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Financial Analyst

Location: Canada

Department: Accounting

JYSK is one of the world’s leading, and fastest-growing home furnishing retailers. First established in Denmark in 1979, JYSK operates retail stores which sell everything for your home throughout Europe and internationally and are now present across 52 countries with over 2,700 stores.

Although JYSK today is a global business, the company is managed based on its Scandinavian roots. This reflects in JYSK’s company culture and the way it does business.

The first Canadian JYSK store was opened in Coquitlam, BC in 1996. Today, JYSK operates 62 stores across Canada, including locations in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and Québec

JYSK is seeking a talented Financial Analyst to join our Accounting team in Coquitlam, BC on a full-time, permanent basis.

The Financial Analyst will participate in the month end close, reporting, forecasting, and budgeting functions to provide senior management with better visibility into the organization’s results and help drive informed decision making. The Financial Analyst has a keen interest in technical knowledge of finance methodologies and reporting/business intelligence tools, and leverages these skill sets to deliver effective reporting, accurate forecasts, and insightful analyses.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Prepare monthly internal financial reports to compare actuals to budget, forecast and prior year, and investigate any drivers of significant variances
  • Build and update KPI reports to assist in tracking & monitoring the business results at a consolidated, district and store level
  • Support the financial planning process by assisting with annual budgeting and quarterly forecasting
  • Bring business meaning to financials by synthesizing financial data, and identifying variances & trends to provide insightful commentary
  • Complete full cycle period end close including related journal entries
  • Perform monthly balance sheet reconciliations to ensure accuracy and proper support of key accounts such as inventory, prepaid expense and accrued liabilities
  • Participate in interim and annual audit with external auditors
  • Play an active role in finance related projects (systems and process improvements, Finance initiatives and ad-hoc projects)

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Business Administration or equivalent work-related experience
  • CPA designation would be considered an asset
  • Experience in a high-volume multi-location organization with +50M revenue would be considered an asset
  • Have a minimum of three years of full cycle accounting experience
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel, financial analysis, and financial planning
  • Experience working with accounting software (Microsoft Navision experience would be considered an asset)

Key Attributes

  • Self-motivated individual who can work with little or no supervision in a fast-paced environment and demonstrates initiative and maturity under pressure
  • Aptitude and enthusiasm for improving business and finance processes
  • Team player with the ability to maintain a positive work environment
  • Organized and detail oriented and takes pride in quality
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

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JYSK Canada is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. This principle applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, selection, transfer, promotion and all other conditions of employment. As a company, we have developed l programs and policies that address and recognize our objective to ensure that our work environment remains free of discrimination and harassment of any kind and promotes and recognizes the diverse backgrounds of our Colleagues. JYSK Canada will accommodate both internal and external applications throughout the hiring process.

All employment decisions at JYSK are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, family status, disability or a conviction for which a pardon has been granted or a record suspended. We consider all applications based on individual qualification for the respective position and we do so without regard to any unrelated factor and/or characteristic.

JYSK Canada is committed to the value of equal employment opportunity for all Colleagues and the innovation that diversity creates in the work environment. We welcome and encourage applications from individuals with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the hiring process.