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Financial Systems Lead

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Toronto
Direct Hire
$110,550
About the Company
Our client’s vision is a circular economy today for a waste-free tomorrow. Our mission is to support compliance with individual producer responsibility through education and enforcement to foster Ontario’s circular economy, spur innovation, and protect the environment

Why Work Here
  • Culture / Selling Feature points
  • Strong engagement
  • Opportunity to be a leader on the finance team, opportunities to move into a succession planning role
  • Training and development budget
  • CPA dues and PD are covered

About the Opportunity
Systems Development & Enhancements
  • Serve as the financial systems product owner responsible for all phases of project and operational sprint lifecycles, including requirements identification, planning, testing, and deployment of finance and administrative initiatives
  • Facilitate collection and structuring of finance business needs into clearly defined requirements, utilizing formats suitable for Agile methodologies, focusing on finance/administrative systems enhancements and Salesforce billing-to-collection workflows
  • Evaluate potential impacts of system changes on user and customer experiences, offering both business and technical recommendations to guide decision-making regarding system enhancements
  • Forge and maintain strong partnerships with key business stakeholders to ensure the delivery of high-quality system configurations, customizations, and data integrations
  • Execute validation processes for all testing phases, providing support for the finance systems portfolio
  • Proactively identify, diagnose, and address system issues, collaborating with IT and external vendors as needed to devise and implement effective resolutions
  • Map out and maintain technical dependencies within system architectures and propose innovative, scalable solutions to improve efficiency and effectiveness
  • Ensure system structures effectively maintain rigorous data integrity across the ecosystem and keep up to date with releases, new features, and best practices to ensure optimal system performance and user satisfaction

Financial Process and Procedures Optimization
  • Collaborate with the Finance Manager, CFAO and cross-functional teams as required, to refine and document financial systems and process best practices, ensuring streamlined activities, enhanced data management, robust system integration, and strong internal controls
  • Continuously review and monitor performance and integration of financial systems, identify and resolve any discrepancies or inefficiencies to ensure seamless operation between platforms
  • Lead change management initiatives for financial system updates and enhancements, utilizing data analysis to identify and leverage opportunities for process improvement
  • Provide comprehensive end-user support, training and development for the financial systems portfolio, including knowledge transfer, documentation, and day to day support and advice to finance team members.
  • Prepare and maintain documentation, including requirements, specifications, process flows, and procedures for both automated and manual financial operations, aligning them with organizational policies, audit and compliance standards, and security requirements

Reporting and financial analysis
  • Design, develop, and maintain reports and dashboards across the finance systems portfolio, to meet business needs and improve operations through informed decision-making and analysis
  • Generate detailed reports and analyses on performance metrics, operational efficiencies, cost-saving opportunities, and other critical data points to drive process and financial improvements
  • Support chart of accounts and distribution rules, new product & GL set up, and maintain accurate budget and forecast data within financial systems
  • Support and perform finance and accounting duties, including but not limited to, monthly financial reporting, variance analysis, review of program revenues and analysis to support fee setting, budget and forecasts, cost allocations, and other data and information needs
  • Support the annual audit process as required

Other duties
  • Lead and/or represent the Finance Manager on various projects, assignments and/or working groups, ensuring financial perspectives are effectively integrated into outcomes
  • Support the CFAO and Finance Manager in developing and executing the annual work plan, aligning project and operational activities with strategic financial objectives
  • Proactively identify and manage dependencies between projects and deliverables, ensuring coordinated progress, timely completion, and appropriate status reporting to the CFAO and Finance Manager
  • Support and lead project management best practices within the finance and administration team, enhancing efficiency and consistency in business operations
  • Other duties as assigned

About You
  • Professional accounting designation (CPA or other relevant certifications)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Information Technology, Business Administration, or a related field; or equivalent work experience
  • Five to eight years of experience in finance, accounting and related systems
  • Proven track record in managing ERP systems such as SAP ByDesign, Salesforce, or similar platforms, with a comprehensive knowledge of financial processes and data flows
  • Extensive experience in financial reporting, budgeting, and analysis, with a deep understanding of financial principles and practices
  • Technical knowledge of data integration, system configuration, and customization techniques and principles
  • Demonstrated project management and business analysis experience; PMP certification is an asset
  • Familiarity with Agile practices and regulatory environments is an asset
  • In-depth knowledge of ERPs and integration with business systems like CRMs, with strong expertise in SAP ByDesign, Salesforce, and integration tools such as Dell Boomi; experience in banking APIs/SFTPs such as TIBCO, WinSCP or similar systems
  • Exceptional analytical and technical skills to interpret system data and drive improvements
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, proactively identifying, researching, simplifying complex information, and formulating recommendations and appropriate reports
  • Effective interpersonal and collaboration skills with diverse internal stakeholders, including technical, financial, and executive teams; adaptable and motivated to pitch in where required
  • Proficient in Microsoft 365 applications with advanced Excel skills (pivot tables, lookups, conditional formatting, array formulas, etc.).
  • Outstanding project management skills, detail-oriented and exceptionally organized, with the ability to prioritize, multitask, and thrive in a climate of change
  • Exemplary oral and written communication

Salary Range
$95,000 - $110,000/year

How to Apply
Click the “Apply Now” button and follow the instructions to submit your resume. Please know that we only accept documents in MS Word or Rich Text formats.
When referencing this job, quote #404061.

You must currently reside within the Greater Toronto Area and be permitted to work in Canada to be considered for this opportunity. A recruiter will be in touch with you if your profile meets our client’s requirements for this role.

 

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