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Senior Financial Analyst

Toronto, ON

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Are you a kid at heart looking to build a career with a leading global children's toy, entertainment and digital gaming company?


At Spin Master, our unwavering commitment to open mindedness, integrity and innovation is a great part of what has made us an industry leader. How do we stay ahead of the pack? By hiring the best and brightest minds—and that’s why we want you!


What will you work on? 

The Senior Financial Analyst - Operations Finance will serve as the finance business partner providing support to the Corporate Finance and Supply Chain team. Reporting directly to the Operations Finance Senior Director, the person in this role will be instrumental cost of goods sold (COGS) analysis and reporting, periodic financial reporting tasks, budgeting and forecasting support, internal controls, and leading assigned Operations Finance team initiatives and projects.


This is a dynamic hands-on role requiring successful candidates to demonstrate leadership, critical thinking, deal with ambiguity, and the ability to succeed in fast-paced environments.


How will you create impact? 

COGS Analysis and Reporting

  • Lead product costing process in collaboration with cross-functional and regional teams.
  • Lead SAP target cost, standard cost, and annual cost update process.
  • Manage the productivity model and reporting.
  • Manage the Gross Margin Variance Analysis model and support Brand Finance with monthly COGS variances analysis - global regional, brand level.
  • Support the analysis of PPV (Purchase Price Variance) variances, including recommendations to effectively manage the PPV differences.
  • Complete the analysis of Other COGS variances, inbound freight, duties.
  • Drive continuous improvement in costing and related business processes, partnering with Data Governance, Internal Control, and Regional Finance and Operations groups to find efficiency and improve COGS accuracy.
  • Support various COGS projects development and testing phases.
  • Troubleshoot costing and intercompany purchase issues that arise from daily operations.
  • Continuously collaborate with technical accounting team to ensure compliance with IFRS for standard costing requirements.


Monthly Reporting

  • Complete assigned month-end close tasks
  • Prepare monthly reporting covering assigned areas of responsibility for presentation to the senior management team.
  • Support General and Administrative expense reporting for Operational teams.


Budgeting and Forecasting

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to complete quarterly forecasting and annual budgets related to COGS and productivities.


Projects and Initiatives

  • Represent the Operations Finance team on the Company-wide strategic projects by providing insight, serving as subject matter expert, executing necessary tasks, and performing business testing
  • Lead assigned global Operations Finance team initiatives.


Governance Controls

  • Collaborate with Internal Control to develop and update SOPs
  • Ensure proper internal controls relating to operations are in place, documented, and operating effectively.


What are your skills and experience? 

  • 3+ Years of work experience.
  • SAP Experience required.
  • Strong computer literacy with advanced level Excel skills (pivots, v-lookups, and advanced formulas) are required. Experience with Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Visio, Power BI) is desirable.
  • CPA or equivalent accounting designation is an asset.
  • Strong analytical skills coupled with documentation skills to develop, maintain and sustain cradle-to-grave business processes SOP’s (Standard Operating Procedures).
  • Creative problem-solving to business issues and is motivated by seeking process improvement.


What you can expect from us:

Our mission is to Make Life More Fun with a vision to push the boundaries of innovation, creativity, and fun.

  • Growth and Career Opportunities
  • Flexible Work Hours
  • Innovation, Collaboration and Fun
  • Comprehensive Benefits
  • Other fun Perks!


What’s it like to work here?

Spin Master is a fast-paced, hands-on organization that provides many great opportunities for impactful decision-making; though our challenging start-up atmosphere isn’t for everyone, we have a proven record of opportunities for future advancement and internal transfers for our passionate and results driven team.


Everyone is welcome in our sandbox and we are committed to an accessible and inclusive hiring process that provides reasonable accommodation to all applicants.


Spin Master strives to create an accessible and inclusive application and selection process and is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to job applicants who may require provisions to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment processes. Should you require an accommodation, please contact our Talent Acquisition team, by email at [email protected] or by phone at 416 364-6002 and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs.


We do appreciate all interest; however only those selected for interview will be contacted.

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