Expires soon Ernst & Young

Business Analyst

  • Toronto, Canada
  • Teaching

Job description

Data alone can’t tell a story. It’s the powerful intersection of solid analytics and human insight that drives transformative results. 

To enhance our integrated markets plans and fuel future growth, the incumbent will join our Intelligence & Analytics team and work collaboratively across marketing and sales to better leverage and analyze data and provide insights. In this role, you’ll effectively translate market, competitive and business intelligence into business results enabling better-informed decisions. 

Succeeding in this role will require natural curiosity, the ability to thrive in grey environments, strong project management, a data-driven mindset with broad financial understanding, and fierce data mining and analysis capabilities. 

As a global leader in B2B assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re working with leading Canadian companies to transform their business for what comes next and prepare for what comes after that. We have big goals. Reaching them will mean pulling a clearer story from the data, benchmarking performance and enabling leaders to make critical decisions. If this sounds interesting to you, we’d love to hear from you. 

Key responsibilities

•    Proactively and regularly prepare market-based performance reporting and intelligence on various metrics to share with stakeholders, supported by comprehensive, data-backed analysis and insight
•    Inform business strategies through proactive research, pipeline analysis and use of leading resources and tools
•    Assess and simplify comprehensive information, data and insight tied to our financial performance, market initiatives, and other internal reporting projects to recommend actionable insight, strategies, and tactics
•    Work with both forward-looking and historical data to provide forecasting, and identify trends that should be factored into our planning and operational approach
•    Immerse yourself in EY’s proprietary tools to deliver globally-consistent financial performance metrics around revenue, margin, sales and pipeline
•    Interpret, and guide users through, global and local reports on financial metrics and drivers
•    Support pipeline management requests where appropriate
•    Work across the marketing and business development functions to provide fact-based intel during annual, quarterly and everyday planning with leadership and the Markets team
•    Participate in the firm’s account / revenue planning processes 

Skills and attributes for success

•    At-ease collecting, analyzing and synthesizing data from multiple sources
•    Experienced across the spectrum of critical business and data analysis tools (BI and data visualization tools including Power BI, Tableau, Spotfire, ThoughtSpot; advanced user proficiency in Excel) 
•    Advanced proficiency in Power BI 
•    Ability to write code using VBA, Power Query
•    Aptitude for complex systems issues
•    Avid problem solver with an analytical mindset
•    Curious thinker with the courage to challenge the ‘how’ and the ‘why’ 
•    Keen attention to detail and relentless focus on data integrity 
•    Comfortable managing multiple projects in a deadline-driven, very fast-paced environment
•    Strong interpersonal and communication skills that enable you to operate collaboratively and flex to social styles
•    Thrives in ambiguity or grey situations
•    Sound business and financial acumen

To qualify for the role, you must have

•    Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a business discipline (finance, accounting, commerce, economics)
•    2-5 years of experience in a financial, business enablement, strategy or business operations capacity
•    Experience with data quality, validation and processes in a fast-paced work environment

What working at EY offers

At EY, our Total Rewards package supports our commitment to creating a leading people culture - built on high-performance teaming - where everyone can achieve their potential and contribute to building a better working world for our people, our clients and our communities. It's one of the many reasons we repeatedly win awards for being a great place to work.

We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package allows you to decide which benefits are right for you and which ones help you create a solid foundation for your future.  Our Total Rewards package includes a comprehensive medical, prescription drug and dental coverage, a defined contribution pension plan, a great vacation policy plus firm paid days that allow you to enjoy longer long weekends throughout the year, statutory holidays and paid personal days (based on province of residence), and a range of exciting programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer:

•    Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry
•    Learning opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
•    The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. Recognized as one of Canada's top employers, EY continually strives to be a great place to work and with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer a reality.

Make every future a success.
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