Finance Business Partner
WE
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
6d ago

Company Overview

WE is a movement that brings people together and gives them the tools to change the world. Our vision is to shift the world from “me†to “we.

†Our mission is to empower all people to change the world, locally and globally, achieving transformative outcomes for themselves and others.

WE - Making doing good, doable.

Job Summary

The Sr Analyst / Finance Business Partner is responsible for partnering with the Operations and broader Finance team to provide exceptional financial and analytical support.

In this role, you will work closely with the Operations team to improve the quarterly financial forecasting process, perform variance analysis and create insightful reporting for business partners that will drive business decisions.

This role will be reporting into Director, Finance Business Partner for WE Charity in supporting lines of business under WE Charity to build a bridge between business operations, finance & accounting, HR, and Technology team for effective expense forecasting & reporting as well as implementing continuous process improvements.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Provide exceptional financial and analytical support (planning, reporting, analytics, modeling, etc.) to our Operations team, with a primary focus on people cost and charitable project expenses
  • Improve quarterly financial forecasting processes
  • Perform detailed variance analysis comparing financial performance with relevant forecasts, and create meaningful reporting to present to business partners with actionable recommendations to drive business decisions
  • Partner with business on payroll forecasting, cost centre analysis and other ad-hoc reporting
  • Be a leader in change management to implement better / best practices with business partners
  • Establish strong business partnerships with other functions throughout the organization
  • Support WE Charity Finance Director with grant application budgets and reporting
  • Having a continuous focus on process improvement and efficiency
  • Partner with the broader Finance group on special projects and financial close processes to ensure complete and accurate financials
  • Analyze data to identify opportunities for cost efficiency, and while understanding and forecasting cross-functional impacts of related business decisions
  • Qualifications and Skills

  • BA degree, or equivalent degree, in Finance, Accounting, Business, or other related quantitative field and professional accounting designation (CPA equivalent)
  • 5-7 years of progressive experience working in corporate finance or accounting, and business / financial analysis, preferably some experience in not-for-profit sector
  • Ability to build strong relationships with business partners
  • Excellent communication (both verbal and written) and intrapersonal skills a must
  • Sense of urgency and ability to work in a complex environment
  • Ability to drive change, build process and teach business partners why process and systems are required
  • Ability to systematically improve data quality and build processes that can be automated to reduce the reliance on excel and eliminate hidden rework -
  • Lean Six Sigma trained will be bonus

  • Knowledge of Dynamics 365 and Salesforce preferred
  • Comfortable dealing with ambiguity, incomplete data and performing analysis requiring hypothetical assumptions
  • Advanced level Excel skills and presentation / reporting guru
  • Superior problem solving, analytical and modeling skills, combined with ability to effectively articulate results to business leaders
  • What makes us unique..

    Social entrepreneurs Marc Kielburger and Craig Kielburger co-founded WE and WE Charity (formerly Free The Children) 20 years ago and have grown it into a family of organizations, including WE Day and ME to WE.

    WE Charity was among the first organizations in Canada to turn philanthropy on its head by creating a legally distinct social enterprise, ME to WE.

    Through the social enterprise, 50% of the profits support WE Charity, while the rest is reinvested in the social enterprise.

    LI-LC

    WE values diversity in its workforce and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. Applicants requiring a disability-

    related accommodation at any stage of WE’s recruitment process should contact the People Operations and Culture Department by email at hr we.

    org. As required by applicable legislation, WE will consult with applicants requesting such an accommodation to ensure that WE’s recruitment process takes into account their accessibility needs, including in relation to the materials or processes to be used by WE.

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