Financial Reporting Analyst, Retail & Sales Audit
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
3d ago

Job Overview

MEC is recruiting for a Financial Reporting Analyst, Retail and Sales Audit. This person will have a minimum 3 to 5 years of experience in financial reporting, Point of Sale ( POS ) and transactional troubleshooting, and process improvement.

Retail experience is a plus.

This position is responsible for supporting the Loss Prevention Manager to coordinate Sales Audit and Accounts Receivable activities in such a manner to gain optimal effectiveness and efficiency.

Financial records and transactions pertaining to the retail function are consistently and accurately maintained in accordance with ASPE and MEC’s internal policies.

Process improvements are identified and implemented in collaboration with other Finance work groups, the Retail Operations team and IT.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Act as work group lead to administer all sales audit functions. This includes coordinating between the Loss Prevention and Sales Audit Representatives and Sales Audit and Accounts Receivable Clerk to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Review work streams and processes identifying and implementing process improvements with a focus on finding efficiencies.
  • Collaborate with the sales audit team to review identified trends and develop strategies to improve performance.
  • Ensure Sales Audit and Accounts Receivable ( SAAR ) functions are completed correctly and on a timely basis.
  • Record journal entries on a weekly basis and at period-end in accordance with the Financial Reporting calendar.
  • Prepare period-end and year-end reconciliations, checklists and schedules as required.
  • Act as the main point of contact for the External auditors for all items related to Sales Audit and Accounts Receivable.
  • Assist store and order management senior staff teams with Point of Sale ( POS ) problem-solving and act as high-level Sales Order Desktop Application ( SODA ) support person.
  • Lead Subject Matter Expert (SME) for POS or SODA related upgrades or projects including ERP testing and upgrades.
  • Review transactions to identify anomalies and investigate potential fraudulent or out of policy activities by staff or members.
  • Work with Marketing, to execute Gift Card related campaigns.
  • To work with Operations, Marketing, Merchandise, IT, and other Finance work groups as new initiatives arise in developing and implementing new procedures at the POS and SODA.
  • Execute store / system set up for new locations, store closures or relocations.
  • Qualifications

  • 3 to 5 years of experience in financial reporting
  • CPA designation with experience in full cycle accounting, analysis, reconciliations, and period-end and year-end processes.
  • Proven ability to execute process improvements.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively across an organization to influence and change behaviors.
  • Experience in presenting and communicating with management.
  • Experience in data & analytics will be an asset
  • Great communication skills you listen first, then share knowledge. This goes for both speaking and writing.
  • An appreciation for clear policies and processes.
  • Experience in the Retail industry will be an asset
  • Excellent skills in Windows, Excel, Word and Outlook.
  • Experience with power query, power pivot and power BI) would be an asset
  • You can handle many tasks at the same time and meet deadlines, while keeping cool.
  • You always dot your i’s and cross your t’s.
  • A good team player attitude, even when things get a little crazy. But you’re just as comfortable working solo.
  • You’re flexible, adaptable you love doing something new and different.
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