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Finance Manager - Financial Planning and Analysis - Contract

Mississauga, ON
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
Finance Manager, FP&A – Meadowvale (12-month contract)
 
The Opportunity:
The Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis will be responsible for leading the forecasting and budgeting processes for all of Maple Leaf along with preparing board presentations.  This is a high visibility role that works with Senior executives and finance leads of each operating unit.  The successful candidate must have exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills and strong bias for action.  In addition, they need to have strong attention to detail and excellent communication skills while being able to manage multiple stakeholders. This position has one direct report.
 
A snap shot of some of the exciting things you will lead and do:
 
Forecasting
  • Work with Finance Leads on a monthly basis to consolidate company earnings
  • Analyze operating unit submissions ensuring thorough understanding of results and challenging when appropriate
  • Review monthly consolidation for accuracy and completeness
  • Assist in developing monthly commentary for Senior Management
  • Participate in monthly Senior management reviews
 Budgeting
  • Manage the annual budget cycle and lead the planning share group across all operating units
  • Develop timelines and work closely with finance leads to ensure timelines are met and assist as required
  • Consolidate key assumptions for both P&L and Balance Sheet and gain alignment with Senior Management
  • Review consolidated budget P&L and Balance Sheet for accuracy and completeness
  • Prepare the operating review section of the budget board deck and other reference materials
 5 Year Outlook
  • Manage the company’s annual strategic plan update working with finance leads to consolidate the five year outlook of the business
  • Review the consolidated model for completeness and accuracy
  • Analyze operating unit submissions ensuring thorough understanding of results and challenging when appropriate
  • Prepare the operating review section of the strategic board deck and other reference materials
 Reporting
  • Responsible for quarterly Board operating reports
  • Support external reporting with market data
  • Prepare or review monthly management reports
  • Provide Support for Senior Management presentations as required
 People Management
  • Responsible for one direct report
  • Provide coaching, review work and provide input into performance evaluation
 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:
  • Post-secondary degree in Accounting or Business required
  • Accounting Designation is required
  • 3 to 5 years of FP&A experience required
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Powerpoint required
  • Must have excellent analytical skills and be a detail-oriented person
  • 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
  • SAP and BPC experience an asset
  • Previous supervisory experience is 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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