Senior Financial Analyst, Financial Planning and Analysis

Job Description

Posted on: 
July 12, 2022

About Us

The Ontario Cannabis Store provides safe, responsible access to recreational cannabis for adults 19 and older. We operate the provincial online store for recreational cannabis in Ontario and are the exclusive provincial wholesaler to authorized private retail stores.

Working at the OCS is a unique opportunity to be part of an agile start-up in a ground-breaking new industry. We’re a diverse team passionate about delivering a great customer experience, working together with mutual respect and building value out of our differences. We’re an inclusive organization that understands that delivering great results comes out of ensuring every voice is heard.

About the Role

We’re looking for a Senior Financial Analyst (FP&A) to join our Finance team. The Senior Financial Analyst for FP&A will support the company’s overall growth. As a Senior Financial Analyst (FP&A), you will use your strong financial knowledge to add narratives to financial figures, forecasts/budgets and provide robust solutions to complex financial problems. The Senior Financial Analyst (FP&A) will work to find innovative ways to report on finances and communicate with transparency across all platforms. In addition, you will assist in preparing a wide range of ad hoc financial planning reports and streamlining Microsoft Excel-based financial models.

About Your Day

  • Foster and develop strategic business partnerships with functional and departmental leaders
  • Create and maintain financial adhoc reports, briefings and presentations for the Senior Leadership Team
  • Complete monthly/quarterly/ annual variance analysis and provide reports to the different business units
  • Provide management with timely adhoc financial analysis and reports as needed (i.e. revenue and cost analysis, budget reviews, forecasting and business analytics)
  • Develop and maintain financial models, forecasting tools and other analytical tools while monitoring trends and identifying exceptions
  • Assist the Senior Manager, FP&A with the development and monitoring of the budget, forecast, dashboards and a three-year business plan
  • Develop new processes and reporting using BI tools to gain a better understanding of the company’s financial landscape
  • Identify, quantify and address areas of risk and opportunities within the business
  • Create and provide financial insights/analysis using tools like Excel, Microsoft D365, and Microsoft Power BI
  • Identify and execute against ad hoc analytical projects that deepen business insight and drive value within the OCS
  • Liase with Information Technology to assist in the implementation and maintenance of a financial planning tool

About You

  • Post-secondary education in Finance / Accounting or related fields
  • CPA designation (CA, CGA, CMA) is required
  • 3+ years of experience in finance or accounting with a minimum of 2 years of experience in Financial Planning & Analysis
  • Strong technical and analytical skills (Excel, Access, PowerPoint)
  • Proficiency with Business Intelligence tools is a strong asset (i.e. Power BI)
  • Strong analytical, interpretive, and problem-solving skills to provide professional analysis and recommendations
  • Experience with preparing presentations for the Board of Directors and Senior Leadership team
  • Experience using Microsoft Dynamics 365 is an asset
  • Retail experience is an asset
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Detail oriented and strong organizational skills

Remote Work

  • This position offers a Hybrid work schedule. You will be required to be in the office a minimum of 1 day each week, with the ability to work from home for the remaining workdays (subject to specific business needs requiring office attendance).
  • When working from home, a reliable internet connection is required. Remote work is supported with cloud-based applications and collaboration tools (i.e., MS Teams)

Job Details

  • City: Toronto, ON
  • Employment Type: Full-time, Permanent
  • Required Travel: Rare, usually within the GTA
  • Application Deadline: July 13, 2022, at 11:59AM

We are committed to providing an accessible, equitable and inclusive candidate and employee experience. We provide reasonable accommodation throughout the recruitment process and in employment. If you require an accommodation, please let us know, we will work with you to meet your needs.


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