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Region Finance Manager - Burlington, ON (29785)

At First Canada, we contribute to your professional growth while at the same time giving you the opportunity to contribute to the success of a dynamic organization. FirstGroup America, the parent company of First Student, Greyhound and First Transit/Vehicle Services, is one of the largest Transportation Companies in the world.

We are searching for a ‘Region Finance Manager’ for our First Canada division. The position is responsible for assisting the Region Finance Director by providing financial support to operations for assigned geographic area. This position protects and monitors company assets, analyzes operating results as well as supports the Region Finance Director and regional management in contract analysis, forecasting and budgeting.  This role will assist with the interpretation and implementation of the Company’s policies and procedures.



Provide financial support to operations for assigned geographic areas in the Eastern Canada Region.  Protect and monitor company assets and analyze operating results.  Support senior and region management in contract analysis, forecasting and budgeting. 



  • Facilitate the production of weekly, monthly and year to date financial reporting including variance and trend analysis of results to forecast, budget and prior year
  • Prepare monthly forecasts and annual business plans
  • Complete month end closing for assigned locations including required accruals for revenue, payroll and expenses
  • Prepare pricing models for business retention and new business bids ensuring reasonableness of financial assumptions
  • Perform billing spreadsheet reviews ensuring accuracy and completeness of calculations to the contract
  • Assist with internal, external and location level audit requests making recommendations for any corrective action needed
  • Train and provide support to locations regarding accounting issues, policies and procedures
  • Special projects and other duties as assigned



  • University Degree in Accounting/Finance or equivalent experience required
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a CPA designation or are enrolled in the CPA program
  • Five years of experience in financial planning and analysis
  • Bilingual oral and written communication skills (French/English) an asset
  • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to work under pressure and within strict financial deadlines
  • Office environment with 20-40% travel
  • Overtime required


First Canada is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes a diversity. We encourage applications from women, persons with a disability, Aboriginal peoples and members of a visible minority.







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31275 - Burlington Corporate Office
1111 International Blvd, Burlington, Ontario, Canada, L7L 6W1
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    First Student Canada
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    Full Time
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