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Analyst, Business Planning and Analysis

Reporting to the Manager, Business Planning and Analysis, APTS, this position is responsible for assisting with financial reporting, planning and analysis to support the organization.

Job Description

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 data warehouses and then compiling and analyzing reports that detail APTS Business Units financial information. Identifying financial reporting anomalies and issues, and then collaborates 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 APTS 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 APTS strategies, goals and initiatives
  • Generates financial system reports and disseminates information to APTS Management
  • Conducts research, rationalizes data and performs quantitative analysis on financial and operational data collaborating with the Manager of APTS Business Planning and Analysis and other APTS Stakeholders
  • Helps to develop and recommend best practice courses of action based on completed financial analysis to APTS Management
  • Support business case and financial review of APTS Capital requests
  • 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 APTS and other Finance roles to ensure accuracy of data and that identified strategic initiatives are reflected into the AOP and Quarterly Forecasts
  • In conjunction with the Manager, Business Planning and Analysis, APTS, consults with APTS 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 APTS financial and operational performance to APTS senior management, GTAA executive team and Board of Directors
  • In conjunction with Manager, Business Planning and Analysis, APTS consults with APTS 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 APTS business units ensuring accuracy while adhering to tight month end close cycle deliverables. Key point of contact for APTS 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

Job Requirements


  • 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 in 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 to 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, drives 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, pro-actively solves problems along with a strong ability to perform 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 APTS and Finance organizations. A true team player
  • Ability to quickly adapt to change and realign financial work flow priorities in a changing landscape
  • High degree ofAdvanced 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 APTS’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
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