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Financial Analyst

Etobicoke  |  Full-time (Non-union)  |  Finance
Financial Analyst
Full-time (Non-union)
Our rich history is a big part of who we are.  With historic roots dating back over 135 years, Woodbine is steeped in tradition. We have been the engine that drives the Ontario horse racing industry, creating winning experiences for all our guests.

We are also currently on an amazing 20-year journey to ‘build a city within a city’ and transform the largest privately held land in Toronto into one of Canada’s premiere entertainment destinations.  This journey will unlock the value of approximately 700 acres of land, leading to job creation and the revitalization of our communities, while enhancing our ability to share the thrill of horse-racing and cementing our place as an entertainment powerhouse. 

We also take care of our PEOPLE. Here are some of the things we offer:

Full Group Benefits Plan
Paid Vacation
Discounts on Food
Ontario Attractions Discount
Free Parking
Opportunities for Advancement
Social Responsibility Initiatives
We need dedicated people to join our cause. Be part of Woodbine Entertainment and get inspired to make work awesome!

Our Values & Beliefs

This position is an integral part of the finance team, with a focus on inventory and cost analysis. The individual would be responsible for the preparation and distribution of the monthly preliminary and final merchandise cost and outlet reports, the period end inventory process, the monthly calculation of the merchandise cost, month end journal entries, monthly account reconciliations, and Gaming Partner invoicing. The individual would also be involved in corporate initiatives to improve reporting and analytics, system integrations, streamlining of processes and improve customer service requirements. 


- Calculate the monthly merchandise cost for all Woodbine Hospitality and Gift Shop locations using Yellow Dog Inventory system
- Prepare and distribute the preliminary and final merchandise cost reports and outlet reports for all Woodbine Hospitality locations 
- Assist with the month end inventory process for off track locations
- Prepare and enter month end journal entries related to: 
·   Merchandise cost for all Woodbine Hospitality and Gift Shop locations. Gaming Partner sales and merchandise cost for Woodbine and Mohawk 
·   Clearing accounts related to food at cost and labour for internal events 
·   Prepare monthly Gaming Partner invoicing for Woodbine and Mohawk with all supporting documentation and submit to AR for processing 
·   Guest Services department
·   Partnership, Groups and Event Sales department
·   Property Development department
- Prepare and distribute the Gaming Partner Monthly Statement of Account/Invoice for Woodbine and Mohawk and ensure all required backup and calculations are documented and included 
- Assist with month end variance analysis and documentations related to inventory, merchandise cost and labour 
- Prepare and submit the monthly account reconciliations 
- Participate in the annual Hospitality and Gift Shop budget process by preparing the templates
- Consolidate submissions and analyze the variances to ensure accuracy and assumptions are documented 
·  Special projects: 
Profitability Reporting and analysis 
· Systems integration 
· Streamlining of Processes 
· Improve customer service – identifying the current requirements to ensure management can run their business effectively 

Hospitality Auditor

- To perform the daily audits from various Hospitality locations, each of their respective open outlets and each server that worked that particular day in the Financial Audit System
- To reconcile each server’s cash deposit and total location from what was reported in the Point of Sale system versus what was deposited to the Moneyroom
- To reconcile each server’s daily package to ensure:
· all receipts have been provided
· credit/debit card receipts are totalled and balanced to the Point of Sale system
· all sales have been accounted for through the system and match the server read total
· groups are reconciled and balanced to the final customer invoice
· all comps are properly accounted for and allocated to the correct departmental accounts
- To reconcile and balance each outlet, once all servers are reconciled, where applicable, in a Hospitality location and then the total location
- All variances are investigated and cleared prior to uploading to the General Ledger
- Print all required reports and prepare a daily folder with all appropriate documentation and backup related the daily audit performed
- Upload the finalized audit file to the General Ledger
- Communicating with the various Hospitality teams on issues and data requirements
- Preparing and issuing monthly statements to customers 
- Responding to internal and external customer account inquiries 

Month End:
- Prepare expense accrual journal entries
- Prepare fully documented account reconciliations
- Other duties as required


  • Strong knowledge of Accounting principles
  • Strong knowledge of inventory and costing principles
  • Strong working knowledge of accounting software, preferably Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Yellow Dog for inventory management.


  • Advanced Excel skills, working knowledge of MS Word
  • Ability to work on multiple activities and to effectively prioritize tasks to meet deadlines with limited supervision 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Ability to maintain and influence internal and external relationships 
  • Strong initiative, investigative, and analytical skills 


  • Post Secondary education in Accounting or Business 
  • Accounting Designation – CPA (CMA) preferred 
  • Minimum Five (5) years experience in inventory and costing environments 
  • Experience in the Hospitality industry would be an asset