Financial & Reporting Analyst (Toronto Office)

We are currently seeking a Financial & Reporting Analyst to join the team in our Toronto office. 

More About Us

With over 120 lawyers, Hicks Morley is a leading law firm in Canada focusing on the representation of management in human resources law and advocacy. Labour and employment law is the foundation of the firm’s growth—the depth and scope of our expertise in human resources law is the Hicks Morley advantage.

Hicks Morley is a rapidly growing firm with five offices in Ontario. The main office is located in Toronto and we have regional offices located in Waterloo, London, Kingston and Ottawa. We act for over 1,000 employers in the public and private sectors.

The Opportunity

As a member of our finance team, the Financial Analyst  is responsible for updating, maintaining and analyzing financial information with the goal of supporting the firm’s ability to make sound financial predictions and decisions.

The ideal candidate will be a team player who is technically savvy with high attention to detail. The candidate will have a demonstrated interest in financial analysis.

Essential Duties

Financial Analysis & Reporting

  • Update monthly financial package for reporting to stakeholders, including commentary on financial performance for the period
  • Lead preparation of annual management reports for partners’ compensation
  • Maintain financial reporting datasets, creating new queries (using SQL) where necessary
  • Build, monitor and report on client budgets and fee arrangements, including on-demand variance analysis of budget-to-actual amounts
  • Support fixed pricing initiatives by analyzing historical data and file-staffing structures, and provide recommendations on pricing revisions
  • Assist with the preparation of the firm’s annual operating budget, including GL categorization and variance analysis
  • In collaboration with Accounting Manager, perform year-end duties including liaising with the firm’s external auditors
  • Engage in the implementation of new processes and initiatives, including testing and data validation
  • Monitor the financial and management reporting systems and procedures for identification of process improvements
  • Ad-hoc analysis and reporting as required

Other

  • Support and provide backup to finance efforts as required
  • Learn and use available technology to enhance work product including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office, Acumin, Aderant Expert and Adobe
  • Maintain and update job skills and knowledge by participating in development opportunities within the firm
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or related field; CPA is preferred
  • More than three (3) years of experience in advanced financial analysis, planning and/or budgeting required
  • Exceptional ability to work with financial reporting and visualization tools, particularly Power BI
  • Advanced working knowledge of Excel; experience with SQL and MS Access an asset
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Excellent analytical, decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality when interacting with internal and external clients

Application

If you are interested in applying please send your resume to:

Nadine Cottrell
Acting Manager, Human Resources
nadine-cottrell@hicksmorley.com

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Every firm has a culture, and ours is no exception. We work in the human resources area, so we are “people” people. We have a very diverse client base, from manufacturers to social service agencies, and we are passionate about understanding our clients, their businesses and their needs.

Hicks Morley is an open and respectful workplace which fosters creativity, legal innovation and excellence in our clients’ interests. We are committed to recruiting and hiring the best candidates for all roles, and from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Upon request, Hicks Morley will provide suitable accommodations during the recruitment and hiring process to candidates with accessibility needs due to disability.