Financial Analyst - CFO Co-Pilot

Halcyon Finance and Accounting Recruitment
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
USD 33.65 - 36.05 per hour
23 Oct 2020
21 Nov 2020
Join an organization that's steeped in tradition. A leading Manufacturer that's been at the forefront of their industry since the 1970s, and showing no signs of slowing down. As a recipient of the Business Excellence Award for Innovation, our client is looking likewise for a diligent, strategic and highly focused financial analyst who can grow with them as they enter into the next decade of their plans for expansion and global dominance in their respective product niche.

As an FA reporting and working alongside the Chief Financial Officer, you will be the co-pilot to the CFO, working alongside each other and tackling all tasks financials. You will have direct responsibility for all of Canada, and contribute to the accounting entries for USA and the UK.

You will assemble, analyze and distribute the monthly financial packages and act as the global system expert. Furthermore, you will work and produce and bring to life the development of the budget, planning and other financial docs and reports.


1. Learn the financial function intimately, working in a close knot and collaborative environment were you will work along side the CFO. If you're looking for a position were you will do almost everything and really grow and expedite your career growth, this may be it. The total accounting team is 1. CFO, 2. FA (this role), 3. AP, 4. AR, 5. Inventory Clerk

2. You will be recognized as more than just a number. This is a family atmosphere and you will have the opportunity to go straight to the top with an idea, issue, or question. This creates many great chances to be recognized for individual accomplishments and contributions and provides a strong platform for the right individual to move up quickly!

3. This company goes over an above for their employees. With a turnover rate of 2%, people do not want to leave this organization. Charity drives, wellness programs, bonuses, parties, events, donations... this organization goes over and above!


A CPA designated, highly astute and analytical problem solver who is very comfortable with systems and technologies. You will have worked with some major ERPs in the past and have strong technical acumen (n.b. you will be tested).

In this role you will perform many duties and your role will be varied and exciting every day.

- Asset vs liability analysis

- Variance and gross margin and product line analysis

- Inter-company royalties, commissions and fees

- Maintenance of asset records

- Financial Systems Data Monitoring and Maintenance

- Financial Statement preparation, G/L maintenance, month end procedures and closings for multiple entities and currencies

- Reconciliation of all inter-company accounts between all global entities

- Government statistical reporting

- Year-end processing

- Ensuring external audits are completed on time and assisting them with information and documentation


  • CPA Designation
  • Minimum of 3 years experience working in a financial environment
  • Multi currency exposure (HIGHLY DESIRABLE)
  • Manufacturing Experience (HIGHLY DESIRABLE)
  • Technical and System savvy
  • Must be a very strong and CONFIDENT communicator
  • Strong ERP and MS Excel skills. Previous experience leading an ERP implementation is preferred
  • Well-developed people skills; able to build trusting working relationships while demonstrating the outmost reliability and accuracy


Open, collaborative, supportive

NB - They are an essential service and this position will be a FULL-TIME Office position at least for the first 3-6 months for training! If you are not comfortable still going into the office then this IS NOT the right position for you, right now!

FLEX Hours: 8-4.30 or 8.30-5 or 9-5.30 (After training and probationary period) maybe even possible to do 7-3.30


  • Salary up to $70-$75k p/a
  • Up to $10K bonus (tiered - individual/team based)
  • Full benefits package
  • Pension contribution (2% match after 1 year of service)
  • 2 weeks vacation + 3 paid sick days per year (Can take extra time off, UNPAID) - please note the 2 weeks is fixed and can not change right now. Everyone starts at 2 weeks.

  • Disability insurance and Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision care
  • Wellness programs

  • CPA
  • 3+ years experience
  • Full cycle accounting / financial analysis
  • ERP implementation (nice-to-have)
  • ERP and tech sophistication