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Senior Financial Modeling Analyst (secondment opportunity)

Digital Research Alliance of Canada
Remote, anywhere in Canada
Full Time, 12 month secondment term


The Digital Research Alliance of Canada (the Alliance) serves Canadian researchers, with the objective of advancing Canada’s position as a leader in the knowledge economy on the international stage. By integrating, championing, and funding the infrastructure and activities required for advanced research computing (ARC), research data management (RDM), and research software (RS), we provide the platform for the research community to access tools and services faster than ever before. 

We have an ambitious mandate — to transform how research across all academic disciplines is organized, managed, stored, and used. We work with other ecosystem partners and stakeholders across the country to help provide Canadian researchers with the support they need for leading-edge research excellence, research, innovation, and advancement across all disciplines. 



We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Senior Financial Modeling Analyst to join our project team. This role will focus on developing multiple options for complex financial models to support a mixed revenue source and long-term planning within the Digital Research Infrastructure ecosystem in Canada. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in financial modeling, a deep understanding of financial principles, and the ability to provide actionable insights based on sophisticated analyses.



  1. Financial Modeling: Lead the development and maintenance of advanced financial models to support strategic initiatives, investment decisions, and business planning efforts with multiple revenue sources.
  2. Scenario Analysis: Conduct scenario analysis to evaluate the impact of various business decisions, market conditions, and economic factors on financial performance. Provide insights and recommendations based on the analysis to support decision-making and risk management.
  3. Model Costing: Analyze cost structures across the designed models to identify the various contribution options and the revenue targets needed for each model.
  4. Transition Plan: Support the development of a plan to transition to a new funding model given the current state, impact analysis of funding contribution changes and cost structures.
  5. Process Development: Develop financial processes, methodologies, and tools to maintain efficiency, accuracy, and effectiveness of new funding models. Stay abreast of industry trends and emerging financial tools or methodologies to foster innovation and adaptability.
  6. Stakeholder Engagement: Collaborate with internal departments (finance, operations, and strategy) and external funding groups (provincial governments, federal governments, and academic institutions), to elicit input and gather information to support transition planning.



  1. Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or a related field. Master's degree or CFA designation preferred.
  2. Minimum of 5 years of experience in financial modeling, investment analysis, or related roles, with a focus on infrastructure, information technology services and building complex financial models.
  3. Strong proficiency in financial modeling techniques and tools, with advanced Excel skills. Experience with financial modeling software (e.g., Microsoft Excel, VBA, Python, R) is a plus.
  4. Solid understanding of accounting principles, financial statements, and financial performance metrics.
  5. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to translate complex data into actionable insights and recommendations.
  6. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to effectively interact with stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  7. Proven ability to manage multiple priorities and meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  8. Detail-oriented with a commitment to accuracy and quality in all deliverables.


Please apply here: Senior Financial Modeling Analyst (Secondment Opportunity)

The Alliance recognizes that challenges remain in achieving the full participation of equity-seeking groups (including women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minority/​racialized groups, and members of LGBTQ2+) in research.