Lloydminster, Alberta, Canada
Job type: fulltime
Job industry: Banking & Financial Services
Our client, a large oil and gas company, is currently seeking a Financial Analyst for a maternity leave coverage (13 months) in Lloydminster, AB. Summary: This position is responsible for the financial support of the Lloydminster Refinery. Specifically, this individual will perform business analytical and accounting functions, assure business controls are operating effectively, contribute to business unit initiatives, and function as liaison on corporate processes with a variety of groups. CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:Responsible for financial analysis and support of the Lloyd Refinery Business UnitLiaise with business operations to analyze and provide commentary on variances highlighted in standard management reportsInterpret results of business unit reporting and develop qualitative explanations for discussionProvide assurance that business unit financial statements align with business activities and accounting policiesProvide analysis to support Management Discussion and Analysis and press release informationPrepare and post journal entriesWork with the business to identify and assist in implementation of corrective actions to close variancesProvide financial information in support of business KPIsProvide support in the preparation and submission of Department budgets and forecastsSupport long range strategic planning, acquisitions, and new initiativesProvide portfolio management support such as developing strategic project cash flows and KPIsProvide finance and accounting services (which include accruals, allocations, intercompany transactions, journal entries, preparation and/or understanding of financial statements, etc.)Investigate and analyze disputed and/or audit chargesSupport the business in identifying and managing operational risk within the scope of Downstream accountingMaintain effective governance, risk and compliance, including the implementation of control activities and provide assurance as to whether business controls are in place and operating effectivelyIdentify business practice and process improvement opportunitiesWork with Finance Manager to identify impact of Corporate initiatives on business unit financeRespond to ad hoc requests and participate in ad hoc projects as requiredMUST HAVE QUALIFICATIONS:A Bachelor of Commerce or equivalent with a specialization in Accounting/FinanceMinimum 5 years of experience in business/financial analysisProficient using Microsoft Office applicationsSolid knowledge of SAP and/or other reporting systemsExcellent analytical and problem-solving skillsStrong financial acumenStrict attention to detail and accuracy, with a demonstrated ability to work independently, multi-task and meet deadlinesAble communicatorSelf-starter able to perform with guidelines on deliveryâ¢ Strong organizational, interpersonal and team skills with ability to interact with all disciplines â¢ Ability to apply problem-solving and trend analysis DESIRED ATTRIBUTES: â¢ Accounting designation (CA, CMA, CGA, CPA) or in an accounting designation program â¢ Minimum 5 years of experience in business/financial analysis in the Oil and Gas IndustryWith over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.