Project Financial Analyst

Are you interested in using your knowledge in accounting and finance to support the delivery of banking projects? Does working collaboratively with and providing financial advice to project managers sound like something you would enjoy?  If so, this role may be a good one for you.

Here is what you will do:

  • Follow a monthly routine to support financial activities relating to the costs of various CIBC projects by assisting in financial planning, forecasting, analysis and reporting
  • Monitor project spending and trends against the project plans to identify variances and potential risks or inefficiencies
  • Provide financial advice, guidance and status updates on project cost variances and risks to project managers and other internal stakeholders
  • Communicate and work collaboratively with different business groups and project staff with a focus on building strong relationships
  • Provide recommendations and explain discrepancies to partners to assure cost-effective project implementation and management
  • When comfortable in the role, you may have the opportunity to contribute to and support the delivery of staff training activities

In performing this role, you will:

  • Have a post-secondary degree or diploma in accounting or finance or equivalent experience
  • Use your knowledge of accounting principles and methods to execute and advise on financial activities
  • Apply your intermediate to advanced Microsoft Excel skills (eg: Pivot Tables, LOOKUP) to collect, analyze and report on data
  • Use your experience with Microsoft PowerPoint to effectively and concisely present information
  • Use your proactivity and strong communication skills to communicate project updates in a clear and timely manner
  • Use your strong time-management skills to effectively prioritize and complete tasks within established timeframes

Nice to have: 

  • A financial designation or working towards one
  • Experience in creating macros in Microsoft Excel
  • Experience or an interest in education/training
Role Business Location Deadline
Project Financial Analyst CIBC Toronto  August 15, 2019 Closed

The Recruitment Process


The first step in the recruitment process is for interested candidates to apply for the roles. This will involve completing an online questionnaire as well as submitting their resume to Specialisterne Canada. Instructions for applying are included below. Applicants will be shortlisted for participation in the next step based on a review of each online questionnaire and assessing the likelihood of fit for the roles for which we are recruiting.

Employment Discovery Workshop

The next step in the Specialisterne recruitment process is an Employment Discovery Workshop. It is a hands-on, task-based experience where you will work on specific projects in a relaxed setting. It is an opportunity to learn about our approach to hiring, and for us to get to know you – what motivates you, your interests and your skills.

Training Program

Candidates whose profiles are well-suited for the roles for which we are recruiting will be invited to participate in a four-week skills evaluation and training program on the employer’s site. It will include case studies, real-life projects, as well as training relevant to the roles and working environment.


Employment offers are made to the candidates with the best fit. Once accepted, the individuals will transition into their positions at the organization. Specialisterne Canada will provide support where necessary, which may include modifications to the work environment.

Those not selected can have their profiles added to our database for consideration for other more suitable job opportunities in the future.

To Apply

Please read the role descriptions carefully.

If you completed a Specialisterne questionnaire in the past, please do so again, as this one has been customized for this recruitment program.

For More Information

Please direct any questions via email to  If you prefer to speak on the phone, send us an email and we will schedule a call.

For a complete description of the process and all our roles, download this PDF.

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