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Company Overview:

For those who dream of advancing our space in the Universe and on Earth, we’ll take you there.

Serving the world from our Canadian home and our global offices, MDA is an international space mission partner and robotics & space operations, satellite systems and geointelligence pioneer with a 50-year story of firsts on and above the Earth. Today, we're leading the charge towards viable Moon colonies, enhanced Earth observation, communication in a hyper-connected world, and more.

We’re fueled by a pioneering spirit that carries us beyond. And together we enable highly skilled people to continually push boundaries and tackle big challenges requiring solutions that endure and inspire.

Are you ready to launch the next stage of your career in the new space economy? We would love to hear from you!

The Position:

We’re on the hunt for a Senior Financial Analyst on our Robotics &Space Operations team at our Brampton office.

With 40 years of operational experience and proven performance on the iconic Canadarm programs including Space Shuttle and International Space Station Operations robotics and operations support, our Robotics & Space Operations team has 100% mission success in making space dreams come true.

We are seeking an experienced professional to join us in an exciting role that provides exposure to a wide range of MDA Financial & Operational activities. The successful candidate for this position will constantly strive to deliver timely and accurate financial analyses to support business forecasting and key decision-making processes for MDA Information Products. They will constantly and consistently push for continuous improvement in business processes with a focus on implementing “Corporate Best Practices” throughout the Group. The position will also be responsible for executing on project deliverables on time and on budget.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Providing financial support in the monthly financial reporting process for Robotics and Space Operations business segment.
  • Overseeing and supporting junior staff
  • Prepare monthly revenue recognition for project base accounting.
  • Preparation of Revenue Recognition Accounting White Papers in line with IFRS15
  • Preparation of SRED forecast Schedules on quarterly basis and Annual SRED Tax Return.
  • Prepare monthly management and external reporting financial packages and support schedules
  • Preparing budgets and forecasts including financial analysis for business decisions
  • Liaise and support managers to drive the planning process for the BU's
  • Analyze data and create financial models
  • Conduct monthly variance and trend analyses and report findings
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements
  • Ensure the SOX controls are implemented and conduct a self-audit of SOX compliance
  • Prepare audit schedules and manage/respond to queries from External/Internal auditors


Job Requirements:

  • Post secondary degree, with professional accounting designation (CA, CGA, CMA)
  • At least five years of accumulated experience in relevant accounting disciplines with ideally more than one year in a business environment outside of public practice accounting firms
  • Strong analytical skills and organizational acumen to present complex information.
  • Strong knowledge and background in project revenue recognition, specifically % of completion method of accounting.
  • Ability to review contracts/deliverables and relate them to IFRS15 rules.
  • Strong knowledge of Public Company SOX compliance requirements.
  • Good working knowledge of SRED tax credits for technology development.
  • Aptitude for identifying, reviewing, evaluating and analyzing complex information relevant to real business analysis and decision needs, and for presenting appropriate solutions
  • Highly skilled with Excel to perform financial modelling
  • Must be able to prepare and present information with confidence and clarity to senior management
  • High level of professionalism, initiative, and creativity
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision
  • Strong time management skills and communication skills

Comments/Special Considerations:

Successful candidates must obtain and hold security clearance at the reliability status level, and pass security assessment for the Controlled Goods Program (CGP).

MDA is an equal opportunity employer prizing diversity and inclusion. We are committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity. If you require assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process we can assist.

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Canada, Brampton, Ontario
Posted 10 months ago
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