Manager, Modelling and Analytics

Financeit - Toronto, ON (5 months ago)

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Who is Financeit?

Financeit is a market leading point-of-sale payment plan provider, focused on the home improvement industry, but also with clients in the vehicle and retail industries. Our innovative cloud-based technology makes it easy for merchants to increase close rates and transaction sizes with affordable monthly or bi-weekly payment plans.

We specialize in payment plans, but our end-to-end suite of workflow and lead management solutions give some of North America’s largest enterprise businesses, big box retailers, OEMs, and dealer networks the technological edge they need to stay ahead of the competition.

We’re a diverse and dynamic company with an open office environment that’s seeking the best and brightest. Financeit is small enough that you can make an impact within the company, and large enough to make an impact in market.

About the role:
We’re looking for someone to provide value added business/data analytics and reporting to the management, board and stakeholders for the U.S. and Canadian lending businesses. The individual will perform reporting and analysis on the consumer loan portfolios and respective risk strategies, including the design, development, and implementation of ongoing monthly risk reporting (dashboard and reporting package production). This role also supports the development and ongoing monitoring of new origination strategies in the US and Canada.

Provide analytic support across the credit risk lifecycle including tracking and managing portfolio risk performance and supporting loss forecasting
Identify patterns in data and recommend improvements in strategies and quantify the benefits; present recommendations to management and senior management
Assist the design, development, validation, and implementation of risk models to support new account origination and fraud identification/mitigation
Identify innovative modeling techniques that leverage industry best practices and enhance portfolio profitability
Research and review new alternative data sources with a view towards augmenting model performance
Work with business leads to understand business objectives and needs for portfolio insights and document requirements to design, develop, and implement appropriate analytics and reporting to deliver the required insights
Design, develop, and implement risk reporting packages/dashboards for monthly/quarterly distribution (e.g. origination, credit performance, profit/loss metrics, delinquency)
Develop and maintain risk management and modeling/analytics documentation supporting analytics and reporting procedures
Assist in maintaining production risk management data/reporting infrastructure


University degree in Business, Statistics, Engineering, Mathematics or other quantitative discipline
Hands on experience developing origination models and strategies, conducting credit risk analytics and reporting to support consumer credit origination and/or portfolio management strategies is a must
4+ years of relevant experience in credit risk management in consumer lending using advanced tools such as SAS, R, Python, SQL, for the purpose of data mining, modelling & analytics, reporting, and generating business insights
Good understanding of credit bureau data and internal account data used for generating models and strategies
Experience with business intelligence tools such as Looker, Tableau, Qlik, etc. an asset
Expertise with data manipulation, cleaning, and visualization, reporting techniques, and report automation
Strong analytical problem solving skills with the ability to critically evaluate business problems and find optimal solutions
Highly organized and able to prioritize and handle a variety of tasks and responsibilities simultaneously and efficiently
Energetic and enthusiastic team player, capable of working both independently and in a team environment with high attention to detail for accuracy, and initiative to follow up on items and get things done
Advanced skills in using MS Excel and PowerPoint or Google equivalents to create management presentations


Winner of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Culture in 2018, we offer more than just the basics. Take advantage of:

An award-winning culture with regular social events + team lunches
Competitive pay
Comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage + fitness reimbursement
Onsite massage, yoga and fitness classes
Career learning and development programs
RSP Contribution matching
Maternity leave top up program
Casual dress code
Flexible work hours

Next Steps:
If what you just read excites you, we’d like to hear from you! Please submit your application and we’ll contact you if you become selected for a phone interview.

Financeit is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.