Senor Financial Analyst

  • 6-8 Year
  • Toronto
  •   Posted On: October 12, 2018
  •   Skills:  Accounting, Communication, MS Office, Presentation
  • Industry: Other
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Overview

Roles & Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities

Provides finance forecasting and reports (e.g. variance and cost-recovery analysis, reconciliation of accounts), prepares entries, and takes corrective action

Conducts financial analyses in support of the business operations in the assigned division, using proper accounting treatment; provides subject matter expertise in analyzing and responding to inquiries and solving complex problems

Creates and applies reporting templates, financial models and automated processes to meet legal and corporate standards, including meeting deadlines

Assesses the implications of new processes, systems and projects from an accounting perspective, (e.g. detecting defects, limitations, cost-benefit implications, and risks prior to implementation)

Provides subject matter expertise to non-finance business leaders, partners and committee members, assists in interpretation of financial data for decision-making and provides commentary

Monitors and maps assigned business processes, with particular attention to control and reporting functions; recommends immediate and longer-term changes to ensure the integrity of data and financial information

Exercises due diligence in fiscal management and reporting, independently and when part of a project delivery team to reduce financial, legal, and reputational risks

Guides and mentors other financial professionals on the team; establishing policies and procedures for analysis and reporting and reviewing their work


Completion of a degree in Accounting, Finance, Math, Commerce, or related field – or a combination of education, training and experience deemed equivalent

Minimum six (6) years’ progressive experience as a financial analyst

Experience with Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) principles

Knowledge of business practices, financial analysis and reporting; understands the financial and accounting impact of business processes to evaluate current and future business activities (e.g. audit, legal, and reporting requirements)

MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and Oracle

Interpersonal and oral/written/presentation communication skills to develop and present commentary, reports, and presentations on financial analysis to senior management to aid decision-making

About Metrolinx

Metrolinx, an agency of the Government of Ontario under the Metrolinx Act, 2006, was created to improve the coordination and integration of all modes of transportation in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. The organization’s mission is to champion, develop and implement an integrated transportation system for our region that enhances prosperity, sustainability and quality of life. Metrolinx launched The Big Move, a Regional Transportation Plan, in September 2008. Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Ministry of Transportation and Metrolinx As a government agency, Metrolinx has an MOU with our responsible ministry, The Ministry of Transportation. This MOU sets out the working relationship between the two parties in areas such as corporate governance, funding, reporting and communications. It also sets out our mandate and accountability framework. The MOU is renewed or revised every five years.

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