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WSP Canada

Business Analyst, IT M&A Strategy [OneIT]

Posted 6 days ago

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Job Description

The Opportunity:

We are seeking a highly skilled Business Analyst to join our IT M&A Strategy team. The successful candidate will play a critical supporting role in the due diligence phase, focusing on financial controls and setting and tracking Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for IT M&A activities. The ideal candidate will possess a strong background in building compelling presentations and translating complex data into actionable insights for executive stakeholders.

Why choose WSP?
  • We value and are committed to upholding a culture of inclusion and belonging
  • Our Flexible Work Policy - we recognize the importance of balance in our lives and encourage you to prioritize the balance in yours. We will support you on and off the job so you can be fully present in both your work and home lives.
  • A Canadian success story - we're proud to wear the red and white of this beautiful country and show the world what Canada has to offer.
  • Enhance the world around you - from the environment to the highways, to the buildings and the terrain, WSP is the fabric of Canada.
  • Outstanding career opportunities - we're growing and pushing ourselves every day to be greater than yesterday - we're open to your ideas and trying new things.
  • A phenomenal collaborative culture and a workforce filled with genuinely good people who are doing humbly important work. Come find out for yourself what it's like to be a part of our journey.

We offer attractive pay, flexible work options, a great corporate culture, comprehensive and employee-focused benefits including virtual healthcare and a wellness platform as well as great savings programs, and a clear vision for the future.


What you can expect to do here:
  • Due Diligence Support
    • Perform detailed analysis of the organizational structure of the target company, including roles, responsibilities, and retention risks for key IT personnel.
    • Apply in-depth knowledge to identify potential cost synergies and savings opportunities.
    • Review the target company's IT budget, current expenditures, and future financial commitments to ensure alignment with WSP business objectives.
    • Coordinate due diligence across multiple workstreams, making decisions on moderately complex issues to ensure a comprehensive risk and integration analysis.
  • Data Analysis and Insights
    • Analyze IT M&A performance data to aid in strategic decision-making.
    • Identify trends, risks, and opportunities, applying advanced concepts to develop actionable insights and recommendations that will optimize IT integration processes.
  • Financial Oversight and Controls
    • Support management of the IT M&A budget, ensuring alignment with financial goals and constraints. Conduct detailed cost analysis to control expenses.
    • Prepare and present financial reports to senior management, highlighting key financial metrics and insights.
    • Implement and maintain robust financial controls to ensure compliance with corporate policies and regulatory requirements.
    • Support internal and external audits related to IT M&A activities, ensuring transparency and accountability.
  • KPI Development and Tracking
    • Support the development and monitoring of KPIs related to IT M&A activities.
    • Analyze KPI data to assess the effectiveness of IT integration and identify areas for improvement.
    • Provide regular KPI reports and dashboards to senior management. Independently improving KPI tracking methodologies and reporting processes.
  • Presentation and Reporting
    • Develop High-Impact Presentations:
      • Create high-quality presentations that effectively communicate complex data and strategic insights to executive stakeholders.
      • Ensure presentations are visually engaging, concise, and tailored to the audience's needs.
    • Transform Data into Visual Insights:
      • Translate complex data sets and analysis into clear, compelling visual formats, including charts, graphs, and infographics.
      • Use storytelling techniques to present data in a way that highlights key insights and supports strategic recommendations.
  • Strategic Support
    • Support the development and execution of IT M&A strategies and plans.
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure alignment of IT M&A activities with overall business objectives.
    • Prepare strategic documents, reports, and proposals.
    • Determine methods and approaches to work/projects and establish own work priorities to meet objectives.
  • Continuous Improvement
    • Continuously improve KPI tracking methodologies and reporting processes.
    • Stay updated on industry best practices and trends in IT M&A.
    • Independently resolve most issues and complex matters, requiring advanced analytical skill, training, and/or education. Proactively address problems within the scope of responsibility.

What you'll bring to WSP:

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Business Administration, Finance or a related field.
  • Proven experience in an IT M&A role, with a strong focus on; KPI development/tracking, financial modeling and strategy.
  • Certification as: Business Analyst (CBAP), Project Management (PMP), or M&A (CMAP) considered as asset.
  • Exceptional skills in creating and delivering high-impact presentations.
  • Proficiency in data analysis tools and software (e.g., Excel, Power BI,).
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

Preferred Skills
  • Experience with M&A integration projects in a large, global organization.
  • Knowledge of IT infrastructure, systems, and applications.
  • Familiarity with project management methodologies.


Toronto, Montreal or Helsinki, Finland
WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 65,000 team members across the globe. In Canada, our 12,000+ people are involved in everything from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transportation networks, from finding new ways to extract essential resources to developing renewable power sources for the future.


  • We value our people and our reputation
  • We are locally dedicated with international scale
  • We are future focused and challenge the status quo
  • We foster collaboration in everything we do
  • We have an empowering culture and hold ourselves accountable

Please Note:

Health and Safety is a core paramount value of WSP. Given the importance of keeping one another safe it is expected that you comply with our Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) policy at all times as well as client HSE policies when working at client locations.

Offers of employment for safety-sensitive positions involving fieldwork are contingent upon candidates being able to perform key physical tasks of the job as described in the job posting and interview. This may include the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as remote or isolated areas, working alone, and in inclement weather (within safe and reasonable limits).

WSP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

WSP is committed to the principles of employment equity. Only the candidates selected will be contacted.

WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. For more information please READ THE FULL POLICY.

About WSP Canada

WSP is one of the world's leading professional services consulting firms. We are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international expertise. We are technical experts and strategic advisors including engineers, technicians, scientists, planners, landscape architects and urban designers, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals. We design lasting solutions in the Buildings, Transportation, Infrastructure, Environment, Geomatics, Energy, Resources, and Industrial sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services. With over 8,000 talented people across Canada, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for generations to come.



Company Size

5001-10,000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-08-10

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