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Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Manager, Planning, Financial Reporting and Analysis

Canada-Ontario-Toronto

Downtown1536404

Company Information

MANAGER, PLANNING, FINANCIAL REPORTING AND ANALYSIS

Job Summary

We are looking for a strategic, results-oriented finance professional to join our Toronto office to coordinate and supervise the budget process, consolidate Firm-wide financial results, and analyze financial data and provide timely and accurate financial reports to support management decisions. This role is also responsible to streamline processes to ensure efficiency, compliance with current accounting standards, and tax regulations, and to support the Finance functions of all the regions and offices across the Firm.

The role has minimal direction and is required to exercise strong initiative, and sound judgment and the utmost professionalism expected for a Tier 1 law firm.

At Fasken Martineau, success means:

  • Strong ability to lead, motivate and mentor direct reports, inclusive of diligently addressing performance concerns and resolving conflict. Experience contributing to the growth and development of a team through collaboration, cross-functional communication and facilitation of team processes.
  • Ability to work effectively with executives, including partners and across departments and skill levels
  • Excellent oral and written communication as well as interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to share knowledge with others in a clear and concise manner
  • Strong project management abilities including setting priorities, planning, organization, delegation and follow-through
  • Strong initiative, sound judgement and excellent critical thinking, analytical and problem solving/decision making skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and desire for a high degree of personal responsibility and accountability
  • Must have a customer-focused mindset
  • Ability to hit the ground running and bring improvements to the Firm-Wide function. A continuous improvement mindset is important.
  • Must be flexible with the ability to work in a collaborative team-based environment
  • Ability to meet tight internal and external deadlines for multiple projects competing with demands for resources
  • Proactive and positive style and readiness to roll up the sleeves
  • Strong attention to detail; much of the work will be presented to senior stakeholders such as the Board and Senior Management and must be accurate

 Specific Responsibilities:

  • Management of daily operations, staffing and supervision of the Firm-wide Senior Financial Analysis team, whose responsibilities include:
    •    Budgeting and forecasting functions for Firm-wide costs
    •    Preparing monthly, quarterly and annual consolidated financial reports (and notes) and presentations for the Firm-wide management team and Board meetings
    •    Preparing monthly consolidated and other firm-wide financial reports for the Director of Finance, the CFO, and the other Senior Business Executives
    •    Analyzing, interpreting and communicating to management monthly Firm-wide operating results against budget
    •    Coordinating the annual external audit and supporting the firm’s auditors in the audit of the Firm-wide costs and the consolidated financial statements
  • Working with Regional finance teams on management reports, audit, budget and other key harmonized financial functions
  • Ensuring strong controls exist in Firm-wide processes and implementing new controls as needed
  • Providing ongoing support to Canadian and Foreign offices, as required
  • Participating in tax and other project work as required
  • Assuming additional responsibilities as requested.

 Required Knowledge and Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in accounting and financial analysis at a senior accounting level, preferable within a large law firm or professional services firm, and a minimum of 2 years supervising a team
  • CPA designation or equivalent accounting designation from other countries
  • Auditing experience
  • IFRS exposure and budgeting and forecasting experience
  • Sound knowledge of GAAP / ASPE
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting and cost control principles
  • Experienced in preparation of F/S, notes to F/S and consolidation of F/S
  • Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections
  • Experience implementing and monitoring controls
  • MS Office proficiency – advanced level for Excel

 Supervision

This role reports to the Director, Finance.

Accessibility and Accommodation

It is important to our Firm that all its members, including those with disabilities, find our workplace to be welcoming and supportive. Reasonable accommodations are available on request for candidates with disabilities taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Background and Reference Checks

Any offer of employment may be conditional upon full background checks including a criminal record check, a credit check and employment and educational verifications. A reference check will also be conducted.

Your Application

Qualified candidates are asked to submit their application by e-mail to faskenhr@fasken.com. Please indicate the position you are applying for in your cover letter. We appreciate hearing from all qualified candidates, however, only those applicants whose background and experience match our requirements will be contacted. No telephone calls, please.

NO AGENCIES, PLEASE.


Job Description

Fasken Martineau is a leading international business law and litigation firm. Our firm’s 700 lawyers are located across offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal, Québec City, London and Johannesburg. Providing strategic and thoughtful advice in all areas of business law, our broad range of clients include close to half of the Fortune 100 companies, as well as corporate clients, government agencies, regulatory authorities, non-profit bodies and individuals.

 

We are a high-achieving, professional, entrepreneurial, team-oriented, and friendly place to work. We are committed to diversity and inclusion, and offer a welcoming environment for all people. While we are here to service our clients and are a deadline-driven industry, we look to be innovative, and there are opportunities to participate in initiatives which make a difference in our firm and community as well as to attend Firm social events.

 

Achieve excellence doing work that’s challenging and rewarding, with people you’ll like working with, in an environment that’s welcoming, supportive, entrepreneurial and innovative, where you’re a valued contributor, not just an employee. For additional information about the firm or this position, please visit our website at www.fasken.com.


Contact Information

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
http://www.fasken.com
Posting Date: 14-Sep-2017Accounting and Finance Permanent, Full-Time Open 1Member ASAP
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