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Sr. Analyst, Financial Systems & Support

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Date: Jan 10, 2023

Location: Calgary, AB, CA

Company: TransAlta



“Energizing the Future.”


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 111 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.


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TransAlta is currently looking for a high-energy, motivated Senior Analyst in our Financial Systems Support Group who is passionate with business processes, data handling, consolidation, and financial reporting. This position is responsible for the ongoing support and integration of the Corporation's financial systems (SAP and interfaces) and processes that form part of TransAlta's internal and external financial reported information. Additional responsibilities include addressing issues on business processes that involve various Finance modules (FI, AA, CO, PS, PCA, CFM, BCS). The position will be responsible for coordinating reorganization events within the Financial Systems Support Group and Consolidation including acquisitions. The individual may be called upon to prepare financial statements or financial statement components. 


This is a full-time salaried position based out of our Head Office in Downtown Calgary, with the flexibility of a hybrid work arrangement (days in the office & days at home). 




  • Provide system or process expertise on complex matters from source data to consolidated results
  • Build relationships with other departments to create system solutions including the development of workplans and cutover plans for reorganization events such as acquisitions and mergers
  • Building and maintaining both interim and long-term Excel models for both reporting and data integrity validations
  • Help drive projects and work cross-functionally with various departments including operations, finance and IT
  • Maintain SAP system master data as it pertains to the FI Modules and related hierarchies where required.    
  • Identify and prioritize issues and develop action plans pertaining to financial systems including the coordination of finance and IT resources
  • Provide training as required to address TransAlta's system and process training needs 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
  • Provide financial statements in carve out or post acquisition validations




  • An accounting designation and post-secondary education or equivalent 5 years’ relevant process, system, and reporting experience
  • Track record of involvement in facilitating or coordinating reorganization activity within a global organization including carve-out statements and purchase price allocations
  • Project management skills including tolerance for uncertainty
  • Expert level MS Excel proficiency, with advanced knowledge of MS Word and PowerPoint
  • Solid understanding of IFRS, SOX compliance, and financial statement preparation
  • Good comprehension of integration between SAP FI modules and the non-financial modules
  • Strong working knowledge of financial processes as well as a comprehensive understanding of TransAlta's current business needs and the future direction of the company
  • Testing and documentation experience are essential
  • Ability to work with business users to design and integrate SAP-based solutions within business processes
  • Customer focused but with the strength of character to maintain the cadence to achieve target deadlines
  • A proven team player, with strong interpersonal and communication skills, fostering a collaborative spirit
  • Comfortable challenging the status quo
  • 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



Become part of our TransAlta team today! We look forward to reviewing your application. All applications will be reviewed in a timely manner to the best of our abilities. We appreciate your patience and understanding during the recruitment process.


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.


Our Commitment to Equity, 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.