Analyst, Financial Planning & Analysis

Employer
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia (CA)
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Apr 14, 2018
Closes
May 14, 2018
Job Function
Other
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors

Position Summary

This is an exciting opportunity in finance with Global Container Terminals Inc. (“GCT”) based in Vancouver, BC. GCT, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (“OTPP”), is the corporate parent of four marine terminal operations, two located at the Port of Vancouver and two located at the Port of New York and New Jersey. Our container handling facilities have a long and stable history, and expansion opportunities exist internally and externally in this dynamic segment of the marine transportation industry.

The Analyst, Financial Planning & Analysis will provide financial planning, analysis and reporting, including cash forecasting and treasury management, for the organization ensuring data integrity, accuracy and completeness of all business and financial reports. This role will require a detailed understanding of the revenue and cost drivers and other key metrics of the business to ensure meaningful support of each of the operations in Vancouver and New York. The Analyst will be a key support and financial link between the business units, GCT corporate and the shareholder.        

The Analyst, Financial Planning & Analysis will take an active financial role working very closely with the divisional operations, divisional finance groups, GCT corporate personal, and the shareholder, OTPP. The Analyst will work with a small group of corporate finance and other executives at GCT’s corporate offices in downtown Vancouver, reporting to the Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis.

Roles & Responsibilities

 

Financial Planning and Analysis

  • Under the direction and guidance of the Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis:
  • Execute all of the modeling and other related duties of GCT’s long-range financial planning model, which includes a detailed understanding of revenue and costs;
  • Support the preparation and complete the financial modeling of GCT’s annual 5-year strategic plan update;
  • Support the preparation of GCT’s annual consolidated budget process and outputs;
  • Assist with capital structure modeling and long-term capital structure planning;
  • Utilizing GCT’s current forecasting system (Adaptive Planning), support the further refinement , automation, and streamlining of processes and outputs as required;
  • Complete the financial modeling for GCT’s internal and external capital projects, assessing financial metrics including NPV, IRR and other return metrics; 
  • Provide support in the execution and preparation of written reports and business cases for GCT’s capital projects and revenue opportunities;
  • Prepare other internal financial reports for management, the shareholder and the Board of Directors as required;

     

Cash Forecasting and Treasury

  • Prepare and centrally manage the cash forecasting process for all four terminals;
  • Ensure operational cash forecasts are consistent and tie into long-term models;
  • Manage quarterly process for payments and documentation requirements related to GCT’s syndicated bank facility and other debt agreements;
  • Provide operational accounting groups quarterly interest and swap accruals;
  • Monitor, assess and update forecasts for GCT’s financial covenant ratios pursuant to GCT’s bank credit facility and other debt documentation;

 

Qualifications and Experience 

  • Undergraduate degree, preferably supplemented with a CPA, MBA, CFA;
  • Minimum 3-5 years of related work experience as a financial analyst in either industry or public practice (Big 4 experience in either Transaction Services/Infrastructure and Project Finance/Valuations, Modelling considered an asset);
  • Demonstrated progression through an accounting, valuation or finance area (either in public practice or industry) with strong analytical ability and understanding of key financial drivers of businesses;
  • Advanced excel modeling skills and experience;
  • An in-depth understanding of various financial analysis tools, methods and technologies to support decision making processes;
  • Direct experience preparing financial plans, budgets and forecasts with related variance analysis;
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and Powerpoint

     

Key Attributes & Education

  • Keen analytical mind, able to take complex problems and situations, and present a written and verbal solution in an easy to understand manner;
  • Strong communication skills, ability to interact with and persuasively present financial issues to all levels of management;
  • Experience preparing business cases and other materials for senior management;
  • Ability to deal with individuals and develop sound relationships with staff and stakeholders at all levels of the organization;
  • Aptitude and enthusiasm for improving business and finance processes and making the best use of technology;
  • Strongly analytical and adept at identifying trends and variances;
  • Team player with the ability to maintain a positive work environment;
  • Attention to detail with ability to “roll-up” the sleeves, while not losing sight of big picture;
  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously;

To Apply

Please visit our GCT Canada website: http://globalterminalscanada.com/content/careers. Click on Career Opportunities and apply online