Senior Analyst, Finance Projects

Posted 5.9.24
Location
North Vancouver, BC
Your Opportunity at ARC’TERYX:
As the Senior Analyst, Finance Projects, you will lead the requirements definition on complex Finance projects and act as the primary conduit between several Finance project stakeholders. In this role, you will lead the identification of business solutions that optimize the day-to-day Finance processes. You will be responsible in providing Finance-specific requirements, coordinating departmental work for the Finance-led projects, providing input on whether proposed solutions meet required needs, and coordinating the implementation of the new solution(s) that include both system and business process requirements.
This role is based out of our North Vancouver office. Candidates must be eligible to work in Canada. 
Meet your future team:
The Finance Transformation and Optimization (FTO) team partners closely with various parts of the business to initiate, manage, and provide oversight of initiatives that enable Finance to elevate and achieve its strategic goals and objectives. FTO also serves as the conduit between different Finance teams and project teams that are external to Finance. The Senior Analyst will work with internal and external cross-functional groups to ideate, design, and deliver a variety of end-to-end business processes and system solutions. We connect strategy to execution by leading a portfolio of initiatives that directly work to achieve the company’s vision and goals.
If you were the Senior Analyst, Finance Projects, here are some of the core activities you would be doing:
  • Leading and owning Finance requirements, including new project discovery, and gathering requirements from different Finance stakeholders using effective business analysis techniques
  • Translating business requirements into detailed requirement documents, user stories, system and business process flowcharts, user acceptance testing scenarios and criteria, as well as developing related documentation for business approval sign-off
  • Supporting the overall business readiness for Finance projects & initiatives
  • Working with the Project Manager, Finance to plan, groom, and prioritize the project backlog to ensure work focuses on initiatives that align with business priorities
  • Organizing and facilitating user acceptance testing with business process owners
  • Assisting the Finance Transformation team with other tasks and projects as required
  • Identifying where there are gaps between current business process and expected design and leading the evaluation of ways to address those gaps
  • Ensuring best practices and process optimization are built at the design stage for future enhancements focused on long term scale, not short-term benefit
  • Working closely with the internal and external partners to ensure projects and initiatives stay on track
  • Conveying the end-state consistently to stakeholders and notifying leadership of any challenges to the plan
  • Developing and ensuring effective execution of change management deliverables (stakeholder analysis, business impact/case assessment, change adoption strategy, training plans, etc.)
  • Holding stakeholders (at all levels) accountable to committed timelines and deliverables
Are you our next Sr. Analyst, Finance Projects?
  • You have a bachelor’s degree, either Accounting or Finance focus preferred
  • You have 5+ years experience in Finance or Finance systems; with 3+ years being a dedicated team member in Finance projects/programs
  • You have strong knowledge of Finance and Accounting principles
  • You may be a CPA and/or have a professional Finance accreditation
  • You may be a Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • You are a great communicator who can effectively build healthy and collaborative working partnerships with Finance leaders and team members and other cross-functional teams
  • You have experience in developing reports for analysis and decision-making, with a strong aptitude for spreadsheets and visual diagrams (e.g., flowcharts, PowerPoint presentations, etc.)
  • You can effectively influence actions from stakeholders at all levels
  • You have strong Project Management skills
  • You have a drive to learn and participate
  • You are adaptable and a forward-thinker
  • You have solid knowledge of ERP systems and associated business processes (e.g., order-to-cash, procure-to-pay, record-to-report)
  • You can step in and take charge with minimum instruction
  • You can prioritize and manage multiple tasks within tight deadlines
  • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and exceptional attention to detail
  • You are proactive in identifying the root cause of issues and developing solutions
  • You remain highly flexible and adaptable when faced with ambiguity
  • Your passion for your work is paralleled by your passion for getting outside and living it  
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