Senior Financial Business Analyst

Toronto (Region), Ontario
March 8, 2024
April 7, 2024
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Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes), one of Canada’s largest and most successful law firms, is currently looking for a Senior Financial Business Analyst to join the Finance department in Toronto. Applicants located in either Toronto or Vancouver will be considered for this position.

Reporting to the Manager, Financial Analysis, this role will collect, prepare and analyze the Firm’s financial performance and other data to support decision-making across the partnership with a view to positively impacting results. 

Primary responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensuring timely and accurate collection, preparation and analysis of data for financial reporting
  • Analyzing and interpreting large volumes of data from financial systems to facilitate management reporting
  • Developing financial models and forecasting to measure and report on key performance indicators
  • Monitoring and analyzing financial results to identify trends and provide insights to management
  • Preparation of written reports and presentations summarizing financial performance and providing insights to internal stakeholders, including senior management
  • Monitoring and analyzing industry benchmark data to prepare monthly executive presentations
  • Creating and maintaining a standard set of reports that can be shared with various stakeholders
  • Participating in BI projects to consolidate data and create BI reports and dashboards
  • Preparing ad-hoc financial analysis as requested



  • An undergraduate or graduate degree in business, commerce, finance or accounting
  • Minimum of 4-5 years of analytical or relevant work experience
  • Experience in the finance group of a service firm with exposure to financial analysis is preferred
  • CPA designation would be considered an asset


  • Demonstrated intellectual curiosity, creativity and an analytical mindset Strong financial modelling skills including mastery of Excel (VBA macro preferred)
  • Demonstrated knowledge or experience with SQL query tools & Business Intelligence applications (Power BI, Iridium BI etc.)
  • Ability to manage cross-functional priorities and meet established deadlines
  • Strong work ethic and desire to learn and improve
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • High level of professionalism and maturity, along with strong interpersonal skills

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please submit your application and include your cover letter and résumé directly to our application portal.

Blakes wishes to thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Who We Are

At Blakes, we care about our people. We are committed to providing exceptional experiences for not only our clients but also our employees. As a winner of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and Greater Toronto’s Top Employers awards, we understand the importance of fostering an inclusive workplace environment that brings out the best in each person. Our success as a firm starts with the hiring and retaining top talent and then helping them succeed/thrive.

Blakes welcomes applications from all qualified applicants. The Firm is committed to maintaining an inclusive work environment composed of people with diverse perspectives, backgrounds, identities and cultures.

The Firm provides accommodation for applicants with disabilities and in respect of other protected grounds during the recruitment process in accordance with applicable laws. Please contact us to request accommodation.