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Financial Analyst

The Role

An analytical and resourceful individual with excellent organizational and communication skills.  This individual must be agile in the way they think and be able to pivot and be comfortable rolling up their sleeves and dig in to find solutions. The financial analyst role is key in two significant areas. First in providing reliable, timely and accurate financial information to assist management in the process of strategic decision making to deliver the business requirements. Second to lead the internal control assessment process across the Canadian organization. Both are key to grow the business and sustain our competitive advantage with moms and consumers.

 

Reporting To: Financial Planning and Analysis Manager

Employment Type: Contract

Location: Hybrid Kanata/ Mississauga Ontario

What you'll do

Business Controls

  • Lead the internal control assessment processes and procedures across the organization.
  • Ensure that internal control issues are anticipated, and audit infractions are avoided by performing internal control reviews throughout the year, including yearend assessments.
  • Where necessary create and update control documentation.
  • Reviews any deficiencies identified and develops/implements remedial plans.

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Financial Planning/Reporting/Analysis

  • Responsible for all accounting, compliance, planning, control, and reporting activities related to Marketing, Retail Trade and Coupon for Health portfolio in Canada.
  • Responsible for data input during planning at lowest level (by program, segment, expense, month)
  • Ongoing maintenance/updates of forecast through estimates/contracts (rolling forecast)
  • Publish weekly project/segment status reports & budget/LV summaries to the brand teams reflecting outstanding issues & follow through on requirements 
  • Monthly meetings conducted with the marketing & retail teams providing budget & status report updates, working 3 months out giving the team visibility to more efficiently manage the spend, reinvest savings earlier, to drive the top line. 
  • Continually share learning’s, best practices & consistently challenge the vendors & marketing team to optimize our investment

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  • Responsible to review/analyze general ledger accounts related to Trade investment, coupon and marketing cost perform account reconciliations and prepare adjusting journal entries.
  • Prepare brand and customer profit & loss statements.
  • Assisting with the month-end close process and the reporting of results to Corporate
  • Provide ongoing financial support to marketing & retail teams including day to day coaching with regards to spend.

System support

  • Support enhancement projects for new budget & Planning tools
  • Being the super user and system admin of Allocadia system including daily system operation supports, finance monthly schedule, access application process, training new user, lead process and procedure change for the system

How do you know you're a fit

Experience

  • Minimum of 3-5-years’ experience in relevant Finance/Accounting position

Competencies

  • Have previously demonstrated ability to be agile and taking on a variety of tasks and seeking solutions to new problems
  • Accounting knowledge (journal entries, account reconciliations, & analysis) with excellent attention to detail, solid analytical ability and comfortable manipulating and analyzing complex and high-volume data sets.
  • Knowledge interpreting, following and creating finance/accounting policies, procedures and working papers.
  • Working knowledge of business and internal controls standards and processes at a public company
  • Knowledge of key computer software packages (example: SAP) and is proficient in pulling data from these packages for use in relevant analysis.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills.

Equality

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, disability or medical condition; colour, ethnicity, race, citizenship, and national origin; religion; pregnancy, family status and caring responsibilities; sexual orientation; sex, gender identity, gender expression, and transgender identity; protected veteran status; size or any other basis protected by appropriate law. 


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