The Corporate Financial Analyst plays an essential role in growing talent in our business through collaboration and sharing best practices with the FP&A team and our business partners. You know how to be curious about opportunities and how to be real with feedback and support.

Analysts play an essential role in developing, communicating and executing the company vision by understanding the business operations and developing tools, metrics and processes to provide data and information that drives discussion and action. You will ensure the information is not only accurate, relevant and actionable but also understandable to a wide audience of stakeholders.

You will be comfortable regularly interacting with all levels of staff and providing them with insightful, forward looking reporting and analysis. Lush is a true vertically integrated retailer including manufacturing, retail, distribution, digital and corporate streams. While all streams are linked, this role is primarily focused on the streams that fall under headquarters sales and administration – including but not limited to Admin, Events, Internal communications, Ethics, Finance, People & Culture (P&C), Ethics, Sustainability & Technology (IT). You will play a key role in all budgeting and reforecasting workflows for these teams.

You are a listener with a structured approach to planning but are also excited to drive discussion that leads to action. You have a passion for what you do and are ready to join a business dedicated not just to technical proficiency but to the practices of fair-trade sourcing, supporting sustainable communities and giving back to grass roots organizations making a difference through our Charity Pot Program.

Our Lush staff live with purpose, finding their personal value connection with the values of our business, bringing their work and life paths into one holistic journey. #mylushlife

Responsibilities:

  • Partner with sales and administration streams to plan and execute strategies to support corporate goals and projects aimed at improved cost management
  • Provide decision support and ROI analysis to stream owners in the evaluation of strategic initiatives and actively support the development of success metrics and KPI’s through defining metrics, benchmarking, and partnering with BI.
  • Conduct financial analysis, proposing and assessing effectiveness of programs. Support business by presenting findings in plain language to both financial and non-financial audiences
  • Prepare and deliver monthly P&Ls to managers and stream owners as a summary of the financial period
  • Partner with stream stakeholders on a regular basis to interpret financial information and data improving financial acumen and decision-making around capital and operating expenditures. This includes ongoing reviews of capital and operating expenses and updating rolling forecast assumptions
  • Variance analysis of actuals to forecast to ensure expenditure is in line with expectations.  Analysis includes understanding variances, providing support to business when opportunities are identified and monthly commentary.
  • Be a storyteller, turning data into easily understood trends and impacts that can be actioned by the business
  • Streamline and improve S&A and Capex reporting to meet the needs of various audiences
  • Facilitate and prepare the annual budget and re-forecasts for S&A streams
  • Facilitate and prepare the annual Capex budget and re-forecasts for relevant streams
  • Proactively seek opportunities to improve accuracy, efficiency, and usability of deliverables
  • Adapt financial data and prepare content as needed for the Monthly Business Report, leadership, and company-wide presentations
  • Drive standardization and efficiency across all streams by developing ongoing communication, templates, and procedures to help streamline and improve processes
  • Provide peer support and development opportunities to team members
  • Design and develop new and ad-hoc reports and dashboards as required

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of specific, progressive FP&A experience
  • A proven collaborative, proactive and inclusive approach to business support
  • Self-motivated professional with the ability to focus, prioritize and multi-task in a fast paced, high-energy environment to deliver a high-quality output
  • Excitement and a commitment to learn, understand and relate to Lush’s core values
  • Aptitude and interest in the application of data analytics in driver-based financial forecasting
  • Strong analytical, modelling and presentation skills, in depth knowledge of financial statements and the drivers that impact them.
  • Can distill and summarize large and complex data sets in a simple and concise way and present it clearly without losing sight of the big picture
  • Exceptional communication skills both written, and oral are essential to succeed in this role
  • Strong team player that can drive discussion but is always open to hearing a different view
  • Flexibility, dedication, and ability to work efficiently and calmly under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Highly proficient with MS Excel, including pivot tables and complex logic-based formulas

Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Business Administration, Statistics, Business Data Analytics, Engineering or a related field
  • Experience in high volume, vertically integrated retail and digital operations including manufacturing environments.
  • Experience with business intelligence and dashboarding tools such as Microsoft PowerBI
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics AX and/or Prophix considered an asset
  • MBA or CFA is an asset.
  • Accounting designation preferred

 

Thriving with a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our staff and committed to inclusion. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We thank all interested applicants; however, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

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