Toronto Pearson

Analyst, Business Planning and Analysis

Toronto Pearson - Posted 2 months ago
$70k-95k/year  + Equity


Toronto, ON

Career Level
Mid-Level, Senior
Company size
50k employees

Airport:  Toronto Pearson International Airport

Analyst Job description

The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) is a unique and dynamic place to work. Approximately 1,400 GTAA employees work non-stop with our partners and agencies to deliver a safe and welcoming airport experience at Canada’s leading global hub airport, Toronto Pearson. The impacts of the pandemic have been significant to our industry, yet we remain Pearson Strong and are realizing the opportunity to accelerate our Healthy Airport commitment. Join us on our accelerated journey in creating the airport of the future in a smart, healthy and profitable way.

What's in it for you!

We offer our GTAA members amazing benefits, including retirement planning, group health benefits, employee assistance programs (EAP), paid leave, education and training, as well as recognition and rewards programs.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Manager, Business Planning and Analysis, ADTS (Airport Development and Technical Services), this position is responsible for assisting with financial reporting, planning and analysis to support the organization.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Assists with the monthly, quarterly and financial budget/forecast reconciliation processes which includes performing financial variance analysis on operating expenditures including Gathering data from various sources including the Finance Department tools and system databases and then compiling and analyzing reports that detail ADTS Business Units financial information. Identifying financial reporting anomalies and issues, and then collaborating with Finance to execute any corrective action. Prepares and maintains monthly budget to actual reconciliation reports, including identifying variances including the facilitation of reviews with ADTS Management
  • Assists with the development of Microsoft Excel-based financial models to determine the effect of various scenarios while at the same time determining the impact on ADTS strategies, goals and initiatives
  • Generates financial system reports and disseminates information to ADTS Management
  • Conducts research, rationalizes data and performs quantitative analysis on financial and operational data collaborating with the Manager of ADTS Business Planning and Analysis and other ADTS Stakeholders
  • Helps to develop and recommend best practice courses of action based on completed financial analysis to ADTS Management
  • Assists in the Planning, Preparation and Development of the annual Plan, 5 Year plan, and quarterly forecasting process, including data input of operating plans into Hyperion
  • Coordinates with relevant stakeholders within ADTS and other Finance roles to ensure the accuracy of data and that identified strategic initiatives are reflected in the Annual Planning process and Quarterly Forecasts
  • In conjunction with the Manager, Business Planning and Analysis, ADTS, consults with ADTS Managers, Business Projects and Functional Managers and resources to determine annual operational expense requirements derived from strategic Capital initiatives
  • Assists in the preparation of presentations that report on ADTS financial and operational performance to ADTS senior management, GTAA executive team and Board of Directors
  • In conjunction with the Manager, Business Planning and Analysis, ADTS consults with ADTS Management to solicit input with respect to aligning strategic initiatives with the annual planning process
  • Prepares, assesses and validates monthly revenue and operating expense accruals for ADTS business units ensuring accuracy while adhering to tight month-end close cycle deliverables. The key point of contact for ADTS Operational Managers with respect to the preparation of monthly accruals via account coding guidance and direction, as well as assisting with general invoice inquiries
  • Other Financial Accounting, Reporting and Planning duties as assigned


  • University degree with a concentration in Business/Commerce, Accounting, Economics and Finance, Mathematics, and/or Statistics required
  • Chartered Professional Accountant designation (CA, CMA, CGA) completed or in progress
  • Minimum of 5 years experience with Budgeting and Forecast development along with monthly financial reporting processes
  • Practical experience with Accounting and financial planning & reporting for a large multifaceted business organization
  • Familiarity with IFRS is desired
  • Hands-on end-user experience with Oracle Financial systems and other analytic tools such as Essbase/Hyperion and Oracle Discoverer
  • Experience in successfully managing and completing financial processing tasks and enhanced analytical skills that generate meaningful business insight for an organization
  • Must be able to obtain and retain Transportation Security Clearance at the designation level for the position

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong organizational skills, self-motivated, drive for results and well-developed analytical thought processes achieved by blending intellect and practical thinking skills
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in manipulating and interpreting data, identifying trends and patterns, establishing priorities, and pro-actively solving problems along with a strong ability to perform the sound financial analysis while providing value-added financial reporting
  • Well-developed ability to analyze both the overall picture and minute details of a complex and multifaceted department within a large and growing airport operator as well as being able to provide sound insightful recommendations.
  • Ability to influence responsible decisions based on relevant business issues and supporting data
  • Demonstrated understanding of accounting/business analysis/planning/forecasting processes along with prior experiences with respect to management reporting
  • Strong ability to collaborate and influence others while interpreting complex issues in a clear, concise and confident manner
  • Demonstrated ability to be seen as a trusted advisor to stakeholders
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills - Strong ability to communicate information with confidence, clarity and conviction
  • Ability to develop, build and maintain relationships with stakeholders at all levels across the ADTS and Finance organizations. A true team player
  • Ability to quickly adapt to change and realign financial workflow priorities in a changing landscape
  • Advanced proficiency with MS Office suite of products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Ability to proficiently work with and use enterprise reporting databases, preference given to those with experience working with Hyperion/Essbase, and Oracle ERM
  • Prior experiences working with databases, manipulating and interpreting data, predicting trends, establishing priorities and solving problems
  • Strong ability to develop and build relationships with external and internal stakeholders at all levels across the organization, and be seen as a trusted advisor
  • Effectively articulates ADTS‘s financial position with clear, concise communication skills and has the capability to resolve Planning and Reporting issues with Finance
  • Well-developed ability to interpret complex issues and communicate possible resolutions, in a clear, concise and articulate manner – both written and oral
  • Able to build commitment and excitement around shared goals and values
  • Skilled in adapting to change by leveraging internal networks and cross-functional partnerships

The GTAA is a federally regulated private sector. The Government of Canada has suspended mandatory vaccination requirements for federally regulated transportation sector workers. The GTAA continues to monitor government and health developments relating to COVID -19 and may re-introduce the Vaccination and proof of Vaccination requirements in the Policy at any time.

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