Sr. Financial Analyst, Hydro

Employment type: Full-time
City: Calgary
Last visit: 2014-10-17
Author's ads: 1

Posted: 2014-10-17


An opportunity exists in Operations Finance for a Senior Financial Analyst, Hydro.  TransAlta’s Hydro facilities provide over 10% of TransAlta’s generation capacity, with 27 facilities located in Alberta, B.C Ontario and U.S.  Located at TransAlta’s Calgary head office, and reporting to Finance Manager Renewable Operations, the incumbent will become a business partner within Hydro Operations.  The position provides the opportunity to contribute to goals, while providing full-cycle accounting, financial reporting, variance analysis, budget preparation, cost control guidance, and ad-hoc projects.


Responsibilities include:

Preparing and validating financial and performance variance analysis (Month/Quarter/Annual/year over year

Supporting Hydro Operations team to prepare and analyze monthly OM&A forecasts.

Providing observations in financial trends, and identifying risks and opportunities to profitability.

Journal Voucher processing in SAP.

Providing working capital estimates, analysis and reporting.

Understanding and adhering to requirements for financial support of Hydro contractual arrangements.

Supporting Hydro Operations team with tools and analysis to complete and analyze the annual budget.

Providing assistance with internal/external financial audits, and Management Discussion & Analysis (MD&A

Preparing balance sheet account reconciliations.

Maintaining documentation around role tasks for cross-training and backfill purposes.

Maintaining plant profile documentation for Hydro facilities.

Capital expenditure/asset accounting support and reporting/forecasting.



This position will appeal to those who have a genuine interest in the Renewable energy business, and seek exposure to a career-building experience through this challenging and rewarding role.


The successful candidate will have demonstrated: 

Exceptional organizational, time management and analytical skills coupled with flexibility to prioritize, multi-task, and adapt to changing priorities.

Capacity to ensure processes and controls are working effectively, and then managing change when necessary.

Excellent communication skills to collaborate with peers around continuous improvement initiatives, and build relationships with all levels and functions within the organization.

Ability to act as a positive self-starter with desire to drive continuous improvement and challenge the status quo.


Education and background:

Preference will be given to candidates who possess a post-secondary degree or diploma (preferably with finance or accounting major accompanied by pursuit or completion of a professional designation such as CA, CMA, or CGA.

At least 5 years of related experience in a business environment.

Advanced computer skills (Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint

SAP transactional and BW Analyzer knowledge.

SAP Project Systems and Asset Accounting knowledge would be an asset.

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

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Career Level: Experienced

Years of Relevant Experience: 7 Years

Education: Bachelors (Including Honours)

Industry: Energy , Oil and Utilities

Job Function: Accounting and Finance