Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis

Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis

 

Join Livingston and grow your career in the constantly changing world of international trade. Livingston is a market leader offering customs brokerage, international trade consulting, compliance and freight forwarding services around the world.  Livingston has over 3,000 employees at more than 90 key border crossings, sea ports, airports and other strategic locations in North America, Europe and Asia.  

Our fast-paced and collaborative environment offers you the opportunity to work with leaders in the industry, receive recognition for achievements and develop your expertise in the complex and evolving world of trade. Learn how you can make an impact at Livingston.

 

Job Type: Full Time 

 

Location: ON Toronto - CN030 

JOB SUMMARY

We are seeking a Manager to join our Financial Planning & Analysis team at our headquarters in Toronto. This position will serve as the financial lead for our Technology group and will report to the Director of FP&A. The Technology FP&A Manager will be responsible for providing financially driven decision support to the business. The Manager will be a source of financial expertise, and act as a trusted advisor to the CIO and our Senior Leadership Team.The role includes preparing, reviewing and analyzing financial reports, forecasts and budgets, ensuring accuracy and completion of deliverables within specified timelines. The Manager will lead capital reporting for the enterprise and interact closely with senior management on the current and long-term priorities of the Technology function, in line with the Company's overall strategic goals and priorities.

KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead the monthly financial close process for the Technology function; report on key financial information and formulate narrative for financial results in a timely manner, ensuring compliance with company guidelines and all financial reporting requirements
  • Lead the process for capital reporting across the enterprise, including budget and forecast cycles
  • Partner with business unit leaders and senior management to provide financial guidance and support in interpreting and analyzing financial and business issues which includes driving operating performance, delivering on business initiatives, growth and profitability while ensuring compliance to accounting principles and corporate governance
  • Work with finance staff to analyze and determine variance and business trends. Propose solutions, potential savings or actions to mitigate business trends.
  • Prepare and distribute financial reporting packages to assigned business unit leader(s) and senior management
  • Liaise closely with FP&A team to support all reporting requirements. Adhere to all requests for information in accordance with internal timelines.
  • Recommend policies improvement in accordance to financial reporting requirements
  • Provide financial support for business cases when necessary. Ensure effective, but profitable growth commitments are made and agreed to by the leadership team before securing incremental company resources. Track actual performance vs. estimated in the business cases to capture learnings and report back to management. Ensure business cases are appropriately integrated into forecasts / budgets.
  • Prepare ad-hoc reports and analysis, when requested, and perform other related duties as assigned by management

 

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

  • University degree, with a business, finance or accounting focus
    • Professional accounting designation or MBA considered an asset
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in FP&A with strong link to business and operations
  • Ability to clearly understand business objectives and link financial results / data to operational performance drivers
  • Prior experience within forecasting and budgeting cycles
  • Excellent communication skills, and a demonstrated ability to work effectively with all levels of management
  • Strong analytical skills with a proven ability to interpret data, analyze information, and an ability to write formal recommendations and proposals.
  • Ability to gather and analyze large amounts of data at a macro and micro level, using a variety of technology tools to access information
  • Advanced knowledge in MS Excel; Hyperion experience preferred
  • Ability to work independently and without much supervision
  • Ability to take initiative and constructively challenge the status quo to continuously improve processes and methodologies. Strive to become more efficient and enhance value-add support to business partners and leaders.
  • Experience working under pressure, meeting tight deadlines, and prioritizing various deliverables
  • Availability to work evenings, weekends and/or statutory holidays to meet specified deadlines (only when required)

 

WORK EXPERIENCE – MINIMUM REQUIRED

5 years of related experience
Team management experience

EDUCATION

Required: Bachelors Degree or equivalent in Finance or Accounting
Preferred: Masters Degree or equivalent

CERTIFICATIONS DESCRIPTION

COMPETENCIES

Leading and Developing
Agility
Customer First Focus
Accountability
Inclusion and Collaboration

Livingston is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

 

For Canada: Livingston is an equal opportunity employer and committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive environment in which all individuals are treated with dignity, respect and one which reflects the diversity of the community in which we operate. Accommodations are available for applicants and employees with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please advise when submitting your application.