Field Finance Analyst in Toronto at CARQUEST Canada

Date Posted: 6/24/2019

Career Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Toronto
  • Career Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    6/24/2019

Career Description



Job Description

The Field Finance Analyst (FFA), reporting to the Finance Director, provides support and assistance with independent CARQUEST stores while enforcing CARQUEST Credit Policies, and helping implement the company’s strategic goals and objectives.

This role interfaces across all levels of the organization within finance, operations, sales and the Independents leadership team.  Key components of the role will be managing the company’s liabilities in A/R, and inventory related to our independent stores.   The role is required to coordinate with broader teams towards a common objective while adhering to established policies and procedures. The team member builds trust and relationships as they interface across many parts of the organization. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop business relationships with our independent CARQUEST stores with the objective to counsel and give financial assistance concerning achieving enhanced profitability and operating under sound financial practices.
  • Build strong working relationships with sales teams and leadership as a strong team member providing financial guidance and assisting to meet company’s goals.
  • Direct and support team members by providing financial guidance, mentoring and review of their work.
  • Monitor accounts receivables from Independent stores and enforce CARQUEST credit policies. Work with Customer First on all billing issues, credit limits and credit holds.
  • Assist with the credit investigation for all new stores and prepares/reviews documents for a store’s open account request.
  • Assist our independent stores with the growth of their store group and with the transition of ownership of their CARQUEST store.
  • FFA prepares notes to the Collateral Watch List each period which is reviewed for special bad debt reserves.
  • Assist with all Phase One resales and company store acquisitions including preparation of proforma financial data and tracking inventory during change over. Attend all conference calls related to the resale and assist corporate legal department with the preparation of legal documents to the sale or purchase and closing documents.
  • Maintain credit files and monitor PPSA filings for continuation on Independent stores.
  • Other duties to be assigned as needed.
  • Travel required to meet with store owners, participate in new store conversions and work with sales teams.  Maybe up to 50%, at times.  

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Technical Qualifications:

  • Ability to model financials with a solid understanding of accounting principles.
  • Ability to leverage technology to get at information, more efficiently.
  • Ability to read and comprehend store income statements, balance sheets and statements of cash-flows to create pro-forma statements and make recommendations to improve performance.

    Ability to present information and respond to questions from groups of senior management, department heads, and the Finance/IT/Business teams.

  • Bilingual French/English an asset.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or related required and 3-10+ years’ experience in a Finance field.

    Exposure to small businesses is a plus.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, and basis of disability or any other protected class.