Senior Financial Analyst

Finance and Accounting Toronto, Ontario


Description

Senior Financial Analyst
Financial Planning & Analysis

Introduction:
Pivotree architects, builds, hosts and manages a wide range of commerce experiences for well-known domestic and global brands. Customers turn to Pivotree as their trusted partner when they want to grow revenue, increase online and in-store traffic, improve customer experience, grow a loyal customer base, achieve operational efficiencies, and higher profits.

Pivotree is a privately-held and venture backed company with an aggressive growth objective including strategic acquisitions. 2018 was a transformational year for Pivotree with the combination of three existing businesses in this sector: Tenzing, ThinkWrap and Spark:Red. Our combined team is made up of a diverse blend of engineers, solution architects, programmers, UI developers, project managers and analysts who work together to create and manage next-generation commerce excellence. We hold ourselves to the very highest standards and our employees take great pride in our accomplishments.

Position Summary:

We are currently seeking a highly motivated Senior Financial Analyst to support strategic business decisions through financial models, forecasts, business and financial analysis, industry research, and special projects.

The ideal candidate will be a trained accounting/business professional with excellent communication skills, looking to advance his/her career in a high-growth, entrepreneurial company where change happens on a daily basis. He/she is hands-on and detailed-oriented but always seeks to understand the “bigger picture” and the strategic value of his/her work.

This position will be based out of downtown Toronto and will report to the Director of Financial Planning & Analysis.

ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Analyze spending patterns by vendor and, working with cross-functional teams, identify opportunities for cost savings
  • Analyze profitability by product/service/customer across the lines of business;
  • Create financial models and templates for pricing and profitability analysis for existing and new products/services
  • Assist with budgeting, forecasting and business planning across multiple business units and multiple geographies;
  • Assist with board, key ratios and business KPI reporting and preparation
  • Assist with diligence process for potential acquisitions;
  • Assist with fundraising material preparation;
  • Educate owners of operating business units with financial data and analytics to support their decision-making;
  • Identify and recommend process improvements within the finance department and across all operating units;
  • Recommend and assist with implementing company financial tools; and
  • Adhoc analysis and projects as requested 

SKILLS & COMPETENCIES:
This position requires someone with the following skills and background:

  • MBA, CPA or CFA designation
  • At least 5 years of experience in a financial role including experience as an analyst, as well as budgeting and forecasting
  • Expert in MS excel
  • Experience with M&A activities in a growing, fast-paced organization is preferred

This positon requires someone with the following competencies:

  • Strong understanding of accounting principles and systems
  • Exceptional analytical skills with the ability to dig into an issue or problem with minimal supervision
  • Outstanding communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Highly responsible with a strong sense of ownership and commitment to deadlines
  • Detail-oriented with high work quality and ethics
  • Flexible team player – highly adaptable and comfortable with change
  • Curiosity – this person should not be content with status quo – this position requires someone who is comfortable in recommending improvements to any and all processes company-wide.