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Date:  Apr 7, 2021

Toronto, ON, CA, L4W 5M3

Senior Analyst, Finance (14-month Contract)

Job ID190672 
Location Name: ON-FSC Toronto Off (0581)
Address: 5560 Explorer Drive, 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON L4W 5M3, Canada (CA)
Job Type: Full Time
Position Type (Regular/Temporary): Contract
Job Function: Finance


At Sephora Canada, we’re passionate about finding and sharing beauty in the world. Our constant innovation, our ability to see and lead trends, and our focus on providing an outstanding customer experience make us the most-loved beauty community and top of mind for every Canadian. We find beauty in our communities, in our differences, our experiences, and in the spirit of our employees.


Numbers are a thing of beauty at Sephora Canada. Our financial team includes accountants, analysts and managers who make sure our projects stay in the black, and our future remains golden. From budgeting to financial analysis, from the big picture direction to hands-on operations, we make sure our financial systems support the business vision.



As the Senior Financial Analyst, you will support the Manager in all financial areas regarding forecasting/budgeting, analytics, and reporting for the Canadian finance team. You will provide financial reporting, planning, and analysis to support omni-channel operating and functional areas at Sephora. You will excel in establishing effective working relationships with business partners in Canada and the US and will be responsible for presenting findings and recommendations to key stakeholders.  Your strong passion for quantitative analysis and working cross-functionally will drive you in establishing new and innovative ways to improve business processes and tools. Key responsibilities include:

  • Full ownership of technically complex P&L and financial statement areas, including understanding risks, reforecasting, managing profitability, long-term strategic planning, and providing recommendations for improvement.
  • For assigned P&L areas, own all key financial processes (budget, reforecasts, month-end close) with the objective to build a solid and compelling plan that meets expectations.  Ensure ongoing forecasts incorporate trends and relevant information.
  • Prepare analysis and reporting for different target audiences that include both financial and non-financial content, including recurring financial results, forecast presentations, and ad-hoc business case including recommendations.
  • Support the monthly close process including preparation of variance reports and analysis with a high degree of accuracy and timeliness.
  • Ownership of ad-hoc projects and analysis to support business decision making and mitigate risks.
  • Manage continuously competing priorities while maintaining composure and the highest degree of professionalism.
  • Partner with key stakeholders cross functionally and cross-border, to solve problems, ensure successful financial performance, challenge the status quo, and appropriately communicate risks.
  • Acquire and maintain thorough understanding of the strategies, business issues, risks and profitability opportunities.
  • Provide ad hoc support and analysis, inclusive of strategic findings and recommendations, to Finance and Operations organizations to drive decision making for the leadership team.
  • Develop and implement improvements to business processes and tools. 



  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Business highly preferred.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of related FP&A or financial reporting experience; Retail or CPG industry experience preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to build relationships across all levels of the organization including non-finance teams and the executive level.
  • Experience in owning the full budget cycle, from establishing targets/goals to socialization to business partners, preferably in a retail environment
  • Strong prioritization skills; proven ability to be successful in a fast-paced and rapidly changing work environment.
  • Demonstrated success in critical thinking and decision making; understanding when to seek assistance/guidance.
  • A proactive, highly motivated, innovative, and analytical approach who is not afraid to challenge the status quo.
  • Advanced expertise Excel and Financial Systems, strong modelling skills, and a high degree of comfort with financial systems, preferably SAP Business Objects.
  • Experience with complex accounting principles and financial statements.



  • You’ll be part of a unique culture and family of passionate and inspiring individuals.
  • You’ll work alongside the best talent in the industry – people you’ll be proud to work with.
  • You’ll have access to the global community of luxury group LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy) for endless career opportunities.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to be part of a community that drives meaningful social and environmental change and receive matching donations to support your charitable giving.
  • Benefits you can mix and match, depending on your needs.
  • Holidays, time off, summer hours and flexibility to support work-life balance.
  • And of course, there’s our incredible swag – free product gifts throughout the year and tons of discounts with our brand partners.

SEPHORA has been changing the face of prestige cosmetics since its debut in 1970s Paris. Sephora was acquired by luxury group Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) in 1997 then launched stateside in 1998, and is currently home to 200 world-class brands - including its own private label, SEPHORA COLLECTION. Sephora's curated assortment features more than 14,000 products including makeup, skin care, perfume, hair care, body, professional tools and more. Sephora is the beauty education hub, offering consultations at the Beauty Studio, a variety of complimentary classes, one-on-one service from Personal Beauty Advisors, and exclusive retail technology SKINCARE IQ, COLOR IQ, and FRAGRANCE IQ. Sephora is an international force in beauty, and its award-winning website and ever-growing presence on social-media make it the world's premier digital beauty destination.

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