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Senior Finance Analyst (Long Term Contract)

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Date: 06-Apr-2021

Location: US

Company: Purolator

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Working at Purolator International, Inc. is more than a job.  It's an opportunity to be part of a winning team and to contribute to the success of our growing company.  Purolator International is a subsidiary of Purolator Inc., Canada's largest integrated freight and parcel solutions company with over 50 years of delivering reliable, efficient and cost-effective shipping to, from and within Canada for more than 210 countries and territories worldwide.  We are the leading provider of cross-border logistics between the United States and Canada.  This is an exciting and evolving industry and we’re leading the change as we strive to deliver the future. Purolator International is rapidly expanding throughout the United States and seeking talented individuals to join our team.  Are you open to the possibilities?


SHIFT:  Full Time, Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (some overtime may be necessary as needed)


ASSIGNMENT: This is a long term contract role, expected to last through August 2022.  Come August 2022, we will re-evaluate the needs of the assignment and will evaluate any possibility for a permanent placement within the organization under the Finance division. 


For the duration of the contract assignment, we will be offering healthcare benefits, 401k eligibility and paid time off. 


LOCATION:  The Finance team is based in our Long Island NY headquarters.  Long Island NY is the ideal candidate location, however, we are open to various geographic locations within the US.


Job Summary:

The Senior Finance Specialist is responsible for ensuring key accounting operations activities are completed in an accurate and timely manner. This role requires that accurate reports are generated and distributed in a timely manner, investigates and explains reporting discrepancies.


Specific activities include, but are not limited to, revenue, margin and profitability reporting, transportation expense reporting, validation, approval and reconciliation etc. The Senior Finance Specialist works at a cross-functional level to ensure the necessary financial information is collected and delivered in a timely manner.


This is a very fast paced, customer service focused department.  The daily workload requires working with various departments to support our customers, multi-tasking, and the ability to self-motivate to meet deadlines. 


Experience Required In Order To Be Considered:

  • 5+ years’ experience as an Accountant or Finance Analyst
  • 3+ years’ Margin & Profitability reporting
  • 3+ years working with financial management systems
  • 3+ years month-end and quarter-end close processes
  • Experience performing Microsoft Excel pivot tables & v-lookup
  • Power Point presentations and waterfall charts/graphs experience
  • High degree of familiarity with standard financial statements/reports


Daily Functions:

  • Maintains an accurate database of transportation expense reporting, ensures weekly reports generated by the team are accurate; works with team members to investigate reporting errors, issues or discrepancies
  • Monthly and quarterly customer margin and profitability reporting
  • Monthly Executive Leadership meeting reporting and presentation preparation: costs, revenue, service metrics and other data points
  • Oversees the processing and accurate recording of carrier expenses; ensures the related reports are up-to-date and accurate for billing purposes
  • Assist in the quarterly sales incentive reporting: sales incentive finalization, estimated margin report
  • Month-end and quarter-end close processes; prepares journal entries and account reconciliations for various accounts
  • Works with the finance team and other business units to meet reporting deadlines
  • Supports a variety of information requests and responds to questions during quarterly reviews and annual audits; supports special projects as required
  • Identifies, improves, and standardizes processes within Finance where possible
  • Provides support to the Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis as needed i.e. preparing power point presentations, compiling adhoc reports, investigating complex reporting issues etc
  • Works closely with Canada’s finance department to ensure systems and financial information are integrated
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Manager



Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements:

  • Exceptional communication skills, both verbal & written with the ability to communicate financial information to non-financial audiences
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced/demanding environment
  • Ability to be self-motivated and work with minimal supervision
  • Strong analytical and investigative abilities to ensure financial information is recorded and presented accurately
  • Ability to operate in a deadline driven environment that requires information from a variety of stakeholders


Education and/ or Work Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in Finance preferably Accounting
  • Microsoft Access preferred
  • Working knowledge of SAP Financial is preferred, not required
  • Freight forwarding & Logistics industry experience a plus, not required
  • Microsoft Excel Macros knowledge is preferred, not required


**Position Ineligible for VISA Sponsorship**


Working conditions under which the job is performed include, but are not limited to concentrated visual or auditory attention, repetitive movements (i.e. typing, data entry, phone activity), heavy computer work, constant sitting at workstation.




Posting Number: 42047   
Hours of Work: Full Time, Mon - Fri, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, 37.5 hours per week  
Job Code: 883  
Location: Open to various locations  
Reports to: Manager Financial Reporting & Analysis   
Working Conditions: Office Environment  


Purolator International, Inc. provides a competitive benefits package to employees and their families, including:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription Drugs (80%+ paid by Employer)
  • 401k with up to 6% Employer Company Match
  • Employer Funded Life Insurance
  • Annual Bonus Incentive Plan
  • Disability/Income Protection
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Employer Funded Health Savings Account (H.S.A)
  • Paid Time Off (Total of 29 days)

Purolator International is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or any other factors considered discriminatory. If you require an accommodation during the recruitment process, we will work with you to meet your needs.


Purolator International, Inc. is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background verification checks.


Purolator International depends on our communities for public and business services that are critical to our success. We strive to always give back to the communities we belong to. A key component of the Purolator International’s culture is making valuable and charitable contributions as a company, regionally and as individuals. 

We recognize that our employees and their families are key stakeholders. We will only be successful as a business if we provide our employees with a safe and healthy workplace and if we have the right people in the right roles with the support they need to succeed. We hire for attitude and train for skills.  To learn more about us and our values, go to

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