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Financial Data Analyst (Costing/Systems)

Date:  22-Sep-2022

Mississauga, ON, CA

Work Location Type:  Hybrid

Workplace Environment:       Hybrid 


This role can sit in the following cities:    Mississauga                                 


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At Purolator, you’ll be proud knowing you’re working for a Canadian company that truly values its employees. And it’s community. This is an exciting and evolving industry and we’re leading the change as we strive to deliver the future. Here you will be empowered to help move the business forward. Each and every day. Are you open to the possibilities?

Successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. If you have questions, please feel free to ask during your interview.


Job Description

At Purolator, you’ll join a team of diverse and dedicated problem solvers, connected by a common cause and track record of: anticipating business and customer(s) needs, translating insights into business opportunities and  weaving compelling stories together, guiding teams and portfolios to make sound and more profitable business decisions while meeting and exceeding the ever-evolving needs and complexities of our business.


As a valued member of the Finance team, you are driven to perform, results-oriented and willing to do what it takes. You are well regarded for proactively providing support to the costing and profitability team and renowned for meeting the ever-evolving business needs and complexities of our business. You are passionate about data and business insights, challenging the status quo, partnering teams across the business and enthusiastic about the opportunity to be part of a winning team and contributing to the ongoing success of our growing company.


Reporting to the Finance Manager, Costing, you will actively support your customers by anticipating needs of the business and provide sound insights and strategies to support timely, evidence-based decision-making.



What you will do…


  • Support the month-end activities of Purolator costing and profitability management system
  • Provide financial expertise and analysis to support timely business decisions
  • Supports data mining and analysis requests using SQL Server and/or Qlikview reports and leverages insights and outcomes to generate action plans that improve processes/systems and overall profitability
  • Leverages deep understanding of cost drivers to support problem solving efforts and develops both business/financial insights and recommendations for business partners
  • Generates profitability analyses, identifies and provides root-cause analyses on continuous improvement opportunities, and implements process improvement suggestions
  • Develop deep understanding of the core data streams such as revenue, billing, volume analysis and operations data and finance policies
  • Partners data requestor(s)/end user(s) to understand the requirements and advise best way to achieve the desired goal(s)
  • Develops, implements and sustains standards and data integrity controls and processes which promote consistent and reliable corporate financial reporting and account reconciliation.
  • Supports the business and enhancement of our costing, performance and profitability ecosystem through system optimization efforts or other new projects
  • Challenge the status quo and seeks new efficient ways of working (through team learning, process and/or system enhancements)
  • Manages multiple priorities at once and ensures that organizational goals and objectives are met
  • Ad-hoc projects or analyses as required/assigned



What you bring to the role…



  • Strong proficiency in SQL database querying (must have)
  • Proven analytical skills required (must have)
  • Bachelor's or College Degree in an appropriate field of study (Finance or Accounting) preferred
  • Accounting designation (CPA or CA/CMA/CGA) preferred
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with SAP preferred (S/4Hana and/or SAP BI is a plus)
  • Freight-forwarding, package, transportation or logistics industry experience (is a plus)
  • Strong ability with all Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word) (must have)


Expertise and Skills:

  • 3-5 years Financial Analysis experience (preferably in a complex organizational environment)
  • Proven ability dive into the numbers and extract meaningful “big picture” insights and stories from analyses
  • Robust knowledge of financial statements, accounting principles and standards
  • Experience learning/using complex ERP systems and exceptional data management skills
  • Positive change agent who challenges the status quo and proactive driver of multiple time-sensitive activities and continuous improvement efforts
  • Demonstrated emotional maturity, self-awareness and learning with a strong capability to build and sustain trusted relationships, while fostering an environment of accountability, trust and resilience
  • Energetic self starter and action-oriented team player who anticipates the needs of the business and possesses big picture thinking, strong business acumen, customer service focus and process orientation
  • Ability to prepare and present financial information in written and verbal formats to non-finance audiences
  • Outstanding problem solving, root-cause analysis, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Collaborative, innovative and influential approach to identifying and solving complex business issues
  • Proven ability to interact, foster and maintain relationships at all levels of the organization
  • Solid organizational and time management skills with a keen eye and attention to detail
  • Thrives in a challenging environment and keen ability to work under regularly tightening deadlines and manage multiple priorities, responsibilities and requests





Location:                    530 - Corporate  
Working Conditions: Office Environment 

Reports to:                  Manager Costing & Projects 

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Purolator 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, Aboriginal/Indigenous status or any other factors considered discriminatory. If you require an accommodation during the recruitment process, we will work with you to meet your needs.

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 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

At Purolator, every day is an opportunity for our employees to connect with one another and with our customers to help make a positive impact in the communities where we live, work and play.



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