Jr. Accounts Payable (AP) Reporting Analyst
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.
Ashton is one of our Jr. Accounts Payable (AP) Reporting Analysts. He's responsible for all reporting and ad-hoc analysis pertaining to AP functions and processing. He monitors KPIs and assists in identifying and implementing process improvements.
Shortly after Ashton joined us, he started preparing for the CPA exam. Honestly, we didn't know a human being could safely consume that much coffee per day. He studied so much that whenever you asked him a question at work, he responded with multiple choice answers. Now that was entertaining-and thought-provoking.
This is Ashton. 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 Ashton, are you one of us?
Now, if you were to come on board as one of our Jr. Accounts Payable (AP) Reporting Analysts, we'd ask you to do the following:
- Prepare weekly reports of key performance indicators (KPI) for AP processing, forecast workflow and resource requirements, run queries, analyze results, and gather Associates' productivity tracking, plus identify trends and areas of concern as needed.
- Provide recommendations for continuous process improvements based on findings during the preparation and analysis of various reports (i.e. weekly KPI, stock ledger report, ad-hoc reports).
- Prepare monthly reconciliations of AP sub-systems (APWF/AIM and Lawson) to the stock ledger and the general ledger.
- Review weekly summary of the stock ledger codes and investigate and report large variances to management.
- Create reasonable and meaningful analytics within the AP area by generating queries, analyzing, and reporting results.
- Understand complex business workflows that integrate with various areas and understand upstream and downstream impacts of issues.
- Provide ad-hoc AP-related reports to other business areas as requested.
- Establish and maintain strong partnerships with various areas of AP and participate in special projects, as assigned.
- Other related duties.
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 a post-secondary education in Business related to Accounting or Finance.
- You are working toward a CPA designation; working knowledge of ACL considered an asset.
- You have at least one year of experience in an Accounting/Finance function.
- You have an intermediate understanding of controls, policies, and procedures within Accounts Payable.
- You have intermediate time-management skills (ability to prioritize, track multiple issues, meet deadlines, escalate, and ensure special departmental or auditor requests are completed on time).
- You work with an attention to detail and demonstrate strong analytical, research, and problem-solving skills (identifying and correcting errors as they occur).
- You have intermediate organizational skills.
- Your computer skills include accounting applications (Lawson), keyboarding, word processing, e-mailing, and the ability to understand complex systems.
- You have good leadership skills.
- You must have advanced Excel skills, such as data manipulation, spreadsheet modeling, mining large data, using pivot tables, etc.
- You have intermediate issue-management skills, as proven by your customer service, interpersonal communication, and ability to manage conflict.
- You have strong oral- and written-communication skills that can be applied to creating reports and giving presentations.
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.