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Sr. Analyst – Finance Services

Maple Leaf Foods Inc.

This is a Contract position in Mississauga, ON posted February 9, 2024.

The Opportunity:

As a member of the Finance Services team the Senior Analyst, Finance Services will report to the Manager, Finance – Accounts Payable & Payroll. The individual will play a key role in daily reporting and reconciliation, handle month-end close process, quarterly cash forecasts and annual budget preparation across all Finance Services functions (Payroll, Accounts Payable and Travel & Expense), supporting both Maple Leaf Foods and Greenleaf Foods. This position will also support the business in responding to various accounting inquiries and other projects as required.

Any MLF team member interested in being considered for this role are encouraged to apply online by February 23. Applications received beyond that date are not guaranteed consideration.

Snapshot of a Day-in-the-Life:
  • Completion of weekly/quarterly forecasts across Finance Services
  • Assisting in the period/quarter/year-end close process, including validation of select consolidated reporting schedules & quarter/year-end deliverables
  • Monthly preparation of journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations in Blackline, with a clear understanding of the GL accounts and entries being posted
  • Key point of contact for Financial Reporting related queries, which includes being a key contact for external auditors including preparation of responses to quarterly questions
  • Financial reporting, providing analysis and commentary on variances within account balances (inclusive of Net Working Capital and quarterly accounting questionnaire)
  • C3 controls testing (Accounts Payable and Payroll)
  • Payroll & AP BMC ticket system analysis
  • Process review and proactive continuous improvement
  • Ensure policies, controls and standard operating procedures are updated, adhered to and adequately documented
  • Develop and maintain strong internal and external relationships
  • Perform ad hoc reporting and analysis as required
  • Responsible for the delivery of high-quality service to business partners, including adherence to agreed service levels
  • Other duties and special projects, as required.
What You’ll Bring:
  • Post-secondary degree in Finance, Accounting or Business
  • Strong accounting knowledge with 1-2 years’ experience in month end financial close activities
  • Ability to interpret quantitative and financial data to complete required analysis
  • Ability to work with a positive attitude and in a professional manner, adhering to company policies with an understanding of the need for controls;
  • Lead continuous improvement initiatives;
  • Enjoy working in a fast paced, changing environment;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Detail oriented person.
  • Possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Intermediate Excel skills.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and be a dedicated team player; and
  • Experience with SAP and Ariba is an asset.
What We Offer at Maple Leaf Foods:
  • Being part of a high-performance, people-focused company that has an inspiring and unique vision to become the most sustainable protein company on earth, and a deep commitment to sustainable protein across North America.
  • An inclusive company culture and a work environment that keeps our people safe, rewards excellence, and empowers everyone to learn and contribute their best.
  • A hybrid work model that embraces remote work for eligible roles, helping team members achieve work-life balance-combining the best of both spending time working remotely, benefitting from focus time, and purposeful collaboration in the office setting.
  • Competitive Health and Wellness benefits that offer flexibility to meet your individual or family needs, including programs focused on improving mental health and wellbeing. These benefits start on your first day of employment.
  • Defined Contribution Pension Plan with company matching that starts on your first day of employment.
  • Learning and development opportunities, including workshops, ‘speaker series’ events, and resources that allow you to develop your skills and progress your career.
  • Comprehensive tuition reimbursement program that supports continuous learning and development of our team members through investment in eligible degrees, diplomas, professional certification, or trades programs.
  • Supporting our deep commitment to community impact, we offer up to two paid days annually to volunteer at a cause of your choice.
About Us:

We’re a carbon neutral food company on a purposeful journey to Raise the Good in Food through better nutrition, safer food and workplaces, more humane animal care, and environmental sustainability efforts that protect our planet. We care about our communities and commit to reducing food insecurity in Canada. Join us on the journey. Let’s build a better future, together.

We’re passionate about food. For more than 100 years, we’ve made delicious, healthy protein that Canadians love under iconic national and regional brands, like Maple Leaf®, Schneiders®, and Greenfield Natural Meat Co.® We’re on a journey to become the most sustainable protein company – not just in Canada – but on earth.

  • We are carbon neutral.
  • We are one of the only food companies in Canada to set science-based targets.
  • We aim to reduce our environmental footprint by 50% by 2025.

We’re a global food company with more than 13,500 team members. We operate sites in 20+ locations across Canada. We also have locations in the U.S. and Mexico, and do business in Asia.

A diverse and inclusive work environment

Championing diversity and inclusion is a critical component to advancing our collective purpose and vision and living the Maple Leaf Leadership Values. We believe in building, investing in, recognizing, and rewarding remarkable people who value an inclusive workplace, embrace all forms of diversity, and commit to including every voice in our collaborative environment. We’re so much stronger when we know we’re accepted and valued for who we are and what we each bring to the workplace.

We embrace a strong, values-based culture

Our eight Leadership Values are our north star. They guide the decisions we make for all our stakeholders: our consumers, our customers, our people, our communities, our shareholders, and the environment.

  • Doing What’s Right
  • Shared Value
  • High Performance
  • Diverse and Inclusive Teams
  • Disciplined Decision Making
  • Our Accountability
  • Intense Curiosity
  • Transparency and Humility

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.

Championing diversity and inclusion is a critical component to advancing our collective purpose and vision, living the Maple Leaf Leadership Values, and delivering winning results. Accommodation is available upon request for applicants with disabilities in the recruitment and assessment process and when hired; please contact our Talent Attraction Team at

Disclaimer: Please note that salaries posted on sites other than the MLF Careers Page are not a reflection of Maple Leaf Foods and are an estimated salary range provided by that particular job board. Maple Leaf Foods offers competitive wages and an attractive total rewards package, which will be discussed during an interview with our Talent Team.