Sample co-op jobs in Business & Industry

Global Automaker, Human Resources department

Job title: Financial Analyst

Job description:

XXXX is the Canadian marketer and distributor of XXX vehicles, XXXX and related parts and accessories. Headquartered in XXXX, Ontario, the company maintains regional offices in XXXX, XXXX, XXXX, XXXX and XXXX and services a dealer body of more than XXX dealers nation-wide.


  • Provide strong analytical support to Finance and Accounting department.
  • Support the standardization of operating procedures in the department. 
  • Support Kaizen initiatives in relation to financial system.
  • Accountabilities & Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for financial report generation, validation, and distribution.
  • Assist in project planning, research, analysis, and documentation.
  • Assist in process flow development and/or re-engineering.
  • Assist department with troubleshooting data problems and variance analysis, analyze root causes and provide solutions to resolve.
  • Assist with month end and year end reporting.
  • Assist with ad hoc reporting and data analysis.
  • Performs other duties and projects as required.


  • Major in Finance and Accounting, or other Business related discipline. Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience using an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system (e.g. Lawson) and Business Intelligence (BI) reporting (e.g. Cognos) is an asset.
  • Understanding of database structure and terminology is an asset.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) skills.
  • Excellent multi-tasking skills.
  • Detailed oriented.
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Please include your resume and a cover letter

Global Oil Company

Job title: associate project manager

Job description:

XXXis one of North America's largest and growing business outsourcing companies. We reformed in XXXX to capitalize on the efficiencies of bringing together the item processing operations of three of Canada's largest financial institutions. Today, we provide a variety of industries with the following services: physical and electronic check processing, payment processing, statement production and document management.

As we continue to expand and drive the industry forward we look for top talent to bring forth new ideas, advanced skills and a collaborative work ethic. With multiple large-scale projects in the works our employees have unique opportunities to further develop their skills and pursue their career objectives. We'll help you pioneer your successes and accomplishments.

Basic purpose:

  • Provide support in a project management capacity for multiple customer implementations of both print and electronic presentment solutions.
  • Responsible for supporting the organization and planning of projects including project scope, timeline, activities, issues, budget, and progress.
  • Assist Transition Managers in providing monthly reporting of project milestones & profit/loss status.
  • Support the organization in the planning of projects, including creation of Project Charter, Project Plan, and detailed Implementation Plan (containing comprehensive budgets, schedules, etc.).
  • Facilitate team meetings to communicate progress, status, issues, assignments and urgency.
  • Support preparation of client presentations concerning project scope, timeline, activities, issues, budget and progress as required.
  • Provide management with monthly status reports on status of project deliverables, issues and risks, resource allocation (plan versus actual), historical and planned billings and accruals, etc.
  • Ensure project materials are up-to-date.


  • College or university student - Economic/Business/Engineering focus preferred.
  • Must have strong communication skills and ability to multi-task.
  • Previous roles demonstrating analytical and organizational skills.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills.
  • Demonstrated ability for complex thought processes and analytical thinking.
  • Ability to anticipate problems and deliver low risk solutions.
  • Technical understanding of data (sources, structures, manipulation), document composition, and electronic and print presentation.

We thank all interested candidates for applying; however XXXX will only be contacting those individuals we wish to interview. 

Global Software Company, Canadian head office

Job title: business management associate

Key roles and responsibilities:

The Business Management Associate position reports in to the Growth & Planning Team, which resides within the Business Marketing Organization, and is responsible for developing a strategic long-range vision, market intelligence, and business planning model for the subsidiary and the respective business groups. The responsibilities of the Business Management Associate are to provide support to the Growth & Planning team, which includes the Business Group Business Managers, Business Planning Manager and Market Intelligence Lead. Specific responsibilities may include:

  • Facilitating the strategy development and implementation of business management and business planning processes.
  • Developing strategic budgeting frameworks and models.
  • Integral in developing and managing various approaches to marketing budget and operating expenses investments.
  • Coordinating the integration of new business planning tools, including the Investment Map, Sub Scorecard Tool and Marketing Activity Heat Mapping.
  • Co-lead on key project including efficiency analysis, strategic competitive reviews and process improvements.
  • Developing process and training presentations for group of 100+ marketing professionals.
  • Supporting managers to ensure a successful Mid-Year Review (MYR), Planning and Quarterly Business Review process.
  • Helping coordinate the 2-day, 200+ invitees, Marketing Offsite as well as other business planning lunch and learns.
  • Assisting with the process for measuring/understanding Return on Marketing Investment (ROMI) for functional team.
  • Working with marketing managers to conduct marketing measurement reviews leveraging XXXX Canada’s Systems and Tools.
  • Providing coordination and assistance on key strategy and business planning activities.
  • Managing key projects to improve cross business integration and required infrastructure through reporting.
  • Working with Business Planning Manager to ensure alignment to standard planning and business management approaches.
  • Working with Finance and Market Intelligence to ensure divisional reporting and support needs are met.
  • Managing, maintaining and improving key intranet sites.
  • Market and data analysis.
  • Retrieval of data for spreadsheet, table and presentation design.

Performance skills:

  • Ability to deal with ambiguity;
  • Analytical, creative and conceptual thinking, drawing insights from; myriad sources of data;
  • Strong primary & secondary research and information-seeking skills;
  • Effective time management skills;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • High academic achievement (minimum B average;)
  • Initiative, innovation and proactive;
  • Maturity and sound judgment;
  • Meeting coordination and event management;
  • Passion for software and technology;
  • Planning and organization skills;
  • Professional, passionate, pleasant, confident, and assertive team player;
  • Project management skills;
  • Strong business acumen and results-orientation;

Technical skills:

  • Microsoft Office applications, particularly Excel (build and manipulate spreadsheets e.g. using pivot tables), Visio and PowerPoint (MS Project skills a plus);
  • Web administration and use of web tools (i.e. SharePoint, FrontPage).

Global Gold Producer

Job title: analyst, accounting policy external reporting

Job description:

XXXX vision is to be the world's best gold mining company by finding, acquiring, developing, and producing quality reserves in a safe, profitable and socially responsible manner. It has quality assets, an unrivalled pipeline of projects and more than XXXXX dedicated employees working on five continents to deliver value. XXXX shares are traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges.

Key objectives for this role include:

  • Facilitate the operations of the Accounting Policy and External Reporting Group.
  • Assistance in the quarter-end management and discussion & analysis process.
  • Documentation retention for quarterly Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) requirements.
  • Aid in ad-hoc research requests as the need arises.

Key competencies:

The ideal candidate for this position would demonstrate the following primary knowledge, skills, and attributes:

Self-Management and Personal Traits:
  • Good team player and comfortable dealing with all levels of management.
  • Outstanding communication skills-oral, written, and presentation.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Works well under pressure, change and ambiguity.
  • Follows through and delivers on promises and on time.
Problem solving/leadership skills:
  • Makes realistic, practical, value-based decisions.
  • Deals with situations in an open, objective, and flexible manner.
  • Effective team player.
Planning skills:
  • Prioritises work and uses time efficiently.
  • Ability to meet constant deadlines.
  • Determines preventative actions for potential problems.
Technical qualifications:
  • Knowledge of Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), US GAAP an asset, but not necessary.
  • Knowledge of Excel/Word software application required.