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Canadian Western Bank

Senior Analyst

Canada-Alberta-Edmonton

#611/ 571-1525024

Company Information

Canadian Western Bank (CWB) Financial Group is a diversified financial services organization serving businesses and individuals across Canada and is the largest publicly traded Canadian bank headquartered in Western Canada. Known for our great personal service and award-winning culture, we employ more than 2,000 people in more than 50 communities across Canada.

We are not your typical bank – we have a deeply personalized approach to business that is founded on the trust we build with our clients. Taking the time to understand customer’s goals and aspirations allows us to use a full picture view with the type of support, guidance and service needed to cultivate a successful financial future.


Job Description

We are looking for two Senior Analysts to join our Finance team. Please read the opportunities below:

1. Senior Analyst, Regulatory Reporting Projects to join our Finance department in the Corporate Head Office. Our team is a well experienced, supportive and focused group that is seeking an individual who is eager to learn and adaptable during this exciting time.  This will require flexibility, technical accounting skills and the ability to produce, document and update our regulatory reporting standards and frameworks. This individual will work closely with the Manager of Financial Regulatory Reporting and BI Developer to come up with new ways of reporting and documentation to ensure processes and controls are within the confines of prescribed regulatory standards. 

If you come from a financial services background, enjoy taking on complex projects and have strong SQL skills we want to hear from you!

Responsibilities:

 

  • Execute on project plans to ensure successful completion of financial regulatory reporting projects led or supported by Finance, including:

    • Develop position papers detailing the regulatory impact of complex transactions and standard changes.

    • Execute and document research and recommendations for approval and communication to the Finance leadership team.

    • Develop processes and procedures to support operational changes within the financial regulatory reporting team.

    • Seek out industry trends and organizational knowledge to understand alternative approaches and/or solutions.

    • Work with various stakeholders to develop and document new processes and controls.

  • Assist with the planning of projects, including scope and requirement changes.

  • Assist with the gathering of business requirements.

  • Assist with project communications including status reports to the board, executives, stakeholders, business units, vendors, project team, etc.  

  • Provide support on the transition to using the Advanced Internal Ratings-based Approach for measuring credit risk:

    • Define and document regulatory reporting requirements related to the transition to A-IRB;

    • Act as the Finance lead related to the implementation of the related reporting engine; and

    • Develop and maintain automated processes to prepare required reporting.

  • Lead process improvement initiatives within financial regulatory reporting team. 

Working at CWB means…

  • Inspiring trust by being open, honest and direct in communication, meeting commitments and behaving ethically in all dealings

  • Treating all stakeholders with professionalism, dignity and respect and supporting an environment where people can contribute and excel

  • Demonstrating strong interpersonal skills that contribute to working effectively in a diverse working environment

  • Accepting responsibility and accountability for actions and results

  • Making decisions guided by common sense and sound business judgement

  • Preparing and regularly reviewing annual goals and career development plan with your manager

  • Promoting cooperation and commitment within the CWB Financial Group.

Requirements

Education

  • Bachelor of Commerce and/or Business Administration degree required.

  • CPA designation required.

Professional Experience

  • A minimum of three (3) years of technical accounting experience.

  • Experience working in a public company considered an asset.

Personal Competencies

  • Excellent analytical skills, including ability to interpret and research applicable standards and guidelines.

  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple projects ensuring timelines as required are met.

  • Advanced interpersonal and organizational skills.

  • Proficient in the use of Excel, Word, Access, SQL and other software programs necessary to complete the work of the position.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to deal with large volumes of data in an effective and efficient manner.

  • Ability to work in a fast pace, team environment while maintaining accuracy, timeliness, responsiveness and insight in all areas of work.


2. We are looking for a Senior Analyst to join our Finance department in the Corporate Head Office as part of the Special Projects team.  Our department works in an open, fast-paced, team orientated environment and is seeking someone who is eager to learn and adaptable in an ever-changing environment. This will require flexibility, technical accounting skills and the ability to work with many stakeholders throughout the business. This individual will work closely with the Manager of Special Projects to support and execute finance-related projects that may have complex transactions and business initiatives related to accounting standards and other regulatory reporting frameworks.

If you enjoy working independently, researching and learning more about the business to develop comprehensive solutions, we want to hear from you!  

Responsibilities:

  • Execute on project plans to ensure successful completion of projects led or supported by Finance, including:

    • Provide technical expertise and leadership in the area of IFRS;

    • Develop accounting position papers related to complex transactions and accounting standard changes;

    • Execute and document research and recommendations for approval and communication to the Finance leadership team;

    • Develop processes and procedures to support operational changes within the Finance team;

    • Seek out industry trends and organizational knowledge to understand alternative approaches and/or solutions; and

    • Work with various stakeholders to develop and document new processes and controls;

  • Assist with the planning of projects, including scope and requirement changes.

  • Work with multiple departments, including Finance, to ensure that deliverables satisfy business requirements.

  • Assist with the gathering of business requirements.

  • Assist with project communications including status reports to the Board, executives, stakeholders, business units, vendors, project team, etc.

  • Clearly document assumptions and recommendations in a manner that is traceable and auditable.

  • Work closely with the Finance team and other stakeholders to develop and document applicable accounting policies and procedures. 

  • Provide inputs for project progress reports in a timely and accurate manner.

Working at CWB means…

  • Inspiring trust by being open, honest and direct in communication, meeting commitments and behaving ethically in all dealings

  • Treating all stakeholders with professionalism, dignity and respect and supporting an environment where people can contribute and excel

  • Demonstrating strong interpersonal skills that contribute to working effectively in a diverse working environment

  • Accepting responsibility and accountability for actions and results

  • Making decisions guided by common sense and sound business judgement

  • Preparing and regularly reviewing annual goals and career development plan with your manager, and your direct reports

  • Promoting cooperation and commitment within the CWB Financial Group.

Requirements

Education

  • Bachelor of Commerce and/or Business Administration degree required.

  • CPA designation required.

 Professional Experience

  • A minimum of three (3) years of technical accounting experience with a focus on IFRS.

  • Experience working in a public company considered an asset.

 Personal Competencies

  • Excellent analytical skills, including ability to interpret and research applicable standards and guidelines.

  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple projects ensuring timelines as required are met.

  • Ability to work effectively with senior management and support staff to enhance professionalism, productivity and team achievement.

  • Advanced interpersonal and organizational skills.

  • Proficient in the use of Excel, Word, Access, and other software programs necessary to complete the work of the position.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to deal with large volumes of data in an effective and efficient manner.

  • Ability to work in a fast pace, team environment while maintaining accuracy, timeliness, responsiveness and insight in all areas of work.

 

 

 


Posting Date: 24-Jul-2017BankingAccounting and Finance Permanent, Full-Time Open 2 ASAP
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