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Senior Financial Analyst, Risk Management & Process Improvement


This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted September 8, 2017.

Job DescriptionSenior Financial Analyst, Risk Management & Process Improvement The Opportunity Reporting to the Senior Manager, Risk Management & Process Improvement, you will make a direct contribution to business success by driving processes improvements, primarily in finance, to improve our ability to deliver exceptional value to our customers. You will work alongside the Senior Manager, and other financial professionals, gaining opportunities to build a strong finance foundation. You will be involved in documenting processes, recommending improvements, driving buy-in for improvements, and building appropriate internal controls to improve the way we work and to enhance the internal control environment * Understand and document divisional and corporate financial close processes, with the objective to drive improvements to reduce month-end cycle time to industry standard, and to improve financial reporting * Understand process requirements, bottlenecks, dependencies, and system limitations from key stakeholders by conducting interviews, process walk troughs, and /or through supporting the facilitation of process improvement workshops throughout the organization * Collaborate with finance teams to identify process improvements, with the objectives to assemble action plans for implementation of process and system improvements * Liaise with Finance Systems team to execute on action plan items requiring system improvements * Produce, and disseminate training content to educate finance teams on implemented processes and/or systems * Establish strong working relationships with corporate finance teams, divisional finance teams, and business partners to effectively communicate and affect process change * Analyze implemented processes and systems performance, and support the facilitation of post-mortems on process improvements * Other duties as assigned T he Person We are looking for a candidate with the following: Education and Experience * CPA designation is required * Minimum 5 years of work experience in an external/internal audit function * University degree at the bachelor level or above in commerce or business administration * Solid understanding of the principles of risk management, system development processes, and Lean process re-engineering principles Skills and Attributes * Strong critical thinking, interpersonal and relationship management skills