Financial Analyst, Reporting and Controls

Location: Etobicoke, ON, Canada
Date Posted: 12-04-2018
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.

MARKETS:
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.
 

GENERAL

 This position will be responsible to provide Financial Analyst Accounting Services to the Bimbo Canada Inc. and Vachon Bakery by supporting the Accounting Manager and in providing the highest level of quality services to internal and external customers. 
 
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Preparation of monthly journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations
  • Work with Costing and Logistics finance teams to ensure Inventory is reconciled on a monthly basis
  • Manage Vachon manual invoices to customers
  • Prepare month-end JE checklist and balance sheet reconciliation checklist
  • Organize and file the journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations on a monthly basis
  • Prepare and consolidate quarterly reporting to Grupo Bimbo relating to Leases and Inventory
  • Manage the BA and CC master list for Vachon
  • Update Vachon auto JE upload template on quarterly basis
  • Responsible for completion of various Statistics Canada questionnaires
  • Provide support during the budget cycle including loading data to Oracle
  • Provide support on Insurance Package
  • Special projects and ad hoc analyses, as required
 
 PREFERRED HIRING CRITERIA
  •  3-5 years post undergraduate experience
  • Knowledge of Canadian GAAP and IFRS
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize tasks and work under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work with a positive attitude and in a professional manner
  • Enjoy working in a fast paced, changing environment
  • Possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • A manufacturing (production) background would be an asset
  • Intermediate to advanced PC proficiency (MS Excel is a must)
  • Experience with Oracle would be an asset
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