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Sr. Financial Analyst in Ottawa at Curtiss-Wright

Date Posted: 3/25/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Senior Financial Analyst is responsible for providing financial analysis, support and control to various departments within Curtiss Wright Controls Defense Solutions.


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

  • 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

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

  • 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 rev rec method, status and related financial information.

  • Contract review to ensure proper revenue recognition under US GAAP ASC 606;

  • Identifying, analyzing and resolving other complex accounting issues using US GAAP if applicable;

  • Aid in the revenue recognition process improvement project;

  • 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;

  • Aid in process improvement projects as required;

  • General accounting and finance tasks as required;

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


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

  • Must have superior Excel/Word and PowerPoint skills;

  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written);

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

  • Ability to develop and write procedures, as well as experience with cost/revenue analysis and audits to recommend process improvements;

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

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

  • Ability to embrace change with enthusiasm for continuous improvement.


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

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

  • Professional Accounting Designation preferred

  • Audit experience with a large firm considered an asset

This position may require exposure to information which is subject to US export control regulations such as the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must meet eligibility requirements of the ITAR and of the Controlled Goods Directorate (CGD).

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.