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External Financial Reporting Manager

Mississauga, ON

The Opportunity

Boost your career and come join our professional, motivated, and fun-loving finance team working for a Canadian-based public company. Reporting to the Director Finance, Assistant Controller you will lead a team responsible for providing accurate and timely consolidation of the Company’s external IFRS financial statements, consolidated internal management reports, and legal entity reporting. You will partner with our tax, treasury, operations, and investor relations teams to lead the quarterly reporting process for financial statements and MD&A; learn our business, and sharpen your skills for continuous improvement.

A snapshot of the exciting things you will lead and execute:

  • Grow your leadership and coaching skills as you lead a team responsible for:
    • Consolidation of the Company’s financial results (management and external reports)
    • Maintaining effective control environment within the external reporting process
    • Consolidation of the annual budget
  • Lead the process for preparation of the Company’s audited financial statements, MD&A, and related documents; working cross functionally with other teams, and ensuring appropriate approval and review by senior management.
  • Identify areas for process improvements and greater efficiencies, and implement solutions
  • Identify areas of weakness in internal controls in the reporting process and recommend improvements
  • Act as liaison for the annual audit process with external auditors
  • Participate in supporting business decisions with ad-hoc analysis as required

Our value-add:

  • 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

Your skills:

  • CPA designation
  • 4-5 years of progressive finance experience
  • Experience with public company reporting and consolidation
  • Strong knowledge of IRFS
  • Ability to work independently
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to coach and mentor others
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Advanced knowledge of MS office
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Ability to work and drive improvements within a team environment
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

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 consciously 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, 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

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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