Senior Financial Analyst in Ottawa at Curtiss-Wright

Date Posted: 11/17/2020

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Job Description


The Opportunity | Senior Financial Analyst
The Senior Financial Analyst is responsible for providing financial analysis, support and control to various business units within Curtiss Wright Controls Defense Solutions.
 
Your Challenge:

  • Mainly focus on project related data analysis, reporting and forecasting;

  • Revenue recognition and forecasting as driven by project deliverables and costs based on percentage of completion, focusing on contracts eligible for over-time recognition;

  • Monthly GL account reconciliations for revenue related accounts as well as project data related reconciliations;

  • Ongoing/timely update and review of project listing and related files;

  • Proactive communication with Business Unit Controllers and Program Managers for deriving reasonable Estimated Costs at Completion, challenging assumptions used in estimates, monitoring costs incurred to date against budget/forecast and developing models for forecasting;

  • Ongoing/timely reporting to various stakeholders (BU leaders, Controllers, Program Managers and Senior Mgmt.) for project financial data and variance analysis

  • Timely preparation of reporting packages to Corporate with regards to Project related financial information;

  • Aid in the revenue recognition/project process improvement as required;

  • Aid in various internal/external audits including Sarbanes-Oxley self-assessment and compliance in responsible areas;

  • Assist with budgeting and forecasting on an as needed basis;

  • Ad Hoc Reporting and Analysis;

  • General accounting and finance tasks as required;

  • Backup and support for other members of the finance team.
 
Your Expertise:

  • A post secondary diploma/degree from a college or university in Accounting and or Business

  • Professional Accounting Designation highly preferred

  • Audit experience with a large firm considered an asset

  • 5-7 years of related experience preferably in a manufacturing or high technology environment; or a combination

  • Must have superior Excel/Word and PowerPoint skills;

  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written);

  • Able to work effectively as an individual contributor as well as part of a team, ability to work with cross-functional teams, to follow procedures and use system tools;

  • Experience with cost/revenue analysis and audits considered an asset;

  • Excellent analytical skills to collect data, understand significance and explain issues; able to take initiatives and recommend solutions / process improvements;

  • Excellent technical ability, including ability to work with integrated ERP systems preferably SAP;

  • Good understanding of US GAAP and general/cost accounting principles and practices;

  • Ability to embrace change with enthusiasm for continuous improvement.
 
All successful applicants must be eligible to meet the requirements for the Canadian Controlled Goods Program (CGP) and/or a Canadian government security clearance.
Curtiss-Wright values diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request.