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Manager, Reporting Analysis

Landmark, MB
A strong internal candidate has been identified for position, but all applications will be considered.

Position Summary:

The Manager, Reporting & Analysis, is responsible for ensuring accurate and timely month-end close processes and procedures and will be responsible for the review of account reconciliations and journal entries for MLAF.  This role is also responsible for the consolidation, reporting and the publication of monthly internal management reports, including financial statements and accompanying management reporting schedules. The incumbent possesses skill sets in performing and assessing critical activities, developing finance analysts, and using key performance indicators to manage the efficient delivery of monthly reporting. In addition, the incumbent should have the necessary critical thinking skills to challenge the status quo with a continuous improvement mindset for a best-in-class accounting and reporting function.
A snap shot of some of the exciting things you will do:
  • Ensure the accuracy, integrity and timeliness of all financial reporting and ensure management is aware of relevant trends and issues
  • Manage the monthly timelines for the completion of the financial close process; working cross-functionally with other teams within Maple Leaf including Tax, Treasury, Reporting and the Consolidations
  • Review and oversee the preparation of monthly management control reports
  • Responsible for regular review of balance sheet reconciliations and journal entries
  • Interpret financial results and identify, recommend and support potential courses of action
  • Perform periodic analysis of overhead spending and provide management with the information required to make future spending decisions
  • Responsible for overseeing the compilation of the monthly forecasts
  • Work with the team to ensure that financial documents and business case write ups provide pertinent analysis and justification to support capital expenditures
  • Oversee the annual budget process with focus on budgeting for balance sheet components and completion of the complete budget management control report
  • Oversee the operating effectiveness and self-test of internal controls within the team, identifying any weaknesses and making process improvements as necessary
  • Act as liaison with internal and external auditors, coordinating reviews and managing deliverables
  • Other ad hoc accounting and reporting tasks as required
  • On site responsibility to ensure accounting procedures adhere to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and approved corporate policies
  • Responsible for managing the performance of direct reports including coaching and feedback
  • Build and maintain an environment of employee teamwork structured toward process improvement and process efficiency. Develop employee talent through skill development and training. Work closely with Director, Finance and Human Resources to monitor and maintain employee performance and employee engagement
  • Oversee the management of performance for the salaried team through effective implementation of Human Resources processes and policies and all Leadership Edge initiatives
  • Charged with critically reviewing the department and implementing best practice and introducing continuous improvement
  • Ad-hoc tasks as to assist other team members
What you will bring:
  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation;
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance;
  • 5+ years of working experience in Accounting & Finance;
  • Demonstrated ability in preparing presenting complex analytics to a diverse audience;
  • Ability to use initiative to identify problems and deliver solutions
  • Self-starter with an ability to work independently with minimal supervision;
  • Attention to detail
  • Experience with SAP (or similar ERP system) and/or Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC) is an asset; and,
  • Experience with public company reporting is an asset
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven decision-making ability using various analytical tools (SAP, variance reports, downtime analysis, SWOT analysis, Six Sigma metrics, etc.)
  • Proven problem-solving and leadership skills
  • Ability to work with and across other Maple Leaf Teams and Functions
  • Professional, objective, action oriented, team player and leader
  • Ensure sustainable processes and procedures are in place to support an environment of rapid growth and increased volume
  • Maintain a stimulating work environment to motivate staff performance and facilitate employee learning & development
  • Ability to work within tight deadlines and manage conflicting priorities
  • Self-driven with excellent problem solving and project management ability
  • Superior computer skills; Outlook, Microsoft suite of products, etc. with an advanced proficiency in Excel
  • Swine industry knowledge and network would be an asset


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