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Senior Specialist, Financial Planning & Analysis

Richmond Hill, Ontario
At Mazda, we love sharing the beautiful machines we craft with the world.  But even more, we love building relationships with the people who help make it all possible.  We are a team of passionate car fanatics with an incurable love affair with the road.  We continually strive to challenge the status quo and make it our mission to put people, quality, and experiences before transactions.  Ground-breaking technologies and our latest 7th generation products are just the tip of the iceberg.  If you possess an unwavering commitment to delivering service excellence and a strong desire to shatter industry stereotypes, Mazda Canada is looking for you!

The successful candidate for this role will support MCI Finance objectives by maintaining vehicle and warranty accounting by performing journal entries and reconciliations on a monthly basis.  Additionally, this person will assist with actual vs. forecast analysis as part of MCI monthly forecast process and assist with reporting of actuals/mix/forecast to MC to support MCI forecasting and reporting process.  This role will support finance transformation projects.

Essential Duties include (but are not limited to):
  • Support month-end close reporting/analysis for fixed marketing, related party and other fixed cost accounts
  • Manage forecast/budget in collaboration with department managers for areas as assigned
  • Maintenance of actuals and forecast reporting to head office (MC) via Hyperion
  • Respond to ad-hoc financial tasks within finance and accounting area
  • Act as key support for external and internal audit related activities
  • Prepare Consolidation schedules for quarterly reporting to head office (MC)
  • Oversee local administrative activities in Concur
  • Support finance transformative projects

Qualifications (Experience, Knowledge & Skills Required):
  • University Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, or a related field
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Finance/Accounting field, automotive related experience is an asset
  • A completed recognized Canadian accounting designation (CPA) is preferred
  • Knowledge of US GAAP
  • Advanced knowledge of forecasting and budgeting principles and the ability to develop and maintain financial models
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word
  • Ability to work independently with demonstrated problem solving skills
  • A successful candidate will have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively (orally and in writing) with financial and non-financial individuals of all levels
  • Knowledge of SAP and Hyperion is an asset
  • Self-motivated, easily adaptive to change in a fast-paced environment

Mazda Canada Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and upon request by the applicant, accommodations will be provided in all parts of the hiring process.

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