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New Grad - Finance

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145266 - 151605 ANNUAL

TransAlta Corporation

Published 2024-05-29

WHO WE ARE “Powering Economies and Communities” TransAlta owns, operates, and develops a diverse fleet of electrical generation assets in Canada, the United States and Australia, providing municipalities, industries, and businesses with safe, low-cost, and reliable clean electricity. For over 110 years, TransAlta has been a responsible operator and proud community-member where its employees work and live. We are committed to fostering a dynamic, productive, and safe work environment. Our employees contribute to a diverse, open, and transparent culture with clear accountabilities, strong leadership, and challenging opportunities for personal career growth. For more information about TransAlta, visit our website at, Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion It is our collective mission to ensure that every single employee feels a sense of inclusion and belonging and can show up to work as their true authentic self. TransAlta is committed to hiring a diverse workforce including women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and members of the LGBTQ2+ community. TransAlta believes that diversity enhances the quality of its performance, is an essential element to effective corporate governance, and cultivates a strong workplace culture. Click here for our Diversity and Inclusion Pledge. TransAlta has received certification from Diversio, a technology company setting the global standard for equity, diversity, and inclusion, for its continued commitment to and meaningful performance on ED&I in the workplace. ABOUT THE ROLE We are currently looking to hire an enthusiastic, self-starter New Grad to support our Finance teams at TransAlta. New Graduates are immersed in three job rotations within their field to experience a variety of roles within TransAlta and gain exposure to various lines of business. During each 8-month rotation, responsibilities will vary, and you will collaborate with your supervisor to develop performance objectives. Prior to your completion of the New Grad Program, we will consider full-time employment opportunities within TransAlta. This role is based at TransAlta Place, our Head Office in Downtown Calgary. The successful candidate will be expected to start August 2024 or earlier. WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING As a New Graduate, you will have the opportunity to contribute to various teams, including Corporate Development, Capital Markets & Treasury, Market Analytics, Investment Analysis, and Strategic Finance. Some specific activities include: * Assist with financial analysis and other analytical support on all M&A activities including the creation and maintenance of screening-level and full financial models for the early-stage evaluation of potential projects, and the enhancement and maintenance of these models through the various stages of a project through to execution, * Assist with ensuring all inputs to financial models have been agreed to and signed off by sponsoring project manager, * Assist in delivering accurate analyses of corporate impacts of investment decisions for TransAlta, * Preparation of presentation packages, bid packages, bid proposal letters, overviews, reports and presentations for projects, * Assist team with market research to identify areas of interest for development activities in North America, * Assist project teams with preparing presentation packages and reports for senior management, * Performing transaction support functions, such as data room management, Q&A coordination, and coordination of cross-functional due diligence efforts; and * Performing ad hoc analysis, including the creation of financial models and analysis of business trends to support the growth of the business. WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU To be successful in this role, we are looking for the following must-have qualifications and experience: * Successful completion of a bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business, Economics an equivalent program between 2022 and May 2024 * Strong academic performance as evidenced by your GPA * Prior work experience obtained through internship, co-op or summer jobs is an asset * Working towards, or have interest in pursuing a CFA designation * Expert in Excel, PowerPoint, and Word * Demonstrated experience with a programming language such as VBA, Python * Experience with large data sets in a database environment utilizing Structured Query Language (SQL) is highly desirable for this position * Demonstrates a positive attitude and a willingness to learn and take initiatives * Possesses a results-oriented approach to work * Critical thinking and ability to identify creative solutions to emerging issues in a timely manner * Proven ability to manage and prioritize multiple work tasks * Enjoys working on multiple assignments and thrives under pressure * Keen attention to detail * Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills * Great written and verbal communication skills, with an ability to process information quickly and communicate in a clear and concise manner * Exhibits a strong ability to solve problems * Able to work equally well either within a team or independently with minimal supervision * An interest in learning TransAlta's business Nice to haves * Financial background with an understanding of the principles of financial analysis, key financial metrics that generate value, mergers and acquisitions, greenfield development, and financial statement analysis, * Understanding of valuation techniques and financial metrics, * Knowledge/experience in financial spreadsheet modeling, * Knowledge/experience in electricity market fundamentals, * Knowledge of TransAlta, its assets, processes, and strategy. Our comprehensive and flexible benefits, competitive compensation, incentive, and rewards programs form the foundation of TransAlta’s excellent employment proposition. Become part of our TransAlta team today! We look forward to reviewing your application. All applications will be reviewed in a timely manner to the best of our abilities. We appreciate your patience and understanding during the recruitment process.

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