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Financial Analyst

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (PI) is a leading centre for scientific research, training and educational outreach in foundational theoretical physics. Founded in 1999 in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, its mission is to advance our understanding of the universe at the most fundamental level, stimulating the breakthroughs that could transform our future. Perimeter also trains the next generation of physicists through innovative programs, and shares the excitement and wonder of science with students, teachers and the general public.

Supporting the Director of Finance the Financial Analyst will be a highly motivated, positive, team player with a strong work ethic. Our ideal candidate has previous experience as a Financial Analyst, is solution oriented, enjoys problem solving, is skilled at multi-tasking and possesses excellent financial analysis skills. The ability to thrive in a deadline-oriented environment is a must.
 
Position responsibilities include:
  • Assisting in the analysis of quarterly results, including the research of variances, identifying trends and anomalies, cost inefficiencies, as well as project reporting
  • Supporting financial administration of grants, which will include maintaining the database, managing the collection of data for reporting purposes, data entry and submission to reporting agencies
  • Providing assistance in the preparation and filing of HST returns, as well as the preparation of monthly working papers
  • Assisting in departmental projects and participation in ad hoc projects as they arise
  • General accounting duties as directed 
Requirements and Education:
  • Post-secondary degree/diploma at a University or College level in business, accounting or finance
  • Certified Management Accountant, Chartered Professional Accountant 
  • Minimum two years related work experience, preferably in a comparable role
  • Expert level computer skills essential, especially Microsoft Excel
  • Proven ability to translate financial and technical data into informative reports 
  • Highly developed organizational skills and the ability to prioritize competing demands 
  • Strong time management and planning skills 
Perimeter Institute offers a dynamic team oriented work environment and highly competitive total compensation package, including salary, benefits, pension and work life balance. Qualified and interested applicants are invited to submit a resume and covering letter ONLINE before October 3, 2014.