Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis

Lightspeed is seeking a passionate Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis who has demonstrated success within a scale-up environment. You will be responsible for working with department leaders to ensure financial plans are in sync with the company’s operational objectives. You are self-motivated, possess strong organizational skills, and are extremely attentive to detail. You will report into the VP Finance and will provide financial oversight, strategic analysis, and business insight to ensure Lightspeed is meeting its financial targets and risks are appropriately mitigated. This is your chance to build a successful career within a fast-growing tech company where your work will have a direct and visible impact on the results. Let’s talk!

Now we get to brag about us: Lightspeed provides retailers and restaurateurs the simplest way to build, manage, and grow their business while crafting a better customer experience. Lightspeed empowers small business owners with a complete overview of their business in one place - more than 50,000 businesses processing over $15 billion in transactions annually use Lightspeed’s mobile Point of Sale software and eCommerce platform to manage inventory, customer preferences, sales, and analytics to get a complete overview of their business in one place. Founded in 2005 with offices in Canada, USA, and Europe, Lightspeed has received one of the largest funding for a Canadian tech company which has us well positioned to become Canada's next great technology success story. We're passionate about enabling people to do their best work. Come work with us and find out what you can do.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Acting as an internal consultant to Senior management for business analysis and strategic decision-making
  • Developing financial models, forecasts, budgets, and related support material for Senior management and the board
  • Preparing reports and developing real-time dashboards to analyze and present performance against plan
  • Identifying opportunities for operational and financial improvements
  • Partnering with department leadership on strategies to achieve desired results
  • Providing support on complex projects and ad hoc analysis. Contributing to the design of financial models, scenarios, and sensitivities for projects and reporting requirements. Applying models and interpreting results
  • Building clear and insightful reports. Improving the financial reports reliability, accuracy, clarity and production time
  • Building relationships with other departments and help creating systemic solutions to accurately record new business transactions for both operational and consolidated results
  • Producing clear, well-structured documentation that supports reporting needs and audit processes
  • Supporting the development and implementation of dashboards and management reports to meet the needs of all stakeholders
  • Ensuring that the business processes in place enable accurate financial information and put in place necessary corrective measures in a timely manner
  • Participating in preparation of consolidated and non-consolidated internal management reports
  • Working on ad hoc projects as assigned; such as assessment of new business activities or change of process
  • Assisting with special requests from the Executive team


  • 5+ years experience on a similar role
  • Bachelor's Degree in Commerce, Accounting or Finance
  • Advanced knowledge in Excel is a must
  • Strong strategic thinking and analytical skills
  • Experience in investment banking
  • Detail-oriented, autonomous, and able to take initiative
  • Able to handle a high volume of transactions
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English


  • Accounting designation
  • Experience in an auditing company
  • Experience building KPI
  • Experience with budget
  • Knowledge of SOX
  • Experience with NetSuite
  • Strong interest in Computer Software
  • Excellent written and spoken French


And the rest?

In addition to the perks you see in the Careers page, you’ll get access to:

  • Brand new office in a castle, one of the best development centres in Montreal
  • An environment that encourages initiatives and leadership
  • Happy hour every Friday afternoon
  • Birthday treats every month - 400 people in Montreal, that’s a lot of cakes!
  • Fun activities with your teammates - be part of the Lightspeed family
  • Work with highly skilled people
  • A direct strategic influence on the future of retail!