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Title:  Financial Analyst


Waterloo, ON, CA, N2V 1C6

About Descartes: 

Financial Analyst


Descartes (TSX:DSG) (NASDAQ:DSGX) is the global leader in providing on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions focused on improving the productivity, performance and security of logistics-intensive businesses. Descartes has over 220,000 connected parties using its cloud-based services. Customers use our modular, software-as-a-service solutions to route, schedule, track and measure delivery resources; plan, allocate and execute shipments; rate, audit and pay transportation invoices; access global trade data; file customs and security documents for imports and exports; and complete numerous other logistics processes by participating in the world's largest, collaborative multimodal logistics community. Our headquarters are in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and we have offices and partners around the world. Learn more at




We are currently seeking a Financial Analyst to join our global financial reporting group.  This position will be based out of our Waterloo, Canada office.  This is an excellent opportunity in a dynamic, fast-paced work environment. The global financial reporting group is responsible for all aspects of financial reporting with respect to the global operations of the company, including quarterly and annual consolidated financial statements and management’s discussion and analysis, coordination of the quarterly reviews and annual audit, analysis of monthly financial results and internal metrics, analysis of complex transactions and statutory and other compliance reporting. The primary focus of the financial reporting group is to provide accurate and meaningful financial analysis to assist the organization in making key decisions.




The successful candidate’s responsibilities will include the following:


  • Assist with the day-to-day general ledger accounting and reconciliation of balance sheet accounts.
  • Perform analytical review of revenue and deferred revenue accounts against historical and forecasted results.
  • Preparation of month end journal entries.
  • Prepare quarterly leadsheets and provide variance analysis for assigned functional areas.
  • Assist with preparing schedules for consolidated audit, quarterly reviews and statutory reporting.
  • Ongoing review of cross-functional processes to continually gain efficiencies and improve reporting capabilities.
  • Ensure that processes are built in compliance with all applicable financial regulations and accounting standards, including internal policies and procedures where applicable.




The successful candidate should possess the following skills and qualifications:


  • 2 - 4 years of professional experience in financial reporting and analysis.
  • Accounting or business degree is required. Progress toward a professional designation (CPA) would be an asset.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with internal stakeholders.
  • Detail-oriented individual with the ability to meet deadlines and multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work under tight month-end timeframes as month-end volumes are high.
  • Ability to work independently when required, but is a team player with a positive attitude that will work as part of a team to deliver quality results.
  • Experience in a centralized financial reporting environment with multiple entities and currencies.
  • Working knowledge of SAP and advanced Excel skills would be an asset.
  • Previous experience within a public company and US GAAP knowledge would be an asset.




Waterloo, Ontario




We offer a flexible and casual work environment, as well as mentorship and on-the-job training to support your personal growth. You will have an opportunity to contribute new ideas and we welcome your fresh perspective.


 We thank all applicants for their interest in Descartes; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  Agency calls will not be accepted.


Descartes is committed to equity and diversity. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, colour, ancestry, age, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression,  disability, citizenship, ethnic origin, family or marital status. If you require accommodation at any time during the hiring process or would like a copy of this job posting in an accessible format, please contact Human Resources at or 1-800-419-8495.

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