Financial Analyst
Canadian Red Cross
Barrie, ON, CA
1d ago

Join the world’s largest humanitarian network. The Canadian Red Cross Society, a not for profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping Canadians, as well as the most vulnerable throughout the world, is currently seeking a Financial Analyst.

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Finance, Community Health & Wellness, you will be responsible for monitoring, analyzing, reconciling and completing monthly reports ensuring accuracy of financial records for internal & external parties in accordance with the accounting principles with Canadian Red Cross, established policies and procedures, relevant legislation, government guidelines, local contract requirements and audit requirements.

You will enjoy :

Culture : an organization that is guided by by our fundamental principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality

Flexibility : alternative work arrangements and paid time off for those life happens moments

Employee Benefits : comprehensive health and dental plan, pension plan with matching contributions and competitive vacation entitlements

Meaningful Work : the opportunity to grow and learn through meaningful work at one of Canada’s largest non-profit organizations

Who you are :

  • You are adaptive you have good judgment and the ability to make recommendations and support them
  • You are a strong communicator you are able to adapt your communication style to work collaboratively with all levels of an organization
  • You are an analyst you are highly data driven, process focused, a critical thinker and a problem solver
  • In this role you will :

  • Reconcile bank accounts daily or weekly to the general ledger.
  • Investigate, identify and research any misplaced items for all bank accounts, collaborating as necessary with Accounts Receivable and Donation Processing teams.
  • Reconcile bank accounts daily or weekly (depending on volume of transactions) to the general ledger. In
  • Participate in general ledger accounting support during the month end close process.
  • Provide support to management regarding all financial reporting responsibilities.
  • Monitor petty cash, postage and printing in the Ontario region, ensuring any journal entries and reports are prepared as required.
  • Handle any vendor invoices.
  • Liaise with vendors for office equipment and document shredding / archiving.
  • Support internal and external audits as needed.
  • Identify deficiencies in accounting processes and recommends areas of improvement
  • Analyse balance sheet account balances on a monthly basis.
  • Liaise with Departmental and Program staff to confirm account balances as well as investigate and rectify discrepancies.
  • Identify any errors or omissions and prepares correcting journal entries as required.
  • Prepares monthly reconciliation reports with clear and concise information
  • We’re looking for :

  • Post-secondary education or University degree in Finance, Business Administration or a related field
  • Three to five years of work-related experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Demonstrated computer skills in MS Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge and understanding of accounting theory, techniques and policies.
  • Superior organization and time management skills reflected in ability to prioritize and multi-task.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to problem-solve and think outside the box.
  • Professionalism and strong interpersonal skills; able to work collaboratively within a team and build positive relationships.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and take initiative as necessary.
  • Good judgment and ability to make recommendations and support them.
  • Superior Excel skills.
  • Experience with AX Dynamics would be an asset.
  • Fluency in both official languages would be an asset
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