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Sr. Finance Analyst - Financial Planning & Analysis - Contract

Mississauga, ON

Sr. Finance Analyst - Financial Planning & Analysis (Contract)

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 Sr. Finance Analyst, Financial Planning and Analysis is responsible for consolidating monthly forecasts and annual budgets from all Operating units into a common format for review by senior executives. The materials are used for presentations to the Senior Leadership Team as well as the Board of Directors. Additional responsibilities will include supporting CBT/Category finance with forecasting and budgeting. The successful candidate must have exceptional organizational, an unwavering attention to detail and a bias for action. In addition to strong technical skills, the role requires an individual with the interpersonal and communication skills to manage multiple stakeholders in a high paced, high performing environment. This is a high visibility role requiring strong working relationships with the finance leads of each operating unit and the VP for Business Finance.


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

Forecasting

  • Work with Finance Leads to consolidate Operating Unit P/(L)’s for monthly forecasts for actual to date, current period and balance of year

  • Review monthly consolidation for accuracy and completeness

  • Analyze forecast submissions from the operating unit for completeness and accuracy

  • Manage 90-day forecast Process for Prepared Meats Retail finance.

  • Coordinate reviews for volume and margins with retail Finance and ensure all required adjustments are flowed through accurately to reflect objectives/targets.

  • Maintain forecasting models; update as required for changes in the business (e.g. acquisitions)

Budgeting

  • Key member of the Budget Coordination team to drive the annual budget cycle and the planning share group across all operating units

  • Review consolidated budget financial statements for accuracy and completeness

  • Coordinate reviews for volume and margins with retail Finance and ensure all required adjustments are flowed through accurately to reflect objectives/targets.

  • Maintain Budget financial models; update as required for changes in the business (e.g. acquisitions)

Reporting

  • Prepare financial data for the quarterly Board operating reports

  • Prepare financial data for monthly management reports

  • Provide financial forecast data for Senior Management presentations as required

  • Develop appropriate financial models for Forecasting & Budget or commercial reporting to support Senior management analysis.

Systems

  • Expert knowledge of Excel and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) and Macros

  • Evaluates and troubleshoots existing VBA/Macro enabled templates to enable new functionality and optimize execution

  • Experience in building and designing a data mining and data warehousing environment an asset

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
  • Commitment to Learning – courses, resources and tools provided to all employees
  • Employee Assistance Program

What you will bring:

  • 3 to 5 years of FP&A experience required
  • Must have excellent systems skills and be proficient Excel, including macros.
  • Experience in working with budgeting and forecasting models
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities and stakeholders
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated personal leadership
  • Must strongly demonstrate our Maple Leaf Leadership values
  • Post-secondary degree in Accounting or Business required
  • Accounting Designation is required
  • SAP and BPC experience an asset
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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