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Job ID : 1605 

Closing Date : July 29, 2022

Job Category : Corporate 

Location : US Commercial Center, Pittsburgh PA; or NOVA Head Office, Calgary, AB 


Who We Are:

NOVA Chemicals develops and manufactures plastic resins and other petrochemical products that make everyday life safer, healthier and easier. Our employees take pride in our focus on safety and social responsibility by working together to ensure health, safety, security and environmental stewardship through our commitment to sustainability, ESG, and Responsible Care®. NOVA Chemicals, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is wholly-owned by Mubadala Investment Company of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.


NOVA Chemicals helps shape a world where products vital to our health and happiness are even better tomorrow than they are today. We are seeking talented and passionate people who enjoy working in a collaborative, innovative environment to join our dynamic team. 


We are seeking a Commercial Finance Analyst to join our Financial Planning and Analysis team.  You will provide financial modeling support for financial forecasts, budgets, strategic planning and analytical support to the commercial business team.


You Will Use Your Expertise In:


Financial Forecasts:

  • Responsible for the development of financial models (excel based) used in the preparation of financial forecasts
  • On a monthly basis, facilitate the rolling forecast process, including working with the polyethylene and ethylene commercial teams to gather updated assumptions
  • Work with FP&A team members to compile the monthly reporting package that assists in facilitating monthly executive reviews.
  • Prepare long-term financial forecasts to support corporate strategic planning including scenario analysis


Annual Budget:

  • Work with the business analysts and the corporate financial reporting team to prepare consolidated budget financial statements for the next ten years
  • Prepare the input to the budget package
  • Develop and maintain financial models (excel based) to complete a forecast for years two through five and to prepare sensitivity and scenario analyses for the budget
  • Assist with the preparation of the Budget Review Packages, including Board of Director Materials
  • Act as a coach, to assist non-finance teams with the company wide zero-based budget


General / Ad-hoc:

  • Provide financial analysis support to business teams around the organization as needed
  • Participate in ad-hoc analysis as requested by the Finance Leadership Team
  • Contribute to NOVA’s continuous improvement / digitalization efforts through the use of Power BI, dashboards, and forecasting/budgeting software


What We Are Looking For:

  • University graduate with 3-5 years of related experience or 7-9 years combination of post-secondary education and related experience
  • Professional accounting designation (CPA) is preferred
  • Expertise in spreadsheet software
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail as errors or omissions in forecasts or valuations may lead to incorrect decisions or a missed opportunity
  • In-depth knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounted Principles (GAAP)
  • Knowledge of financial analysis and valuation techniques
  • Excellent organization, communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to perform effectively under tight deadlines with multiple priorities
  • Ability to balance conflicting or changing priorities.
  • Ability to apply skills and knowledge to changing issues and situations
  • Working knowledge of financial systems - BPC/SAP and OneStream


You Can Stand Out If:

  • You are passionate about your work and put care and thought into all that you do.
  • You are responsible and follow through with your commitments to others and to safety.
  • You are innovative and are willing to challenge your biases when problem solving. 
  • You are collaborative, inclusive, and work well with others towards team goals. 


Additional Information:

  • Development and maintenance of financial models requires working on the computer for long periods of time.
  • Relocation will NOT be considered for this position
  • The preferred location for this role is at USCC or NHO.  Other NOVA Chemicals locations may be considered (i.e. MECC, Red Deer Executive Place)
  • Cross border / international moves involving immigration will NOT be considered for this role
  • This role requires up to 10% travel


Why NOVA Chemicals?

NOVA Chemicals’ flexible benefit programs are designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees, because when it comes to benefits, everyone has different priorities. Our benefits offerings will vary based on your work location, and are an element of the “Total Rewards” package used to reward employees.


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  • Follow us on LinkedIn and Glassdoor for job updates.
  • Read more on our Responsible Care® and sustainability initiatives like Project STOP


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.


Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities are available on request.

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

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