Financial Analyst
D2L
Kitchener, Ontario
2d ago

JOB SUMMARY :

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis, the Financial Analyst will support our FP&A team and senior leaders across the business.

This is a highly visible role that requires development of partnership relationships with business leaders. This position will help the FP&A team and organization operate more effectively by providing data and information that allows leaders to keep a pulse on their business.

HOW WILL I MAKE AN IMPACT?

  • Identify, clarify and investigate discrepancies and exceptions in general ledger, forecast and budget
  • Support the monthly reporting process including month end accounting functions (accruals & variance analysis), re-forecasting functions (prepaid commitments, headcount reporting) and providing financial reporting to the team
  • Run and analyze standard financial reports, often from multiple system
  • Assist in providing accurate and timely analysis to team and stakeholders with financial commentary to enable decision making
  • Maintenance of budget trackers, purchase orders, prepaid commitments and year-to-date spending against budget and forecast
  • Assist in determining if items are in budget to facilitate purchase requests and other ad hoc questions about budget
  • Review and approval of select purchase requests
  • Interpretation and reconciliation of vendors contracts
  • Assist with various special projects for stakeholders as required
  • Communicate financial information in a way that is easily understood by non-financial people in one-on-one situations, small groups, via email and phone
  • Actively engages with colleagues to further understanding of financial reports and systems
  • Participate as a subject matter expert in special projects and take ownership of ad hoc analysis as required
  • Actively seek opportunities to improve and streamline processes
  • Cooperates and collaborates with colleagues as appropriate; works in partnership with others; delivers on commitments to the team / organization
  • WHAT YOU'LL BRING TO THE ROLE :

  • 2+ years’ experience in a Financial Analysis capacity
  • Proven experience in communication of results and collaboration with a variety of stakeholders
  • Project and teamwork ideally in an international, remote and dynamic environment
  • Self-starter
  • Ability to perform requested tasks autonomously
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, communication and organizational skills
  • Interest in process improvement and ability to demonstrate innovative thinking
  • Ability to quickly learn and embrace new technologies / process improvements
  • Attention to detail and commitment to see projects through to the end
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel computing skills, including advanced knowledge of Pivot Tables and Lookup functions
  • Experience with Netsuite / OpenAir, Salesforce, Adaptive Insights and PowerBI are considered an asset
  • Experience with US GAAP is considered an asset
  • EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS :

  • Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Business Administration degree, preferably with emphasis in Accounting / Finance.
  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) or working towards a CPA designation is an asset
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