Senior Analyst Job at WestJet – in Calgary, AB

Employment Type: Full Time

City: Calgary, AB (YYC)

Why WestJet:
Every WestJet journey has the potential to enrich lives; a career with us is no exception.

WestJet arrived on the Canadian airline scene in 1996 and changed the industry for the better. We made air travel more affordable for Canadians and now we’re going global.

Join us and love where you’re going.

WestJet is hiring Senior FP&A Analysts and FP&A Analysts to support our business through our recovery process and beyond. These Analysts will support our Operations and Commercial teams. Reporting to either the Commercial FP&A Manager or the Operations FP&A Manager, these individuals will support our FP&A teams and assist our business in making key decisions and will be responsible the development, maintenance and communication of complex business models to Executive stakeholders. Foundational processes including monthly forecasts and annual budgets are also included in this portfolio. Sr. Analysts will be expected to mentor peers and perform review as well as performing work on more complex analyses and portfolios.

_ Key member of both the FP&A and functional project teams who provides meaningful financial and operational insight

_ Support leadership and FP&A teams in performing detailed financial modeling and analysis for business cases, projects and initiatives with a goal of providing meaningful insights which can support both tactical and strategic decisions

_ Deep understanding of how WestJet operates and what our strategic goals are

_ Build and maintain forecast and budgeting models for business partners and respective leadership teams, working closely with them as key liaison to ensure accuracy and timing of costs within those plans

_ Track and analyze key performance indicators (including adherence to budget and forecast), highlighting relevant risks and opportunities

_ Communicate regularly with business partners to understand and act upon changes in the operating environment or larger economic environment

_ Author monthly reporting packages and analysis for business partners which includes expense variance analysis vs. prior period, budget and forecast in addition to ad hoc requests

_ Present monthly financial results, forecast and key performance indicators to business partners, including Executive Team with an aim to provide insight and subsequent follow up on insights provided

_ Partner with Accounting to understand financial impact of accounting entries and policy choices on operational results

_ Be an active member of the Finance team; willing to mentor and coach peers, brainstorm issues, complete adhoc requests, and be flexible in completing any task

_ Completion of a postsecondary degree in Commerce or Business Administration and post graduate degree/designation (e.g. CFA, MBA, CPA)

_ 4 to 8 years of experience in progressively complex financial analysis roles

_ Ability and desire to provide keen insight to business partners (both in functional and technical capacities) to help drive meaningful business decisions

_ Extensive experience with financial analysis and modelling, including sensitivity and scenario analysis

_ Experience with and ability to distill large data sets in order to determine relevant information needs

_ Strong communicator who demonstrates ability to focus communication to the needs of the audience

_ Attention to detail, organized and thorough, with a desire for continuous improvement

_ Ability to analyze business results, identify and clearly summarize key issues

_ Excel proficiency and a keen interest in learning technologies such as pivot tables, Access databases, Oracle EPM (Hyperion), etc.

_ Experience with business intelligence tools and/or proven ability to learn new systems quickly would be considered an asset (SQL, Alteryx, Tableau, Power BI, etc.)

_ Works independently, displaying an intellectual curiosity that can create process efficiencies and drive improvements for the team

_ Able to handle pressure and meet tight timelines in an environment with a high volume of activity

_ Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality

The benefits of being a WestJetter:
WestJet provides all WestJetters with a competitive total rewards package. On top of that, we offer:

A fun and friendly culture with colleagues who work together to win

Travel privileges for you and your family, effective from your start date

Savings and Benefit programs that are flexible to meet your specific needs

Think we are a fit? Apply now!

About WestJet Group of Companies

Together with WestJet’s regional airline, WestJet Encore, we offer scheduled service to more than 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe and to more than 175 destinations in over 20 countries through our airline partnerships.

Our Safety Promise

At WestJet, the safety and security of our people and our guests is a core value and at the heart of what we do. As safety and security is a shared responsibility, it is expected that you will use safe work practices to ensure your well-being and the safety of others.

WestJet recognizes that the use of Alcohol and Drugs can adversely impact a safe work environment and the well-being of others including guests, suppliers and the public, as well as place WestJet’s operations at risk. All roles that are identified as safety sensitive are required to pass a Pre-Employment Alcohol and Drug Test as per WestJet’s Alcohol and Drug Policy.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

We embrace what makes us each unique, and what makes us uniquely WestJet. WestJet is committed to inclusiveness, equity and accessibility and if you require accommodation during the selection process, please let our Recruitment team know. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest in WestJet; however, only those candidates who are selected will be contacted.

For more information about everything WestJet, please visit westjet.com.

About the Company

Company: WestJet –

Company Location:  Calgary, AB

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