Senior Financial Analyst

Summary:

White Ash Group is looking for a Senior Financial Analyst in London Ontario. 

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RESPONSIBILITIES:

Operations Finance:

  • Validate the cost of goods sold as part of the month-end close; review, analyze, and report on inventory valuation, raw materials, WIP, direct and indirect labor, overhead costs, and related variances.
  • Continuously improving, planning, studying, and collecting data to determine costs of business activity such as raw material purchases, inventory, and labor.
  • Developing, improving, and maintaining the standard costing model to support Operations Finance and Financial Planning and Analysis processes.
  • Establish product costs using standards from process plans.
  • Analyze changes in product design, raw materials, manufacturing methods, rate schedules or services to determine actual vs. standard variances.
  • Working collaboratively with multi-functional partners and other departments to understand drivers of cost variances and identify areas for cost reduction and/or improved efficiency.
  • Liaise with sales and purchasing regarding future business and raw material pricing.
  • Reconcile cost of sales report against the G/L.
  • Review income statements, defect analysis, and productivity and prepare monthly information for discussion with management.
  • Act as the subject matter expert for reporting in ERP from a costing and manufacturing perspective

Reporting:

  • Prepare daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports.
  • Owning and completing regulatory reporting
  • Assist in the ongoing development, data accumulation, and developing KPIs and reporting on KPIs to better track the performance of the plant.
  • Provide management reports specifying and comparing factors affecting prices and profitability.
  • Prepare profitability breakdowns by manager/product line/customer.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Assisting in the month-end close of the General Ledger including various accruals.
  • Assist in the coordination of the annual physical inventory counts.
  • Investigate inventory counting variances and resolve issues.
  • Must be willing to learn all aspects of job duties and be cross-trained.
  • Other duties as required.

Qualifications / Experience:

  • Consumer Packaged Goods Industry: 3 years (preferred)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field
  • Experience with Power BI, D365, and/or similar ERP systems are an asset.
  • Proven experience as a Financial Analyst or similar role
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel for data analysis and reporting
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret complex financial data
  • Experience with data visualization tools preferred
  • Experience in budgeting is an asset.
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills

Benefits:

  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
  • Stock options
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision care

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