Here at TJX Canada, we strive our hardest to make sure that, every day, our customers are able to find the latest and greatest designer brand names for less than they'd pay elsewhere. When they walk through the doors of our stores, whether it's a Winners, HomeSense, or Marshalls, savvy shoppers know they'll experience the "Thrill of the Find," which, if you're curious, feels like a slight breeze blowing over the surface of your skin-not a bad feeling, if we do say so ourselves.
But you're not here to feel the breeze. You're here to see if working with TJX Canada is right for you. To help with your decision, we'd like to introduce you to someone who once faced the same choice you have to make.
Isaac is one of our Financial Analysts at Home Office. He's responsible for accurate and timely reporting of financial data while partnering with various business areas to provide support for accounting/reporting functions, including budgeting, forecasting and analyzing variances/trends to help monitor expenses.
When Isaac first joined us, he was taking evening classes to earn his CPA designation. It wasn't an easy road but it was a privilege to witness his dedication, passion, and sheer determination. We thought his intensity would lighten after he passed the exam. Then we realized that Isaac is just a highly motivated individual. But one thing did change afterward, he's really cut back on the coffee.
This is Isaac. He is one of us.
If you do decide to apply for this position, and we agree that this is the right job for you, you'll be supported by a plethora of internal programs whose only focus is the continued progress of your career. At TJX Canada, we do everything we can to help you achieve your full potential. But we can't do it all ourselves. You'll need to bring the ambition, the motivation, and the drive.
So what do you think? Like Isaac, are you one of us?
Now, if you were to come on board as one of our Financial Analysts, Financial Analysis, we'd ask you to do the following:
- Perform general accounting month-end/year-end duties, such as sub-ledger close, posting journal entries like accruals/adjusting entries, and compiling balance sheet reconciliations and schedules.
- Perform analysis on payroll and non-payroll store expenses to provide insight and reporting to Senior Management.
- Streamline processes and improve financial and payroll models to track and forecast expenses.
- Develop reasonable and meaningful forecasts, annual budgets, and support development of long-range plans through strong partnerships and input from business areas.
- Establish and maintain business partnerships with various areas to help monitor expenses and increase visibility and accountability by providing financial support via trend analysis, enhanced reporting, and ad-hoc reports/analysis.
- Participate in special projects.
Sounds rather challenging and exciting, right? Let's hope so, because if it sounds easy or boring, there's a good chance this job isn't for you. But if it does sound right for you, here's why we know you'll be able to handle those challenges:
- You have at least one year of experience in financial reporting/budgeting (or similar) with a post-secondary education in related field (accounting, finance, economics, etc.).
- You are working toward or have completed an accounting designation (CPA).
- You possess strong analytical and accounting skills.
- Your customer service skills include effectively responding to inquiries and building relationships.
- You are proactive and possess excellent communication skills and problem-solving skills.
- You are proficient in spreadsheet software (MS Excel), accounting software, and budgeting tools (TM1).
- You have advanced knowledge of general accounting procedures (GAAP) as proven by your ability to identify assets, liabilities, income statement accounts, debits, and credits.
- You are highly skilled in the areas of: issue management, time management, interpersonal, conflict management, information gathering, decision-making and organization.
- You have the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
We know some of that might sound a little daunting, but if we're going to meet and exceed our promises to our customers, we have to be committed to hiring the best person for the job.