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Sr. Analyst 2, FSSG

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Date: May 14, 2022

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,


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.


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We are currently looking to hire a motivated Senior Analyst in our Financial Systems Support Group (FSSG) who has a passion for business processes and data handling. 


Reporting directly to the Manager, Consolidated Reporting & Financial Systems, the Sr. Analyst 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). You will also be responsible for the maintenance, implementation and communication of the documentation relating to the financial systems and processes. 


This is a full-time salaried position based out of our TransAlta Head Office in Calgary, Alberta, with the opportunity of a hybrid work schedule. 



  • 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 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 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 to develop and maintain appropriate levels of authorizations




  • Accounting designation such as CPA (CA, CMA or CGA) and a University degree or equivalent
  • 5 years’ relevant process and system experience
  • 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
  • Preference given to strong IFRS, process knowledge and experience in at least three of SAP’s core finance modules
  • Testing and documentation experience is essential
  • Exceptional working knowledge of financial processes as well as a comprehensive understanding of TransAlta's current business needs and the future direction for the company
  • Ability to work with business users to design and integrate SAP based solutions within business processes
  • Expert level Excel proficiency, with advanced knowledge of Word and PowerPoint
  • Proven team player, with great interpersonal and communication skills with a customer-focused mindset is essential 
  • 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.


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.