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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  3675

Cambridge, ON, CA, N3H 4R7

Date:  Apr 16, 2021

Senior Financial Analyst


Job Description


ATS is focused on growing our product and innovation focus within our target markets.  As a core member of the products team, the senior financial analyst will provide support to the leadership team in driving sustainable progress in our strategic initiatives.  Utilizing tools that align with our ATS Business Model (ABM) foundation and practices, the financial analyst will provide critical input to the direction of the group.



Responsible for the accurate and timely preparation of the monthly financial reports for the ATS Products Division.




  • Maintain the accounting records in a timely, accurate and complete manner.
  • Review project scope change and change order requests for proper justification, schedule impacts, and adequate budget and funding.
  • Work with Project Managers to forecast work required to complete the project after identification of any scope/cost/schedule issues. 
  • Report project cost and schedule status to management for internal reviews as well as analyzing cost variances and recommending corrective actions. 
  • Initiate & implement follow-up measures to support the accomplishment of financial targets, and highlight areas needing improvement.
  • Ensure that project billing milestone schedules are met that customer invoices are prepared accurately and on a timely basis.
  • Working in coordination with contract administrators on contract budgets, progress payments, valuation of contract variations and compensation events as well as contract financial close-out. 
  • Ensure that policies and procedures are adhered to in a consistent manner within the division and that the financial reporting standards are applied consistently.
  • Regularly review policies and procedures with division leadership, to develop an ATS best practice approach for the financial management of the division.  
  • Ensure the safeguarding of company assets.


  • Prepare the monthly corporate financial reporting package and supporting analysis on a timely basis, in accordance with IFRS and the ATS Accounting Policy Manual.  
  • Ensure that divisional financial results are explained completely and accurately, with variances explained and areas of risk identified.
  • Perform month-end closing activities, including preparation of account reconciliations, ensuring that all balance sheet accounts are reconciled regularly. 
  • Maintain the General Ledger and Chart of Accounts.
  • Support the development of the Annual Operating Plan with financial inputs. 
  • Support preparation & analysis of quarterly and monthly financial reports. 
  • Develop and/or prepare ad hoc financial analysis as assigned by division management. 
  • Prepare year-end audit working papers if/ as required.


  • Maintain the Fixed Asset ledgers and administration. 
  • Administer the capital expenditure approval process if/ as required.
  • Prepare and distribute monthly department expense reports and ensure the accuracy of the reports.
  • Respond to inquiries from department heads and perform required analysis.


  • Ensure that all business activities are performed with the highest ethical standards and in compliance with the ATS Code of Business Conduct.
  • Adhere to all health and safety rules and procedures

Additional Information



  • A university degree or college diploma in business and/or accounting or equivalent business experience is required.  
  • Must have or be working towards a professional accounting designation (CPA).


  • A minimum of 3 years of cost accounting experience is required; preferably in a manufacturing environment.  
  • Individual must have the ability to communicate efficiently and effectively with people at all levels of the organization both verbally and in written form.  
  • Advanced knowledge of an ERP system (preferably JD Edwards) and Excel are required.  
  • In addition, the ability to work with minimal supervision and guidance in a collaborative, team-oriented, results driven work environment is mandatory.  
  • Strong analytical, financial reporting and accounting skills as well a continuous improvement mindset are critical.  
  • Finally, the person must be hands-on, detail oriented and able to consistently meet deadlines.

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 Automated Products Group 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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