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Finance Analyst

Winnipeg, MB

Finance Analyst

A Sustainable, Forward Thinking Protein Company

Maple Leaf Foods is a leading meat and plant-based protein company, employing over 11,500 people and publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange. We are proud of our roots, which trace back well over 100 years, but our vision and purpose are decidedly forward looking. As we pursue our vision to become the most sustainable protein company on earth, we are committed to creating shared value – creative business value through addressing some of the world’s most critical social and environmental challenges. Our goal is to build a more sustainable food system, which provides nutritious affordable food, operates within planetary limits, cares for animals responsibly, and meaningfully engages with our communities to advance a more just society. We are advancing bold changes within Maple Leaf and more broadly within society to pursue our vision. We deeply believe this is the sustainable path to growth.

Our job is to make great food

Maple Leaf Foods embraces a strong values-based culture, where our people are deeply engaged in work that is purposeful, fast-paced and challenging.  We cultivate an open, non-bureaucratic and inclusive workplace that fosters safety and transparency, along with individual leadership and accountability. Each Maple Leaf team member has a voice and plays an active role in helping all of us achieve our goals with passion and discipline. We support one another to grow professionally, to learn new skills and to take on challenging experiences in the spirit of continuous improvement. 

Raise the Good in Food

We have united behind a shared purpose – to Raise the Good in Food. This spans a dramatic transformation of our flagship Maple Leaf brand, replacing anything artificial with simple, natural ingredients; investments and process changes to reduce our environmental footprint by 50% by 2025; building a diverse and inclusive culture where all talent thrives; becoming a leader in animal care; and advancing food security through our charitable foundation, the Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security.

Our Leadership Values 

Eight core values guide us in everything that we do.
  • Do What’s Right
  • Shared Value
  • High Performance
  • Diverse and Inclusive Teams
  • Disciplined Decision Making
  • Our Accountability
  • Intense Curiosity
  • Transparency and Humility

The Opportunity

 The Financial Analyst is a full-time position responsible for performing a variety of duties including yield and labour reporting, preparing and posting journal entries, account reconciliations, and variance analysis.  This position is responsible for executing standard control processes and ensuring accuracy of plant financial reporting related to their area.

A snapshot of some of the exciting things you will lead and do: 

  • Daily production yield reporting and variance explanation
  • Daily production labour efficiency reporting and variance explanation
  • Investigate variances, determine root causes, and recommend actions to minimize.
  • Provide overhead management support to assigned Budget Manager and Finance Manager. 
  • Data analysis to understand cost driving activities and to provide analytics to operations and finance
  • Assist in the annual overhead budgeting process.
  • Play a key role in the period end close process. 
  • Coordinate inventory counts assigned, investigate & provide explanations for variances that occur.
  • Reconcile balance sheet accounts relating to manufacturing and ensure controls are in place, and items are accounted for.
  • Collaborate with Sr. Finance Analyst and Finance Manager on special projects as assigned.
  • Provide coverage for finance team members as required.
  • Design, test, implement and maintain procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with Maple Leaf reporting and financial analysis processes.
  • Be active and participate in Six Sigma projects.

What we have to offer you:

  • Be part of a company with an inspiring and unique vision, with a deep commitment to sustainability and expanding its leadership in sustainable protein across North America
  • Professional and career development opportunities, supported by our commitment to talent development through our partnership with the Ivey School of Business. 
  • Competitive Health and Wellness benefits that start on your first day of employment
  • Defined Contribution Pension Plan
  • Commitment to Learning – courses, resources and tools provided to all employees
  • Employee Assistance Program

What you will bring:

  • Post Secondary Education in Accounting related program required
  • Manufacturing experience is an asset
  • Knowledge of SAP is an asset
  • Experience in Microsoft Office is essential (Excel, Word, Outlook, Teams)
  • Self-motivated with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to demonstrate strong problem solving, time management and organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to present financial information to non- financial functions.
  • An ability to live and teach our Maple Leaf Leadership Values

We thank all applicants for their interest in exploring employment opportunities with Maple Leaf Foods however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicants may be subject to a background check and must meet the security criteria designated for the position.  

Maple Leaf Foods is committed to Employment Equity and maintaining a diverse workforce.  Job applicants with a disability who require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process can contact our Talent Attraction Team at accommodations@mapleleaf.com.  Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis and your request will be responded to as soon as possible. 

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