Analyst, Financial Planning & Analysis

AIR MILES - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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The AIR MILES Reward Program has earned the trust and support of more than two-thirds of Canadian households. For over two decades, we have helped our Partners use Canada’s most widely accepted loyalty currency, AIR MILES® reward miles, to influence customer behavior, drive profitability, and build long-term relationships.

We are on a transformative journey to modernize our AIR MILES systems. We are in search of innovative, collaborative, and future oriented personalities to help build the future of AIR MILES.

As part of the Financial Planning & Analysis team, we are looking for an individual who has strong business acumen and knowledge of accounting best practices.

Reporting to the Associate Director, Planning and Analysis you will support the FP&A team to develop forecasts and financial plans on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis. This role also contains a large degree of adhoc tasks including variance analysis, trend analysis and short-term forecasting (1-2 years).

On your AIR MILES adventure, you will:
Lead month-end process by working closely with the financial reporting team to ensure actual results are supported and captured correctly; identify and explain any variances to forecast
Participate in the monthly, quarterly and budget forecast processes in conjunction with the FP&A team and business groups by assisting in inputting forecasts, completing driver analysis, reconciling consolidation roll-up procedures and streamlining existing processes
Work with the financial planning tools develop and maintain processes to ensure forecasts are accurately reflected and create summary management reporting to distribute and inform key stakeholders
Create adhoc financial analysis for business partners and Finance management to deliver recommendations and resulting action items for the business including variance and trending analysis.
Prepare relevant graphs, insights and analysis as inputs into senior management presentations
Assist in performing user acceptance testing on new system projects and enhancements
Support the Purchase Order (PO) procurement process by creating and managing the PO requisitions and POs in partnership with the business
Support the capital process by gathering time tracking data for labour capitalization and support for related journal entries

These are the essential requirements to thrive in this role:
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or related field
1-3 years of directly related work experience in finance
Strong knowledge of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Knowledge of Hyperion, Essbase, Peoplesoft are an asset (preferred, not required)
Strong aptitude to learn and a collaborative mindset
Strong communication/relationship building skills
Experience supporting Technology groups

There’s a reason we’re recognized as one of the best places to work year after year: We give you more than a place to work, we give you a place to grow your career and we make it a priority to give back to the causes you care about. That’s what sets us apart.

About AIR MILES

Today, there are more ways than ever to engage shoppers. At AIR MILES, we believe that understanding the people behind the purchase is key to winning their hearts – and their wallets. For over two decades and from more than fifty locations around the globe, we have paired expertise in shopper behavior with advanced analytics to uncover the data-driven insights that drive successful loyalty, marketing and merchandising solutions. At AIR MILES, we know that in coming together we are at our strongest – and that together we can help shape the future for our clients, their shoppers and our communities. AIR MILES is an Alliance Data company. For more information, visit www.loyalty.com

About ADS

Alliance Data® (NYSE: ADS) is a leading global provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions serving large, consumer-based industries. The Company creates and deploys customized solutions, enhancing the critical customer marketing experience; the result is measurably changing consumer behavior while driving business growth and profitability for some of today's most recognizable brands. Alliance Data helps its clients create and increase customer loyalty through solutions that engage millions of customers each day across multiple touch points using traditional, digital, mobile and emerging technologies. An S&P 500 and Fortune 500 company headquartered in Plano, Texas, Alliance Data consists of three businesses that together employ more than 16,000 associates at approximately 100 locations worldwide. For more information, visit www.alliancedata.com

Alliance Data is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Accordingly, we will make reasonable accommodations to respond to the needs of people with disabilities in accordance with legislation.

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Company: AIR MILES

Primary Location: CAN - Canada-2084 - Ontario-50419 - Toronto-40-LOY - Toronto
Work Locations: 40-LOY - Toronto Toronto M5A 0L6
Job: Accounting-Finance
Organization: LoyaltyOne
Schedule: Regular
Job Type: Full-time
Job Posting: Jun 25, 2020, 10:26:55 AM
Division: Corporate