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Financial Analyst, Consolidated Reporting & Analysis

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Date: Mar 13, 2019

Location: Calgary, AB, CA

Company: TransAlta

Powering Possibilities …for Today & Tomorrow!

A leader in sustainable energy, TransAlta has over 100 years of experience generating power and is one of Canada’s top 50 Socially Responsible Companies since 2009, recognized as a global leader for sustainability and corporate responsibility standards. TransAlta operates 75 facilities in three countries; Australia, Canada, and United States.

TransAlta is committed to fostering a dynamic, productive and safe work environment. Our employees contribute to a diverse, open, and transparent culture with clear accountability, strong leadership and challenging opportunities for personal career growth.


Reporting to the Manager of Corporate Planning, the Financial Analyst, Consolidated Reporting & Analysis will be a part of the Corporate Planning and Portfolio Reporting & Analysis team, working cross-functionally with the divisional finance teams to analyze the business unit's results and support the corporation’s reporting and planning processes. The successful candidate must demonstrate analytical skills & computer proficiency with the ability to respond to a variety of ad hoc requests for information in addition to day-to-day accountabilities. This position will appeal to individuals who are comfortable with detailed analytic work, have strong communication skills and thrive in a dynamic team environment.


  • Aggregate the fuel line and divisional results and analyses
  • Provide performance analysis, variance analysis and support for key financial processes
  • Carry out month-end reporting, budgeting and forecasting requirements
  • Support internal and external financial reporting deliverables and assist with the resolution of related audit requests
  • Aggregating and preparing materials to support board-level reporting of multiple legal entities
  • Support the compilation and analysis of budgets, forecasts, prior and current year actual results
  • Ensure the integrity and continuity of financial and statistical information included in analyses and deliverables
  • Provide suggestions to improve and advance the report formats and reporting and planning processes
  • Build relationships with other key areas of the company to obtain and analyze operational results
  • Assist other analysts and senior analysts in compiling financial statements and notes
  • Work on ad hoc projects and reports as requested


Qualifications & Skill:

  • Qualified or enrolled for qualification in a financial designation or equivalent (CPA, CFA, etc.) with 1-3 years of related experience
  • A Bachelor’s degree, preferably in business, accounting, economics,  or other relevant education
  • Strong computer skills, including advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, SAP, SAP-BW; and Power BI
  • Ability to summarize data and extract a concise message for presentation and discussion purposes, understanding the qualitative, quantitative and business frameworks
  • Strong analytical, interactive communication and time management abilities to lead and deliver toward deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and you can work cohesively in a dynamic team environment
  • Strong oral communication skills with the ability to interact with various levels within the organization
  • Ability to build and maintain robust reporting and forecasting models in excel
  • Relevant utility or trading industry experience is an asset
  • Interest in driving continuous improvements and efficiencies
  • Ability to manage time-sensitive deliverables within key deadlines

    Our comprehensive and flexible benefits, competitive compensation, incentive and rewards programs form the foundation of TransAlta’s excellent employment proposition.

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    Our commitment is to attract and retain the best talent. Some positions may require the successful completion of one or more background checks such as criminal, medical, or compliance. If these verifications are needed, they will be indicated on the job posting.