Senior Finance Analyst

Location: Guelph, ON, Canada
Date Posted: 07-18-2018

Senior Finance Analyst

Considering a Career at Maple Leaf Foods?

Maple Leaf Foods is Canada’s leading consumer-packaged protein company, headquartered in
Toronto, Ontario. We make high-quality, great tasting, nutritious and innovative food products under leading brands including Maple Leaf®, Maple Leaf Prime®, Maple Leaf Natural Selections®, Schneiders®, Schneiders Country Naturals® and Mina™. Our Company employs approximately 11,000 people in its operations across Canada and exports to more than 20 global markets including the U.S. and Asia.

Our people are passionate about the work they do and the products we make. As we move forward, we are determined to leverage their integrity and passion to continue to build a high-performing, values-based company enabled by high-performing, motivated and talented people.



This position provides financial leadership to the plant management team.  This position works closely with plant management to identify opportunities to improve results within the plant.  


• Provide timely and accurate daily weekly cost reporting to the plant management team.
• Provide accurate weekly / monthly forecasts for overall plant results
• Lead all period-end financial activities for the plant
• Interpret financial results and act as a consultant to help identify, recommend and support potential courses of action
• Integral part of new product costing (from development to launch) and ensure current product costing accurately reflects the manufacturing process by product
• Perform periodic analysis of overhead spending and provide management with the information required to make future spending decisions
• Work with the plant team to ensure that financial documents and business case write ups provide pertinent analysis and sufficient justification to support capital expenditures
• Manage the overall budget process for the plant.  Work with functional managers to ensure budget submission is complete, accurate and on time.
• On site responsibility to ensure accounting procedures adhere to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and approved corporate policies
• Provide guidance and coaching to non-finance managers regarding issues of financial control and compliance


• Post Secondary Education in a finance/business related program required
• 5+ years of progressive manufacturing costing experience in an ERP environment (SAP Ideal)
• Has or is actively working towards a professional accounting designation program (CGA, CA, CMA)


• Excellent planning and organizational skills plus the ability to manage multiple priorities
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to present financial information to non- financial functions.
• Strong attention to detail
• Strong problem solving skills
• Advanced knowledge of MS office
• Self motivated

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  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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