Senior Financial Analyst

Job city: 
1710 Dufferin Street, Toronto
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 11:30pm
Job terms: 



COSTI is a multicultural organization providing social services, settlement, employment, and language training services. For more information about COSTI, please visit our website at

This is a full-time non-union position scheduled to work 35 hours per week.


• Responsible for Agency budgets preparation. Works with managers to compile, review and finalize each program and cost centre budget.
• Prepares agency monthly variance analysis report and identifies issues requiring management attention.
• Liaises with auditors and responsible for year-end closing and financial audit. Prepares schedules and reports as directed, provides auditors with appropriate information.
• Prepares budget for grant applications, interim reports and program audits.
• Designs/responsible for NAV account schedule and Questica (audit statements, funders, HR and payroll) reports as required.
• Reconciles general ledger accounts, prepares journal entries and generates monthly financial reports as required.
• Back up for annual cash flow forecast, specific government reports and payroll process.
• Responsible for maintaining Chart of Accounts/Dimensions, bank cards, NAV users permissions and EWA users’ permissions set up.
• Responsible for addressing NAV financial model and WebApps bugs and Liaison with NAV partner. Also responsible for Questica system maintenance.
• Work with Finance team, establish/document financial model workflow, including WebApps financial area.
• Works with another Senior Financial Analyst and responsible for system upgrades.
• Supervises one to three junior finance staff.
• Back up for another SFA responsibilities.
• Other Ad hoc duties as required.


• Designated CPA, CGA, CMA or equivalent education.
• A minimum of 5 years of experience in financial analysis, auditing, budgeting and accounting in a medium-sized organization. Experience in a non-profit or charitable environment preferred but not essential.
• A minimum 2 years supervision experience.
• High level of critical and logical thinking and reasoning to identify underlying principles and facts.
• Experience as a project leader in ERP systems integration, conversion and upgrading is required.
• Experience in ERP system, both financial model and budget model is a must. Experience with financial software such as NAV 2016/2016+ is a definite asset.
• Experience in liaising, communicating with all levels of internal and external personnel with a customer service emphasis.
• Good project management skills and ability to motivate teams to work accurately and in a timely manner.
• Sound knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards.
• Advanced working knowledge in applications such as Excel and Microsoft Word; experience in SQL report design, etc.
• Must be detail oriented and able to work efficiently as part of a team or independently.
• Ability to meet deadlines, multi-task and set work priorities in a fast paced and highly demanding environment.
• Demonstrated ability in communicating recommendations to program and administration staff for continuous business process improvements.

How to apply: 

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