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Senior Financial Analyst

WE Charity

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted June 17, 2019.

Company Overview

WE is a movement that brings people together and gives them the tools to change the world. Our vision is to shift the world from “me” to “we.” Our mission is to empower all people to change the world, locally and globally, achieving transformative outcomes for themselves and others.

WE – Making good, doable.

Job Summary

The Sr Analyst / Finance Business Partner is responsible for partnering with the Operations and broader Finance team to provide exceptional financial and analytical support. In this role, you will work closely with the Operations team to improve the quarterly financial forecasting process, perform variance analysis and create insightful reporting for business partners that will drive business decisions. You will be the Finance lead for IT projects to implement BI and forecasting tools and will support the HR implementation of ADP. 

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Provide exceptional financial and analytical support (planning, reporting, analytics, modeling, etc.) to our Operations team, with a primary focus on people costs  
  •  Improve quarterly financial forecasting processes
  •  Assist in design of improved cost allocation methods between entities
  •  Be a leader in change management to implement better/best practices with business partners 
  •  Partner with HR/IT to support successful implementation of ADP including:
    •  Ensure reporting design in systems projects align with management reporting needs
    • Support data conversion of employee records  
    •  Support user testing
  • Lead implementation of BI Reporting tool
  •  Establish strong business partnerships with other functions throughout the organization
  •  Having a continuous focus on process improvement and efficiency
  •  Perform detailed variance analysis comparing financial performance with relevant forecasts, and create meaningful reporting to present to business partners with actionable recommendations to drive business decisions
  •  Partner with business on headcount, cost centre analysis and other ad-hoc reporting
  •  Partner with the broader Finance group on special projects and financial close processes to ensure complete and accurate financials
  •  Analyze data to identify opportunities for cost efficiency, and while understanding and forecasting cross-functional impacts of related business decisions

Qualifications and Skills

  •  BA/ BS degree, or equivalent degree, in Finance, Accounting, Business, or other related quantitative field
  •  5-7 years of progressive experience working in corporate finance or accounting, and business/financial analysis
  •  Ability to build strong relationships with business partners
  •  Excellent communication (both verbal and written) and intrapersonal skills a must
  •  Sense of urgency and ability to work in a complex environment
  • Previous experience implementing financial systems a must – eg. ERP, BI Tools, ADP  
  •  Ability to drive change, build process and teach business partners why process and systems are required
  •  Ability to systematically improve data quality and build processes that can be automated to reduce the reliance on excel and eliminate hidden rework
  •  Comfortable dealing with ambiguity, incomplete data and performing analysis requiring hypothetical assumptions  
  •  Excel ninja and presentation / reporting guru 
  • Superior problem solving, analytical and modeling skills, combined with ability to effectively articulate results to business leaders  

What makes us unique…

WE is a family of organizations making doing good, doable.  WE Charity empowers domestic and international change. ME to WE is a social enterprise that creates socially conscious products and experiences to help support the charity. And WE Day fills stadiums around the world with the greatest celebration of social good. WE enables youth and families to better the world – supporting 2,500+ local and global causes by volunteering millions of hours of service, shopping daily with an impact, and raising millions of dollars that directly benefit their local communities and the world. Globally, our teams in Asia, Africa, and Latin America have provided more than 1 million people with clean water, built 1,000 schools and schoolrooms overseas, and empowered more than 200,000 children with access to education. WE was founded more than 20 years ago by social entrepreneurs, brothers Craig and Marc Kielburger. Join the movement today at 

WE values diversity in its workforce and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. Applicants requiring a disability-related accommodation at any stage of WE’s recruitment process should contact the People Operations and Culture Department by email at As required by applicable legislation, WE will consult with applicants requesting such an accommodation to ensure that WE’s recruitment process takes into account their accessibility needs, including in relation to the materials or processes to be used by WE.