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Financial Analyst Cost

Kitchener, ON, Canada
September 27, 2021

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Financial Analyst


Over ten years’ experience working in professional accounting roles as Financial Analyst, planning cycles (annual planning, quarterly forecast, and monthly outlooks with variance analysis), Controller, Accountant and as an Auditor (PWC).

Strategic planner with sound business judgement as well as excellent critical thinking skills and self-motivation

Proficient in data mining methods, extracting relevant information for reports and presentations.

Strong attention to detail as prioritizes work and align to team objectives/goals.

Ability to automate/develop complex reports &/or produce dashboards in excel format & able to propose solutions to data issues.

Ability to define and solve problems, collect data, establish facts, make recommendations, and draw valid conclusions in an accurate manner.

Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously.

Strong time management skills, well-organized and team player with high level of leadership

Proven history to deliver outside the box analytics in measuring product and business performance.

Strong understanding in Canadian accounting principles, ASPE, IFRS, USA and international sales taxes

Strong Excel skills and knowledge of operational software with proficiency in working with large amounts of data including advance and complex pivot tables, v-lookups, SUMIF, charts, simulations, combine large data sets from multiple sources, updates reporting tables with minimal typing to maximize time and avoid mistakes and create new tools, plus, SQL, Word, Outlook and Access

Advanced working knowledge in ERP, POS systems, NAVISON, CHEMPAX, SAP, JD Edwards, Cognos, QuickBooks, Sage, ADP - payroll, CRM programs, web analytics and many operational systems.

Obtained a CPA designation back in Colombia.


Senior Accountant, Flo-Chem Ltd, Guelph, (Contract – maternity leave) Dec 2019 – present

Responsible for the accounting activities, including monthly financials reporting, the trial balance analysis, prepare the payroll, benefits, HST & QST returns, create journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations and variance analysis for many entities and assist in preparation on the annual working papers for external auditors, prepare the monthly bank reconciliations, make electronic deposits. EFT & Wire payments and keep daily cash balances.

Work closely with CFO, working from home for at least 3 months.

Business and financial Analyst, Westport Power Inc., Kitchener Nov 2017 – Aug 2019

Responsible for the financial and accounting activities, including preparing journal entries, performing the intercompany accounts and balance sheet reconciliation,

Create and develop complex budgets, forecast, SG&A expenses and working capital, reporting, performing monthly / quarterly packages and reporting for management, including the variance analysis – actual and YTD vs budget and detail forecast models based on key indicators from business’ dashboard, for many and maintain strong relationship with all levels of management through the organization and with head office and worldwide controllers and CFO.

Produce financial reports evaluating and identifying current trends and variances.

Assess risk and opportunities for functional operations on multiple programs to help maximize company margins / profits.


Assistant Controller. FLOQUEM LTD., Cambridge (contract) June 2017 – Aug 2017 (Robert Half Staffing)

Financial Analyst- POLYCORP LTD., Elora. (contract) Dec 2016 – May 2017

(Robert Half Staffing)

Replace the Director of Finance, performing the short- and long-term cash flow, follow-up on AR and collections, performing tasks and entries for the month-end, balance sheet reconciliations, producing management monthly reports and variance analysis.

Financial and cost analyst - TIGER DRYLAC INC, Guelph (contract) Nov 2016 – Dec 2016

(Robert Half Staffing)

Cost variance analysis, creating financial reports with variance analysis, KPI’s reporting and other duties assigned.

Accountant - TOYOTA TSUSHO CANADA INC., Cambridge (contract) July 2016 – Oct 2016

(Robert Half Staffing)

Review and approve all purchases - AP posting and all entries done for the accounting team.

Accountant- E.E SEEGMILER, Kitchener (contract) May 2016 – June 2016

(Robert Half Staffing)

Responsible for the accounting activities, including preparing all processes to do the billing process, coordinate the AR collections, HST, closing entries and balance sheet reconciliations.

Financial Analyst, System Fencing Ltd., Rockwood April 2013 – Jan 2015

Month-end close responsibilities: financial statement variance analysis, expense management,

Executive documentation and presentation, budgetary support for cost centers, maintain the fixed assets and depreciation schedule, Capex, payroll and HST.

Responsible for the monthly re-forecasts, forecast modeling, budgeting and reporting.

Create and disseminate monthly internal and external financial reports.

Identify trends, summarize findings, and provide recommendations from analysis, including internal and external research.

Controller, CAA Car Care Centre, Kitchener Feb 2004 – July 2011

Responsible for 13 stores, 3 staff, month-end close responsibilities, financial statement variance analysis, expense management, payroll, and bonuses, approve and have signature on payments, inventory analysis and costing, HST, budgeting, forecasting and cash flow management.

Direct all aspects of the finance, accounting and operational staff and supervise 3 employees,

Develop, maintain, and implement financial systems and controls for driving continuous improvements and increase the internal control.

Implement cycle counting and directed annual physical inventory and cost analysis.

Improve cash flow by managing the AR.

Assistant Accountant, Collins & Barrow LLP, Elora, (contract)

Assistant Accountant, Manulife, Waterloo (contract)

Auditor, Price Waterhouse Colombia (PWC), Cali, Columbia


Chartered Public Accountant, (CPA) designation

San Buenaventura University

Equivalent to a four-year accounting degree in Canada according to International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS)

Marketing diploma – Libre University

Analytics and web analysis course, in house, Systems Fencing Inc.

Foreign Currency Translation, Taxes & HST, in house, Collins and Barrow LLP

Budget and Cash Flow, ABC Cost Analyst courses, in house, Price Waterhouse Columbia

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