Sr Analyst - Financial Planning

September 16 2022
Industries Airspace, Aviation, National Defence
Categories Accounting, Finance, Corporate finance, Treasury, Financial Accounting, Financial Analysis, Management accounting
Montreal-Ouest, QC • Remote

For those who dream of advancing our space in the Universe and on Earth, we’ll take you there.

Serving the world from our Canadian home and our global offices, MDA is an international space mission partner and robotics & space operations, satellite systems and geointelligence pioneer with a 50-year story of firsts on and above the Earth. Today, we're leading the charge towards viable Moon colonies, enhanced Earth observation, communication in a hyper-connected world, and more.

We’re fueled by a pioneering spirit that carries us beyond. And together we enable highly skilled people to continually push boundaries and tackle big challenges requiring solutions that endure and inspire.

Are you ready to launch the next stage of your career in the new space economy? We would love to hear from you!

We’re on the hunt for a Senior Financial Analyst, Financial Planning on our Satellite systems team at our Montreal office.

As the leading global independent commercial supplier of antennas, payloads, and electronics for communication and radar satellites, our team has successfully contributed to hundreds of missions in the past 60 years. With an extensive heritage in a wide range of solutions delivered to customers globally, our Satellite Systems team continues to grow and evolve on the ground and in the stars.

We’re a dream team of purpose-driven, collaborative and passionate people, and we are constantly looking for others to join #TeamMDA to ignite new and innovative approaches to problem-solving that push us forward to improve life on and above Earth. If you’re excited to expand our place in space and driven to inspire the next generation, we’ll take you there.

We have entered a new era of exploration and development, and MDA welcomes all who yearn to suit up and be part of it. An equal opportunity employer prizing diversity, integrity and collaboration, we are committed to growing MDA’s and Canada’s leadership in this next golden age.


The Senior Financial Analyst, Financial Planning assists in the preparation and consolidation of timely and accurate monthly forecasts, budgets and strategic plan for Space Missions - Montreal. Once these activities are completed, financial performance monitoring and evaluation are required.


  • Prepares monthly cash flow forecast and Working Capital reports
  • Prepares quarterly forecast for overhead and monthly reports to explain variances vs actuals
  • Supports SR&ED filings, quarterly forecasts and audits
  • Performs capital planning management and monthly CAPEX forecasting/monitoring
  • Prepares yearly budget for Cash flow, OH, SR&ED and Capital Expenditures
  • Prepares Annual Rate Package
  • Supports Strategic plans
  • Performs ad-hoc financial analysis and modeling as required
  • Acts as delegate to Manager, Financial Planning in his absence

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 - 7 years related financial planning and analysis experience, preferably in the aerospace industry
  • Must be able to analyse and understand the operations, as well as the key drivers of the business
  • Requires knowledge of IFRS, cost management, financial planning and analysis models
  • Functions well independently with minimal supervision
  • Effective problem-solving capabilities
  • Must demonstrate timeliness, detail and deadline-orientation
  • Must be PC-literate, with a concentration on spreadsheets, modelling and graphic software
  • CPA designation (CMA profile is an asset).



Special Considerations:

Successful candidates must obtain and hold security clearance at the reliability status level, and pass security assessment for the Controlled Goods Program (CGP) and ITAR.

Benefits statement:

MDA provides competitive compensation and benefits packages for its employees at all locations. As a team member of MDA, you and your qualified dependents are eligible to participate in a benefit plan that ensures a comprehensive level of protection through competitive health care including; extended healthcare and flexible drug plans, dental and vision benefits, disability income protection, life insurance, group retirement savings plans; and an employee and family assistance program.

Equal opportunity statement:

MDA is an equal opportunity employer prizing diversity and inclusion. We are committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity. If you require assistance and/or reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please feel free to notify us.

COVID statement:

COVID-19 Hiring Update: Strengthening our workforce is more important than ever to meet our customers’ mission-critical needs. We are continuing to hire many talented people, and we are closely monitoring COVID-19 to ensure safe hiring practices are used. This includes limiting onsite candidate interviews and prioritizing video interviews.

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