Financial Analyst I
Seaspan ULC
Vancouver Shipyards - North Vancouver, BC
6d ago

Duties / Accountabilities

Federal Fleet Renewal Cost Transactions

  • Analyze and classify cost transaction data extracted from various systems, which include but are not limited to : timekeeping applications, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne (JDE) General Ledger, material requirements planning system, and various spreadsheets.
  • Perform manual calculations and / or verify the accuracy of automated and system-generated revenue calculations.
  • Assemble cost database files and supporting documentation by compiling data from various sources, or by preparing supporting schedules / calculations.
  • Perform reconciliations and resolve data discrepancies to ensure accuracy of customer invoices.
  • Liaise with operational and financial personnel on relevant invoicing information.
  • Assist in ensuring adherence to internal policies and controls that support the current processes.
  • Update various databases needed, identify any anomalies and perform / recommend corrective and preventive actions.
  • Financial Close Process

  • Support the Shipyards Finance team in completing month / quarter / year-end financial close process.
  • Receive and review revenue and cost accrual information from PMO and process journal entries.
  • Assist in preparing division scorecards and KPI reports.
  • Financial Analysis & Operational Support

  • Support the Shipyards Finance group in delivering financial analyses, modelling, budgeting, forecasting and accounting services.
  • Provide ad-hoc analyses in response to queries or to support various initiatives.
  • Participate in process and procedure documentation.
  • Contribute to process improvement efforts.
  • Complete Statistics Canada requests for information and reports and submits to Accounting Manager for review and sign off.
  • Prepare year-end accounting schedules and working papers as required; including providing assistance in the preparation of additional working papers requested by the Accounting Manager for the annual external audit.
  • Assists in any external audits or review (i.e., Assurances Canada, SRED, etc.).
  • Education and Experience

  • Candidate preferred to be in the process obtaining a CPA designation
  • Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or Commerce.
  • 3 years of progressive accounting and financial analysis experience, focus on revenue and cost accounting, or complex billing / invoicing preferred.
  • Skills, Knowledge and Required Competencies

  • Proven ability to prepare a variety of financial statements, reports and analyses.
  • Strong understanding of accounting concepts (particularly accruals and deferrals).
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to complete accurate reviews of detailed information.
  • Understanding of program / project management concepts and terminology.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills with the ability to work under tight deadlines.
  • A self-starter, ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Intermediate computer skills, advanced Excel skills (macros, pivot table, lookups) and experience working with relational database programs.
  • Working knowledge on enterprise resource programs (ERP); preference given to those with experience using JD Edwards Enterprise One and SAP Business Objects Web Intelligence or similar applications.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to convey information to audiences with non-financial / accounting backgrounds.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills; ability to get along with diverse personalities and be a team player.
  • Customer service oriented, with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with multiple client groups.
  • Must be able to meet requirements for Canadian Controlled Goods Program and Canadian Security clearance.
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