Accounting Analyst at Lightspeed POS
Montreal, CA

Lightspeed is looking for its first Accounting Analyst. In this new role, you would be supporting the automation of our processes while working closely with our FP&A, data and integration departments. This person would be a key member of our corporate accounting team working on multiple ad hoc projects. If you are creative and can make magic with Excel, this is for you!


About Us

Lightspeed powers small and medium-sized businesses in over 100 countries around the world with its cloud-based commerce platform. Its smart, scalable, and dependable all-in-one Point of Sale software system helps restaurants and retailers sell across channels, manage operations, engage with consumers, accept payments, and grow their business. Founded in 2005 with offices in Canada, USA, Europe and Australia, Lightspeed recently completed its initial public offering on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: LSPD). We're passionate about enabling people to do their best work. Come work with us and find out what you can do.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide support on complex projects and ad hoc analysis. Contribute to the design of financial models, scenarios, and sensitivities for projects and reporting requirements. Apply models and interpret results 
  • Build clear and insightful reports. Improve the financial reports reliability, accuracy, clarity and production time 
  • Produce clear, well-structured documentation that supports reporting needs and audit processes 
  • Support the development and implementation of dashboards and management reports to meet the needs of all stakeholders 
  • Ensure that the business processes in place enable accurate financial information and put in place necessary corrective measures in a timely manner
  • Assist in the annual audits by compiling information and analysis, as required by auditors
  • Ensure reporting processes and key controls maintain internal control compliance
  • Work with the Financial Systems and Support Group to ensure timely and accurate resolution of system related issues
  • Participation in preparation of consolidated and non-consolidated internal management reports 
  • Work on ad hoc projects as assigned; such as assessment of new business activities or change of process
  • Assist with special requests from the executive team


  • Bachelor's Degree in Commerce, Accounting or Finance
  • Expert knowledge in Excel is a must
  • 1-2 years experience related to Financial or Accounting Analysis
  • Strong strategic thinking and analytical skills
  • 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 with budget
  • Experience with NetSuite
  • Strong interest in Information Systems Software
  • Excellent written and spoken French

What's in It for You?

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

  • A beautifully renovated office space 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 to celebrate our employees;
  • Social events throughout the year including the legendary annual holiday party;
  • Fun activities with your teammates - be part of the Lightspeed family;
  • Work with highly talented people who are as passionate about their craft as you are!