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Financial Analyst (Closed)

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Toronto
Contract
$45

Our client is looking for Financial Analyst for 3 months to help build out a solid Financial Operation.  

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Within the first 3 months:

  • Gain a deep understanding of how the company’s financial operations functions.
  • Gain deep understanding of the revenue cycle.
  • Participate in a finance transformation project, including automations, simplifications and enhanced controls.
  • Build financial models from scratch.
  • Support business needs and ensure that processes are aligned and compliant.
  • Provide backup support to the P2P organization including transaction processing and approvals for vendors and channel partner commission and royalty payments.
  • Prepare monthly commentary and analysis surrounding changes in financial position from one period to the next (monthly, quarterly, annual) efficiently leveraging reporting, data and engaging with key stakeholders.
  • Assist with Financial Planning & Analysis responsibilities including budget, forecasts. KPIs, variance analysis (trends, sensitivity, by country, division, etc.)

After the first 3 months:

  • Maintain momentum against key objectives set-out as part of the first 3 months
  • Ensure that the close process is completed in an accurate and timely manner (specifically Revenue cycle).
  • Take a lead role in managing the R2R process, ensuring service level agreements are met.
  • Build financial models from scratch.
  • Manage preparation of all statutory compliance documentation where required (including monthly working papers)
  • Monitor emerging technology to determine ways to automate the accounting process without sacrificing accuracy and accountability 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • CPA designation/ Close to designation or MBA (2 to 3 years)
  • Public accounting firm experience (preferably Big 6)
  • A passion for technical accounting and proven experience writing or reviewing working papers
  • ASPE/ IFRS is MUST have
  • Excellent ability to automate processes 
  • Excellent ability to transform manual steps to automated entries 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to exercise good judgement and make decisions based on accurate and timely analysis
  • Experience using Excel at Macro level, with motivation to improve
  • A proven attention to detail and an ability to work independently
  • An ability to prioritize your workload and a flexible/adaptable nature that will thrive in fast paced environment

Nice to have:

  • Background in SaaS or similar recurring revenue business model (strong understanding of ARR)
  • Experience working with Great Plains, NetSuite or similar

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Month-end Financial Close procedures completed on-time
  • Minimize post-close adjustments
  • Time and accuracy/quality of reporting including commentaries to key stakeholders
  • No Controls failure

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