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Finance Analyst

Brampton - Walker Dr, ON

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

 As part of Maple Leaf Food’s Finance team, this position will be responsible for analyzing and reporting production results with a deeper dive into identifying trends and investigating variances. You will interact frequently with people in various levels of the organization.    

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

  • Ensure all results information is correctly reported and provide daily and weekly production reports
  • Investigate daily variances, analyze production trends and provide explanations to management
  • Complete monthly balance sheet reconciliations
  • Perform Inventory Analytics articulating write off risks, slow moving items, assess reserve requirements
  • Overhead Cost Centre reporting and business partner with management owners on results drivers
  • Complete quarterly C3 Testing execution
  • Participate and support the annual budget process, month end close activities, and weekly results forecasting
  • Provide timely and accurate daily and weekly cost reporting to the plant management team.
  • Identify, recommend and support cost improvement opportunities.
  • Perform periodic analysis of overhead spending and provide management with the information required to make future spending decisions.
  • On site responsibility to ensure accounting procedures adhere to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and approved corporate policies.
  • On site C3 custodian to ensure critical inventory and purchasing procedures are in control, and responsible for Quarterly Self-Test submissions.
  • Responsible for gathering and filing related business documents and control (proof of delivery, purchase order, invoice and receiving documentation, leasing contracts, inventory count documentation)
  • Support Operations team in Product Traceability exercises through SAP data extraction and support document search and presentation.
  • Provide cross-facility support during absences and vacations.
  • Respond to ad hoc report requests to plant finance.

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 a finance/business related program required
  • 2+ years of progressive manufacturing costing experience in an ERP environment (SAP preferred)
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Ability to work and drive improvements within a team environment
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to present financial information to non- financial functions.
  • Advanced knowledge of MS office and experience with SAP

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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