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Senior Operational Financial Analyst - Joint Use Office

  • LocationBurnaby, BC - Canada
  • Work TypeContract/Temp
  • Positions1 Position
  • Published At:14 days ago
  • Job no: NNBK6
  • Category: Operations

Our client, one of the largest electrical energy suppliers in Canada, has an immediate need for a Senior Operational Financial Analyst - Joint Use Office. This is a contract position for two (2) years located in Burnaby, British Columbia


There is complex Joint Ownership and Use Agreement (JOUA) in place between the two organizations that govern the ownership, maintenance, and use of 750,000 distribution poles (this represents over 80% of the distribution poles for each organization). These poles are strategically important assets to both organizations and have a replacement cost of over $5B and annual associated expenditures of over $100M. 

The Senior Operational Financial Analyst role will report operationally to the Joint Use Office Manager but will also support a few senior governance committees and requires a hands-on Senior Financial Professional with excellent analytical skills and with operational experience to work on behalf of a large Hydro and Telecommunications organization to ensure that both Parties meet their respective obligations under the JOUA and help to maintain the overall relationship between the two parties.  


  • Gain an understanding of the underlying work and the financial systems of both organizations to ensure the Parties meet their respective obligations under the JOUA
  • Lead internal financial reporting functions and making astute recommendations as appropriate to assist JUO Manager and Governance Committees in making key decisions. This includes responsibility for Scorecards, Metrics, budget analysis, and other ad hoc reporting and analysis.
  • Provide support to the JUO Manager to ensure all related Project Implementation activities are transitioned effectively to Sustainment and are performed correctly, and on timely basis.
  • Ensure workflows, financial processes and related process maps are reviewed, sustained, and improved over time in a manner that will promote clarity and efficiency.
  • Oversee (lead or perform as appropriate in conjunction with Financial Analyst) financial reconciliations related to the Joint Billing System and the respective companies’ ERP Systems.
  • Provide oversight on the collection and evaluation of transactional information to insure accurate Joint Use billing information/data is captured in a timely and efficient manner that supports the operations of the business and the administration of the JOUA. This is expected to be challenging as it requires alignment of information from disparate financial and operational systems in both and TELUS that may not have a common reference point.
  • Audit internal processes as and when appropriate
  • Additional related duties as assigned by the Joint Use Office Manager and Governance Committee Co-Chairs.
  • Maintain the overall relationship between the two parties.
  • Providing key inputs and analysis for critical decision making
  • Provide critical decision support and analysis for business issues
  • Provide guidance and develop Cost Modelling Process and IT improvements
  • Ensure that the organization meets the complex financial requirements of the JOUA contract
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of new financial processes and support both the Governance Committees and Joint Use Office in analytical evaluation of current processes and procedures that require updating and alignment to the JOUA
  • Special Projects focused on Cost Modelling, Process and IT improvements as assigned
  • Manage and communicate in a very independent and unbiased manner and recognize that there will be the occasional instance where the two organizations interests do not fully align


  • Undergraduate degree, with a Professional Accounting Designation is required
  • 5 to 7+ years of post-qualification work experience in Senior Financial Analyst roles with a focus on Operations.
  • 5 to 7+ years of progressive working experience in financial roles working directly with senior management levels involving complex financial analysis and business improvement capacities.
  • 5 to 7+ years’ experience in financial analysis and business improvement (Cost Modelling, Process, and IT improvements)
  • Strong background within large organizations & experience with large and complex ERP systems
  • Project Management experience would be an asset.
  • Proficient with the Microsoft suite of software applications, including MS Project, Tableau and advanced Excel skills
  • Experience working with cross-functional or inter-company teams including the ability to interact and create trusting relationships with a wide range of personalities
  • Experience in an operational finance role that required a fulsome understanding of the business and work being undertaken
  • It will be important for the successful applicant to gain a clear understanding of the underlying work and how it is performed to be able to make effective recommendations to management.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, interpersonal and verbal & communication skills
  • Ability to problem solve and work effectively under pressure
  • Comfortable working in a varied and complex environment guided by evolving policies and procedures
  • Superior writing and presentation skills
  • Self-motivated and results oriented with a focus on delivering high-quality work product.
  • This role requires and hands on/roll up your sleeves focused individual that brings initiatives, ideas/solutions forward
  • Thrives in a varied and complex environment where a thorough analysis will be required to get to a balanced, supportable outcome
  • Ability to influence effectively where there is no direct authority

At the Ian Martin Group, we exist to connect professionals like you with meaningful work at industry-leading companies in your field. And we walk the walk, too: as a Certified B Corporation, we believe in using business as a force for good for people, our communities, and the environment.

We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply. 


  • Published on 08 Sep 2021, 9:43 PM