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Sr. Finance Analyst

Brandon, MB

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 Senior Analyst, Finance (Sr. FA) assists in coordinating the financial reporting and analysis activities in the Brandon operations.  This position works closely with operations to accurately reflect the results, ensure internal controls are in place and monitored, and provide expertise and support. 

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

  • Compile, report and provide explanations for variances/vitals weekly
  • Investigate variances, determine root causes, and recommend actions to minimize
  • Provide overhead management support to assigned Budget Manager and Finance Manager
  • Analysis on all aspect of the P&L.  Understand cost driving activities and provide analytics to assist management.  Put controls in place to minimize variances and meet with stakeholders to review monthly results         
  • Assist in the annual overhead budgeting process
  • Prepare and submit monthly financial statements for facilities operations, and provide financial support on a regular basis
  • Investigate operations overhead variances, understand root causes, and recommend actions to reduce overhead
  • Compile and analyze all key tasks of the period end close process
  • Review all balance sheet accounts relating to Brandon Manufacturing and ensure controls are in place, and items are accounted for.
  • Completion of all Capital audits of profit improvement projects and present findings to key stakeholders.
  • Review, understand and educate on key industry benchmarks studies to Brandon Manufacturing teams.
  • Collaborate with Finance Manager on special projects as assigned.
  • Provide coverage for Finance Team Members as required.
  • Design, test, implement and maintain procedures
  • Provide leadership in formulating reports (both recurring and ad-hoc) which highlight opportunities and our progress in minimizing costs.
  • Provide analytical support to the Brandon facility.
  • Be active and participate in Six Sigma projects.  Strive to Six Sigmatize the FA function
  • Supervise and develop direct reports to maximize their performance and contributions.

Position Outcomes

  • Critical weekly and monthly deadlines are met and provide accurate and timely reporting
  • Overhead management support provided to Assigned Budget Manager
  • Support Plant Continuous Improvement projects and achievement plant targets
  • Developmental criteria of direct reports are achieved each year

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
  • 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:

  • Business Degree or Diploma
  • Accounting designated or working towards designation
  • 2-3 years Manufacturing Accounting experience
  • Exposure to SAP environment an asset
  • Self motivated with ability to work autonomously
  • Strong analytical and communication skills
  • Strong leadership and team building skills
  • The ability to work cross-functionally
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects

Maple Leaf Foods is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all our employees.  As part of this commitment, we have adopted a number of COVID-19 safety measures, including a requirement for all employees to be fully vaccinated by March 31, 2022 and to show proof of vaccination.   In keeping with this policy, successful candidates will need to provide proof of vaccination by March 31, 2022 (or prior to their first day of work if the start date is after March 31, 2022).  We will of course consider accommodations for anyone unable to be vaccinated following human rights and other applicable laws
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.
Championing diversity and inclusion is a critical component to advancing our collective purpose and vision, living the Maple Leaf Leadership Values, and delivering winning results. Accommodation is available upon request for applicants with disabilities in the recruitment and assessment process and when hired; please contact our Talent Attraction Team at accommodations@mapleleaf.com.


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