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Financial Planning & Analysis Business Partner, Corporate



Accounting & Finance
Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2024

Financial Planning & Analysis Business Partner

At Interac, we design and deliver products and solutions that give Canadians control over their money so they can get more out of life. But that’s not all. Whether we’re leading real-time money movement, driving innovative commerce solutions like open payments for transit systems, or making advancements in new areas like verification and open banking, we are playing a key role in shaping the future of the digital economy in Canada.

Want to make a lasting impact amongst a community of creative thinkers, problem solvers, technical virtuosos and high-performance application developers? We want to hear from you.

The Financial Planning & Analysis Business Partner will work closely with Finance Business partners supporting & coordinating forecast, budget, financial analysis & decision making. You will build high-trust relationships with key business partners and influence their decision making to maximise Interac’s financial performance.

You’ll be responsible for:

  • Supporting the Leader, Corporate FP&A in finance business partnering with key stakeholders on month end forecast and budget. Providing strategic analysis and assisting with key financial decisions.

  • Managing the workforce forecasting process and OPEX management.

  • Working collaboratively within the FP&A and Finance Operations teams to ensure accuracy of all management reports and provide active support for Corporate wide forecast and budget processes.

  • Supporting the annual budget cycle and monthly reporting activities including preparation of financial packages, coordination, and consolidation of results and variance analysis. Supporting the FP&A transformation to improve financial support to the business, through business case evaluations, process efficiency, and providing access to data & analysis.

  • Leading and coordinating the preparation of monthly workforce financials, analysis, and rolling forecasts. Responsible for review of the content in the monthly financial and headcount packages.

  • Managing the consolidated financial statements including support in OPEX, headcount, cash management, and project evaluations.

  • Collaborating with the accounting team to ensure accuracy of financials and streamline month-end processes.

  • Providing subject matter expertise and financial advice on complex projects to support planning and decision making.

  • Recommending chart of account structure changes to enhance financial analytics and reporting.

  • Investigating opportunities for cost reduction and working with business owners to initiate and influence change.

  • Making recommendations for internal financial presentations including products/programs P&L’s.

  • Working with stakeholders and business owners to:
    - ensure required communication, templates and due dates are delivered.
    - understand key business drivers (qualitative and quantitative), assumptions, opportunities and risks.

  • Performing due diligence on all inputs and recommending areas of adjustments.

  • Analyzing and delivering financials to support executive, Audit Committee and Board reports.

  • Ensuring approved budgets and forecasts are communicated to business owners and loaded into the financial system in a timely manner.

  • Supporting the development of a driver-driven central forecasting model, developing and bringing to light necessary analytics, gaps, and opportunities in forecast methodology.

  • Reviewing models and challenging assumptions for validity.

  • Assisting in the preparation of and presenting complex financial analysis for senior management and the Board of Directors to support informed decision making.

  • Continually evaluating the efficiency of budgetary/planning tools and processes, recommending and implementing continuous improvement to meet the evolving needs of the organization.

You bring:

  • A CPA designation or equivalent education.

  • 5-7 years relevant experience in FP&A; financial modelling, business case, budgeting, forecasting, and monthly financial statement analysis.

  • Eligibility to work for Interac Corp. in Canada in a full-time capacity.

  • An analytical mindset with a high sense of ownership.

  • Advanced Excel Modeling and PowerPoint skills.

  • Knowledge of Power BI, Tableau is an asset.

  • Prior experience with Vena and JDE systems is an asset.

  • A results-focused mindset to coordinate and manage several priorities and initiatives concurrently.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to present critical/sensitive information in a concise and clear manner to senior management and executives.

Interac requires employees to complete a background check that is completed by one of our service providers. We use this service to complete the following checks:

  • 5-year employment verification;
  • Canadian criminal record check;
  • Education verification;
  • Canadian ID cross-check;
  • Public safety verification; and
  • Credit inquiry

How we work
We know that exceptional people have great ideas and are passionate about their work. Our culture encourages excellence and actively rewards contributions with:

Connection: You’re surrounded by talented people every day who are driven by their passion of a common goal.

Core Values: They define us. Living them helps us be the best at what we do.

Compensation & Benefits: Pay is driven by individual and corporate performance and we provide a multitude of benefits and perks.

Education: To ensure you are the best at what you do we invest in you