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Financial Analyst

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Gowling WLG

Published 2024-06-01

ABOUT GOWLING WLG At Gowling WLG, our dedication to excellence and quality service begins with our people. As a global law firm with offices across Canada, the U.K., Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we pride ourselves on sourcing and retaining top talent who bring energy, passion and commitment to the delivery of outstanding client service. Employee satisfaction is important to us. We work hard to ensure that our people are motivated, engaged and empowered. We are guided by our firm’s Core Values - The Power of Teamwork, Always Striving to be Better, We all Bring Something Different - in all that we do. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are an integral part of our firm’s core values. We are always striving to build a more equitable, engaging and rewarding workplace by attracting and retaining talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds, cultures and experiences. Our aim is to help everyone reach their full potential and achieve their personal and professional goals. Our diverse group of legal professionals, law students, law clerks, paralegals, legal administrative assistants and business services team members work together, and are respected and valued for their individual contributions. PROFILE We are currently recruiting for a Financial Analyst, Reporting and Analysis to join our Finance team. The Financial Analyst will help with the monthly accounting close process, the reporting of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements, and all historical internal and external reporting requirements. This position can be based in any of our offices. RESPONSIBILITIES * Prepare monthly Client reporting, office reporting, department reporting and management reporting packages as well as address all ad hoc requests in a timely manner * Assist with the preparation of reports required by management including the Board of Trustees * Assist with various other reports and summaries as required by management, departments and Clients * Assist with monthly accounting close process ensuring timeliness, accuracy, completeness * Balance Sheet and Income Statement account analysis and reporting * Assist with preparation of insurance renewal documentations * Assist with various finance projects * Undertake business process efficiency reviews, takes ownership of tasks and system automation opportunities * Ensure compliance with ASPE, the partnership’s accounting policies and provincial law society rules and requirements * Assist with all internal and external historical reporting including the law firm’s financial statements and notes, other legal entity statements and the firm’s consolidated financial statements, bank reporting and other monthly reports required by management ie BOT reporting and other reports required by management, departments and Clients * Working as part of a team, provide guidance and leadership to the Reporting and Analysis team * Liaise with auditors and consultants regarding tax accounting and audit requirements; QUALIFICATIONS * University degree; professional accounting designation such as CPA (or working toward one) * Previous experience in a financial reporting role is an asset * Experience working with SQL databases, Power BI and Power Query Experience is an asset * Demonstrates a solutions-oriented approach, challenges status quo, and strives to improve processes * Ability to manage multiple and competing tasks/priorities * Excellent interpersonal and communication skills * Strong attention to detail * Ability to promote a collaborative work/team environment by presenting a professional and responsive attitude towards others and by demonstrating prompt and conscientious work habits * Proficient in MS Office: Word, Excel (Advanced Level), PowerPoint and Outlook Gowling WLG employees benefit from a hybrid work environment. Not sure if you meet all the requirements? If you are excited about this opportunity but your experience does not align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles. Gowling WLG is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know. While we appreciate all applications received, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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