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Manager, IT Business Partnership - Finance - 28919

Location: DORVAL, QC, Canada
Posting Start Date: Mar 21, 2022
Posting End Date: Ongoing


Job Description


Being part of Air Canada is to become part of an iconic Canadian symbol, recently ranked the best Airline in North America. Let your career take flight by joining our diverse and vibrant team at the leading edge of passenger aviation.
The Manager, IT Business Partnership-Finance, is responsible for interfacing with Air Canada’s Finance pillar (which includes Corporate Planning, Financial Reporting, Sales & Refund Accounting, Passenger Accounting, Cargo Accounting, Revenue Reporting, Taxation, Strategic Procurement and Fleet Transactions teams) as an integral part of the IT Business Partnership team for the Corporate Services portfolio.
The incumbent will act as the key IT liaison for the Finance branch, understand business processes therein and provide technology guidance to ensure maximum return on investment (ROI) on IT. This role will represent IT to the Business while also acting as an advocate on behalf of business stakeholders to ensure their priorities and needs are met from IT. 
  • Act as an advisor and innovative thought partner to Air Canada’s Finance business group for all aspects relating to IT
  • Act as key liaison between the IT branch and Finance business group for all aspects of IT including escalation and resolution of portfolio specific risks
  • Create and maintain meaningful relationships with the Finance and IT Teams
  • Collaboratively create long-term Finance roadmap by aligning Finance Teams’ business priorities with IT service delivery 
  • Collaboratively create, maintain and proactively reprioritize a long-term Finance Technology roadmap to meet Finance strategic objectives and support the Finance IT portfolio 
  • Act as IT lead on a Finance Transformation project, supporting Finance teams through all stages of the process (from requirements gathering through implementation)
  • Build and prioritize the annual Finance technology portfolio by defining business value and identifying areas where innovation can be used to drive such value 
  • Maintain oversight of Finance Technology portfolio, provide status updates to both IT and business teams and act proactively to identify and resolve risk and issues in project/portfolio execution
  • Assume IT accountability as lead on Finance’s portfolio of project and supports the conception and implementation of future IT support model for solutions on a long-term basis
  • Work with internal and/or external stakeholders as a thought leader to align technology solutions with business strategies and desired business outcomes
  • Work with the business to ensure that new technology and/or changes are successfully implemented, and business objectives are realized  
  • Document, validate and review the desired business outcome of an IT service, validating service level requirements and identifying changes required to existing IT services  
  • Demonstrate strong leadership across functional, interbranch and disciplinary teams
  • Lead and develop a of team of IT Business Partners that will support this area ensuring standardization of service delivery model (engagement, communication, etc)


  • A relevant University degree/technical certification, and/or relevant experience commensurate to the role (MBA preferred) 
  • 9+ years of functional Finance experience in a large multi-national corporation
  • 9+ years of experience facilitating the development and implementation of business initiatives and projects, based on management objectives  
  • Experience leading or co-sponsoring a Finance Transformation project and/or Core Financial System replacement
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to influence peers and senior levels of management
  • Demonstrated analytical skills to gather information from disparate sources to identify trends/gaps and build solutions 
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative environment  
  • Understand and integrate business strategies and trends in technology to deliver value 
  • Ability to focus on business value results, rather than solutions 
  • Demonstrate acumen in business and function disciplines 
  • Self-motivated and independent worker
  • Results oriented with proactive and methodical approach to problem solving
  • Able to multi-task and work under pressure against tight deadlines and changing priorities
  • Must be a team player with ability to work closely with diverse groups and working styles
Conditions of Employment:
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the country of interest, at the time any offer of employment is made and seeking any required work permits/visas or other authorizations which may be required is the sole responsibility of the candidates applying for this position.
  • Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccination Required
Linguistic Requirements

Based on equal qualifications, preference will be given to bilingual candidates. 

Diversity and Inclusion
Air Canada is strongly committed to Diversity and Inclusion and aims to create a healthy, accessible and rewarding work environment which highlights employees’ unique contributions to our company’s success.
As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from all to help us build a diverse workforce which reflects the diversity of our customers, and communities, in which we live and serve.

Air Canada thanks all candidates for their interest; however only those selected to continue in the process will be contacted.