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Senior Accounting and Financial Analyst

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Author ahnationtalk
Date March 13, 2019
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company Hydro One Networks Inc
Location Toronto, ON
Category Accounting / Finance
Client Hydro One
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Senior Accounting and Financial Analyst

Vacancy Number: 31954
Number of positions: 1
Town/City: Toronto, Ontario (CA-ON)
Business Unit: FINANCE
Division: CORPT FIN
Department: MARSEC (10002777)
Job type: Rotation
Duration of Assignment: 18-24 months

General Accountabilities:

Reporting to the Manager, Cost Accounting & Reporting, accountabilities include:

  • Provide advice, guidance, recommendations and direction to line and clerical staff regarding all manner of financial issues.
  • Review cost control and financial reporting procedures, assess their effectiveness and recommend changes or improvements as necessary.
  • Lead the co-ordination of special studies, costing reviews and process initiatives.
  • Utilize existing financial and management systems to gather and consolidate information to produce a variety of business information such as consolidated management reports, LOB budgets, staff plan, cost trends, performance reports and monthly cost reports.
  • Supervise the co-ordination, assembly and preparation of data.
  • Review data to ensure consistency with corporate assumptions and strategies.
  • Provide advice, guidance, recommendations and assistance to line staff and management regarding all manner of financial issues.
  • Prepare and deliver financial presentations, as necessary.
  • Lead the preparation of the business plans and budgets – supervise the gathering of departmental data, the assessment and accumulation of information into appropriate formats.
  • Review submitted plans and budgets for accuracy and ensure consistency of budgets with approved Business Plans.
  • Lead the reporting, analyzing and explanation of budget and forecast variances.
  • Provide business support to corporate departments in support of vertical cost reporting.
  • Review all relevant documentation in support of information presented to the government.
  • Lead the preparation of evidence and development of briefing materials, responses to interrogatories, transcripts and undertakings in support of Regulatory filings and requirements.
  • Review, revise and coordinate reporting systems with a view to assessing their impact to ensure these systems reflect corporate needs.
  • Lead the collection of all pertinent data, evaluate and submit recommendations and/or findings to manager for consideration.
  • Attend staff meetings and recommend actions for management’s consideration / be the team lead in task forces, special studies and initiatives as assigned.
  • Provide advice, guidance, recommendations and assistance to line staff and management in assessing programs and projects, reporting, staff and organization plans, cost benefit analysis, and cost allocation.
  • Prepare and deliver training material and presentation to line staff regarding businesses processes, as well as the use of system reports.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Selection Criteria

Essential Competencies

  • Requires knowledge of business/financial planning and cost accounting principles, financial analytical techniques and computer applications to develop, implement and maintain financial control systems.
  • This knowledge is considered to be normally acquired either through the successful completion of a four year university education in business administration or commerce with an accounting or finance major or a recognized accounting designation (CPA – CGA, CMA, CA) or by having the equivalent level of experience.
  • Requires strong communication skills, verbal and written, to effectively interact with internal and external contacts.
  • Requires strong presentation skills.
  • Requires experience to be familiar with the regulated utility business.
  • Requires experience with the operations and objectives of various LOBs to be able to provide value-added service and recommend process improvements.
  • Requires experience in payroll, payables, financial evaluations, receiving and cost accounting, to prepare statements and reports, budgeting and the processing of work orders, etc.
  • Requires an understanding of the interrelationship of the various finance groups.
  • Requires experience with SAP and MS Office applications to develop and apply information systems and use information from systems within the business unit.
  • Requires experience with BOBJ (BI/BW) application to develop, design and maintain reports.
  • Requires experience with various terminologies associated with regulatory filings and regulatory accounting.
  • Requires experience with preparation of evidence and development of briefing materials, responses to interrogatories, transcripts and undertakings.
  • Must be able to follow assignments through to completion with only occasional reference to supervisor on problems of a highly unusual nature.
  • Required to assume the role of team leader on specific project initiatives.
  • A period of up to 8 years is considered necessary to gain this experience.

If you share our passion for safety, our customer service focus, and are ready to play a lead role in building a bright future, we would love to hear from you!

Thank you for considering this opportunity and we welcome applications from all qualified candidates.  If you are being considered for an interview or other assessment one of our Recruitment Consultants will be in touch.  Furthermore, if you are being considered for an interview and require special accommodations please let us know.  Finally, short-listed candidates will be asked to pass a reliability check (which could include criminal background check, driver’s license abstract, education verification, etc.) prior being offered a job at Hydro One.

Deadline: March 18, 2019

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