Financial Analyst

About PPJV:

In response to the rapidly changing payments landscape and the multiyear Payments Canada modernization initiative, the Centrals of Alberta, Manitoba (CUCM) and Saskatchewan formed a joint venture known as PPJV on behalf of all prairie credit unions. PPJV resources are in year two of a multi-year project to move to a payments as a service model with IBM. They are also intent upon streamlining the payments functions between the three Centrals. The goal is to ensure prairie credit unions are competitive in payments and have access to efficient, cost-effective, modernized payments processing infrastructure.

The Position:

The Financial Analyst is responsible for supporting the organization with revenue model development, pricing model and management, planning of financial activities such as budgets, and invoice processing and financial tracking. In addition, this position provides expertise to the department for development of excel spreadsheets and complete any ad hoc reporting requests.

Reporting to the Vice President, Strategy & Engagement, you will work alongside managers and staff to develop reports and analysis that support business decisions. Your work will ensure that PPJV complies with internal policies and regulatory requirements. Acting as a subject matter expert within PPJV, you will share knowledge and understanding of the rules of the various regulatory requirements that PPJV is subject to and answer questions on PPJV’s Compliance and Risk function.

The Person:

· A post-secondary degree or equivalent education in accounting, finance, or related field.

· Completion of or working towards completion of the CPA or CFA designation is considered an asset.

· Minimum of four years of related experience.

· High degree of computer literacy, particularly in spreadsheets including macros.

· Advanced knowledge of the Credit Union/Caisse Populaires, Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents and the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act and Regulations.

· Strong knowledge of IFRS and accounting principles

· Demonstrates influence, innovation, customer focus, critical thinking, self-motivation, and is results- oriented, with a high degree of attention to detail.

· Understanding of payments industry and payments processing is considered an asset.

Key Competencies:

· Effectively adapting to tight deadlines, heavy workloads, and sudden or frequent changes in priority in order to accomplish objectives.

· Being a self-starter who takes ownership of assigned responsibilities.

· Taking the initiative in understanding the needs of others (internal and external customers).

· Pursuing work with energy, drive, and resilience. Not giving up before finishing, even when experiencing resistance or setbacks.

· Possessing the required functional and technical knowledge and skills, and applying them effectively to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.

· Ensuring that work accomplished is accurate in all relevant aspects.

The Environment

· PPJV is a fast paced and focused environment where employees and contractors share the mission to deliver efficient, cost effective, modernized payments processing to prairie credit unions.