Financial Analyst, Accounting

Date Posted August 22, 2022
  • Department Accounting
  • Location Toronto, ON
  • Job ID 108203

YM Inc. was founded on the strength of a single retail store in the heart of downtown Toronto in 1975, under the name Stitches. Today we are one of North America’s leading apparel retailers operating over 700 stores across Canada and the United States under the following banners: Stitches, Urban Planet, Urban Behavior, Sirens, Urban Kids, Suzy Shier, Bluenotes, West 49, Mandee and Charlotte Russe.

Our goal is to sustain performance that exceeds expectations. We are committed to creating a culture where people feel valued and inspired to achieve results. We give our people the appropriate tools, freedom and authority to make decisions. They are accountable for their actions and we recognize their efforts and reward their results. We attract and nurture the best people by providing leadership opportunities, career development and continuous learning. We are committed to leading by example and with integrity. We treat people with respect and dignity, promote the benefits of diversity and address challenges in a direct and compassionate manner. We engage people in our goals and objectives; we listen and act on new ideas where possible. That is our Philosophy.

How you will make a difference:

We are looking for a highly passionate Financial Analyst to become part of a high-performing team with strong career development opportunities in a role that provides access and exposure to the senior executive team.

The ideal candidate should have good knowledge of core accounting principles, strong analytical and communication skills. This role is integral part of Finance team providing accurate and timely support for month & year end reporting and analysis, budgeting, and forecasting, and will also include involvement in special cross-functional projects.

What You’ll Do:

  • Support month-end close, including journal entries, account reconciliations and variance analysis.
  • Assist in year-end close process, including liaison and preparation of audit schedules and working papers, responding to audit queries, and assisting in GAAP presentation.
  • Assist in preparation of management presentations by performing in-depth analysis of business performance and corporate spend and highlight areas of opportunity or improvement.
  • Participate and contribute to all areas of finance to identify and recommend process and system efficiencies. Must be comfortable to assist with design and development of process documentation.
  • Assist in ad hoc analysis and special projects requested from the senior management.
  • Assist in the development and automation of monthly reporting using Business Intelligence tools.
  • Other duties as required

What You’ll Need

  • Relevant degree and 3 years post-graduate experience in similar capacity. Enrollment in CPA PEP is preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of basic accounting policies and procedures
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience with general ledger functions and the month-end close process
  • Hands-on experience with medium to large size ERP accounting system utilizing a multi-company, multi-department, multi-currency hierarchy. (Infor Lawson would be an asset but not a requirement)
  • Intermediate to advanced MS Excel skills including VLOOKUP and pivot tables and Business Intelligence tools (Crystal Reports, Power BI or similar)
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Effective communicator, problem solver and team player

What we offer:

  • Competitive Compensation Package
  • Ongoing Training and Development including one-on-one mentoring
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Career Advancement Opportunities
  • Corporate events and lunches (when permitted)
  • Health and Dental Benefits Plan
  • Paid Sick Days
  • Employee Discount
  • Being part of an amazing, supportive, and collaborative team with open-door policy.

As a result of Covid-19, we are currently utilizing a virtual hiring process and interview candidates by phone or Zoom/Teams.

YM Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. If chosen to participate in the selection process, accommodations are available upon request. We will consult with the applicant to provide or arrange suitable accommodation in a manner that takes into account the applicant’s accessibility needs.

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