Financial Analyst - FP&A

Finance Ottawa, Ontario Remote - Canada


Position at J2 Cloud Services

The ideal candidate possesses strong business acumen and a dynamic personality to support the Director, FP&A in the analysis and planning; she/he will prepare, summarize, and present detailed KPI analytics and fact findings.  

This person will be required to meet critical deadlines, handling multiple tasks with shifting priorities, while maintaining organization and efficiency.  Experienced in KPI driven forecasting and planning, management reporting/presentation, and an ability to identify variance components and explanation is critical.  Key partner in helping team drive commercial results and deliver financial excellence. 

This position requires strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with all levels of management.

Job Duties:

  1. Prepare monthly revenue rolling forecast and provide actual vs. budget and actual vs. rolling forecast explanations
  2. Assess and track key performance indicators and perform trend analysis to build sound forecasting
  3. Create, manage and perform various financial models to deliver meaningful information to business units
  4. Work with business units to review revenue and expense rolling forecast assumptions
  5. Responsible for generating daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly recurring operational metrics reporting to support Operations and Finance Team for monthly close
  6. Assist in developing and implementing opportunities to streamline work processes
  7. Other projects including ad-hocs as required  
Job Requirements and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting
  • 1-3 years’ experience in financial planning and data analytics
  • Advanced to Expert Excel (nested if statements, sumifs, index lookup, pivot tables, etc)
  • Experience in analyzing/summarizing large sets of data using Excel with the ability to identify issues and make recommendations
  • Proven ability to function efficiently in an environment with multiple and shifting priorities
  • Excellent organizational skills and detail-oriented
  • Communicates effectively, both written and verbal
  • Takes initiative and acts without waiting for direction
  • Strives for continuous improvement
  • Ability to easily learn new systems/software