Senior Financial Analyst

Nature's Path Foods - Richmond, BC (30+ days ago)

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We are looking for a Senior Financial Analyst to join our Nature’s Path team at our head office. This role is the link between our financial results and the business operations and contributes to the process that provides the insights and reporting that drive our continuous improvements. This role is crucial to the management and reporting within the Finance department and is a key member of the supplier relationship and payment processing function of the organization.

The ideal candidate is someone with a positive attitude who wants to make a difference, not only in their day to day work but by joining a company that believes in doing things that leave the Earth better than we found it. They will have a great understanding of accounting obtained through education or relevant work experience and be eager for an opportunity to learn the consumer packaged goods business. We look forward to hearing from you!

Key Responsibilities

Provide financial reporting and strategic support to management and cross functional departments:

Prepare period end reports, analysis, reconciliations and presentations to support the organization’s monthly and annual financial reporting requirements
Financial modelling, cost/benefit and other business analysis as needed
Work closely with various Finance departments to provide supervision, oversight and review
Develop dashboards, ad hoc reports and KPIs using Power BI
Work with technology teams to ensure accuracy of key data for various reports used for decision making in the organization. Partner with project managers and collaborate with cross-functional teams to drive process improvements with implementation of new systems or enhancement of existing systems; troubleshoot integration issues by partnering with internal and external technical teams
Collate functionality usage and continuous improvement of various financial and sales tool systems (IFS, SM1) with enhanced process and procedures recommendations
Educate operational staff in areas such as developing operating budgets, monitoring and interpreting financial information, and analyzing deviations from plan and investigating causes. Analyze current and past trends in key performance indicators including all areas of revenues, cost of sales and expenses
Monitor performance indicators, highlighting trends and analyzing causes of unexpected variance and recommending actions
Work with all stakeholders to drive efficiencies, save costs and challenge the status quo to ensure targets are delivered.

Budgeting, Planning and Forecasting

Is an integral key stakeholder in the annual commercial planning process working with sales, marketing, operations and finance
Improve tools, templates and systems used in the planning and forecasting process to ensure robustness of submissions with improved ease and accuracy.
Provide financial modeling support for various initiatives such as, but not limited to, price increases, freight allowances, etc.
Proactively identify improvements to revenue and expense forecasting and tracking models, and ensure improvements are implemented in a timely manner
Present analysis, conclusions, and recommendations in a variety of formats - orally, in written form, excel, or ppt presentation - as required

  • The description above represents the most significant essential duties of the job but does not exclude others.
Skills Required
  • CPA, Accounting degree or equivalent work experience
  • Positive, can-do attitude
  • Advanced skill level working with Microsoft Excel, and demonstrated ability working with other Microsoft Office products (PowerPoint, Outlook, Word).
  • Experience managing a team would be an asset
  • Ability to effectively communicate in an open and direct manner; detailed orientated and able to convey information clearly and concisely with strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Strong ability to work within a team as well as an ability to take initiative and work independently.