Senior Financial Analyst (Maternity leave replacement)

Job Description

We are looking for a dedicated and detail-oriented Senior Accountant to temporarily manage our accounting operations during a 12-month maternity leave period. The selected candidate will perform critical financial functions and maintain stringent accuracy in financial reporting, directly reporting to upper management.
 

Responsibilities

  • Manage general ledger, inventory accounting systems, and prepare detailed financial reports including month-end and year-end close.
  • Oversee all aspects of the year-end audit, ensuring compliance with audit requirements, with direct reporting on progress to upper management.
  • Conduct monthly analytical reviews of operating results to gauge the financial health of the company.
  • Undertake detailed analysis to detect discrepancies in costing, identify trends, and suggest areas for cost reduction and profitability enhancement.
  • Collaborate with operational teams to address financial discrepancies and improve financial procedures.
  • Generate and review KPI reports for executive assessment, highlighting key financial insights.
  • Ensure all tax filings and regulatory requirements are met punctually, including GST, QST, and income tax submissions.
  • Lead the accounting team effectively, ensuring continued productivity and adherence to standards during the transition period.

Job qualifications

  • Minimum 2 to 5 years’ in finance or accounting roles, with supervisory experience
  • Post secondary degree in business, accounting or finance; CPA designation (Asset)
  • Understanding of foreign exchange mechanism and implications on the results;
  • Competency in MS office (Very good knowledge of Excel, Vlookup tables …) 
  • Competency with databases and ERP systems
  • Competency in supervising an accounting team
  • Strong attention to detail and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities, with the capacity to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams
  • Bilingual (French/English)