Senior Financial Analyst, FP+A
Aquilini Brands
Vancouver, BC
POSITION: Senior Financial Analyst, FP+A
DEPARTMENT: Aquilini Brands and Aquilini Red Mountain Vineyard
REPORTS TO: Senior Director, Finance & President, Aquilini Brands USA

COMPANY PROFILE:
Aquilini Group (“AG”) is a diversified family business founded in Vancouver, BC more than 50 years ago with roots in the real estate development and construction industry. Today the company owns and manages an international real estate portfolio that includes commercial and residential properties, hotels, golf courses, vineyards and blueberry and cranberry farms. In addition to its ongoing pursuits in real estate development and construction, AG has expanded its holdings to include assets in the sports & entertainment, renewable energy, aquaculture, tourist attractions, restaurants and food & beverage industries.

Aquilini Brands is a division of the Aquilini Group dedicated to the creation, marketing and sale of alcoholic beverages. While vodka coolers and fine wine are the focus, our entrepreneurial culture compels us to evaluate opportunities in all areas of consumer-packaged goods.

SUMMARY:
The Senior Financial Analyst, FP+A is responsible for providing financial analysis, support and planning models in conjunction with operating plans to the agriculture, viticulture, and food processing businesses. The analysis and translation of financial information tells a story that helps ownership and executives understand its importance and buy-in to the business plan. As a business partner, the incumbent will provide insights and recommendations to ownership and executives in order to make impactful business decisions. The analyst will be responsible for gathering, compiling and summarizing the right information in a fast pace, start-up environment, leveraging data to drive insight, and providing business planning, analysis and reporting. In addition, the incumbent is responsible for full-cycle accounting and producing monthly financials.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:(Other duties may be assigned from time to time):
Collects, analyzes and interprets financial information based on market trends, business objectives, internal and external drivers, and investment options impacting performance
Works with senior executives on strategic deep dives and develops multi-year financial forecasts and budgets – full P&L, cash flow and balance sheet
Produces accurate and consistent reporting on financial results and provides recommendations for action required for internal leadership team, external stakeholders, ownership and the Board
Provides creative alternatives and recommendations to senior management for improvements that will lead to risk reduction, cost reduction, revenue generation, improve financial performance, and streamlined operations
Liaises with operations management to provide timely, accurate financial analysis to help in either ad hoc optimization studies or ongoing margin analysis by product line (e.g., net FOB pricing and its interaction with distributor and estimated retailer margins)
Keeps track of monthly and quarterly performance by comparing actuals versus expectations and enabling ownership and executives to better use their resources
Works closely with cross functional partners in Accounting and Operations to execute against plans
Collaborates with the Accounting team on the monthly and quarterly financial close process
Reconciles transactions by comparing and correcting data
Performs full cycle accounting
Produces monthly financials including performance of each of the major lines of business
Oversees the Account Payable, Accounts Receivable and Payroll functions
Ensures all key balance sheet account schedules, including, but not limited to detailed fixed asset, mortgage amortization, prepaid, deferrals, and investments are properly maintained, updated, and reconciled on a monthly basis
Assists with cost accounting and inventory tracking
Assists operations to evaluate, establish and implement business process improvements
Prepares interim and year-end audit working papers and audited financial statements for external auditors

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
3-5 years of solid technical financial planning and analysis experience preferably within manufacturing or agriculture
Solid ability to leverage data to drive insights, and are accustomed to identifying and explaining variances in performance to leadership
Solid ability to develop and maintain various financial models to support strategic initiatives
University degree i.e. finance, economics or related field
Pursuing a finance-related certification and designation (CPA/CFA)
Proven experience in financial analysis in a fast-paced, start-up, high-growth environment
Demonstrated ability to support business decisions through relevant and detailed analysis
Effective, tactful, and persuasive communication skills
Proven self-starter
Strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
Outstanding reporting skills, and strong ability to present concisely in written and oral communication
Superior attention to detail and organizational skills
Extensive computer knowledge, including Excel, as well as various finance-related systems
Ability to handle conflicting deadlines and prioritize
Spanish language skills would be a strong asset

Interested, qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume and cover letter by clicking the “Apply Now” button at the top of the page. This position will remain open until filled.