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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. We believe in rewarding all of our employees with competitive salaries, performance based annual bonuses, stock options, training and development opportunities, and above average time-off policies.  
 
If you’re looking for a company that inspires passion, personal, and professional growth – join Kobo and come help us make reading lives better. 
 
The Role: 
 
The Senior Content Financial Analyst will be responsible for analyzing, preparing and delivering monthly financial reporting to both internal and external stakeholders. The Analyst will report to the Finance Manager, Content Operations, and will be key in overseeing various segments Rakuten Kobo’s content operations.     The Analyst will possess a keen analytical ability with extensive use of Microsoft Excel. They will have impeccable attention to detail, and be extremely customer-centric. The ideal candidate will thrive in a fast-paced innovative culture, navigate dynamic structures, and be focused on delivering results with an emphasis on process orientation. 
 
Responsibilities
• General accounting responsibilities related to content sales and month end closing 
• Act as content business subject matter expert  
• Finance lead for new product launches and special projects  
• Review, analyze and present monthly financial results and forecasts  
• Support and provide oversight on day to day content operations including publisher invoice creation and reconciliations  
• Prepare Ad-hoc reporting as needed  
 
The Skillset: 
 
Technical skills:
• Expert in Microsoft Excel 
• Generally adept with ERP’s and Financial Systems 
• Knowledge of SQL is an asset  
 
Qualifications: 
• University degree in Accounting / Business 
• Has or is working towards a Professional Accounting designation (CPA)  
• Minimum 4 years’ experience in financial analyst role 
• Developed business acumen, with ability to inform, message, and persuade 
• Ability to work successfully in a dynamic, fast-paced culture – flexible and adapts to change 
 
The Perks: 
 
• Flexible hours, work from home, and no office dress code 
• Full benefits starting from your first day, including a flexible health spending account 
• Paid Volunteer days, unlimited sick days, and 3% GRSP matching 
• Monthly commuting allowance 
• A generous talent and development training budget 
• Free Kobo device + free weekly e-book or audiobook 
• Frequent Lunch and Learns and Author series • Weekly Kobo Tech University sessions 
• Free onsite gym 
• Weekly happy hours (Thirsty Thursday’s, as we like to call it) 
• Maternity/paternity leave top up 
• Pooch Program that allows you to bring your furry friends to the office  
 
About Rakuten Kobo Inc. 
 
Owned by Tokyo-based Rakuten and headquartered in Toronto, Rakuten Kobo Inc. is one of the most advanced global e-commerce companies, with the world’s most innovative eReading services offering more than 6 million eBooks and audiobooks to over 30 million customers in 190 countries. Rakuten Kobo delivers the best digital reading experience through creative innovation, award-winning eReaders, and top-ranking mobile apps. 
 
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 contacted. 

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