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Rakuten Kobo Inc.
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Here at Rakuten Kobo Inc. we offer a casual working start-up environment and a group of friendly and talented individuals. Our employees rank us highly in terms of commitment to work / life balance. We realize that for our people to be innovative, creative and passionate they need to have healthy minds and bodies. With that in mind, we offer one of the best group benefits plans as well as gym discounts and a personal fitness budget. We hold an annual Wellness Day, host Lunch and Learns to promote a healthy lifestyle and provide fresh fruit daily and other healthy snacks. Teams love our Pooch program and say "dogs in the office make everything better".


Booklovers are thrilled to see that we offer employees a free device upon joining.  We encourage reading time as well as host frequent Lunch and Learn Author Series.


We believe in rewarding all our employees with competitive salaries, performance based annual bonuses, stock options and training opportunities.  For our growing Kobo families, we offer a maternity/paternity leave top up, as well as time off for the non-child bearing parent.


The Role:


Rakuten Kobo Inc. is looking for a Financial Planning Analyst to join our Finance team! The team is an energetic and dedicated group of professionals that are highly involved in all facets of the business through the delivery of exceptional stakeholder value.


Reporting to the Senior Manager of FP&A, the Financial Planning Analyst will be responsible for analyzing, preparing and delivering weekly financial forecasting and monthly financial results to internal stakeholders and to our parent organization. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal skills, navigate dynamic structures, be focused on data management and financial modeling, and facilitate business decision support and forecasting processes.


Key Responsibilities:


Data Analysis & Reporting

•          Assist in preparing and delivering weekly forecasts updates to parent organization

•          Provide monthly OPEX FvA & BvA analysis and facilitate management budget controls

•          Facilitate the weekly forecasting / KPI Operations management project

•          Participate in the annual business strategy development and budget preparation processes

•          Act as the administrator of all sources of financial data, including budget, forecasts and actual financial results to provide business support to various internal stakeholders

•          Assist in the preparation of monthly financial reporting package / management accounting

•          Month-end support providing analytic support and business insight into the financial results.

•          Collaborate with Finance and operations teams to drive strategic decision support

•          Work on ad-hoc special projects


Subject Matter Expertise

•       Expertise in Management Accounting

•       Financial Analysis & Data Mining

•       Budgeting and Forecasting


Technical skills

•       Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel & Power Point

•       Experience with ERPs (SAP, Oracle, Microsoft Dynamics, etc), an asset

•       SQL experience, an asset


Skills & Qualifications

•       University degree in Accounting / Commerce / Business Administration

•       Member / Candidate of a professional accounting designation (CA, CMA, CGA) preferred

•       Minimum 2 year (or equivalent coop) experience in a financial analyst role

•       Excellent conceptualization / graphing / charting abilities

•       Passionate about living in and discovering meaning in complex data sets

•       Self-motivated with a belief in the philosophy of accountability and desire to continuously improve

•       Superior work ethic and ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team


To Learn More About Kobo:

•   Go to the site: https://www.kobo.com

•   Get the behind-the-scenes look: https://news.kobo.com/

•   Follow us on Twitter @: http://twitter.com/kobo


Rakuten Kobo Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  Accessibility accommodations for candidates with disabilities participating in the selection process are available on request.  Any information received related to accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.


Rakuten Kobo would like to thank all applicants for their interest in this role however only qualified candidates will be shortlisted.


About Rakuten Kobo Inc.


Owned by Tokyo-based Rakuten and headquartered in Toronto, Rakuten Kobo Inc. is one of the world’s most innovative eReading services offering more than 6 million eBooks and audiobooks to millions of customers in 190 countries. Believing that consumers should have the freedom to read any book on any device, Kobo provides people with a choice when reading. Kobo offers an eReader for everyone with a wide variety of E Ink eReaders to suit any Reader’s style including Kobo Clara HD, Kobo Aura H2O, and Kobo Aura ONE; along with the company’s free top-ranking eReading and audiobook listening app for Apple® and Android®. Kobo’s award-wining eReaders can be found in major retail chains around the world. For more information, visit www.kobo.com.



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