Financial Analyst - Temporary

Toronto, ON

Employment Type: Temporary Industry: Brokerage/Finance Job Number: 62884
Financial Analyst - Temporary
Location: Downtown Toronto
Duration: 9.5 Month Contract
Compensation: Competitive Hourly Rate

Our government-sector client is looking for a Financial Analyst to join their team for 9.5-month contract. Working under the direction of the Manager of Financial Reconciliations, the Financial Analyst will perform a variety of tasks to support the Financial Operations team, which will include performing reconciliations, investigating variances and managing various general ledger accounts in a high volume, complex transaction environment.


  • Conducts, participates in and oversees daily/weekly/monthly financial reconciliation and reporting processes and performs various financial analyses in support of the business operations.
  • Analyzing, investigating, uncovering and resolving process exceptions, out-of-balance situations and other operational finance incidents, as required.
  • Performing daily, weekly and monthly reconciliations and control points to ensure funds are balanced and creating journal entries for general ledger adjustments, as required.
  • Compiles daily, weekly and monthly reports (i.e. monthly financial status and performance) for internal management and external business partners.
  • Analyzes and/or reconciles various internal and external reports to ensure the completeness and integrity of the integrated reports (e.g. data extracts, financial system reports, third party reports).
  • Conducts and oversees financial analyses, projects and processes; conducts or participates in complex and comprehensive financial investigations.
  • Creates and applies reporting templates, financial models and automated processes to meet legal and corporate standards, including meeting deadlines.
  • Provides financially-informed analytical support, understanding the financial and accounting impact of business processes and evaluating current and future business activities.
  • Provides subject matter expertise to support finance operational decisions, including accounting entries or development of business proposals and business cases as it affects the financial system and operating processes.
  • Ensuring financial processes and reconciliations are aligned with established procedures and controls and providing recommendations for improvements.
  • Works closely with auditors and others to maintain financial integrity of the business and increase understanding of financial applications, controls, and standards.
  • Collaborating and interacting with internal and/or external business partners and transit agencies, regarding regular reporting and responding to inquiries and information requests.


  • University degree in Commerce, Business, Finance, Accounting or a related discipline
  • 3 years of experience as a Financial Analyst
  • Knowledge of best practices related to financial services or payment industry
  • Experience guiding and mentoring other financial professionals on the team; establishing policies and procedures for analysis and reporting and reviewing their work when requested
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Excel, Access, PowerPoint; experience with MS Dynamics would be an asset
  • Ability to make recommendations for process and control improvements (e.g. automating technology or accounting practices) and provides clear standards of practice, protocols and direction for internal and external partners
  • Ability to test new functionality from an accounting/reconciliation/financial control perspective and provide impact assessments
  • Strong time management and organizational skills, ability to multi-task and take direction from or work with multiple parties
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Ability to work with all levels of staff and external clients (i.e. Transit Agencies)
  • Comfort with complexity and ambiguity
  • Ability to quickly learn new concepts and tools
  • Strong attention to detail

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