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Financial Analyst - project financials, ensuring pay outs are being done monthly, tracking actuals vs forecast

Job Type: Contract
Positions to fill: 1
Start Date: Jul 04, 2022
Job End Date: Jul 03, 2023
Pay Rate: Hourly: Negotiable
Job ID: 120322
Location: Toronto
Hiring Manager: Associate Director, GBM Project Financial Control

Location Address: Hybrid – 150 King Street W – 2 days in office/3 WFH
Contract Duration: 12 months (Possibility for extension or convert to FTE)

- 70% maintenance, 30% standard reporting and maintaining relationships and communicating the project financial piece
- Downloading multiple reports from various platforms and combining them into Excel (supporting the centralization)
- Point of contact for financial questions/ needs (provide any required details and reporting figures to stakeholders i.e. how much do we expect to see coming in in forecast)
- Forecast, accruals updates and management between stakeholders
- Cost tracking and financial reporting metrics
- Invoice processing and maintenance
- Timesheet monitoring using Clarity, Fieldglass and JIRA/Confluence, how many timesheets will they be monitoring (managing 50-60 resources)
- Maintaining vendor relationships (approx. 30-40 vendors overall)
- Contract management and record keeping
Must skills:
1) 1-3 years of experience with financial forecasting, accruals, reporting and managing project financials - see additional notes
2) 1-3 years of proven knowledge of accounting and or/ finance
3) 1-3 years of advanced Excel experience: working with large volumes of data, index match, Vlookup, complex formulas, experience centralizing information into Excel

Nice-To-Have Skills:
1. Knowledge of project management and timesheet management tools such as Clarity PPM, Fieldglass and JIRA/Confluence - please list tools used if yes
2. Capital Markets knowledge/experience (as the team is dealing with regulatory projects) - see additional notes

Degrees or certifications:
- Bachelor's degree in related field, business, finance, economics, accounting, etc

Additional Notes:
- Finance /accounting experience included: Actuals vs. Accruals vs. Forecast, Capital vs. Operating expense, how financial projects work, development vs. research phases etc.
- Capital Markets knowledge includes: regulatory reporting, knowing general framework of how it works, why are regulations created in the first place: knowing related terminology will help them communicate with PMs and other stakeholders
- When sourcing, you can also look for operations analysts, PCOs – the main point is someone who has a solid grasp of accounting/finance and will be able to use their analytical skills to hit the ground running in role.
- Not looking for someone senior