Payroll Accounting Analyst

 

 

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

The Financial Analyst will serve as the financial and operational support for the Canadian freight line of business. This position will report to the VP of Operations based in Laval QC. 

KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prepare and review financial reports to support analysis and decision making. Verifies integrity of financial data in accounting system. Prepares accounting journal entries related to month end revenue adjustments when necessary
  • Build upon KPI metrics leveraging/collaborating with the CA IFTS SFA and Operations
  • Support operational projects/upgrades for Canadian IFTS including but not limited to operation, financial system, etc. while playing a key part in testing
  • Invests time in understanding how the business operates 
  • Assist in identifying and solving system issues as needed as well as making recommendations to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Investigate and resolve or escalate issues, on a timely basis, relating to financial data quality, unusual transactions, outstanding items and reconciliations when necessary.
  • Partner with business unit leader and/or senior management to analyze and provide operational and financial guidance. Proposes solutions for operational efficiencies and effectiveness while also evaluating potential cost savings or actions to mitigate business trends.
  • Perform variance analysis proactively throughout the month and after results are final 
  • Prepare and distribute financial reporting packages to assigned business unit leader(s) and senior management in a timely manner. Ensures compliance with company guidelines and financial reporting requirements.
  • Ensure consistent financial reporting and analysis
  • Prepare ad-hoc reports and analysis, when requested
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by management.
  • Adhere to established company policies and procedures.
     

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

To perform this job successfully, the person must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable a person with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to gather and analyze large amounts of data at a macro and micro level
  • Strong problem solving skills with the ability to think three steps ahead
  • Experience working under pressure, meeting tight deadlines, and prioritizing various deliverables 
  • Knowledge of GAAP and audit standards
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Proficient in French and English
  • Technologically proficient; has an affinity for systems and applications. Experience with working with multiple systems is a must 
  • Advanced knowledge in MS Excel; Hyperion and SQL experience a plus 
     

WORK EXPERIENCE – MINIMUM REQUIRED

2 years of related experience

EDUCATION

Required: Bachelors Degree or equivalent in Finance or Accounting

CERTIFICATIONS DESCRIPTION

COMPETENCIES

Accountability
Leading and Developing
Agility
Inclusion and Collaboration
Customer First Focus

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.