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City/Ville Edmonton
Province Alberta [AB]
Title/Titre Financial Analyst
About Us

Compass Group Canada is the leading food service and support services company in Canada with over 25,000 associates and $1.45 billion in revenues.

 

Our vision for growth and success is a powerful one, to combine fresh ideas with the industry’s greatest talent - Great People, Great Service, Great Results! Because we ‘live’ our values, Compass Group Canada was named to the 2012 Top 100 Employers list in Canada for the fourth consecutive year.

 

Eurest serves the Business & Industry Dining markets that include employee dining centres, on site catering, executive dining rooms, resident vending and other managed services. Eurest provides services to prestigious establishments that include IBM, Ford Canada, RBC, Bombardier and the Government of Canada. 

 

Position Summary
 
 
We are looking for a Financial Analyst to work with a large operation located in Edmonton, AB. This highly motivated and results oriented individual will provide accounting and analytical support to the operations. You will ensure unit managers understand and fulfill the financial terms and obligations of our client contracts and follow generally accepted accounting principles. You will be responsible for handling financial queries both from operations and management. The successful candidate will provide professional and accurate financial information to our clients, Operations Management and to Senior Management as required. This position will report to the Controller who is located in London ON.
 
The Financial Analyst will be responsible for the preparation of daily financial analysis, preparing annual budgets, weekly reporting and forecasting of the operations, accounts receivable, accounts payable, period end reporting, following up with client on inquiries, provide answers/additional back up as may be require to ensure timely payment of our invoices, support to the Sector President and Senior Management.
 
Responsibilities also include: 
  • Weekly reporting and forecasting of the operations
  • Co-ordinate and prepare annual budgets
  • Monthly financial analysis, cost variance analysis and performance measurement,
  • Accounts receivable analysis, outstanding accounts payable, period end reporting,
  • Prepare the client’s statements on a timely basis if needed and ensuring that all charges are accurately documented and full back up is provided and
  • Following up with client on inquiries on financial statements and billing inquiries,
  • Processing capital requests
  • Provide answers/additional back up as may be require to ensure timely payment of our invoices
  • Perform statistical analyses to determine trends, estimates, and significant changes and prepare reports explaining findings
  • Review, investigate and correct errors and inconsistencies in financial reports
  • Review and assist in the preparation of new business proformas
  • Provide accounts payable and account receivable related duties including the processing and categorization of invoices associated with running the business.
  • Determine proper handling of financial transactions and approve transactions within designated limits.
  • Monitor compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and company procedures.
  • Participate in period end business reviews with Senior Management
  • Provide support to General Manager
Qualifications
 
Skills and Qualifications:
 
  • Bachelor's degree (in Business Administration or related field) from four-year college or university; and four to five years related experience and/or training
  • Accountancy qualification (currently enrolled in the CMA Strategic Leadership Program or 3rd level CGA student or recognized equivalent qualification)
  • Understanding of the activities of general accounting departments including: accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll processing, cash management and general ledger recording
  • Developing, implementing and maintaining systems, procedure and policies to ensure integrity accuracy and timeliness of information
  • Budget and ongoing revised forecast preparation
  • Knowledge of GAAP rules and requirements
  • General knowledge of Internal controlling processes
  • Excellent analytical skills and takes initiatives to solve problems
  • Knowledge and understanding of emerging accounting standards
  • Great problem solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong team player
  • A minimum of two years experience in a computerized accounting environment
  • Proficient with PC operations (Windows, MS Office including Excel, Word and Access)
  • JD Edwards experience in a multi site environment is an asset
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to travel on occasion
 
 
 
Thank you for your interest in a career with Compass Group!
 
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Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We will consider your resume for additional opportunities.
Compass Group Canada is committed to fostering a diverse and representative workforce and an inclusive work environment where all employees are treated fairly.
 
Date Added 1/15/2013
Job ID 5513
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