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Finance Manager – Corporate Planning & Analysis

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Job Title:                               Finance Manager – Corporate Planning & Analysis

Reports To:                           Head of Finance

Role Summary                                                           

The Finance Manager – P&A Consolidations is a key financial advisor and enterprise level business partner within the finance team.  This individual will work closely with the Canada Executive team and local functional finance partners to guide best practices in business performance management and lead key financial planning processes. This role is actively involved in leading the month end, forecast, and annual planning cycles, driving clarity on underlying drivers impacting operating results and developing key performance indicators to monitor performance. Operates as a thought leader in the design of financial processes and tools to ensure quality, accuracy, and efficiency of reported results across the organization. Acts as the primary point of contact for International FP&A team working in close partnership to drive efficiency and effectiveness of corporate reporting processes. This role will manage 1 direct report.

Role Accountabilities and Responsibilities 

Business Performance Management

  • Advance business performance management practices and structure across CHD Canada organization
  • Drive greater visibility into business drivers and develop key performance indicators to monitor results and highlight deviations from expectations
  • Lead financial R&O process ensuring all major items are appropriately captured and communicated
  • Key support for evaluation of new business opportunities and acquisitions

Management Reporting and Analysis

  • Lead the monthly management reporting process and presentation of financial results to executive team and other key stakeholders.
  • Develop value add capabilities to enhance reporting and insights into performance drivers including Volume, Mix, Pricing, etc.
  • Analyze actual results and forecast working closely with key stakeholders to drive transparency and insights into variances from Plan, Prior Year and Prior forecast via standardized management reporting.
  • Work in close partnership with Controllership team to coordinate month-end close process

Business Planning - Budgeting/Forecasting

  • Overall lead for the development and execution of monthly/quarterly/annual financial planning processes across the organization and functions
  • Lead annual planning process managing timelines, deliverables, and presentation of results to Executive and International leadership teams.
  • Conducts insightful analysis and evaluation across all lines of the P&L. Identifies and investigates variances to ensure accuracy and awareness of underlying business drivers.

Process Improvement & Compliance

  • Business lead for ERP implementation projects (Oracle) and on-going enhancements
  • Identifies and leads special projects that simplify processes, standardize/automate reporting, and improves ways of working across Finance and broader CHD organization
  • Liaises with International and Corporate P&A finance to share best practices and drive continuous improvement
  • Ensures appropriate Internal Controls are in place and functioning effectively as they impact the accuracy of Financial Reporting

Education and Experience                                                          

  • 5 years of financial forecasting/planning experience with demonstrated proficiency of managing a budget process
  • 5 years of experience in the CPG or adjacent industry
  • Possess a finance designation (or MBA)
  • Experience in a management level role with staff supervision responsibility an asset
  • Knowledge of BPC, Oracle, SAP, GDW are a plus

Skills and Competencies

  • Ability to work with complex data and concepts to analyze and draw conclusions and make recommendations leveraging judgment, experience, and industry knowledge
  • Technical expertise in financial analysis and data collection
  • Systems savvy able to enhance application of current infrastructure and navigate new system integration
  • Experience in setting up new processes to reduce complexity
  • Knowledge of accounting principals and procedures and forecasting practices
  • Strong analytical skills, problem-solving and attention to detail
  • Excellent inter-personal skills, ability to build business partnerships, strong communication skills
  • Strong Excel and financial modelling skills

Church and Dwight Canada is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a barrier-free, inclusive and accessible work environment. Applicants may be entitled to reasonable accommodation in respect of a legally protected characteristic in accordance with applicable human rights legislation. If you require accommodation on this basis, we will work with you to meet your needs. Please inform our Human Resources department if you require an accommodation in completing this application for employment or for otherwise participating in the application process.

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