Financial Analyst

Toronto, ON

Employment Type: Temporary Industry: Brokerage/Finance Job Number: 60542
Financial Analyst
Duration: 4-5 Months
Location: Toronto
Compensation: $30 per hour

Our government-sector client is looking for a Financial Analyst to provide financially-informed analytical support to specific assigned divisions.  The candidates must understand the financial, capital assets, and accounting impact of business processes, and is able to evaluate current and future business activities in terms of audit, legal and reporting requirements to ensure timely and accurate accounting and operational excellence. Working under the direction of the Manager of Finance, Planning and Analysis, the Financial Analyst will be responsible for processing A/R and A/P, reconciling accounts and fulfilling ad hoc requests.


  • Back fill of existing resource during ERP project:
    • Review each invoice and code each deliverable to funding source, release, project name, sub-project and Software development lifecycle
    • Accounts Payable – update GL and processing of invoices
    • Managed and facilitate PO, WO and MACDs
    • Prepare monthly accruals
    • Inventory Management and Reconciliation
    • Accounts Receivable and Transit Agency Year End support
    • Ad hoc requests


  • University degree in Accounting, Finance, Math or Commerce or related discipline Knowledge of best practices related to service delivery
  • CPA Accounting designation (CPA: CA/CGA/CMA)            
  • Experience providing subject matter expertise to non-finance business leaders, partners and committee members, assisting in interpretation of financial data for decision-making and providing commentary
  • Experience guiding and mentoring other financial professionals on the team; establishing policies and procedures for analysis and reporting and reviewing their work when requested
  • Highly competent in the use of Accounting and Reporting software, e.g. Oracle, Microsoft Office (Excel)
  • Ability to conduct or take part in financial investigations to ensure meeting or exceeding audit and legal requirements
  • Ability to tests new functionality from an accounting/financial control perspective and provide impact assessments
  • Ability to make recommendations for process and control improvements, including automating technology or accounting practices and providing clear standards of practice, protocols and direction for internal and external partners
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Ability to work with all levels of staff
  • Comfort with complexity and ambiguity
  • Ability to quickly learn new concepts and tools
  • Strong attention to detail

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