• Business Analyst, Internal Finance

    Job Locations CA-ON-Toronto
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/6/2018 10:48 AM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Job Type
    Full Time
    Years of Experience
    Job Industry
    Accounting and Auditing Services, Business and Professional Services, Financial Services and Banking
  • About Us

    BDO. Because relationships matter.
    There are many world-class accounting & advisory firms. Far fewer that offer a culture so rich in professional opportunity, personal fulfillment, and long-term growth. At BDO, we understand that exceptional service to our clients begins – and ends – with exceptional regard for our people. Because at its core, our business is not about numbers or spreadsheets, dollars or pence, but about people working with, for, and in service of others. In short, because relationships matter.

    Job Description (EN)

    Position Summary

    We are seeking a dynamic individual to join our Internal Finance Team as a Business Analyst at our National office in downtown Toronto.  As BDO continues to grow and expand the firm’s service offerings, this is an exciting time to join our team.  The successful candidate will work collaboratively to develop deep insights about the firm and the professional services industry to provide proactive actionable analysis for decision-making. 


    Reporting to the Senior Manager, Financial Analysis this newly created role will be a key member in the next generation of business planning, analysis, dashboarding, and scorecards, which will be used across all service lines to help plan, forecast, and analyze the business. 


    The role will support the Finance and Operation teams through report creation, maintenance, delivery, and identifying requirements.  In addition, the role will maintain financial aspects of the Firm’s new ERP (Workday) including; GL accounts, managing system hierarchies, financial posting rules, workflows, etc.



    Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

    • Report writing and maintenance
    • Dashboards and scorecards
    • ERP (Workday) financial maintenance
    • Create, update, and maintain financial models to assist with financial analysis
    • Prepare and/or build reports on a scheduled and ad-hoc basis
    • Assist in preparation of advanced financial models for the annual budget/business plan
    • Monitor financial results versus budget /forecast, examine variances, identify trends, and provide insightful analysis 
    • Identify and monitor key metrics of the business
    • Support preparation of management discussion and analysis for Executive Leadership Team
    • Contribute to the monthly reporting package for Management Team
    • Assist with monthly/quarterly forecasting & pipeline


    Education and Professional Skills/Knowledge

    • Bachelor's Degree, ideally within Finance/Accounting or related
    • A completed MBA or Accounting designation are preferred
    • 4+ years related experience
    • Well-developed financial acumen and analytical skills
    • Advanced report writing and data mining with experience analyzing large data sets
    • Excellent financial analysis and modelling skills
    • Advanced MS Excel & ERP system skills
    • Experience with Workday ERP is a plus
    • Experience with Sharepoint
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal) with ability to present findings in a clear, concise and compelling manner
    • Ability to work collaboratively within the Finance team and cross-functionally
    • Experience within the professional services industry is a plus

    Why Work for BDO?

    • BDO offers market leading work flexibility enabled by technology and a supportive team
    • Opportunity to develop through projects
    • BDO is the 5th largest accounting and advisory network in the world
    • At BDO we consider our people to be our most valuable asset; we offer the opportunity to grow and develop in an innovative and collaborative environment.
    • We offer an unmatched degree of flexibility to help you professionally and personally succeed
    • We provide competitive salaries, a flexible benefits package and a matching RRSP option
    • Opportunity to work with a diverse team

    Our Vision: 

    The best professional services firm in the mid-market.







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