Financial Analyst (Fixed Term, Full-Time)

Accounting & Finance
Vancouver - Hybrid, British Columbia, Canada
Posted on January 14, 2023

Great contract opportunity for a seasoned Financial Analyst to join an organization that has won several “Top Employer” awards and is recognized for having a values-based culture that promotes teamwork, innovation, and ongoing professional development.

Who- the Company: 
Our client is a reputable regulatory body with tens of thousands of members- individuals and businesses. The organization monitors the membership to ensure ethnical standards and policies are being complied with, and to provide support and consultancy to members.

What- the Opportunity:
Our client is seeking a detail oriented, analytical & results-driven individual for the position of Financial Analyst for a fixed contract term. Reporting to the Associate Director, Financial Planning, Reporting & Analysis, the Financial Analyst helps facilitate the organization’s business decision making and planning towards the achievement of its overall budget and strategic plan by providing timely, relevant and accurate reporting an analysis of each business unit’s performance against historical, budgeted and forecasted results.

Key Responsibilities:

Monthly Financial Statements Preparation

  • Review, analyze and monitor actual financial results by comparing against the budget and/or forecast to identify items that are not recorded properly and are complete before the month-end closes

  • Prepares month-end journal entries to assist in month-end process

  • Works closely with Accounting Operations to provide guidance in the proper recording of revenue receipts, expenses and accruals and to ensure compliance with accounting procedures

Monthly Financial Analysis

  • Review and analyze monthly financial results; identify and investigate issues and variances

  • Conduct regularly monthly meetings with various levels of management (budget officers includes Managers, Directors, VP, and Executives) to review, discuss, explain and provide guidance in respect to major variances to the budget and/or forecast, and the activity drivers underlying these variances

  • Review and discuss historical financial results, projected future performance and any departments' concerns or inquiries

  • Summarize and report on the findings by providing variance explanations on a regular basis by assisting in preparing Quarterly Operational report and Annual report

Annual Budget and Quarterly Forecast Preparation

  • Review, analyze and interpret business departments' assumptions for reasonableness and completeness

  • Perform variance analysis and insights to annual budget and forecast and be able to identify and explain key drivers

  • Provide analytical and technical support to budget officers in completing their annual budget and quarterly forecasts

Reports Maintenance and Ad Hoc Projects

  • Create, streamline and maintain financial reports as required

  • Ad hoc financial modeling and analysis for various initiatives

  • Review and recommend efficiencies/improvement of department processes, forms/templates, financial working paper to ensure effective and accurate data presentation

  • Conduct studies of proposed changes in methods and/or material through research and comparative analyses of past and expected future performance

Who- the Candidate:
We are looking for senior-level professionals who are self-motivated and able to work successfully in a collaborative team environment.

  • CPA designation or equivalent is required

  • Three (3) to five (5) years of Financial Analysis or equivalent experience required

  • Advanced MS Excel and financial modeling skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills, both verbally and written

  • Meticulous attention to detail, refined organizational and time management skills

  • Advanced analytical, critical thinking and research skills with the ability to problem solve

Our client is headquartered right in the heart of Downtown Vancouver. The Financial Analyst can choose to work from home up to 60% of the time.

How Much:
Competitive hourly rate commensurate with candidate’s experience, qualifications, and skills. Please discuss further with SWIM!

When & How to Apply: 
If you are qualified for, and interested in, this excellent career opportunity, please do not delay in applying as this search is moving quickly! If you already have a Recruiter at SWIM, please reach out to that consultant directly. If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit 'APPLY NOW' and send us your resume. Thanks!