Analyst, Financial Planning & Analysis

  • 2-3 Year
  • Burnaby
  •   Posted On: January 11, 2018
  •   Skills: 
  • Industry: Insurance
  • Qualifications Required: Bachelor's degree
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Overview

Roles & Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities Include

Budget Oversight

Along with the Associate Manager, FP&A, oversee the end-to-end revenue and expense budgeting process
Analyze product integration to ensure forecasts align across all products
Manage the implementation, review, and validationof forecasting models into IBM Cognos

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Provide financial modeling support forall product lines and business unitsthrough the preparation of budgets, forecasts, project plans, and related scenario analysis
Develop models to assist with revenue and expense projections
Review budgets and forecasts for accuracy and reasonableness
Provide support in the area of Divisional/Business Unit planning, budgeting and business case development
Monitor and make recommendations for improvement to the planning, budgeting, and reporting processes
Ensure all forecasting models are validated for accuracy and completeness
Provide commentary on month end financial performance for these products

Financial & Non-Financial Analysis

Identify and investigate variances in company/division/product performance
Proactively identify improvements to revenue and expense forecasting and tracking models
Research external sources (industry organizations, government) for information to assist analysis and comparison
Interpret and analyze structured business problems and queries – communicate results and provide recommendations for action where appropriate
Formulate and execute test scenarios and models to test the possible outcomes of proposed courses of action
Turn analysis into concrete solutions implementable immediately by various teams
Present analysis, conclusions and recommendations in a variety of formats – orally, in written form, or presentation – as required

Senior Leadership Communication

Present analysis and insights on products lines, business units, and ad-hoc requests to Senior Leadership

Minimum Qualifications

Education:

Bachelor's degree in Commerce, Business, or Economics, or equivalent with emphasis on quantitative analysis and methods

Experience:

2-3years of experience in Financial, Marketing, or Operational Analysis

Competencies:

Interpersonal & Team Relations
Service Excellence
Integrity & Ethical Conduct
Continuous Learning & Innovation
Judgment, Planning & Decision Making
Initiative

Other Skills:

Highly organized with demonstrated problem solving and decision making ability
Exceptional analytical and critical thinking abilities
Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills – able to present to non-experts at both the management and non-management levels
Excellent knowledge of analytical tools (spreadsheets, relational databases, and statistical packages) as well as advanced proficiency with standard productivity software (word processing, presentations, email)
High level of proficiency in statistical analysis, research, data mining, and data querying in SQL
Proven ability to effectively handle and prioritize multiple and complex projects, adapt to changing priorities, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment

Preferred Qualifications:

Financial analysis experience
Project management experience
Highly proficient in using SQL for data querying and extraction
Experience with large, complex projects across multiple areas/divisions
Previous experience in an insurance or other financial institution

About BCAA

About The British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA) is a mission-driven services organization committed to delivering peace of mind to our Members and customers across B.C. and the Yukon. With over 800,000 Members, BCAA serves 1 in 3 B.C. households. The Association received the 2012, 2013, and 2014 J.D. Power and Associates awards for “Highest Customer Satisfaction among Home Insurance Providers in Western Canada,” and is famous for providing roadside assistance and an array of home, auto and travel insurance products and services. BCAA Members can also benefit from CAA Dollar rewards, savings on BCAA insurance products and exclusive offers at Show Your Card & Save locations throughout the province and internationally.

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