Edwards Lifesciences Senior Financial Analyst in Mississauga, Canada
Provide advice, guidance, analysis, and reporting of financial information.
Key Responsibilities: • Analyze and interpret complex monthly financial results to identify financial issues, for business leaders; provide insights and make recommendations regarding possible course corrections • Analyze weekly and monthly trends (e.g., expense, fringes) in partnership with business leaders to develop/update quarterly forecasts and budgets and provide feedback • Draw findings from financial trend reports, synthesize information, and may create presentations for management • Assess system capabilities and process efficiencies, and make recommendations for enhancements and upgrades • May partner with leaders to advise on financial impact of recent/proposed process changes • Prepare and process month-end journal entries; prepare balance sheet account reconciliations; gathering data and generating reports in support of trend analysis • Collaborate with business department to monitor complex and high volume SGP percentage on products and customer level • Collaborate with business regarding expense control for sales and marketing activities including calculations of accruals • Prepare, file, and process annual tax declarations (e.g., VAT, income, sales, and local taxes) • Respond to complex questions and resolve issues from tax advisors and fiscal authorities/entities and handle audit requests • Implement processes, SOPs and change in new and country-specific regulations • Prepare timely month end closing including statutory annual reports • May participate and/or lead in process improvement projects • Train, coach, and provide feedback on work tasks to lower level team members • Ensure Edwards compliance by applying knowledge of applicable regulations (e.g., Sunshine Act, SOX, GAAP financials, SEC, IRS) to develop explanations for internal and external auditors
Education and Experience: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in or locally recognized degree/certification in Accounting or Finance , 5 years min. years experience of previous related experience Required accounting, forecasting, planning, or expense analysis experience Preferred Experience working in an international company Preferred Proven expertise in MS Office Suite, including advanced Excel and related financial systems; ERP (e.g., JDE, Oracle, SP) experience Preferred
Additional Skills: • Substantial knowledge and understanding of Edwards policies, procedures, and guidelines relevant to accounting • Substantial understanding of international accounting principles (e.g., U.S GAAP, IFRS), local GAAP, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) • Substantial knowledge of financial concepts and principles • Expertise in own functional area and ability to coach others in various functional areas impacted within the business • Ability to manage confidential information with discretion • Strict attention to detail • Ability to interact professionally with all organizational levels • Ability to manage competing priorities and deadlines in a fast-paced environment • Ability to work and perform within a matrix organization and plants • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and local language • Excellent interpersonal relationship skills including consultative and relationship management skills • Excellent problem-solving, critical thinking, and investigative skills • Adhere to all EHS rules and requirements and take adequate control measures in preventing injuries to themselves and others as well as to the protection of environment and prevention of pollution under their span of influence/control
Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease, as well as critical care and surgical monitoring. Driven by a passion to help patients, the company collaborates with the world's leading clinicians and researchers to address unmet healthcare needs, working to improve patient outcomes and enhance lives. Headquartered in Irvine, California, Edwards Lifesciences has extensive operations in North America, Europe, Japan, Latin America and Asia and currently employs over 13,000 individuals worldwide.
For us, helping patients is not a slogan - it's our life's work. From developing devices that replace or repair a diseased heart valve to creating new technologies that monitor vital signs in the critical care setting, we focus on helping patients regain and improve the quality of their life.