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Manager, Business Planning and Analysis

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About the Company

Our client is a provides interment rights, cremations, funerals and associated merchandise and services. They are looking for a Manager, Business Planning and Analysis who will provide leadership to the Financial Analysis (“FA”) team and company

Why Work Here

  • Canadian owned
  • Long tenured employees
  • Lots of interesting work and projects, company is always trying to improve on current processes and grow

About the Opportunity

  • Ensures the FA team achieves and completes its goals, objectives, tasks, projects and initiatives, regularly monitoring and enhancing the team structure and resources. Ensures goals, objectives and activities are aligned with the Company’s strategy and the DoF is kept informed of the progress of the FA team’s tasks and projects.
  •  Motivates, coaches, engages and directs the FA team’s employees, ensuring individual and team performance expectations are achieved. Recruits, hires, trains and supports direct reports. Promotes a culture of inclusion and diversity and work/life balance for employees. Prepares and updates business continuity and succession plans for the FA team.
  • Prepares or reviews business and financial analyses (“Business Cases”) of proposed capital and burial space inventory expenditures, leveraging complex financial models and ensuring an acceptable ROI is achieved and reasonable assumptions are used. Presents analyses to the DoF (and the CFO as required), and makes recommendations related thereto.
  • Responds to financial and business queries from colleagues and prepares financial analyses of business proposals for all levels of management. Presents findings to the DoF and makes recommendations related thereto.
  • Prepares or assists with the preparation of Business Cases for potential acquisitions and divestitures. Oversees and directs due diligence reviews. Assists in transitioning acquisitions to the Company and dispositions to the new owners.
  • Analyzes actual performance of capital and burial space inventory projects against Business Cases assumptions, communicates the results of these analyses to the DoF and makes recommendations for changes to assumptions utilized in future Business Cases as a result of the findings.
  • Liaises and communicates with colleagues at all levels from within the Accounting and Analysis Department ("AAD") and outside the department, as required, to ensure that accurate and meaningful analysis and reporting is performed.
  • Oversees and prepares various other analyses and reconciliations and identifies and takes action to address issues or opportunities. Examples of such analyses and reconciliations include: Burial Space and Cancellation Analysis, Provision for Slow-Moving Crypts and Niches, Return on Assets, Analysis of Marginal Branch Earnings, Cash Flow Forecasts, Deferred Losses on Memorials and Vaults, etc.
  • Ensures that budgets are completed and distributed within established deadlines and prepares or oversees certain elements of the annual budget and the five-year forecast projections. Prepares or analyzes the monthly budget allocations, ensuring reasonable assumptions are used.
  •  Reviews monthly income statements and the monthly consolidated financial package and isolates unusual budget and prior year variances requiring explanation in coordination with the Finance Department’s senior management group. Oversees and assists with the investigation, analysis and reporting on financial variances compared to the budget and prior year.
  • Compiles and analyzes historical financial results and metrics and identifies key trends. Communicates results of analyses to the DOF and CFO in support of future business decisions and in response to financial queries from internal and external stakeholders.
  • Continually strives to streamline, document, enhance and automate AAD reporting, analysis, processes and systems, striving to maximize efficiencies, ensure integrity and minimize costs. Liaises with the Information Technology Department on issues and enhancements in coordination with the FA team’s Senior Financial Analyst.
  •  Analyzes branch and product pricing, costing and profitability. Makes recommendations for improving sales and profit maximization. Influences key decision-makers to ensure appropriate changes are made.
  • Oversees the preparation and reporting of the annual and quarterly competitive benchmarking analyses. Monitors and reports on changes in competitors’ results, accounting policies, structure and strategy.
  • Develops, directs implementation of, monitors and assures compliance with accounting policies and procedures designed to increase efficiency and control. Communicates new policies and procedures to affected departments.
  • Performs other duties, as required

About You

  • CPA
  • 6+ years of accounting and finance experience within a complex and diverse accounting environment, including 2 years in supervisory or management roles
  • Experience with business and financial analysis, including working with sophisticated financial models, performing sensitivity analysis, business report writing and forecasting

Salary Range

$110,000 - $140,000/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 #299219.

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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