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Requisition Number:  3935
Position Type:  Term
Position Length:  1 year, possibility of extension/permanent
Location: 

Ottawa (Downtown), ON, CA

Closing Date:  May 26, 2020 - 23:59 EST

Diversity and Inclusion
As one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, we offer you a superior work environment that allows you to reach your full potential both professionally and personally. We make career growth and professional development a priority. We are committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes, and a work environment that supports our diverse workforce.

Let our team know if you need accommodation or support during the recruitment process due to a disability or other reason. We can provide support in multiple ways, from using this site and submitting your application, right through to the interview process. If you are the successful candidate, you can also discuss accommodation needs when you receive your offer.

Contact accessiblecareers@bankofcanada.ca to discuss how.

Analyst, FIN-Partnering


Take a central role
The Bank of Canada has a vision to be “a leading central bank—dynamic, engaged and trusted—committed to a better Canada.” No other employer in the country offers you the unique opportunity to work at the very center of Canada’s economy, in a diverse and inclusive organization with significant impact on the economic and financial well-being of all Canadians. You will be challenged, energized and motivated to excel in an environment where we are reinventing central banking, renewing ways of doing business and reinforcing a culture of innovation.

 

Find out more about the next steps in our Recruitment process

 

What you will do 
You will assist the Business Partnering (BP) team within the Financial Services (FIN) department in providing strategic and financial advice to facilitate sound decision making in support of corporate and business objectives. As a junior member of the BP team, you will support the team in ensuring effective corporate planning and management of financial resources and enterprise risks for the Bank’s departments and initiatives, and contributing to the formulation of the Bank’s medium-term plan.

 

You will provide analytical support for month-end closing and financial reporting, compile results, and conduct analysis of data gathered from internal and external sources. Furthermore, you will be required to establish and analyze processes and controls to support team operations and ensure ongoing effectiveness, analyze transactional data to identify irregularities and minimize operational risk, and collaborate with colleagues to improve processes and address issues as they arise. These accountabilities support the production of various internal reports for the Bank.

 

In addition, you will: 

  • Provide analytical support to the BP team in the area of performance management and financial reporting, including strategic planning, budget and forecast.
  • Compile results and conduct initial analysis by collecting, organizing, assessing and manipulating data from internal and external sources to facilitate information and document management.
  • Establish processes, procedures and controls to support BP team operations and conduct process-improvement analysis to ensure ongoing effectiveness.
  • Perform a coordination and supportive role for planning and financial-management activities by organizing meetings; preparing dynamic templates; compiling data; and creating charts, documents and presentations targeted to audiences at various levels.
  • Conduct quality-control activities, including proofreading documents. 
  • Generate, input or verify accounting journal entries (e.g. expenses, accruals etc.)
  • Provide assistance to financial processes across the department on matters related to financial management.
  • Participate in training and professional development opportunities to enhance effectiveness and increase knowledge of Bank operations and financial management. 
  • Participate in departmental or Bank-wide initiatives as required.

 

What you need to succeed
We are looking for a team-player who takes the initiative, is well organized and detail-oriented, and can ensure the completion of high-quality, timely deliverables. You seek out and analyze information to draw logical conclusions, and are able to identify, consolidate, and prioritize issues, and translate them into improvement plans. You are accurate and efficient in your work and client-focused with your internal and external stakeholders. You have an engaging personality, and are an active listener with effective oral and written communication skills.  You have advanced technical skills with Microsoft Excel (Pivot tables, graphs), Word and Outlook, and intermediate knowledge of PowerPoint.

 

Nice-to-have 

  • knowledge of the Bank’s functions and strategic priorities
  • experience working with the enterprise resource planning system SAP 
  • experience working with Adaptive Insights for financial planning
  • general knowledge of accounting operations, management accounting and International Financial Reporting Standards
  • enrollment in the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) certification program
     

What you need to know

  • The position requires a university degree or college diploma in accounting, business administration, or another related field and a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered 
  • Language requirement: English or French essential
  • Priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents
  • Security level required: Reliability 
  • There will be no relocation assistance provided

 

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

 

What you can expect from us
This is a great opportunity to join a leading organization and be part of a high-performing team. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet your needs at every stage of your life and career. For more information on key benefits please visit A great deal to consider

  • Salaries are based on qualifications and experience and typically range from $56,300 to $66,200 (job grade 13)
  • Depending on performance, you may be eligible for performance pay for successfully meeting (3 to 5% of your base salary) or for exceeding expectations (7% of your base salary). Exceptional performers who far exceed expectations may be eligible for higher performance pay.
  • Flexible and comprehensive benefits so you can choose the level of health and dental coverage that meets your needs
  • Extra vacation days (up to five each year) that you can purchase to add to your vacation entitlement
  • Option to join the indexed, defined-benefit pension plan after 24 consecutive months of service

 

We strive to make our policies, programs and workplace more inclusive, respectful and barrier-free. We encourage applications from women, Indigenous peoples, veterans, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and persons of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions.