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 600 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.
The Senior Financial Analyst has sole responsibility for managing the monthly close and reporting activities for the Company while also ensuring that monthly financial results, variance analysis, trend analysis and forecast information is prepared and presented to senior Management.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Prepare financial statements and support schedules including the production of the monthly financial packages, executive commentaries and variance analysis for a designated business unit
Provide fiscal and organizational advice to representatives of assigned departments regarding projected programs and objectives according to established budgetary procedures
Develop relationships with internal and external customers and work to exceed customer expectations for reporting and analysis
Facilitate and complete monthly close procedures
Assist with the annual budget and quarterly forecasting initiatives including conducting meetings with operational teams to explain results and cost reduction analysis as necessary
Assist in documentation and monitoring of internal controls to ensure compliance with internal and external financial policies and regulations
Develop effective reporting tools for the department including key performance indicators to measure departmental efficiency
Provide assistance to representatives of assigned departments in the formulation of departmental budget requests
Attend meetings and as needed and present fiscal data of assigned departments
Assist with the external audit and other statutory audits as required
Assist in ad hoc analysis and special projects as required by Management and cross-functional teams
Prepare all sensitive and confidential analysis as directed
Special projects that will require independent research and investigation.
CPA designation required
5+ years accounting/finance experience
Knowledge of accounting principles and practices including ASPE, US GAAP and IFRS
Experience with relevant accounting packages and Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Excel, Word)
Related Work Skills:
Highly detail oriented and organized in work
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a customer service focus
Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees, Management and external agencies
Sound analytical ability coupled with creative problem-solving skills
Ability to operate independently with minimal direction
High attention to detail and accuracy
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.