Business Analyst

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Business Analyst at CFI Education

Company Background

Corporate Finance Institute® (CFI) is a leading global provider of online financial analyst training programs and certifications with over 700,000 registered students from top universities, investment banks, accounting firms, and operating companies around the world.


Our courses give you practical skills, templates, and tools to advance your career, driven by the mission to help anyone become a world-class financial analyst and thrive in a meaningful career.


CFI uses technology and its e-learning platform to enhance the student experience, identify skill gaps, and recommend additional online courses that are required.


Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, CFI was founded in 2016, and the team has currently (December 2020) approximately 40 full time employees.


CFI is a high-energy, fast-paced technology company that strives to foster a work environment where employees can express a high degree of creativity, personal freedom, collaboration, and are empowered and motivated to succeed.


The Business Analyst role

Reporting to the CEO, the Business Analyst will help identify problems and opportunities within a company and ultimately provide solutions that help achieve the business' goals. More specifically, the role involves gathering and analyzing information, formulating and testing hypotheses, and developing and communicating recommendations.


The Business Analyst will conduct market analysis, develop and monitor data quality metrics and ensure business data and reporting needs are met. Strong technology, analytical and communication skills are must-have traits.


Finally, the Business Analyst will provide administrative support to the CEO.

Key functions include:

  • Creating a detailed business analysis, outlining problems, opportunities and solutions for a business
  • Budgeting and forecasting
  • Planning and monitoring
  • Variance analysis
  • Pricing
  • Reporting
  • Creating presentations
  • Drafting formal communication
  • Providing admin support to the CEO

The job includes defining business requirements and reporting them back to stakeholders.

In addition to performing financial and operational modelling, the Business Analyst is expected to develop new models that underpin sound business decisions. 


The end goal is to provide financial insights that help the decision-making process, and align capital and resource allocation within the business budget.

The Business Analyst should also drive fresh initiatives for financial planning and business intelligence systems.

Working at CFI

  • You’ll get to work directly with the CEO
  • We offer a riendly and welcoming work environment
  • Education is the center of all our efforts, and we take it seriously! We provide learning and development opportunities through lunch & learns, mentorship, a $500 education allowance and of course all our CFI courses!
  • Extended health coverage, vacation and RRSP matching
  • We offer a dynamic environment with multiple ongoing projects that will allow you to make an impact with your work. We value everyone's contribution and give team members an equal opportunity to contribute daily to our goals.

CFI growing during Covid-19

CFI’s team moved remote on March 16th 2020 to allow everyone to avoid commuting and sharing working spaces. All team members have been provided with all the necessaire to reproduce a productive work environment at home.

As per June 2020, we are still mainly remote while offering "hot desks" at the office.


Our Recruiting efforts have adjusted to guarantee a fair, positive and inclusive experience to all candidates. We are screening over the phone and running team interviews over video conferencing. No meeting is taking place at our Office at this time.


On-boarding is conducted virtually for new employees. Our tech team ensures all new hires are equipped laptops and the resources they’ll need for their new role with us. So far, we have received very positive feedback from our new hires!


Please note that this role can be performed fully remote but candidates in the PST will be prefered.



CFI Education is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability status.