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Western Financial Group

Corporate Financial Analyst

Canada-Alberta-High River

1010 - 24 Street SE41641-1506600

Company Information

Western Financial Group is a diversified insurance services company that serves more than 800,000 customers across Western Canada. Founded in 1996 and headquartered in High River, Alberta, Western provides personal and business insurance services through 157 locations and affiliates. With a skilled team of nearly 1,800 employees, Western is committed to building the strongest insurance brokerage network in Western Canada. Western Financial Group is a subsidiary of Desjardins Group, the leading co-operative financial group in Canada. Our Guiding Principles of Truthfulness, Fairness, Value and Loyalty are based on the qualities we admire most in our customers and our team members. They are the benchmark against which we measure every business decision, transaction, and relationship. We live and play in the communities in which we do business. Our customers are often our friends and neighbours. That’s a vested interest, and the kind of relationship that comes with an added layer of responsibility. We further honour that responsibility through The Western Communities Foundation, a registered charity that partners with other charitable programs and organisations to support public housing, education and recreation in our Western communities.

Job Description

Strong Teams | Strong Communities | Strong Future


Our Guiding Principles - Truthfulness, Fairness, Value, and Loyalty - have not changed since the day Western Financial Group was formed. The decisions we make, every day, are based on these Guiding Principles.


What does a Financial Analyst look like at Western?


Reporting to the Director of Corporate Accounting, our Financial Analyst is a member of the Corporate Finance team; which manages and leads the financial operations and provides meaningful information to the business and it’s shareholder.


To achieve success in this role you will demonstrate your ability to accurately create reports and provide financial information to Managers, Senior Leaders and our parent company in support of the financial obligations and goals of the company. You have the opportunity to be part of a collaborative and motivated team who all contribute to the achievement of business goals and targets.


  • Ensure accurate and timely report creation in alignment with business unit and corporate reporting requirements
  • Provide analysis on accounting processes including journal entries, consolidated financial statements, financial reports, account reconciliations, tax filings and the consolidation of multiple business unit information
  • Co-ordinate with, and advise, Managers on budgeting and forecasting responsibilities
  • Analyse and report on financial variances in the Income Statements and Balance Sheets for various business units
  • Interpret and resolve issues raised by shared service leaders, business units and parent company
  • Liaise with parent company regarding quarterly and annual reporting requirements


What does Western offer you?


  • Opportunities to train and develop
  • Three weeks vacation plus paid personal days
  • Company-matched investment and saving programs
  • Extended health and dental benefits (50% Company paid premium)
  • Competitive salary and performance-based incentives


What we are looking for?


Being successful in this role requires an ability to effectively prioritize tasks in a high volume workplace, while remaining highly organized, to achieve the department goals.  You will demonstrate the Westerns Guiding Principles that help contribute to a positive and productive working environment.


  • 5 years of accounting experience in a corporate environment, with experience in:
    • the preparation and completion of Corporate Cost allocation models
    • applying IFRS accounting standards
    • Actual vs Budget analysis
    • Cashflow analysis and forecasting
    • Capitalization level analysis
  • Exposure to IBM Cognos reporting an asset
  • Demonstrated organization and prioritization skills in high volume environment
  • Superior multi-tasking skills and the ability to work with and learn a variety of software programmes
  • Working knowledge of Excel (intermediate level, pivot tables)




  • High River, Alberta
  • Full Time – 37.5 hours/week
  • Monday - Friday schedule



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Contact Information

Western Financial Group
Chrissy Hogan
Recruitment Consultant
403-652-2663 ext 496
Posting Date: 13-Apr-2017InsuranceAccounting and Finance Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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