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Financial Analyst Accounting

Location:
Milton, ON, Canada
Posted:
October 15, 2020

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ARLENE FALCONER

*** ******* *******, ******, ** L9T 7R9 647-***-**** adgzyf@r.postjobfree.com

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

Undergraduate degree in Commerce and MBA

Over five (5) years’ experience in accounting, financial planning, reporting and analysis

Two (2) years’ experience at Alectra Utilities

Strong Excel Skills

Experience using financial systems

Detail oriented and with high level of accuracy

Team Player, Service oriented

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Identified errors of $l 1.5M and closed redundant accounts after correcting the benefit accounting processes.

Analyzed performance of group benefit plans - brought visibility to cost drivers, available surpluses and provided projections to guide premium rate increases that protected the $1.5M required reserve for its self-insured plans

Initiated and designed model for calculation of Shared Services benefits cost, approved by Financial Planning and rolled out across all head office locations

Developed 2015 Budget Model for Vita Community Living Services

Introduced improvements to month-end closing process, redesigned 25 page Regulatory Reporting package to improve accuracy and reduce process time by 1 day

CORE COMPETENCIES

Budgeting

Variance Analysis

Reconciliation

Data Analytics

Excel skills

Regulatory Reporting

Reporting

Modeling

Process Improvement

General Accounting

WORK EXPERIENCE

Alectra Utilities

Rates Analyst

Month-end close, Financial Reporting and Analysis for Horizon Rate Zone

2017-2019

Preparation of quarterly/annual electricity regulatory reporting and record keeping requirements (RRRs) for compliance with the Ontario Energy Board (OEB)

Built and maintained the Revenue Reasonability Model for Horizon Rate Zone

Redesigned and prepared monthly the 25 page regulatory reporting package with variance analysis (Horizon)

Participated in month-end and year-end close: journal entries, reconciliations, analysis, audit schedules

Participated in various projects, collaborated with different teams and created analytical reports

Supported the preparation of annual budgets/quarterly forecasts; applying electricity usage pattern

Prepared adhoc reports to support the audit process and the needs of other internal stakeholders

National Money Mart Company

Financial Analyst

Budget and analytical support to retail field operations and management

2015 – 2017

Developed budget models and templates with phasing for budget allocations, revisions and management review

Loaded and reconciled budgets as well as maintained the budget’s Master Data System

Provided analysis of financial data to support strategic decision making by company executives and other departments

Built scorecards and adhoc reports to support trend and profitability analysis of product lines for field sales teams

Accountable for maintenance and update of data warehouse system with month-end close, budget and forecast data

Assisted in providing daily labour and product performance reports across the East Region stores

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VITA Community Living Services (contract)

Financial Analyst

Budget Preparation and Reporting

2015

Built budget for payroll and other expenses, developed reports that facilitated comparison with prior year budget

Developed consolidated budget reports for Director and Board presentations

Compiled Regulatory Reporting and applications for external funding

Yamana Gold Inc.

Financial Analyst

Reporting and Variance Analysis

2013 – 2015

Compiled supporting documents for quarterly and annual Regulatory Reporting

Assisted in JDE implementation with the building and testing of reports

Administered the Blackline Task Management Tool

Prepared monthly budget variance analysis reporting on General Admin and Other Operating Expenses for Toronto head-office, sites and regional offices, a total of $10M/month

Horizon Utilities Corporation

Senior Financial Analyst

Coordinated activities of Horizon and consultants in the implementation of Cognos

2012 – 2013

Provided weekly project status reporting and monthly update for company dashboard

Provided backfill support for the Business Analysis Team in its Core functions – prepared activity budget templates and budget reporting packages, extracted budget reports to support business requirements

The Hudson’s Bay Company

Senior Financial Analyst

Gross Profit Accounting Supervisor, HR & Benefits budgeting and variance analysis

2005 – 2011

Prepared budget consolidation reports, waterfall analyses and PowerPoint presentation

Managed the Centralized Benefits Model for over 40k associates, variance analysis for 4 Banners and Shared Services

Prepared variance analysis reports for HR cost centers as well as ad hoc reports for improved understanding.

Produced three year projections of the Group Benefit Plans ($25M) and made recommendation for increases

Participated in the outsourcing of Finance Processes to Accenture

Coordinated processing of markdown credits; ensured controls were adhered to and receivables kept current.

Monitored clearing of transactions dropped into suspense files after each gross profit run

Oversaw processing of consignment vendor invoices; handled vendor queries to meet service level agreement

EDUCATION

Master’s in Business Administration

Barry University, Miami Florida

Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce

University of the West Indies, Kingston Jamaica

Foundations in Business Analysis

University of Toronto

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

MS Office, AS400, Oracle, Hyperion Essebase & Planning, Great Plains, JDEdwards, Insight Reporting, Cognos, MS Access, SAP



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