Financial Analyst - Reporting

Location: Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 02-07-2018
Canada Bread Company, Limited is a leading producer and distributor of packaged fresh bread and bakery products with brands such as Dempster’s®, Villaggio®, POM®, Bon Matin®, Ben’s®, Healthy Way® and McGavins®. Dempster’s is the national brand leader and a market leader in the health and well-being segment of bread products in Canada. The growth strategy is to focus on market leadership in all commercial bread categories. The company operates 19 bakeries and employs approximately 4,550 associates across Canada.  It seeks to create value by leading innovation in products and service delivery in the bakery industry, enhancing distribution services and processes, and continuing to grow premium white and whole grain breads, tortillas, bagels, rye, buns, and rolls.

As an independent business unit of Grupo Bimbo, Canada Bread seeks to grow value-added bakery segments by focusing on health and well-being and penetrating new bakery segments and channels of distribution. The business will continue to grow market leadership and margins by investing in the premium whole grain product category, and by delivering continued product innovation in other bakery and snack categories.

Canada Bread serves major grocery chains, retail outlets, and foodservice operations across Canada. The company distributes branded products in the discount, mainstream, and super-premium segments, and is the leading producer in most major bakery categories. It also produces private label products for grocery and foodservice outlet.

Bimbo Canada is looking for a Financial Analyst to support the Vachon team with a variety of responsibilities, including, but not limited to financial analysis, variance reporting, new product innovation, and leading annual budget process.

  • Prepare and present weekly, monthly and quarterly forecasts to the finance and business teams
  • Review weekly and monthly results, performing variance analysis including volume, rate and mix
  • Communicating business results to leaders in a timely manner
  • Work closely with various stakeholders providing financial analysis on new product innovation, new distribution opportunities, product profitability analysis, and potential product discontinuations
  • Lead the annual budget process
  • Accountable for development, production and optimization of information databases and standard reports
  • Leverage previous experience and learnings to optimize current reporting, daily tasks, etc
  • Other Ad-hoc financial / business reporting as required 
Hiring Criteria
  • University or College degree in Accounting / Finance / Business
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Possess strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate clearly with a variety of audiences
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi task in a high paced work environment
  • Must be proactive and have the ability to work with limited supervision
  • Able to work in a dynamic, results oriented team
  • 2+ years of Accounting / Finance experience
  • Bilingual (English/French) would be an asset
  • CPA designation or enrollment in CPA Certification Program considered an asset
  • Experience with Oracle, Cognos, Jedox and Qlikview financial reporting tools considered an asset
  • Experience in the manufacturing sector or consumer packaged goods considered an asset
Please note all offers of employment at Canada Bread Company, Limited are conditional upon the successful completion of a pre-hire background check. This may include anything up to and including a criminal history check, reference checks and/or credit check.

Canada Bread Company, Limited is an equal opportunity employer that embraces diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from qualified women, men, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. We welcome applications from all interested individuals; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job seekers with disabilities who require accommodation during the recruitment process or would like more details about accessibility should contact Canada Bread Accessibility at


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