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Finance - Senior Financial Analyst (OJ221)

Toronto, ON, Canada Req #141
Tuesday, August 18, 2020

POSITION TITLE: Sr. Financial Analyst

REPORTS TO: Manager, Finance




SOCAN is Canada’s largest member-based rights management organization. We serve and champion more than 160,000 music creators, publishers and visual artists, advocate for them, and protect their rights. We do this by using and building state-of-the art technology that ensures they are paid for their work – music and art we all enjoy.


· We’re a team dedicated to supporting the national and global music ecosystem with innovation, commitment and desire in an ever-changing music and business landscape.

· We love music and believe that music creators and publishers provide a truly priceless and essential aspect of national pride and culture.

· We are immensely proud of our workplace culture and this attribute permeates our works.

· Our team proudly supports and gives back to our communities and causes, raising tens of thousands of dollars for important charitable organizations and initiatives.


We’re seeking a Sr. Financial Analyst to join SOCAN’s Finance team. As the Sr. Financial Analyst, you will be responsible for budget preparation, monthly and quarterly forecasting, revenue analyses, and variance analyses. SOCAN is an exciting, high performance culture. If you are results driven, a self-starter, and ready to help us lead “the global transformation of music rights,” come join us.


§ Technical knowledge in Financial Accounting Standards

§ Experience with Epicor ERP system

§ Ability to work under pressure and adhere to deadlines

§ Team player with strong interpersonal, team building, and coaching skills

§ Ability to work with all levels of management in developing their forecasts and financial

§ models

§ Ability to identify trends and anomalies in large data sets

§ Knowledge of the Music Industry and analyzing media and music publishing royalties,

§ including catalog valuations is an asset

§ Strong software application skills inclusive of Microsoft Excel, ERP Systems (Epicor

§ preferred) Business Intelligence tools (Microstrategy, EPM) and analytics (e.g. Google Analytics, etc.)


§ Analytical and systematic thinker

§ Strong communication and organizational skills

§ Results oriented with ability to take initiative

§ Adaptable and efficient

§ Service oriented


§ CPA (qualified or in the final stages of qualifying)



§ Budgeting and forecasting – recommend new methods and procedures to improve

§ process and accuracy including trending

§ Review budgets for reasonability, accuracy and justifiable assumptions

§ Prepare detailed and high level variance reports and analysis on the budget

§ Assist in the preparation of SOCAN’s annual budget and quarterly forecasts and

§ management reports

§ Assist in the development and preparation of the annual budget for all areas of revenue

§ and undertake all necessary research and prepare supporting documentation and

§ training where necessary

§ Provide analytical support to SOCAN Group of companies on business results and achieving financial targets (e.g. tracking Risks & Opps, Action Plans, etc.)

· Assist on strategic planning, modelling, and preparation of presentations to board and senior leadership

· Analytical support to Finance team and all Finance functions (i.e. Accounting and Tax)

· Significant ad hoc opportunities for leadership and analytics

Business Support

§ Working directly with department managers to develop their monthly and quarterly

§ forecasts using TM1 software

§ Closely work with the Licensing Management to prepare revenue forecasts and variance

§ analysis on all tariffs on a monthly/quarterly basis

§ Business analysis on tariff revenue streams

§ Provide financial support in the tariff development and modification areas

§ Build robust and flexible forecasting models to cope with a fast moving environment


As an employee of SOCAN, you will be eligible to receive the following benefits and perks, to help make your-day-to-day life a little bit easier:

§ Comprehensive benefits plan (medical, vision, dental)

§ Access to online medical service to receive professional advice and prescriptions if needed

§ Defined Contribution Pension Plan, with employer matching

§ Flexible spending account allowance that can be used towards medical or wellness related costs

§ Competitive bonus

§ Discounts at retail, attractions and much more

§ Group discounts on car / home insurance

§ Employee Family Assistance program

§ Onsite fitness facilities and wellness programming

§ Discounts at Goodlife Fitness membership

§ Tuition reimbursement program


Five (5) day work week January – April, with the possibility of a 4-day work week from May-August.


SOCAN’s is committed to creating an inclusive work environment that supports a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


If selected for an interview, skills may be tested, and selection will be based on factors, related experience and alignment of skills.

Interview teams are comprised of a diverse subset of people to ensure fair, equitable, consideration is made when considering each qualified candidate.


SOCAN is committed to providing an inclusive workplace environment that meets the accessibility needs of employees with disabilities. Should you require accommodations please contact us directly at and we will make the necessary accommodations. Applications submitted to this email address will not be accepted.

SOCAN is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Hiring and other employment decisions at SOCAN are made without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, ancestry, national origin, ethnic origin, age, disability, citizenship, veteran status, sexual orientation, record of offences, marital status, family status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, provincial, or local law, regulation, or ordinance.

READY TO JOIN SOCAN AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE? Please visit our career page at: and select “Apply” beside the role you are interested in applying for. Please submit your application for this role no later than August 14, 2020.

We thank everyone for their interest however, only qualified applicants will be contacted.

To learn more about SOCAN, please visit

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  • Pay Type Salary
  • Toronto, ON, Canada