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Financial Analyst to provide monthly, tracking actuals vs forecast, preparing accruals, conducting financial forecasting and liaising with project managers

Job Type: Contract
Positions to fill: 1
Start Date: Oct 03, 2022
Job End Date: Oct 02, 2023
Pay Rate: Hourly: Negotiable
Job ID: 123045
Location: Toronto
Financial Analyst
Location Address: Hybrid – 150 King Street W – 2 days in office/3 WFH
Contract Duration: 12 months (Possibility for extension or convert to FTE)

Business group: The Project Financials Control Group looks after financials for all projects under Global Banking and Markets. They are involved with the creation of the business cases and continue to manage the financial tracking, cost classification, time expenses and tying costs back to the original business case throughout the project lifecycle.
Project: The Project Financials Control Group is seeking an individual that would assist on a portfolio of projects which are divided across the team; looking after project financials, ensuring pay outs are being done monthly, tracking actuals vs forecast, preparing accruals, conducting financial forecasting and liaising with project managers to ensure they are within budget.

- 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
- Other administrative tasks as required
- Maintain the budget; this includes auditing items to be delivered under projects, reviewing the weekly and monthly time tracking reports for anomalies, ensuring all invoices have been approved with the proper sign-offs prior to payment and ensuring drawdowns are properly recorded and maintaining ongoing cost to complete forecasts. This includes full reconciliation of the project budget and completing investigations for differences as they occur.
- Working with Delivery Managers and Vendors to correctly collect and record accruals information
- Working with Delivery Managers to create and maintain project forecast
- Track project budgets and expenditures, monitor transaction controls and costs against budgets.
- Predict potential budget overruns and offer solutions.
- Review contracts, cost proposals and contract supplements.

Must Have 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
- MBA an asset
- CPA an asset