Manager, Finance - PM Operations

Location: Mississauga, ON, Canada
Date Posted: 09-20-2018

FINANCE MANAGER - PREPARED MEATS OPERATIONS 


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.


POSITION SUMMARY:

The Finance Manager is responsible for forecasting, reporting and analysis of direct product cost and overhead spend variances for the prepared meats operations.  This position works closely with Operations senior leadership team and interacts with all areas of finance such as Plant finance, FP&A, Commercial finance, General Accounting and Supply Chain Finance. Success in this position will be achieved by consistently demonstrating strong analytical, problem-solving, communication, organizational skills, attention to detail and the leadership edge values.  This position reports directly to the Finance Director – Prepared Meats Operations & SGA.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Period and full year forecasting and explanation of cost drivers for Direct Product Cost and Overhead spend variances
-Budget process: Lead Cost of Product budget, including cost of product cause of change.  Supporting Manufacturing overhead spend and production volume budget process.
-Month Ends: Review and approve journal entries, account reconciliations and MCR schedules.  Provide analysis and reporting of results.
-Quarter Ends: Complete Year over Year EBIT analysis and address queries from External auditors, as required
-Active participation in special projects as assigned
 
 

 PREFERRED HIRING CRITERIA:

-A minimum of 3 - 5 years of relevant experience
-Post-secondary degree or diploma in accounting or finance discipline
-A professional accounting designation and/or sound knowledge of accounting principles
-Exposure to an SAP environment would be an asset
-Proven ability to analyze issues, think strategically and develop resourceful solutions
-Well organized, with strong prioritization skills allowing the management of multiple competing tasks
-Strong and effective communication skills and the ability to interact well with all levels of the organization
-Demonstrated ability to continuously improve processes and deliver on planned objectives
-Advanced Microsoft Office (excel) skills and strong system skills preferably in SAP




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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