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Sr. Analyst 2, Finance - Consolidations

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Date: Sep 10, 2021

Location: Calgary, AB, CA

Company: TransAlta

ABOUT US

 

“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, www.transalta.com

 

ABOUT THE ROLE 

 

The successful candidate will be part of a professional team whose main objective is to ensure timely and accurate preparation of TransAlta’s consolidated and non-consolidated financial statements.  This pivotal position on the Consolidated Reporting team requires strong analytical skills with a solid understanding of consolidations and cash flow reporting in a complex multi-entity, multi-currency system environment. The successful candidate will demonstrate a detailed approach, a drive for personal accountability, and an ability to prioritize to meet deliverables.  In addition, the candidate will demonstrate strong communication, relationship-building, and interpersonal skills to facilitate required changes in system requirements and processes associated with sustaining new business activities. This is a terrific opportunity for someone who adapts readily to changing priorities and business conditions and has a passion for efficient production of accurate financial statements.  This position offers growth opportunities within the Financial Reporting team and the broader Finance organization.

 

ACCOUNTABILITIES 

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Maintain group consolidation tools and bring improvements to the consolidation process

  • Assist in the annual audits by compiling, information and analysis as required by TransAlta’s auditors

  • Ensure reporting processes and key controls maintain SOX compliance

  • Work with the Financial Systems and Support Group to ensure timely and accurate resolution of system related issues

  • Building and maintaining both interim and long-term Excel models for both reporting and data integrity validations    

  • Work on ad hoc projects as assigned; such as acquisitions and mergers and assessment of new business activities or change of process and supporting and/or training other financial analysts

  • Build relationships with other departments and help create system solutions to accurately record new business transactions for both operational and consolidated results

  • Participation in preparation of consolidated and non-consolidated internal management reports

  • Maintain consolidation reporting definitions and rules consistent with changing business requirements

  • Help drive projects and work cross functionally with various departments including operations, finance, and IT

 

 QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Qualified professional accountant, with at least 3 years of post-designation related experience

  • Solid understanding of IFRS and financial statements preparation

  • Proven track record of continuous improvement in the processes related to consolidation activity

  • Ideally have hands on experience of finance and consolidation systems (preferably SAP)  and demonstrated understanding of multi-currency consolidation in a large group consolidation process

  • Flexibility to deliver high quality output under pressure on tight deadlines

  • Ability to multi-task while working in a fast paced global environment

  • Expert level Excel proficiency, with advanced knowledge of Word and PowerPoint 

  • Conscientious team player, with excellent communication skills and demonstrated leadership strengths

 

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

Come on board!

 

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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