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Financial Analyst

Etobicoke, Ontario
About Us:
Bimbo Canada (formerly 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®, Vachon®, Hostess®, and Sara Lee®. Dempster’s is the national brand leader and a market leader in the health and well-being segment of bread products in Canada. 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, and snack cakes.
 
As an independent business unit of Grupo Bimbo, Bimbo Canada 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 plans to grow by delivering continued product innovation in other bakery and snacks categories.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Monthly forecasting and budgeting of SG&A expenses
  • Budgeting, forecasting and tracking of Marketing Ad & Promo spend
  • Analyze, communicate, and present financials to Marketing Leadership Team to align on how to best optimize Marketing spend
  • Review all information against budget and forecast to check for reasonableness, escalating any areas of concern, and making amendments, if necessary
  • Create journal entries and accruals for coupons spend, royalties, and all other marketing related expenses
  • Reconcile the General Ledger to Sub-ledger on a monthly basis to ensure all expenses are being captured in both the correct line items and Marketing projects
  • Continually look for opportunities to improve effectiveness of financial reporting
  • Develop strong relationships with Marketing team to identify areas of improvement
 
Required Experience and Education:
  • University degree in Business administration or Commerce
  • 2-3 Years finance experience in CPG or like industry
  • Actively pursuing or completed CPA or MBA
 
Required Skills and Knowledge:
  • Candidate must be detail oriented and have strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of Oracle is considered a major asset
  • Ability to work with independently with positive attitude and in a professional manner
  • Excellent organizational skills plus ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills to summarize key findings to non-financial associates
  • Advanced working knowledge of Excel is a must
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