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Financial Analyst I&T Finance

Canadian National Railway

This is a Contract position in Montreal, QC posted April 29, 2022.


At CN, everyday brings new and exciting challenges. You can expect an interesting environment where you are part of making sure our business is running optimally and safely―helping keep the economy on track. We provide the kind of paid training and opportunities that long-term careers are built on and we recognize hard workers who strive to make a difference. You will be able to thrive in our close-knit, safety-focused culture working together as ONE TEAM. The careers we offer are meaningful because the work we do matters. 

Join us!

Job Summary

The Financial Analyst I&T Finance is responsible for providing financial support and analysis to Financial Partners working in various functions across CN, including in Transportation, Mechanical, Engineering, and Corporate. The incumbent supports Financial Partners in the day-to-day responsibilities of planning, implementing, monitoring, managing, and controlling all financial activities related to Technology. The position is a primary point of contact for I&T Finance, as such the incumbent works closely with I&T, Supply Management, Accounting, and Financial Planning.

Main Responsibilities Analysis and Support – 50%

·       Process transactions, journal entries, accruals and Purchase Orders (PO)’s Goods Receipts and Requisitions

·       Assist Financial Partners in managing financial impact of projects including preparing business cases, monitoring project scopes, timelines, and benefits

·       Assist Financial Partners in preparing the annual budget, monthly actuals, Year-End Outlooks (YEO), financial reporting, and analysis

·       Maintain system data to ensure integrity of portfolio’s financial information

·       Perform data gathering and analysis on any queries related to financial matters, including accounting treatment, policies, budgets, and financial performance

Financial Control – 25%

·       Collaborate with Accounting, Financial Planning, and Supply Management for all queries related to assigned portfolio under the guidance of Financial Partners

·       Monitor and control actual financial results and portfolio activities to identify any corrective measures required to achieve financial targets

·       Ensure compliance to policies, regulations and US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) by applying effective processes and controls

Process Improvement and Special Projects – 25%

·       Identify process improvements and automation opportunities, and contribute to implementation

·       Assist with additional analysis and support of special projects


Working Conditions

The role has standard working conditions in an hybrid model with a regular workweek from Monday to Friday. Due to the nature of the role, the incumbent must be able to meet tight deadlines, handle pressure and manage stress.

Requirements Experience

Financial Analysis

·       Minimum 3 years of experience in accounting, finance, or equivalent

o   Experience in I&T industry or equivalent

o   Experience in data analytics and reporting


·       Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance


·       Identifies risks and anticipates impacts to ensure a safe and secure environment

·       Develops solutions that align with customers’ expectations to increase satisfaction

·       Collaborates with key internal stakeholders to enable higher productivity

·       Inspires others with impactful communications and adapts to the audience

·       Tracks metrics to achieve ambitious targets and holds self and others accountable to meet performance expectations

·       Applies analytical thinking to make recommendations that pursue sustainable performance

·       Deals with pressure and change by staying calm to quickly adapt to changes

·       Fluently bilingual both written and verbal (English, French)

Technical Skills/Knowledge

·       Strong financial management and accounting skills

·       Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

·       Knowledge of Systems, Applications and Procedures (SAP) Finance, Controlling, and Business Warehouse

·       Knowledge of railroad operations and equipment

Organizational Impact Decision Making & Impacts

The Financial Analyst I&T Finance is responsible for creating requisitions and performing goods receipts for I&T service and material purchases. The role is accountable for the creation and maintenance of recurring Operational Expenditure (OPEX) forecasts as well as for the enforcement and maintenance of accounting standards and internal controls.

Level of Interaction/Influence

The Financial Analyst I&T Finance interacts with individuals internal to CN. Within the organization, the incumbent liaises with Finance, I&T, Accounting, Taxation, and Supply Management.

Employees Supervised/Organizational Structure

The Financial Analyst I&T Finance reports to the Senior Financial Partner. The role has no supervisory responsibility

About CN

CN is a world-class transportation leader and trade-enabler. Essential to the economy, to the customers, and to the communities it serves, CN safely transports more than 300 million tons of natural resources, manufactured products, and finished goods throughout North America every year. As the only railroad connecting Canada’s Eastern and Western coasts with the Southern tip of the U.S. through a 19,500 mile rail network, CN and its affiliates have been contributing to community prosperity and sustainable trade since 1919. CN is committed to programs supporting social responsibility and environmental stewardship. At CN, we work as ONE TEAM, focused on safety, sustainability and our customers, providing operational and supply chain excellence to deliver results.


CN requires that all employees be fully vaccinatedagainst COVID-19 and provide proof thereof as a condition of employment. TheCompany’s vaccination mandate extends to employees of our wholly ownedsubsidiaries as well as CN’s contractors, consultants, agents and suppliers andanyone who accesses CN properties in Canada.

CN is an employment equity employer and we encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates under consideration will be contacted. Please monitor your email on a regular basis, as communication is primarily made through email.