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Senior Analyst 2, Finance - FSSG

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Date: Nov 10, 2021

Location: Calgary, AB, CA

Company: TransAlta



“Powering Economies and Communities”


TransAlta owns, operates, and develops a diverse fleet of electrical generation assets in Canada, the United States and Australia, providing municipalities, industries and businesses with safe, low-cost and reliable clean electricity.  For over 100 years, TransAlta has been a responsible operator and proud community-member where its employees work and live. We are committed to fostering a dynamic, productive, and safe work environment. Our employees contribute to a diverse, open, and transparent culture with clear accountabilities, strong leadership, and challenging opportunities for personal career growth.


For more information about TransAlta, visit our website at,




TransAlta is currently looking to hire a motivated Senior Analyst in our Financial Systems Support Group who is passionate with business processes and data handling.  This position is responsible for the ongoing support and optimization of the Corporation's financial systems (SAP and interfaces) and processes that impact TransAlta's internal and external financial information.  Additional responsibilities include identifying issues, developing action plans and supporting business processes, including the coordination of finance and IT resources to analyze specific needs and resolve issues involving various Finance modules (FI, AA, CO, PS, PCA, CFM, BCS).  This position will also be responsible for the maintenance, implementation and communication of the documentation relating to the financial systems and processes.   




  • Identify and prioritize issues and develop action plans pertaining to financial systems including the coordination of finance and IT resources.

  • Work with Business Users to develop, validate, and implement technology solutions and new business practices for financial processes in order to leverage the use of SAP and non-SAP interfaces.

  • Provide system or process expertise on complex matters that relate to Finance activities.

  • Maintain SAP system master data as it pertains to the FI Modules, and related hierarchies.

  • Provide training as required to address TransAlta's system and process training needs in order to keep users current in their knowledge and to maintain standards.

  • Support users and communicate standards around Finance processes and assist in developing and defining financial business processes.

  • Monitor system for usage accordingly to set standards and to maintain data integrity.

  • Work with business users and IT in order to develop and maintain appropriate levels of authorizations.




  • University degree or equivalent 5 years’ relevant process and system experience

  • Accounting designation CPA (CA, CMA or CGA) 

  • SAP course training and/or equivalent hands on experience in most of the following modules:  Finance, Controlling, Profit Centre Accounting, BCS, Business Warehouse, and CFM

  • Good comprehension of integration between SAP FI modules and the non-financial modules

  • Testing and documentation experience is essential

  • Proficient working knowledge of financial processes as well as a comprehensive understanding of TransAlta's current business needs and the future direction for the company.  Preference given to strong IFRS, process knowledge and experience in at least three of SAP’s core finance modules.

  • Ability to work with business users to design and integrate SAP based solutions within business processes.

  • Customer focused

  • A proven team player, with strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Comfortable challenging the status quo


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


Apply today to join the TransAlta team! We look forward to reviewing your application. 


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.




As TransAlta continues to navigate through unprecedented challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to assure prospective employees of our continued commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace and that we are taking additional measures to help protect our employees and their families from contracting and spreading COVID-19. 


All employees hired, or who begin employment, after November 15, 2021 must provide proof of full vaccination as a condition of employment. Those applicants with appropriate exemptions must identify themselves at the time of interview and provide documentation of the exemption to the TransAlta Disability Management team prior to an offer of employment being made.  


Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion:


It is our collective mission to ensure that every single employee feels a sense of inclusion and belonging and can show up to work as their true authentic self. TransAlta is committed to hiring a diverse workforce including women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and members of the LGBTQ2+ community. TransAlta believes that diversity enhances the quality of its performance, is an essential element to effective corporate governance, and cultivates a strong workplace culture. TransAlta has received certification from Diversio, a technology company setting the global standard for equity, diversity, and inclusion, for its continued commitment to and meaningful performance on ED&I in the workplace. 


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