Business Analyst

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Vaughan

GFL Environmental

As a Business Analyst, you will work at the intersection of Finance, IT and Operations to support business decision-making and process improvement within the environmental services division. You’ll take a data-driven approach to identifying best practices and opportunities for improvement, and then facilitate change across GFL’s growing business. You will work closely with the SVP, Operations to ensure effective allocation of resources and successful implementation of capital projects. You will also provide financial analysis and reporting to support decision-making and drive operational excellence within the division.

Key responsibilities:

  • Answer business questions using available data sources and tools
  • Observe and document business processes
  • Capital Budgeting: Collaborate with the SVP of Operations to develop and manage the annual capital budget, ensuring alignment with corporate objectives and strategic plans.
  • Financial Analysis: Conduct detailed financial analysis to evaluate the financial viability and return on investment of proposed capital projects.
  • Investment Tracking: Monitor and track ongoing capital expenditures, ensuring adherence to budget, identifying cost-saving opportunities, and mitigating financial risks.
  • Vendor Management: Collaborate with external vendors and contractors to negotiate contracts, manage project timelines, and ensure compliance with budgetary constraints.
  • Capital Project Evaluation: Evaluate proposed capital projects for technical and financial feasibility, providing recommendations to senior management based on thorough analysis.
  • Process Improvement: Continuously identify opportunities to improve capital expenditure processes, systems, and reporting capabilities.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Collaborate with various departments, including finance, operations to gather relevant data and ensure alignment with project goals and objectives.
  • Compliance and Regulation: Stay current on industry trends, regulations, and compliance requirements related to capital investments.
  • Plan process improvements and translate these into system change
  • Maintain prototype reports during initial business review and support finalization of requirements for permanent reports
  • Support the definition and implementation of data quality controls
  • Support the definition and implementation of business process controls and KPIs
  • Extrapolate from individual projects and interactions to define ongoing business needs for data gathering and process governance
  • Knowledge, Skills & Competencies:

  • University degree in engineering, finance, economics, mathematics, computer science or a similar discipline
  • Understanding of process mapping
  • Experience with SQL
  • Understanding of statistics and data aggregation techniques
  • Advanced skills with MS Excel
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to define solutions to abstract problems, test solutions and apply critical thinking
  • Team player that readily adapts to rapid changes in priorities and assignments
  • Strong business acumen and the ability to build trusted relationships with business leaders
  • VBA coding skills are a plus
  • Experience with Cognos reporting is a plus
  • Knowledge of project management techniques, Agile methodology, Lean or Six Sigma are a plus
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