Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis

Full-time | Toronto, ON

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Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis

Full-time | Toronto, ON


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Dedicated to telling stories and creating experiences, Indigo is always looking for bright, energetic and customer-focused people who can help bring our exciting mission to life.

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Job Details

Company Description

Current Indigo employees should apply through the Internal Mobility page using your email address.

Dedicated to telling stories and creating experiences, Indigo is always looking for bright, energetic and customer-focused people who can help bring our exciting mission to life in one of our more than 150 Indigo, Indigospirit, Chapters and Coles stores across Canada. We offer a variety of exciting opportunities at our retail stores, distribution centres, and home office for people who share our passions and want to be part of a dynamic and enriching culture.


  • We love books and all things beautiful
  • We are Canada’s Cultural Department Store
  • Books are our heart and our soul and Great Books are JUST the Beginning…

We play by the following rules:

  • We exist to add joy to our customers’ lives each and every time they interact with us and our products
  • Our job is to create joyful moments for our customers
  • We treat each other the way we’d treat a valued friend
  • We inspire each other to do our best work
  • We seek to ignite creativity and innovation every day
  • We give back to the communities in which we operate

Job Description

The Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis is responsible for providing insights driven analytics  to support business decision making with a particular focus on supporting partners at the executive and board level. The accountabilities of this role will include planning, coordination, analysis & “executive ready” communication of quarterly and annual forecasts/budgets, business case evaluation and micro/macro analytics of various business problems.  The Manager will act as a coach to all analysts in the department with direct or indirect reporting relationship and will act as an expert in all systems and data requirements for the team.


  • Lead semiannual budgeting processes and quarterly forecasting processes across Indigo. Including:
    • Planning and coordination of processes across all areas of the business (Retail, Online, DC, Planning & all other cost centers) – Approximately 60 stakeholders
    • Analysis of Plan against historical performance and future expectations
    • Collaboration with executives on setting realistic and stretch plans
    • Preparation of insightful presentations for executives and Board of Directors
    • Coordination of processes across all analysts and senior analysts on FP&A team
    • Conduct review meetings with business leaders, highlighting risks and opportunities
  • Act as a coach to all financial analysts on the team with direct/indirect reporting relationship
  • Act as a partner/expert to the business in creating business cases for capital projects and ensure only sound investment initiatives are approved
  • Lead team to create board and audit committee materials for CFO in support of quarterly and end of year financial updates
  • Review monthly and quarterly executive management reports and generate actionable insights for business partners
  • Provide financial expertise to other functional areas of the organization, including monthly variance reporting, explanation of variances and resolution of queries
  • Prioritize financial system performance initiatives including business change modifications, upgrades and implementations
  • Lead financial analysis and insight development to support business cases or post evaluations of initiatives
  • Prepare ad hoc financial analysis and recommendations to management
  • Ensure the completion of team deliverables and set/adhere to team budgets, as applicable
  • Act as an advocate for the customer by placing them at the forefront of all design and decision-making processes
  • Proactively identify and anticipate customer expectations and needs
  • Embrace and seek out technology that creates high tech and high touch solutions for Indigo’s customers
  • Challenge the status quo and consistently identify areas for improvement, diagnose issues and working to resolve them
  • Build strong teams by attracting and developing the best talent
  • Bring out the best in others, empower and constructively stretch talent
  • Give authentic feedback on performance and potential
  • Ensure all team members understand where they stand and have clear performance objectives aligned with Indigo and team goals
  • Collaborate with others to drive flexible and iterative solutions, quickly and easily
  • Share technical knowledge with others and actively seek to learn from those more knowledgeable than yourself
  • Help others see the impacts of their efforts and proactively engage other functions to get input
  • Encourage others to freely share their point of view and be open to feedback
  • Accountable for the overall engagement, productivity, turnover and bench strength of the team
  • Model Indigo’s beliefs and convey a positive image in everything you do
  • Celebrate diversity of thought and have an open mindset
  • Take an active role in fostering a culture of continual learning, taking risks without the fear of making mistakes
  • Embrace, champion and influence change through your team and/or the organization



  • University degree in Business, Accounting or Finance preferred
  • 5-10 years of experience in finance, including experience in budgeting, reporting and data management
  • CPA designation
  • Experience recruiting, training and managing financial analytic staff
  • Exceptional skills in the areas of financial analysis, budgeting/forecasting, variance analysis
  • Exceptional skills in Excel and PowerPoint
  • User of SAP (FICO), BW and Hyperion
  • Retail industry experience an asset
  • Ability to think big picture and conduct the right level of analysis depending on the requirements

Additional Information

At Indigo, we are committed to our communities, our customers, and each other; together we can make a positive impact. We know that fostering diversity and inclusion brings out your full potential and creates a joyful and welcoming environment for everyone. We are driven to be an equitable employer, which highly values your diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We believe that you, in all your uniqueness, belong at Indigo. We welcome all applicants and encourage applications from individuals who identify as Black, Indigenous, a person of colour, LGBTQ2+ and people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request to individuals who self-identify as having a disability or special need. Please contact Human Resources at 1 (888) 881-3177 (toll free) or if you require an accommodation at any time during the recruitment process. 



Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis

Home Office (HO)
Mid-Senior Level
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