Financial Analyst

Dalstrong Knives — Company based in Remote

via Remotely Awesome Jobs
Salary: ~ 3,300 USD/mo

Dalstrong is looking for a driven, ambitious professional who has strong data analysis and cost accounting experience. This role has high visibility, reports to the CFO and has potential to be promoted to more senior levels.


- Own responsibility for the creation, maintenance, and presentation of budgets to the leadership team and preparing business recommendations based on the analysis of these budgets. 

- Analyzes material or unusual actual cost variances from budget. 

- Interacts with various corporate functional leaders for necessary research. 

- Conducts reviews and evaluations for cost-reduction opportunities.

- Reviews, analyzes and compares monthly and quarterly operating department financial results and key performance indicators against budget and forecast and other internal benchmarks, including balance sheet and cash flow analysis.

- Assists in the enterprise-wide annual strategic planning process.

- Prepares monthly cash flow forecasts and trend reports for operational metrics and makes recommendations for improving analysis and overall performance.

- Utilizes judgement to recommend when policies and procedures need to be changed. Suggests, recommends and implements changes. Engages in discussions around company strategy and development.

- Leads sales and demand forecast; quarterly calculation of safety stocks and lead times. Calculates the allocation of finished goods to various warehouses globally.

- Month-end close responsibilities (Executive reporting package with financial statements reporting, KPIs, contribution margin, product mix, financial statement analysis and variance explanations).

- Ad hoc analysis, price/volume trend analysis for promotional and advertising spending, presentations for senior management, enterprise reporting, industry benchmarking and strategic data analysis.

- Project cost estimates, capital appropriation analyses & facilitation of operational improvements.


- BS in Finance, Economics or Accounting, MBA in Finance or Accounting, CMA or CPA is a plus.

- Excellent english communication skills (both oral and written)

- Minimum 5 years of progressive experience in the financial planning and analysis department of a manufacturing, distribution or an e-commerce company. 

- Experience in a large organization with established processes is a plus.

- Extensive understanding of financial trends both within the company and general market patterns.

- Strong interpersonal, communication, presentation negotiating and influencing skills.

- Proficient in MS Excel; including pivot tables and vlookups, sumif or other formulas, super user of an ERP system.

- Experienced with cost / managerial accounting; standard costing, absorption accounting, demand planning, manufacturing and purchasing planning, lead times and safety stock calculations.

- A solid understanding of financial statistics and accounting principles.

- Experience with NetSuite is a plus.

- Must possess the ability to partner with associates at all levels of the organization.

- The position requires a highly motivated individual with strong analytical skills, intellectual curiosity and proven leadership skills.

- The ability to work independently and handle multiple tasks simultaneously is required.



Small Canadian e-commerce start-up, focused on Amazon CA and Amazon US sales + our own website sales. Our team work entirely remotely (Arg, PH, US, CA)  selling premium, high-end knives. Geared towards chefs and serious cooks

How to apply

Excited to talk with us? 

Please reply to this job listing with: 

1) Your CV/Resumé
2) A Cover Letter outlining your interest, and also answers to the below questions: 

- What part of our job excites you the most? 
- Please discuss a relevant finance work struggle that you resolved, and how 
- Please outline how you’d structure your monthly workload to cover all finance responsibilities here. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.