Position Description

Financial Analyst III
Company - Location Vancouver Shipyards - North Vancouver, BC - 50 Pemberton Avenue
Employment Duration Full-time permanent salaried
Posting # 4362
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Financial Analyst III

Job Grade - 5

Reporting directly to the Director, Operations Finance for Seaspan Vancouver Shipyards, the Financial Analyst III is part of the Operations Finance Business Partner organization supporting the Manufacturing and Construction team. This role will interact regularly with individuals and management in Operations and other Functions.

Duties and Accountabilities

  • Analyses weekly labour performance against production management baseline (PMB) budget.
  • Assists Control Account Managers prepare quarterly Estimate at Completion (EAC) forecasting.
  • Prepares weekly, monthly, and quarterly variance reports against PMB and EAC.
  • Develops and prepares practical operational metrics tracking against the PMB and EAC.
  • Provides Program Controls team support during the annual budgeting and quarterly forecasting consolidation into the overall Shipyards and Seaspan budgets.
  • Assists in the development of analytical reporting to improve Operations understanding/requirements in support of Earned Value Management (EVM) analyses process
  • Performs additional ad hoc analyses and other duties as assigned.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business or Finance. Trades Certificate combined with sufficient and relevant work experience may be considered.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in project management, business/financial analysis working in a complex multi-project or program environment.
  • Knowledge of Government of Canada standard project controls principles, guidelines and EVMS process is required.
  • Member of Project Management Professional Body (APM, PMI) or MBA is an asset, but not crucial.
  • Completion of a professional accounting designation (CA, CGA, CMA, CPA), Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) or MBA is an asset.

Skills, Knowledge, and Required Competencies

  • Ability to capture and synthesize data into relevant metrics and measures for analysis.
  • Proficient level understanding of EVM and Risk Analyses Techniques in a manufacturing and construction environment.
  • Knowledge of EVMS principles and their application in monitoring, measuring, reporting, and controlling work activities.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, be a problem solver, and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Excellent oral and written communications, including the ability to connect with others with tact and diplomacy.
  • Expert proficiency in Excel and proficiency in other MS-Office products.
  • Experience using an ERP system in a large manufacturing environment.
  • Experience using BI tools (SAP BI, Power BI or equivalent).
  • Ability to work with limited direction and function as a vital team member.

Seaspan is committed to Employment Equity, supports diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including, women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, and persons with disabilities. Furthermore, we are committed to providing an inclusive and accessible environment. If you require reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process, please let us know, and we will work with you to support your request.