SUMMARY

The Financial Analyst is a new position at the corporate offices of our client a national retail company based in Charlottetown, PEI. This role will provide key financial and operational insights to management regarding sales, store profitability, expenses and other key financial metrics. The incumbent will represent the central finance team on-site and will work cross-functionally with management and operations.

FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Act as a key resource on site for the central finance team based in Montreal
• Act as a key resource on financial matters for the local management team
• Analysis of monthly financial results
• Preparation of monthly financial presentations for management
• Take a lead role in the production of the annual budget, and the production of regular financial forecasts
• Be proactive in tracking store profitability trends and alert management to situations requiring action
• Assist in month-end close
• Prepare financial forecasts related to, and calculate ROI and payback of real estate projects
• Perform sensitivity and what-if analyses
• Prepare presentations on specific subjects and deliver findings to management as needed
• Perform other ad hoc work as required

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED

• Bachelor of commerce with a major in finance or accounting
• 3-5 years of prior experience in a similar analytical role
• Experience in the retail and/or optical sectors is an asset
• English spoken and written; working knowledge of French is an asset
• Team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Capacity to work cross-functionally with merchandising, operations, marketing teams
• Ability to convey financial concepts to a non-financial audience
• Strong analytical skills
• Organized and detail-oriented
• Adaptability and flexibility
• Proactive, autonomous; a self-starter
• Ability to work under pressure and balance multiple deliverables
• Knowledge of MS suite of software including Excel, Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint; this position requires advanced knowledge of Excel
• Knowledge of Great Plains is an asset

Please send your CV to hire@islandrecruiting.com with the job title Financial Analyst in the subject line of your email. We thank everyone for your interest in the posting. Only selected candidates will be contacted