Senior Analyst, Corporate Development

AIR MILES - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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The AIR MILES Reward Program has earned the trust and support of more than two-thirds of Canadian households. For over two decades, we have helped our Partners use Canada’s most widely accepted loyalty currency, AIR MILES® reward miles, to influence customer behavior, drive profitability, and build long-term relationships.

We are on a transformative journey to modernize our AIR MILES systems. We are in search of innovative, collaborative, and future oriented personalities to help build the future of AIR MILES.

Reporting to the Manager, Corporate Development you will work closely with the Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) and the Program Strategy team to assist in the evaluation of new corporate initiatives and existing operations. The position requires creativity to summarize opportunities to management and provide what-if analysis for long term scenario planning. The position will also support a variety of ad-hoc financial analysis for opportunity vetting.

This role will provide a combination of financial analysis, strategic analysis, business modeling, and creative thinking supporting internal stakeholders and the FP&A team with structured analysis to evaluate internal operations, investment opportunities, transaction alternatives and “build vs. buy” assessments to ensure business objectives and financial results are met. This position will need to work closely with many individuals across the business to understand and evaluate business operations and financial outcomes.

On your AIR MILES adventure, you will:
Work closely with Manager and Financial Planning and Analysis team to coordinate inputs by department in preparation of the 5-year plan
Prepare financial presentations and reports for management, highlighting the most relevant and important findings – ie: pricing, margin, product delivery and benchmarking
Work with different departments to understand and establish KPI’s that align with strategic business objectives and develop and maintain report for corporate targets
Actively evaluate opportunities for process improvements and to create efficiency in business procedures
Maintain existing financial models or create new models to drive quantitative insights to support business decisions and/or scenario planning and long-term forecasting (5 years)
Drive ad-hoc analysis for business partners and the Finance management team
Evaluation of potential investments and acquisitions, including modeling, conducting due diligence and deal execution

These are the essential requirements to thrive in this role:
Bachelor Degree in Accounting, General Business, Finance and/or Strategy
Minimum of 4-6 years of directly related work experience in Finance
MS Word (proficient), Excel (Advanced), PowerPoint (Intermediate), PeopleSoft, Hyperion Planning and Essbase would be considered an asset, Tableau and other presentation software
The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker who possesses a CPA designation.
Strong verbal and oral communication skills and the ability to tailor communication appropriately to different stakeholder audiences (i.e. business stakeholders vs. finance stakeholders).

There’s a reason we’re recognized as one of the best places to work year after year: We give you more than a place to work, we give you a place to grow your career and we make it a priority to give back to the causes you care about. That’s what sets us apart.

About AIR MILES

Today, there are more ways than ever to engage shoppers. At AIR MILES, we believe that understanding the people behind the purchase is key to winning their hearts – and their wallets. For over two decades and from more than fifty locations around the globe, we have paired expertise in shopper behavior with advanced analytics to uncover the data-driven insights that drive successful loyalty, marketing and merchandising solutions. At AIR MILES, we know that in coming together we are at our strongest – and that together we can help shape the future for our clients, their shoppers and our communities. AIR MILES is an Alliance Data company. For more information, visit www.loyalty.com

About ADS

Alliance Data® (NYSE: ADS) is a leading global provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions serving large, consumer-based industries. The Company creates and deploys customized solutions, enhancing the critical customer marketing experience; the result is measurably changing consumer behavior while driving business growth and profitability for some of today's most recognizable brands. Alliance Data helps its clients create and increase customer loyalty through solutions that engage millions of customers each day across multiple touch points using traditional, digital, mobile and emerging technologies. An S&P 500 and Fortune 500 company headquartered in Plano, Texas, Alliance Data consists of three businesses that together employ more than 16,000 associates at approximately 100 locations worldwide. For more information, visit www.alliancedata.com

Alliance Data is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Accordingly, we will make reasonable accommodations to respond to the needs of people with disabilities in accordance with legislation.

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Company: AIR MILES

Primary Location: CAN - Canada-2084 - Ontario-50419 - Toronto-40-LOY - Toronto
Work Locations: 40-LOY - Toronto Toronto M5A 0L6
Job: Accounting-Finance
Organization: LoyaltyOne
Schedule: Regular
Job Type: Full-time
Job Posting: May 29, 2020, 5:55:31 PM
Division: Corporate