Report Developer and Data Analyst

FTS Forest Technology Systems Ltd.

December 09, 2014

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Job Category: 
Job Specialization: 
Finance and Accounting
Company Overview: 

FTS is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of rugged, easy to use, environmental monitoring systems that help monitor the world’s remote natural environments.  FTS is a profitable, growing, privately-held Victoria-based company with a proven 30-year track record of excellence in our industry.  Our best sales tools are the unblemished customer references of our thousands of deployed monitoring stations. Please visit our website at for a complete overview of our company.

Job Summary: 

Report Developer and Data Analyst (Contract 6 - 12 months)

We recently implemented a new Enterprise Resource Planning system to drive our sales, manufacturing, service, supply chain management and engineering activities (Epicor™). Reporting to the Director, Finance and Administration, you will be responsible for analyzing business issues and processes, and then developing a wide range of dashboards, business queries, reports and data entry screens that run against our ERP system. With your solid understanding of ERP and database concepts, you will use the tools provided by our ERP vendor to integrate complex data models into coherent end-user reporting solutions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with teams from finance, production, supply chain and sales to identify and analyze the data produced and required to deliver exceptional customer service
  • Understand and document business processes and end-user requirements
  • Create and maintain a range of end-user reports, dashboards and business queries
  • Perform data analysis, including writing custom SQL queries
  • Design and develop routines to extract and potentially integrate data from multiple sources

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Must have 3-5 years of experience in designing and developing reporting solutions, using Crystal reports or other similar technologies
  • Experience working with large, complex ERP systems
  • Ability to understand how complicated data models map to real world processes and support solution development
  • Strong database skills, including understanding of relational concepts and SQL
  • Comfortable with business financial concepts (AR/AP, GL, etc.)
  • Strong record of delivering projects

Ideal Qualifications:

  • Experience in the manufacturing sector would be a significant asset
  • Experience with the Epicor ERP would be highly desirable
How To Apply: 

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply in confidence to with a covering letter and resume that clearly demonstrates your education and experience required of this position, as well as your salary expectations By Monday, December 22, 2014.

We thank all applicants who apply; however only those selected for consideration will be contacted.