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Senior Financial Analyst

October 10 2017
Industries Airspace, Aviation, National Defence
Categories Accounting, Finance, Financial Analysis
Ottawa, ON


The Senior Financial Analyst's responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Preparing and consolidating compensation information for both internal reporting/management purposes and also for external users such as auditors and actuaries. 
  • Monitoring of the general ledger interface system for its accuracy and effectiveness. Recommends the methodology for gathering, summarizing and reporting financial information.
  • Development, application, implementation and quality assurance, monitoring and reporting of NAV CANADA's national corporate accounting policies and standards; providing recommendation to develop, amend and implement policies, processes, and best practices; and provision of related advice, services and training to NAV CANADA managers and other financial analysts. 
  • Reviewing financial analysis in the preparation of consolidated financial statements; ensuring reasonableness of account balances; reviewing journal entry adjustments and accruals; reviewing required reports for quarter-end reviews, year-end audit and budget presentations; analyzing and challenging reasons for variance of actual expenditures from planned; performing adhoc accounting analysis.


  • A bachelor's degree from a recognized university with specialization in commerce or business administration.
  • Professional accounting designation (CPA, CA; CPA, CGA; CPA, CMA).


  • Must have experience in financial analysis, and manipulating large volumes of data. This would include strong computer skills, particularly with Excel, and the ability to present complex information in a clear and concise form.


  • Advanced and specialized knowledge of financial management and accounting principles, standards, methods, and techniques related to financial reporting. 
  • Knowledge of NAV CANADA mandates, goals, directions, objectives, policies, processes and financial systems. Knowledge of the Company's planning and financial management frameworks, reporting and submission requirements, financial management practices and systems, and initiatives. 
  • Knowledge of trends, developments and professional standards in financial management and accounting, professional institutes (e.g. Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada and IFRS) and handbooks. 
  • Knowledge of communications skills (both verbal and in writing) are required.


  • Attention to detail in all aspects of documentation and financial records of the Company. 
  • Ability to deal with several challenges and priorities simultaneously, in an environment that demands high levels of evaluative thinking. Ability to work in a complex, matrix-type organization. 
  • Ability to influence changes without having direct authority over the area.
  • Effective human relations skills are required to deal with staff and provide functional guidance to other employees.


  • Judgement
  • Initiative
  • Dependability
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Team work

Language Requirements

Unilingual English. Bilingualism is an asset. network