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Interested applicants may forward their resumes to:

Mount Pleasant Group
Human Resources
500-65 Overlea Boulevard
Toronto, ON M4H 1P1
Fax: 416-696-9325
Email: recruitment@mountpleasantgroup.com

The Mount Pleasant Group is committed to providing equitable opportunities to all applicants and welcomes applications from all qualified persons. We will provide accommodation in recruitment as needed. If you require an accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.



Purchasing Specialist - Permanent, Full-time

 

Location:  Overlea Boulevard, Toronto

 

The Successful Candidate Will be Required to:

  • Prepare, disseminate and evaluate responses to RFIs, RFQs, RFPs and Tenders; able to present findings and make recommendations to management; monitor bidding activities;
  • Execute strategic sourcing initiatives: supplier/market research, supplier/product qualifications, vendor selection process, negotiation, cost/price analysis, contracting, implementation and reporting;
  • Manage vendor contract process, including evaluating new contracts (reviewing and determining buy requirements, etc), interpreting contractual terms and conditions and monitoring critical timelines;
  • Draw data to conduct spend analysis and prepare summary reports for products and services;
  • Design and implement various cost effective strategies and recommend efficient vendor sources;
  • Develop and maintain good understanding of the market and industry trends, and conditions affecting suppliers, cost/pricing and material availability which may have operational or strategic implications for the company;
  • Ensure products and services are sourced according to requirements and specifications;
  • Generate purchase orders, blanket purchase orders, bulk product orders and other special/capital order requests, with objective of controlling costs per budgeted targets;
  • Maintain procedural materials, ensure compliance to all policies, recommend improvements to procedures and ERP, assist with design of required systems and procedures;
  • Collaborate with business units, maintain professional vendor relationships and perform vendor risk assessment;
  • Arrange discussions and/or meetings with problem suppliers, documenting issues in emails or minutes and design resolutions for supplier issues;;Handle cold-calls and/or interviews from potential suppliers;
  • Assist with the retail product ordering, cover other accounts and duties as assigned.

 

Days and Hours of Work:

  • Monday through Friday;
  • 37.5 hours a week.

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 7-10 years of experience in procurement, purchasing or vendor contract management;
  • Experience managing competitive contract bidding for a variety of products or services is preferred;
  • Strong verbal and written communication, interpersonal, persuasion and customer service skills;
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills with attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Excellent time management skills with ability to prioritize multiple tasks, projects and deadlines;
  • Proficient in MS Word and Excel, with ability to create and analyze spreadsheets and reports;
  • Experience working with Dynamics NAV is an asset;
  • Understanding of basic accounting concepts;
  • Good business judgment and decision making skills;
  • Post-secondary education in supply chain management, business, finance and/or relevant purchasing accreditation (ex. PMAC, SCMA).

Please forward applications as follows:

By e-mail: recruitment@mountpleasantgroup.com; or by confidential fax: 416-696-9325.


 

Financial Analyst - Full-time

 

Location:  Overlea Boulevard, Toronto

 

The Successful Candidate Will be Required to:

  • Prepare journal entries and other analyses for month-, quarter- and year-end close in the area assigned;
  • Prepare account reconciliations and analysis of assigned PNL and balance sheet accounts and reviews assigned balanced sheet accounts, completed by staff, prior to submitting to the Manager for review and approval;
  • Play a key role in annual budget process;
  • Analyze, interpret and communicate variances for budget vs. actual for applicable business unit;
  • Assist the Manager with improving departmental processes to gain efficiencies, make recommendations on improving established policies and procedures, and implement changes;
  • Assist with research of complex accounting matters and draft technical accounting memos, if required;
  • Liaise with external auditors. Respond to inquiries, information and reports, as requested;
  • Train staff on the following, but not limited to, account reconciliations and analysis, financial system(s) and policies and procedures;
  • Prepare reports for Manager and/or Finance team when requested;
  • Act as lead contact for business unit staff to respond to troubleshooting and resolution of issues or problems, when necessary;
  • Participate in and/or may lead projects, if required;
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by Manager.

Days and Hours of Work:

  • Monday through Friday;
  • 37.5 hours a week;
  • Occasionally additional hours may be required.

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 4-5  years’ experience in an accounting/finance role;
  • University Degree which includes accounting and finance courses;
  • Completed a recognized accounting designation;
  • Solid knowledge of Canadian ASPE;
  • External audit experience;
  • Ability to think critically and recommend ideas for improvement of existing policies and practices;
  • Proven problem-solving skills and the ability to implement solutions;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Ability to prioritize and effectively manage varying deadlines;
  • In-depth knowledge of accounting systems;In-depth knowledge of preparing and analyzing account reconciliation;
  • Advanced computer proficiency: Excel, Outlook, Word;
  • Hands-on experience with Navision would be an asset;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal);
  • Able to quickly adapt and learn new tasks and software; team player.

 

Please forward applications as follows:

By e-mail: recruitment@mountpleasantgroup.com; or by confidential fax: 416-696-9325.