Advisor, IT Strategy, Planning & Performance


Offre publiée le 2024-06-29

Air Canada


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IT Financial Strategy and Planning is a critical part of the IT, Data and Digital organization working closely with executives and senior leaders across the Air Canada IT organization.

The Advisor, IT Financial Strategy and Planning is responsible for the cross functional domain areas of IT, Data and Digital that includes managing and advancing Technical Business Management of IT Financial Management practices.

This includes Financial Budget Strategy, data maturity, optimization and standardization of processes, governance, planning, and performance reporting.

Reporting to the Sr Strategy Manager of IT Strategy, Planning and Performance, the Advisor is a member of an evolving team and will be exposed to all aspects of the IT, Data and Digital Organization and can work on a variety of challenges to develop and implement improvements for optimal performance.

Responsibilities :

IT, Data and Digital Strategy

  • Manage the creation, implementation and reviews of budget strategy driving adjustments to ensure alignment to corporate strategic goals and objectives
  • Conduct regular reviews of budget; recommend and implement adjustments to ensure maximum value and optimal performance
  • Collaborate with business owners for regular reporting and communications
  • Benchmark costs to peers in airline industry
  • Work with Financial Management program and develop maturity roadmap

Finance :

  • Manage the branch budget development, regular updates to financial outlook and reporting on budget / outlook performance working in collaboration with Finance and Functional IT, Data and Digital teams
  • Support analysts and collaborate in bottoms up build of budget activities
  • Establish Cost Allocation methodology to enable true cost of services utilizing Financial Management program in place

Processes and Governance

  • Conduct reviews for financial commitment business case presentations and recommend improvements and while ensuring alignment with finance strategy
  • Provide recommendations on business and economic impact, and compliance issues surrounding key business decisions
  • Manage documentation and maintenance of business case processes ensuring clear impacts to budget and ownership are coordinated


  • 5-7 years in experience in strategy, finance, change management, process improvement and / or consulting in a large company or a management consulting firm
  • A university degree in business, finance, economics or other relevant discipline. Master's degree is an asset
  • Demonstrated exceptional analytical, organizational and communication skills with a keen key for detail
  • Experience with Apptio, Peoplesoft and Hyperion an asset
  • Ability to synthesize information and create executive level reports, presentations and communications tailored to different audience
  • Outstanding skills with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Self-motivated and independent worker
  • Results oriented with proactive and methodical approach to problem solving
  • Able to multi-task and work under pressure against tight deadlines and changing priorities
  • Must be a team player with ability to work closely with diverse groups and working styles
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective business relationships with stakeholders at different levels in the organization
  • Flexibility and willingness to work extended hours, when required during month end and budget season
  • Ability to guide, influence and give functional direction to others

Conditions of Employment :

Candidates must be eligible to work in the country of interest, at the time any offer of employment is made and seeking any required work permits / visas or other authorizations which may be required is the sole responsibility of the candidates applying for this position.

Linguistic Requirements

Based on equal qualifications, preference will be given to bilingual candidates.

Diversity and Inclusion

Air Canada is strongly committed to Diversity and Inclusion and aims to create a healthy, accessible and rewarding work environment which highlights employees' unique contributions to our company's success.

As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from all to help us build a diverse workforce which reflects the diversity of our customers, and communities, in which we live and serve.

Air Canada thanks all candidates for their interest; however only those selected to continue in the process will be contacted.

13 hours ago