JOB PURPOSE :
Reporting to the VP, Planning & Commercial Finance, this an exciting role that will work with financial forecasting, credit facility and capital structure monitoring, financial modelling of investment decisions, and support the strategic planning and budgeting process. The Senior Planning Analyst/Manager will be a part of a high-performing Central Planning Team, and will have a great opportunity to mentor and coach peers, brainstorm with them to find solutions to issues, and will need to be flexible to complete a variety of ad hoc requests & tasks.
Develop financial models and analyze financial information in support of long-range strategic planning.
Maintain and assist in development of the corporate budget and long-term plan.
Coordinating with the business to consolidate, analyse and present the company s annual budget and long-term plan to a variety of key stakeholders.
Collaborate on and help deliver the monthly rolling financial re-forecast
Conduct variance analysis to explain how the budget and/or rolling forecast compares against actual performance
Prepare materials as part of the reporting cycle, including various Board reports, forecasting and capital structure updates and investor relations materials.
Develop relationships with operations management, becoming a resource and advisor, in order to integrate financial aspects into decision-making.
Working closely with the Business Units & Business Development teams, assist in preparing financial analysis of internal projects and transactions, and other ad hoc requests related to capital investments.
Assist in evaluating the financial performance of capital investments against established objectives.
Support VP, Planning & the Executive Team in creating and updating the company s strategy, providing modelling and interpretation of strategic options.
Act as centre of excellence for planning, budgeting, and economic evaluation activities across the company
Provide management and the Board with ad hoc reports to support decision-making.
QUALIFICATIONS (professional, technical, academic)
Undergraduate degree in Commerce, Economics, Engineering or related field
5-10+ years experience providing financial support to business.
Knowledge and ability to work with planning IT systems and tools. (e.g. Oracle Hyperion)
Experience in Oil and Gas or Energy-related business
PROFESSIONAL / PERSONAL COMPETENCIES
Combination of strong financial analysis skills, excellent communication abilities and adeptness at financial modelling and valuation
Sensitivity to different cultures and business environments and ability to deal with ambiguity.
Capable of managing professional relationships in various time-zones across the globe
Capable of proactive thinking, and ability to successfully manage periods of significant peak work loads
Provide thought leadership, influencing peers and superiors.
Work independently and be self-directed.