Financial Reporting Analyst – Legal/Professional Services | Toronto ON

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  • Posted 1 month ago

Financial Reporting Analyst – Legal/Professional Services | Toronto ON

Our client is recruiting for a Financial Reporting Analyst to join their team.  Reporting to the Manager, Accounting, the Financial Reporting Analyst will collect, prepare and analyze the Firm’s financial performance and other data to support our decision-making across the partnership with a view to positively impacting results.  The successful candidate will be a strong team player with a customer service approach for both internal and external clients, as well as a strong aptitude for numbers and a sense of urgency is essential in this role.

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Timely and accurately collecting, preparing and analyzing data for daily, weekly, monthly and annual reporting. These are for cash receipts, accounts receivable, WIP, billings, rates and analysis of client/timekeeper productivity and profitability.
  • Conducting analysis and creating schedules to support the annual rates setting process
  • Assist in the preparation of spreadsheets, charts and diagrams showing prior, current, budget, and projected revenues and expenditures to provide a basis for comparison and evaluation.
  • Assisting in monitoring and analyzing financial data to identify trends and provide timely insight to management
  • Developing financial models to measure and report on key performance indicators and support key inputs in the Annual budgeting process
  • Creating and maintaining a standard set of reports that can be shared with various stakeholders
  • Assisting with the preparation of written reports and presentations summarizing financial performance and providing insight to internal stakeholders, including senior management
  • Provide assistance and preparation of schedules for external audits (Annual, CRA, LSO).
  • Work with the Accounting Department, providing backup to other analyst position as needed
  • Assisting with ad-hoc finance projects as requested
  • Preparing ad-hoc financial analysis and reports as requested
  • May be required to perform other duties as required within the scope of the role
  • Produce the highest quality of work
  • Accountable for all work assigned
  • Takes initiative
  • Confidential

Core Skills and Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ reporting and analysis experience in a professional services setting
  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting, Business or Finance.
  • Experience in the Finance group of a professional service firm with exposure to financial analysis is preferred
  • Ability to write macros and basic SQL queries is considered an asset
  • Extensive knowledge of accounting software (Aderant is preferred)
  • Experience with BI and data visualization tools is preferred
  • Advanced Excel knowledge is preferred
  • Project management
  • Experience with financial system implementations, workflows, and dashboards
  • Handle time pressure situations and stress of multiple demands
  • Microsoft 365 suite of applications
  • Proven competence in investigating, addressing and resolving client issues in a timely manner
  • Must be able to run projects and tasks with minimal supervision
  • Ability to document financial processes and procedures
  • Creative thinking, positive attitude and ability to learn new functions quickly
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Organized and detailed

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