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Financial Planning and Analysis (fp&a) Accountant

January 26 2022
Categories Accounting technician, Accounting, Finance, Accounts payable, Corporate finance, Treasury, Economy, Econometrics, Modelling, Financial Analysis
Vancouver, BC

About Precision NanoSystems Inc. (PNI)

Precision NanoSystems Inc. (“PNI”) is a manufacturer of instruments, kits and reagents in the global nanomedicine market providing tools for drug development and cell-specific delivery to study, diagnose and treat disease. PNI’s NanoAssemblr family of instruments allow scientists to rapidly develop novel nanomedicine drug candidates for pre-clinical testing. PNI’s NanoAssemblr Scale-up platform enables the translation of these drug candidates to clinical testing and eventually to commercial use. PNI’s NanoAssemblr™ Transfection Reagents use nanomedicine technology to deliver genetic materials in primary cells vitro and in vivo, enabling disease researchers to easily study gene function in high-value models of disease. PNI sells its products to leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, and leading academic institutions in over 20 countries worldwide. Please find more information at

Position Summary

Precision NanoSystems has an opening for a Financial Planning and Analysis Accountant who will act as a strategic liaison between Finance and various corporate departments. This position reports to Sr. Director of Finance and is based at PNI’s headquarters in Vancouver, BC. This position will build relationships with executives and senior management to gain understanding of the internal functions of their departments and establish how FP&A can help the business. This role will develop KPIs, budgets, forecasts, and dashboards, and will partner with others to determine what data is needed for both routine and ad hoc analysis.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Leading the budgeting and forecasting process and continually improve accuracy and timeliness of financial projections, operating forecasts and capital expenditures.
  • Leading the development of actionable management reporting, financial modelling, dashboards to assist in monitoring performance and decision making.
  • Define, monitor, and analyze Key Performance Indictors (KPIs) relating to financial metrics such as sales, expenditures, and profit margin.
  • Identify the cause of unexpected variances on KPIs and set standards for budgeting, KPIs and reporting.
  • Develop and present financial models to support strategic initiatives, complex business cases and capital investment that are critical for decision making and ROI analysis.
  • Review product line gross margins, perform standard cost variance analysis, and perform other cost accounting functions.
  • Prepare various ad hoc business performance reports.
  • Assist with business intelligence tools and dashboard reports.
  • Support the senior management team with data-driven analysis as required.
  • Partner with leaders across the company to contribute to strategic planning efforts and influences positive decision-making.
  • Other duties as required by the company.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or related field. MBA-Finance an asset.
  • Certified Professional Accountant (CPA) designation.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant and progressive accounting and finance experience, with at least 3 of those focused on FP&A.
  • Experience working with and/or implementing ERP systems (SAP or Oracle beneficial) or equivalent accounting software packages.
  • Strong business and financial acumen, with the ability to “tell the story” and distill the data and numbers in a concise and clear business manner.
  • Proven strong analytical / quantitative skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to partner with non-Finance colleagues.
  • Proven experience building strong relationships with senior management, external providers, internal project members, and well any other relevant project stakeholders.
  • Advanced proficiency using MS Office, particularly Excel.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities and deliverables.

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