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Title:  Jr Financial Analyst


Waterloo, ON, CA, N2V 1C6

About Descartes: 

Descartes Unites the People and Technology that Move the World
The need for efficient, secure, and agile supply chains and logistics operations has become ever more critical and complex.  By combining innovative technology, powerful trade intelligence and the reach of our network, Descartes helps get goods, information, transportation assets, and people where they’re needed, when they’re needed. 

We’re one of the most broadly deployed logistics and supply chain technology companies in the world. More than 22,000 customers around the globe use our cloud-based solutions to transform the way they move inventory and information to enhance productivity, better serve customers, thrive competitively, keep pace with evolving regulations, and respond to rapidly changing market conditions. Descartes is publicly traded (Nasdaq:DSGX, TSX:DSG) with headquarters in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and offices and partners around the world. With record financial performance for more than 16 years, we lead the industry in innovation investment. Every day, logistics service providers, manufacturers, retailers, distributors, and other logistics-intensive businesses of all sizes rely on our scale, stability, and comprehensive solution footprint to move what’s most important to them. Learn more at

We’re growing fast and invite you to join our amazing team. 

We are currently seeking a Jr 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:

•    2-3 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

Join Us
As we scale, we’re looking for new doers, collaborators and innovators to join Descartes in uniting the people and technology that move the world as the Global Leader in Logistics and Supply Chain Technology. We’re entrepreneurial, hardworking, geeky-in-a-good way problem solvers. Guided by our values, we nurture a TEAM focused culture that invests in people and creates opportunities for advancement across a broad spectrum of career paths. We prioritize work-life balance and foster an environment with the space to take ownership, to be heard, and to carve a path for your individual accomplishments to help drive our success. At Descartes, everyone has a voice and the best argument wins, regardless of who makes it. We offer competitive compensation, great benefits, remote and flexible work hours, and the opportunity to join a company on an awesome mission with a great existing team and trajectory.

Descartes also has a deep sense of environmental responsibility. Learn more about how we helped our customers save over 552,000 metric tons of CO2 in 2020 by reducing fuel and paper consumption:  Join a team that’s committed to working with customers to conserve resources and enhance sustainability.

At Descartes, everyone has a voice and the best argument wins, regardless of who makes it. We offer competitive compensation, great benefits, remote and flexible work hours, and the opportunity to join a company on an awesome mission with a great existing team and trajectory. If you feel you have 70% of the qualifications we are looking for, and Descartes sounds like the team and the mission you want to be part of, apply now. We can't promise it will be a fit, but we do promise to consider your experience.


Due to COVID-19, we've implemented a virtual hiring process and continue to interview candidates by phone or video (Microsoft TEAMS) and are on-boarding new hires remotely. We value the safety of each member of our community because we know we're all in this together.


We are an Equal Employment employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, provincial, or local law. For more information about our commitment to equal employment opportunity, please review our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics at Descartes is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. Applicants in North America with a disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process can email us at Provide your name and contact information along with the accommodation needed to assist you with the application process. Your request will be responded to as soon as possible. Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

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