Financial Analyst

  • Bishop Strachan School
  • 298 Lonsdale Road, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Sep 07, 2022
Full-Time Finance / Human Resources

Job Description

Financial Analyst

Full-Time Permanent

If you have a passion for process improvement, a high attention to detail and enjoy being part of a dynamic Finance Team then we have the position for you!

BSS values the willingness to take risks in order to learn and grow - and not just for our students. At BSS, you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in an unparalleled setting, with access to innovative tools, support and resources, so you can pursue ongoing professional learning, whatever your role. BSS offers a competitive total compensation package that includes extensive health and dental benefits package, robust pension plan, lunches provided, use of our on-site fitness center and a chance to be part of a great community!

Summary of Position

Reporting to the Controller, the Financial Analyst is involved with continuous process improvements and department projects. This role includes but is not limited to preparing and recording journal entries, drafting statutory financial statements, tax reporting, the interpretation of data and reports to identify trends and bank account reconciliation. The Financial Analyst will have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills to execute day-to-day reporting activities and assist with general accounting activities.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Prepare and record all day to day and monthly journal entries for the Bishop Strachan School Foundation, and support recording and reporting of the BSS store financial activities.
  • Responsible for drafting statutory financial statements for both BSS and BSSF.
  • Tax reporting including preparing filings for HST returns and annual tax receipts and distribution.
  • Works with leaders from across the school to support the annual capital and operating budgeting process, and prepare quarterly forecasts, and budget variance analysis.
  • Manage the Capital asset subledger including all reporting and reconciliation processes.
  • Treasury related responsibilities include bank account reconciliations, monthly cash flow forecasts and all required covenant reporting to external lenders.
  • Ensure consistency and accuracy of financial reports, assess revenues and expenses, and identify concerns for further discussion.
  • Assist with the audit process by providing supporting documentation and responding to questions from the auditors.
  • Organize, secure, and maintain all files, and records, in accordance with policies and procedures.
  • Support ad-hoc projects and analysis as required by the CFO or other members of the Senior Leadership Team
  • Process engineering - review processes and recommend process changes
  • Embeds diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging into all processes

Skills, Experience and Attributes

  • A professional accounting designation (CPA) preferred
  • Experience working in full cycle accounting
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including strong verbal and written communication skills, allowing for effective communication with all constituents
  • Exceptional technical skills together with the ability to interface accounting programs with other programs
  • Proficiency in Google Suite and Microsoft Office with advanced Excel skills
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and work as a team in a busy office
  • Superior analytical and creative problem solving skills
  • Interest in being part of a not-for-profit organization and commitment to the vision of the school
  • Experience within a mid-sized organization is an asset
  • Flexibility
  • A growth mindset of continuous improvement and learning
  • Culturally competent with a positive attitude toward cultural uniqueness and a readiness to accept and respect others
  • Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment

Competencies

Demonstrated ability and commitment to the Core Competencies at BSS:

  • Respect and care
  • Trust and integrity
  • Collaboration
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Initiative
  • Community focused
  • Communication

Why Work at BSS?

We value the willingness to take risks in order to learn and grow - and not just for our students. At BSS, you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in an unparalleled setting, with access to innovative tools, support and resources, so you can pursue ongoing professional learning, whatever your role. BSS offers a competitive total compensation package that includes:

  • Extensive health and dental benefits package
  • Our administration participate in our robust pension plan with up to 8% match
  • Lunches provided with a taxable benefit
  • Discounted tuition for eligible staff
  • Use of on-site fitness center
  • And a chance to be part of a great community!

BSS Values Diversity:

BSS is committed to fostering an inclusive, diverse and respectful environment. We believe that diversity in our school fosters a rich, inclusive and creative environment. We are actively engaged in building a more diverse school and encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to careers@bss.on.ca indicating Financial Analyst in the subject line. For more information about BSS, please visit our website at www.bss.on.ca

We are committed to providing an accessible experience and an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, beginning with the recruitment process. If you have restrictions that need to be accommodated to fully participate in any phase of the recruitment process, please contact the Executive Assistant, Human Resources and Finance at 416-483-4325, ext. 4207 or by email at careers@bss.on.ca. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Please note, we have a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy in place for employees, unless official documentation of a human rights exemption is provided and can be accommodated.

We thank all candidates for their applications; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.