Financial Analyst – Project Reporting and Modelling

Date of Publication: 
November 19, 2018
Application Deadline: 
November 30, 2018
Brief Description: 

Financial Analyst – Project Reporting and Modelling

Location: Ottawa Office, Full-Time

Wage: Commensurate with Experience 


With more than 30 years of experience, CowaterSogema is Canada’s global leader in management consulting services specializing in international development. We have managed the implementation of over 800 projects in more than 80 countries around the globe for clients such as DFID, DFAT Australia, the World Bank and Global Affairs Canada. We work with governments, partner organizations, communities and civil society to design and implement sustainable solutions that generate lasting social, economic and environmental impacts. Our adaptive approach to management has led to our award-winning work and recognition as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2017 and 2018.



  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field; and,
  • CPA designation can be considered as an asset.

Security Clearance:

  • Must be eligible to obtain the Government of Canada’s Reliability Status Clearance level; and,
  • Must be legally eligible to work in Canada.

Minimum Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a fast and complex environment, experience in project planning and analysis, risk management and project management;
  • International accounting knowledge (IFRS, US GAAP, ASPE) and FX management experience; and,
  • Experience in managing multiple, cross-functional systems development projects that span multiple years.

Essential Skills:

  • Bilingualism – French and English (spoken and written);
  • Ability to communicate and train nonfinancial staff in complex financial models Excellent written and oral communication skills are required;
  • Expert knowledge of integrated financial systems, business processes and management systems, and familiarity with business intelligence tools;
  • Ability to research information and develop a solution and/or recommendation;
  • Financial modelling related to multi-year projects, or other large-scale and complex situations;
  • Autonomous person with demonstrated skills in planification and time management; and,
  • Advanced MS Excel knowledge required, with VBA coding considered an asset.


  • Provide support to project teams on complex analysis, such as bid scoring, risk analysis, cash flow and template design;
  • Validate project monthly closure by reviewing and posting project related entries;
  • Support business development by creating financial models for bids;
  • Prepare and analyze monthly financial reports;
  • Conduct monthly reviews on the project’s earnings and expenditures;
  • Review sub-contractors and consultants’ agreements and compensation rates, and determine overhead rates;
  • Develop and maintain written project policies and procedures;
  • Contribute to project planning and support (financial and technical) as required;
  • Perform variance analysis, KPI reviews and other analytical tasks;
  • Prepare fixed assets continuity schedule, other various monthly reconciliations and journal entries;
  • Ad-hoc analysis, including foreign exchange entries, and exposure analysis;
  • Participate in special projects with the objective of continuous improvement in operational efficiency and reporting, eliminating no-value-added activities;
  • Participate in and support the budget and forecast preparation;
  • Identify issues and proactively initiate analyses / solutions;
  • Work on the implementation of a variety of projects as needed; and,
  • Multi-site support and ability to work from other offices as requested.


All applications to the position of Finance Analyst – Project Reporting and Modelling are to be submitted through our Careers Portal at