Research Assistant – Six Month Contract

Credit Union Atlantic (CUA) is a locally owned financial institution serving the needs of individuals and businesses in the Halifax Regional Municipality.  With over 18,000 members, CUA is one of the largest credit unions in Atlantic Canada and has eight locations in the Halifax Regional Municipality.  Our success is the result of the quality of our employees who are committed to exceptional customer service and team orientation.  CUA would like to invite qualified, enthusiastic and committed individuals to apply for the following career opportunity:

Research Assistant – Six-Month Contract

Reporting to the Business Analyst, the Research Assistant is responsible to assist in the analysis of operational and financial performance drivers and opportunities for CUA to improve its processes, systems and reporting models in order to facilitate achievement of its businessobjectives.

As the successful candidate, you have a proven ability to identify initiatives, assist in the development of project plans and implementation schedules that logically articulate the key steps or activities to be completed, the associated timelines for each as well as the critical path to completion.  You are able to execute projects and meet pre-established targets, timelines and outcomes.  You are able to effectively research and analyze business and operational data, effectively converting the information into reports that are relevant, timely, complete and accurate.


  • Undergraduate degree or diploma in Business Administration, Statistics or Economics;
  • Excellent analytical skills, with the ability to understand the big picture or framework of a particular initiative;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and identify priorities;
  • Strong problem-solving skills;
  • Sound judgment and the ability to “think outside the box”; and,
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision.

Closing date for this opportunity is April 28, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.

Method of Applying:  Applicants are required to submit a resume and covering letter to  We thank everyone for their interest; however only those considered for an interview will be contacted.  Thank you for your interest in joining the CUA team!