Senior Financial Analyst - Procurement

January 25 2023
Industries Construction, Maintenance
Categories Financial Analysis,
Ottawa, ON • Full time

Modern Niagara helps building owners, managers, and general contractors meet the mechanical, electrical, integrated building technology, and building services needs of their buildings across Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Southwestern Ontario, and Ottawa. We also develop custom, turnkey solutions to help reach the desired outcomes. We are committed to having a positive and meaningful impact on Canada’s infrastructure and on the communities where we live, learn, work, and heal.


We value passion, initiative, determination, professionalism, and teamwork and we are committed to ensuring that our teams have everything they need to succeed. Health and safety are embedded in everything we do and, as a result, our award-winning safety culture has a record that’s well above industry standards.

At Modern Niagara, you will work alongside values-driven, safety-conscious, and high-impact teams in a fast-paced, innovative, and collaborative environment. Here, your knowledge, skills, and excellent service will help ensure that the buildings that make up Canada’s infrastructure fulfill the needs they were set out to meet.

Modern Niagara is one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies and is a recipient of SMACNA‘s Safety Excellence Award Program (SSEAP) – Canada and the Canadian Occupational Safety (COS) Magazine’s Gold Winner for Canada’s Safest Employers Award in the Building and Construction category and Excellence Winner for Canada’s Best Health + Safety Culture Award as well as Canada’s Best Health + Safety Leader Award.

Modern Niagara is currently looking for a Senior Financial Analyst to join our Procurement department based within our Ottawa office.

Reporting directly to the Senior Director of Procurement, the Senior Financial Analyst - Procurement will work closely with the procurement management team on monitoring and reporting all aspects of the procurement life cycle at Modern Niagara. This role will provide data reporting and analysis, assist in driving continuous improvement initiatives, and support insight-driven initiatives across the national Procurement practice.

The successful candidate will have experience in data analytics, identifying operational causation factors from trends, and leading reporting with management, ideally in the construction industry. They will empower procurement across the organization, raise awareness of key learnings, and drive efficiencies through procurement analysis.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Analyze company spending and provide financial reports to support management decision making
  • Prepares financial data and summary information for use in management reporting for executive-level presentations across the organization
  • Reviews monthly financial operating results, identifying key trends, variances, and areas of improved performance
  • Create and analyze pricing and purchasing reports to help identify opportunities for price harmonization, discount and rebates, and other financial and non-financial performance improvements
  • Runs various forecast scenarios through models and interprets financial impact. Executes on the weekly and monthly management reporting process, including dashboard development and financial results against budget and forecasts
  • Work closely with the management team to develop and manage relevant KPIs to control and mitigate overspending
  • Provide input on an ongoing basis for improvements/modifications to the cost controls policy & guidelines
  • Help manage vendors’ rebates and early payments discount
  • Identify and implement best practices to drive transformation across procurement processes and capabilities
  • Foster strong relationships internally with and act as a strategic partner for the procurement team and cross-functional operational teams

Qualifications and Job Requirements:

  • Post-secondary degree in Accounting, Finance, or Economics or an equivalent combination of education and experience in a related field may substitute for education only
  • Minimum 5 to 7 years of experience as a financial analyst, ideally within a multi-regional organization, with knowledge of HVAC and plumbing materials preferred
  • Advanced Excel skills, ability to work with lookups and pivot tables, including experience developing dynamic Excel-based models
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze complex data, evaluate results, and communicate a convincing story from the analysis of the data
  • Advanced proficiency with the rest of the Microsoft Office suite (Word, PowerPoint & Outlook) and ability to adapt to procurement solutions
  • Proven interpersonal and relationship-building skills to work with cross-functional teams and to work with external vendors and influence stakeholders
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize workload to meet deadlines
  • Highest level of integrity and transparency with a strong work ethic

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

At Modern Niagara, we recognize the value of fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization and are committed to eliminating barriers faced by members of equity-seeking groups (women, Indigenous, Black, racialized, LGTBQ2S+, people with disabilities, and new immigrants) in the construction industry. Our DEI vision is to build an organization where everyone has access to the same opportunities, experience equitable outcomes, and can thrive and reach their full potential.

We value the diversity of the people we hire and serve. Modern Niagara is an equal opportunity employer. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process, please advise us so that suitable accommodations can be made. We can be reached at

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