrity. Excellence. People and Citizenship.  

 

Here's why OPG might just be the ideal workplace for you:

  • Exceptional range of opportunities
  • Long-term career growth and development opportunities
  • Electricity is vital to our future

 

If you are looking to learn from others and be part of something important, and you are excited about the future of power generation, you will find the right fit at OPG.

 

Our promise to you

  • We care about the safety and the well-being of our employees. It is our utmost priority.
  • A supportive work environment where you can be your best every day.
  • Opportunities to stretch and develop in our diverse lines of business.
  • Provide spaces for innovative thinking and solutions, such as Launchpad or X-Lab.   
  • Offer different ways for you to give back to communities where we operate.
  • We support employment equity and diversity.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please submit your application online at https://jobs.opg.com/ by 11:59 PM E.S.T., July 5, 2020. OPG thanks all those who apply; however, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

OPG is committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment where all employees feel valued, respected, and supported. If you require accommodation during the application or interview process, please advise us as soon as possible so appropriate arrangements can be made.  If you require technical support in a format that is accessible to you, please contact AODA@opg.com