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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  4171

Cambridge, ON, CA, N3H 4R7

Date:  Jul 23, 2021

PMO Business and Finance Specialist


Job Description

We are seeking a Business and Finance Specialist to support our Service Leadership team with tracking, reconciliation and trending our bookings, revenue and gross margin forecast and actual results. This key position will coordinate with multiple internal functional groups to ensure that forecasting and reporting processes are optimized;  financial reports are prepared; clear links are established between finance info and our Daily Visual Management processes; and day to day transactions are carried out in a highly efficient manner.  
With the knowledge and ability to drive business results, the candidate must be comfortable working with a wide range of stakeholders and functional teams. The right candidate will be highly motivated and have a passion for using their business and financial aptitude to drive solutions by leveraging their savvy analytical competencies.   

Drive business decisions through financial reporting and governance

•    Coordinate and prepare monthly financial reporting of bookings, revenue and margin for the After Sales and Service portion of the business.  
•    Conduct variance analysis to identify trends, issues, and deviations to drive early identification of issues through daily visual management (DVM), and to drive consistent and accurate forecasting. 
•    Prepare and present KPIs to PM team with actions and follow up.
•    Liaise with Service Leadership, Project Management, Divisional and Global finance teams to gather insights, resolve deviations and / or address issues.  Liaise with Front end team to categorize and forecast opportunities as revenue.
•    Track and monitor high priority projects.  Support management by identifying financial risks and formulating actions to help drive team performance and objectives to fiscal plans.
•    Facilitate proper tracking and reporting of opportunities by service product category.  
•    Participate in the analysis and development of the Services strategy, annual operating plan and goal deployment.
•    Present and participate in monthly department meetings.
•    Other duties as assigned.

Coordinate day to day financial transactions

•    Participate in (Project Status meetings) (“PSM”) to develop a deep understanding of projects.
•    Closely work with the Project Management team to reconcile time and material purchase orders and support invoice submission to the customer. 
•    Manage the operational tracking of project financial milestones including the issuance of invoices to the customer.
•    Reconcile purchase orders with the customer and internal finance teams as required.
•    Reconcile CORs and project budgets with the Project Management team as required.  

Champion Continuous Improvement Initiatives

•    Identify opportunities to improve processes leveraging the ATS Business Model (ABM).
•    Lead and facilitate problem solving exercises by baselining the current state, conducting root cause analysis investigations, identifying pragmatic countermeasures, leverage brainstorming tools and in coordination with stakeholders, implement sustainable changes.    Reconcile budgets with the Front-End Commercial team to address budget overruns or gaps.  
•    Track critical metrics using visual graphical methods and incorporate in the department daily visual management meetings.   

Additional Information


Education and Experience:

•    Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college in business.
•    2 – 3 years of experience in a finance or business-related field. 

Knowledge & Behavioral Requirements:
•    Strong problem-solving skills
•    Familiarity with ERP Systems (JDE) and Customer Relationship Management software (Oracle Service Cloud).
•    Ability to work autonomously and have a bias for action in a fast-paced environment.  
•    Demonstrated ability to multi-task and prioritize .
•    Familiar with methodologies and processes for managing and manipulating data and draw insights from large data sets and relational databases.
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills for coordinating across teams.
•    A drive to learn and master new technologies and techniques.
•    Demonstrated ability to facilitate and support the use of sound analytical practices. 

Join the Winning Team at ATS Automation, a great place to automate your future! Take your place among the best in the business, and grow your career with the Life Sciences division at ATS Automation. Join an environment where a passion for innovation is combined with an uncompromised commitment to quality.

We attract some of the most talented and motivated individuals from a range of fields, with our global offering and growth opportunities as we expand on a global scale.



Why Join ATS?​

  • Be a part of a global organization that is a leader in its industry
  • Subsidized breakfast and lunch daily; free gourmet beverages - coffee, tea and hot chocolate. Plus, Treat Day is every other week!
  • Monthly “In-Chair Massage” clinic on-site with a Registered Massage Therapist
  • Ability to participate in a variety of charitable events
  • Social Club that offers BBQs and other social events throughout the year
  • Work with other bright, talented people and discover opportunities for professional growth
  • And much more!

ATS is in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA), 2005 and will, upon request, assist those who may require specific accommodations due to a personal disability. We would ask that those who require assistance to notify our offices as soon as possible if accommodation is necessary.

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