Lightspeed is seeking an Excel Wizard to be our future Financial Analyst. The ideal candidate is self-motivated, possesses strong organizational skills, and is extremely attentive to detail. This is your chance to build a successful career within a fast-growing tech company where your work will have direct and visible impact on the results.

Now we get to brag about us: Lightspeed provides retailers and restaurateurs the simplest way to build, manage, and grow their business while crafting a better customer experience. Lightspeed empowers small business owners with a complete overview of their business in one place thanks to Lightspeed’s mobile Point of Sale software and newly acquired eCommerce platform to manage inventory, customer preferences, sales, and analytics to get a complete overview of their business in one place. Founded in 2005 with offices in Canada, USA, and Europe, Lightspeed is backed by Accel Partners, iNovia Capital, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), and Investissement Québec (IQ). We're passionate about enabling people to do their best work. Come work with us and find out what you can do.

Primary responsibilities

  • Provide support on complex projects and ad hoc analysis. Contribute to the design of financial models, scenarios, and sensitivities for projects and reporting requirements. Apply models and interpret results (50%)
  • Build clear and insightful reports. Improve the financial reports reliability, accuracy, clarity and production time (10%)
  • Build relationships with other departments and help create system solutions to accurately record new business transactions for both operational and consolidated results (15%)
  • Produce clear, well-structured documentation that supports reporting needs and audit processes (5%)
  • Support the development and implementation of dashboards and management reports to meet the needs of all stakeholders (10%)
  • Ensure that the business processes in place enable accurate financial information and put in place necessary corrective measures in a timely manner
  • Assist in the annual audits by compiling information and analysis, as required by auditors
  • Ensure reporting processes and key controls maintain SOX compliance
  • Work with the Financial Systems and Support Group to ensure timely and accurate resolution of system related issues
  • Participation in preparation of consolidated and non-consolidated internal management reports (10%)
  • Work on ad hoc projects as assigned; such as assessment of new business activities or change of process
  • Assist with special requests from the executive team

Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Commerce, Accounting or Finance
  • Expert knowledge in Excel is a must
  • 1-2 years experience related to Financial Analysis
  • Strong strategic thinking and analytical skills
  • Detail-oriented, autonomous, and able to take initiative
  • Able to handle a high volume of transactions
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English

Assets

  • Accounting designation
  • Experience in an auditing company
  • Experience building KPI
  • Experience with budget
  • Experience with NetSuite
  • Strong interest in Information Systems Software
  • Excellent written and spoken French

What about the perks?

In addition to the perks you see on the Careers page, you’ll get access to:

  • A beautifully renovated office space in a castle; one of the best development centres in Montreal;
  • An environment that encourages initiatives and leadership;
  • Happy hour every Friday afternoon;
  • Birthday treats every month to celebrate our employees;
  • Social events throughout the year including the legendary annual holiday party;
  • Fun activities with your teammates - be part of the Lightspeed family;
  • Work with highly talented people who are as passionate about their craft as you are!