Director, Financial Planning & Analysis (14-16 month contract)

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Date: Jun 21, 2024

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Softchoice

Why you’ll love Softchoice:

We are a software-focused IT solutions and services provider that equips organizations to be agile and innovative, and for their people to be engaged, connected, and creative at work. That means moving them to the cloud, helping them build the workplace of tomorrow, and enabling them to make smarter decisions about their technology. By doing these things we help them create success for their customers and their people. 
 

We stand proudly for our people and support their success through career development and advancement. We are recognized and respected for our culture of inclusion and belonging, continuously striving to do what’s good for our people and communities. 
 

The impact you will have:

Are you a dynamic, self-starter with a passion for driving innovation and making an impact with your financial insights?  This is an opportunity to work for a growing employee- and customer-centric technology company.  Softchoice takes enormous pride in creating an irresistible employee experience, which fosters a diverse, inclusive, winning environment that develops exceptional leaders, and has been certified as a Great Place to Work for 19 consecutive years.  Softchoice is a TSX listed public company.

 

Reporting into the Vice President, Financial Reporting and Tax, the Director of Financial Planning & Analysis will lead the annual financial planning and monthly forecasting process with an emphasis on providing senior leadership with insightful information and enhancing all planning and forecasting processes to support the company’s strategic initiatives.This individual will lead the enhancement of internal reporting, including departmental cost reports, business P&Ls, and other financial decks. They will also interact regularly with the Executive Leadership Team regarding corporate priorities and become a trusted business partner working closely with functional group leaders to provide analytical expertise and drive business results. You are an ideal candidate if you thrive and excel in a fast-paced environment and enjoy working closely with a high caliber team inspired about growing a great company.

 

What you’ll do:

  • Strategic Collaboration: Work closely with Softchoice’s leadership team to formulate financial strategies and leverage analytics for informed decision-making.
  • Partnership with Leadership: Partner with the Senior Leadership Team and key functional group leaders to assist in developing their strategic plans and monthly forecasts, becoming a trusted business partner across various business units.
  • Budgeting and Forecasting: Lead the creation of comprehensive annual budgets and monthly forecasts to guide both short-term and long-term strategic planning.
  • Financial Analysis: Analyze monthly results, providing insights into forecast/budget variances, key performance indicators, and financial statement trends.
  • Ad-hoc Financial Analysis: Perform ad-hoc financial analysis to provide insight into the financial performance of the business and to support investment decisions.
  • Reporting and Insights: Lead the continuous improvement in providing analysis and insights with internal reporting such as cost reporting for departments comparing to forecast and plan, business P&Ls, and other financial decks.
  • Automation Leadership: Spearhead automation initiatives within the finance team, regularly reviewing and optimizing these initiatives to ensure they meet the team’s needs and improve efficiency.
  • Presentation Preparation: Oversee the preparation and review of presentation materials for Board of Directors and Executive meetings and review monthly analyses and forecasts for the Balanced Scorecard presentation for the Senior/Executive Leadership Team.
  • Team Leadership: Lead and develop a team of eight, fostering a high-performing culture.
  • High Impact Project Support: Support the decision-making process for high impact projects based on a thorough understanding of the company’s financial position and business model.

 

What you’ll bring to the table:

  • Minimum of 10 years of combined experience in FP&A, Financial Reporting, Investment Banking, and/or Private Equity in a well-disciplined organization where best practices are integral to the management of the business
  • Exposure to information technology industry preferred (but not required)
  • Undergraduate degree, preferably in finance, business administration, economics accounting or another quantitative field
  • Proven track record of academic achievement and professional advancement
  • Demonstrated experience building and managing high-performing teams and collaborating with various functions
  • Exceptional financial modeling skills with advanced Excel knowledge
  • Superior analytical and critical thinking skills. Ability to identify and articulate strategic opportunities to drive superior business results. Ability to navigate complicated situations, analyze and summarize results with recommendations
  • Extensive experience building and delivering presentations to Senior Executives and Boards of Directors
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills – extensive experience working with senior leadership and ability to gain trust across an organization.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Highly detail oriented and meticulous
  • Intellectual curiosity with strong business acumen and have an inclination to challenge the status quo
  • A proven record of being a self-starter and someone who thrives on delivering exceptional results
  • Strong work ethic with willingness to work extended hours during periods of high demand 

 

 


Not sure if you qualify? Think about applying anyway:

We understand that not everyone brings 100% of the skills and experience for the role.
 

At Softchoice, we offer opportunities to a diverse group including those with a variety of workplace experiences and backgrounds.  Whether you are new to corporate tech, returning to work after a gap in employment, or looking to transition and take the next step in your career, we are excited to learn more about you and encourage you to apply.  


Why people love working here:

 

  • We offer hybrid and remote working opportunities.

  • We offer meaningful work and opportunities for career growth.

  • We offer an opportunity to build and grow a career in the technology industry.

  • Recognized as a Best Workplace in Canada by the Great Place to Work Institute for 19 consecutive years.

  • Softchoice has been certified as a Great Place to Work in the United States for several years.

  • We have also been recognized as a Best Workplace for Women, Best Workplace for Inclusion, Best Workplace for Giving Back and Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality.

  • We have raised over $3 million through Softchoice Cares, our grassroots fundraising organization.  


Inclusion & Equal opportunity employment:

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion & belonging. People seeking employment at Softchoice are considered without regard to any protected category including but not limited to, race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

Require accommodation? We are ready to help:

We are proud to provide interview & employment accommodation during the recruitment and hiring process. If you require any accommodation to apply or interview for a position, please reach out directly to asktalentacquisition@softchoice.com. We are committed to working with you to best meet your needs.

Our commitment to your experience:

We are committed to the safety of all applicants and team members. With that in mind, we have implemented digital interviewing for everyone. We understand that you may need to interview with distractions around you (such as children or furry friends) and we will be doing the same.

Before you start with us, we will conduct a criminal record check, verify your education, and check your references.

When you join Softchoice, we will onboard you remotely. Don't worry. It's quick, simple and you'll be connected with your new team in no time.

 

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