WildBrain

Sr. Financial Analyst

Job Locations CA-ON-Toronto
Posted Date 1 week ago(1/10/2022 10:08 AM)
Job ID
2022-4988

Overview

Find a job that lets your imagination run wild!

WildBrain is an industry-leading kids’ content and brands company that serves the global market! We are made up of innovators and creators who are constantly connecting the powers of our global team, making WildBrain a collaborative, openminded and passionate environment to work in. We take pride in our talent, who gets to be part of creating stories that spark imaginations across the globe, everyday.  

 

At WildBrain we inspire imaginations to run wild, engaging kids and families everywhere with great content across all media. With approximately 13,000 half-hours of filmed entertainment in our library – one of the world’s most extensive – we are home to such brands as Peanuts, Teletubbies, Strawberry Shortcake, Caillou, Inspector Gadget, Johnny Test and Degrassi. WildBrain Ltd. is headquartered in Canada with offices worldwide. Visit our Careers and Culture page to learn more about the unique WildBrain culture and the opportunity to be part of our team!  

 

About the Role

 

WildBrain is looking for a Sr. Financial Analyst to join our Finance team! Reporting to the Director, Corporate Accounting, you will have overall accounting responsibility of supporting an efficient and timely period-end reporting, preparing key G/L account reconciliations, and preparation of legal entity statements.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare monthly account reconciliations to identify potential issues or risks and work with finance team to resolve
  • Review of monthly and quarterly financial results, including detailed B/S and P&L analytics for accuracy and completeness
  • Prepare working papers to support third-party participations payables, ensuring accuracy and completeness
  • Prepare and maintain Investment in Film related journal entries and reconciliations
  • Analysis of production financing structures as it relates to the impact of legal entity accounting and intercompany eliminations
  • Assist with monitoring the month end close process
  • Manage legal entity accounting and transfer pricing adjustments for statutory reporting and tax compliance
  • Preparation of working papers and analysis to support quarterly reviews and annual audits by external auditors
  • Coordination of internal, external and statutory audits
  • Researching new financial disclosure requirements; assessing and documenting the impact on the Company
  • Oversee documentation and implementation of accounting policies and internal controls, establishing best practices for the finance team
  • Assist with system improvements and automation of financial reporting processes and reconciliations
  • Assist with adhoc requests from management and various departments
  • Support other special projects as required

Qualifications

  • Accounting designation required; CPA-CA is preferred
  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience
  • Experience working in a public company preferred
  • Experience working in media and or studio production distribution environment preferred
  • Highly analytical and strong, effective communicator
  • Ability to challenge status quo as required by improving existing processes and are open to sourcing ideas from others
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment, possess a high level of intellectual curiosity, focus on generating results and exhibit the highest personal and professional standards of integrity and ethics
  • Team player, upbeat, and focused, with a strong passion to learn and succeed
  • Possess a “hands-on” approach for all situations, no task too big or too small to handle
  • Familiarity with financial reporting and other systems (ex. Great Plains Dynamics, Management Reporter) is an asset
  • Strong computer skills required including solid working knowledge of spreadsheet programs (i.e. Excel)

 

Life at WildBrain 

Working at WildBrain is more than a job — it’s the opportunity to join forces with extraordinary, insightful and imaginative people who will recognize your talents and encourage your professional growth and development in a work environment that promotes creativity and individuality. We offer competitive family-focused benefits, we invest in our people and their future with generous RRSP matching, plus bonus time-off, because you deserve it! #WBSJ

 

Our DNA (values) 

Connecting Powers / Creating Wonder / Being Legendary / Building Momentum / Pursuing Awesomeness 

 

Our Commitment 

Diversity and Inclusion are in our DNA. As a global leader in kids and family entertainment, we strive to reflect and honour the diversity of our audiences around the world. We believe that creating diverse and inclusive content & brands begins with fostering a culture of belonging at WildBrain. To us, a culture of belonging is one where we celebrate and welcome the diversity of all employees, stakeholders, and external partners and strive to create an environment where every individual feels valued, respected, and brings their authentic self to work.  

 

We recognize that people bring experience and talent that goes beyond the technical skills and requirements of a job. If you possess similar experience that is close to what we’ve listed here, we encourage you to please still consider applying. We strongly believe that diverse experience, transferable skills, and passion are key!  Please let us know if you require accommodation during the recruitment and interview process. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs known in advance if accommodation is required.  

 

WildBrain is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected status or characteristic, including Race, Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, Disability, Veteran Status, Age etc. and is pleased to consider all qualified applicants.  

 

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