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Financial Analyst

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Author pmnationtalk
Date June 14, 2019
Type Full Time
Company Express Scripts Canada
Location Mississauga, ON
Category Analyst
Client Express Scripts Canada
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Financial Analyst

Express Scripts Canada seeks to hire a Pharmacy Financial Analyst who will be responsible for the budgeting, forecasting and analyzing of data to support the Pharmacy forecasting and budgeting process. Overall responsibilities include financial reporting, KPI reporting, preparation of financial data for Management review, reporting Pharmacy P&L and detailed financial analysis. This role will work closely with the Finance department acting as a liaison between the Pharmacy and Finance.


  • Develop and maintain financial forecasting / budgeting models for Pharmacy P&L, including detailed planning for revenue streams, expenses and headcount
  • Detailed Analysis of gross margin across different products and regions
  • Identification of key business drivers, dependencies and provide recommendations for improvements
  • Support the financial and planning processes for all pharmacies (i.e. Budget, Strategic multi-year plans, and periodic forecasts)
  • Analyze and maintain monthly financial reports of pharmacies, and clearly communicate variances (actual as compared to the Strategic Plan, budget and forecasts
  • Perform analyses on key revenue and cost drivers (i.e. volume, FTE, inventory, therapies, etc.) for each pharmacy and/or regional performance
  • Works closely with Finance team to achieve strategic initiatives
  • Collaborates closely with Pharmacy managers and subject matter experts to proactively identify & resolve issues, identify opportunities and execute improvements


  • Experience in financial forecasting in retail pharmacy is preferred
  • May have an Accounting designation (CPA,CMA/CPA, CGA) or actively pursuing one
  • Experience working with various levels of an organization and various functional areas (with a focus on Pharmacy)
  • Solid technical and analytical skills with high degree of accuracy and tenacity, including a strong working knowledge of excel and power point
  • Possess’ strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Takes ownership, is able to meet tight deadlines, is flexible to accept diverse responsibilities, and work with minimal supervision
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, a team player committed to achieving common departmental / organizational objectives
  • Experience in Agile methodologies (i.e. Scrum, Kanban) is preferred
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft AX 2012 financial system would be an asset
  • Functional knowledge of BI Reporting tools would be an asset
  • Knowledge of healthcare industry is preferred


Pharmacy Operations is responsible for ensuring the efficient operations of the Express Scripts Canada pharmacies. This department is responsible for establishing and maintaining corporate standards of quality, productivity and performance in accordance with legislative and regulatory requirements. Further, this department is responsible for overseeing the production levels and service standards associated with pharmacy operations.

The finance department assumes responsibility for managing and reporting the organization’s finances. It is committed to continuous improvements in the way it organizes the financial and accounting affairs, including the preparation and presentation of appropriate accounts, and the dissemination of financial information to executives.


Express Scripts Canada, a registered business name of ESI Canada, an Ontario partnership indirectly controlled by Express Scripts, Inc. (Nasdaq: ESRX), is one of Canada’s leading providers of health benefits management services. From its corporate headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario, just outside Toronto, Express Scripts Canada provides a full range of integrated pharmacy benefit management (PBM) services to insurers, third-party administrators, plan sponsors and the public sector, including health-claims adjudication and processing services, Home Delivery Pharmacy Services, benefit-design consultation, drug-utilization review, formulary management, and medical and drug-data analysis services, to better facilitate the best possible health outcomes at the lowest possible cost.

It will be a condition of employment that the successful candidate receives the Enhanced Reliability Clearance from the Federal Government. The candidate will be required to provide supporting documentation in order to receive Clearance if required.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, along with a positive work environment built on solid corporate values, integrity, mutual respect, collaboration, passion, service and alignment.

We are an equal opportunity employer that promotes a diverse, inclusive and accessible workplace. By embracing diversity, we build a more effective organization that empowers our employees to be the best that they can be.

We are committed to creating a working environment that is barrier-free and we are prepared to provide accommodation for people with disabilities.

Thank you for your interest in this position however, only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. No telephone calls please.

For more information about Express Scripts Canada, visit its Web site at


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