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Associate Finance Manager

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A collective energy and ambition. A place where you can make a real difference.

We’re a company that genuinely cares about our people, our products, our consumers and the environment.

Our unique, informal culture champions courage, determination and collaboration. Knowing we have an open and supportive team means each of us has the freedom to take responsibility and ownership. We have a shared passion to work hard, innovate and push boundaries.

United by the belief that when we strive for growth, anything is possible. While we might not be the largest company in our industry, we believe we can have the biggest impact because: Together We Have the Power to Win.


The Associate Finance Manager plays a leadership role in developing capabilities and process to support the company’s financial objectives and reports into the corporate controller. This includes ensuring operational efficiency, delivery of working capital targets, and leading statutory reporting requirements. Working closely with Finance partners, this position takes the lead in forecasting foreign currency requirements and providing recommendations to the Controller regarding working capital forecasts, leveraging strong analytical skills.

In addition, the Associate Finance Manager collaborates with external service providers to assess the impact of changes in taxation rules, insurance policy renewals, and royalty contracts. They will also build organization awareness and capabilities by providing training on working capital management (CCC) best practices and strategies. The Associate Finance Manager will spearhead continuous improvement initiatives, provide support on new business integrations/acquisitions initiatives, and engage in strategic cross functional projects providing financial guidance, internal controls, and best practice guidelines.

This role is ideal for anyone who has successfully completed a stint in full cycle accounting and is looking for their next challenge with exposure to commercial finance functions and cross functional teams. Someone who wants to broaden their scope and knowledge of the organization with an opportunity to work in cross functional teams.

This role will be based out of the Mississauga office working from the office a minimum of two days per week, subject to change as business needs dictate.


  • Financial analysis and insight generation: Development of foreign currency and working capital forecasts and track performance against targets. Conduct financial analysis, identify trends, and generate insights on impact to financial accuracy, security of assets and working capital management. Make recommendations for improvement and implement such recommendations.
    • Ensure key financial processes in the Controller organization are efficient and accurate
    • Ensure business processes are fully documented, process controls are up to date and working effectively
    • Perform local treasury duties including cash flow projections, working capital forecasts, performance measurements and reporting
    • Manage foreign currency requirements including forecasting, determine hedge amounts, hedge settlements, hedge accounting and assessing impact of exchange rates on purchase price variances while ensuring compliance with accounting principles and corporate guidelines
    • Analyze financial data, identify trends or issues, and provide insights and recommendations to Controller for strategic decision-making and risk management
    • Lead completion of annual corporate income tax reporting, quarterly provisions, and audit requirements with third party partner
    • Lead completion of regulatory filings and compliance reporting (CRA, provincial authorities, corporate governance)
    • Manage commodity taxes including remittances and reporting, implementation of changes, monitoring new tax regulations and ensuring timely and accurate master data set up
    • Contract management including royalty, insurance, and leases agreements. Conduct risk assessment, accounting functions, forecasting and ensure periodic payments on time
    • Support the period end close process, internal and external audits including SOX and various government audits
  • Business Partnership and Collaboration: Serve as a trusted finance partner and develop strong, collaborative relationships with executive level business partners and key stakeholders throughout the organization
    • Liaise with banking institutions to ensure smooth interfaces with C&D business processes
    • Liaise with internal and external auditors and government authorities ensuring accountability and compliance with legal and regulatory frameworks.  Respond to inquiries, information requests and reporting
    • Key support to advance working capital management practices across the company (DSO, DIO, DPO, CCC), including training and development, improved forecast accuracy and performance measurements
    • Partner with cross functional teams to support M&A integration projects providing valuable financial and reporting guidance to the integration team
    • Lead periodic reviews of financial processes and systems to identify areas for improvement, simplification, and efficiency. May include implementation of automation or streamlining initiatives to enhance efficiency and accuracy. Make recommendations on improving policies and procedures and lead the implementation
    • Document standard operating procedures and develop training materials to build capabilities and expertise across Controller team
    • Lead cross functional process improvement initiatives
  • Leadership and development: Foster a culture of continuous improvement and growth and development consistent with Church & Dwight Behaviors
    • Develop standard operating procedures for routine tasks to enable cross training, workload balance and career development
    • Facilitate education of departmental policies and internal controls to facilitate ongoing compliance


  • Knowledge of Sales tax and income tax rules and hedging principles
  • Good understanding of financial accounting as it relates to hedges and foreign currency
  • Proficient with Excel, PowerPoint and experience working with large data sets
  • Proficient in SAP. Experience in Oracle and SAP S4Hanna is an asset
  • Superior analytical, quantitative, and problem-solving skills with ability to implement solutions
  • Ability to learn, implement and train others on accounting systems and business processes
  • Demonstrated success in influencing and engaging stakeholders
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of employees including senior leadership
  • Excellent communication (oral & written), organizational and negotiation skills
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prioritize and effectively manage varying timelines


  • Minimum 5 years’ progressive experience in the consumer-packaged goods industry
  • Professional Accounting Designation – CPA
  • Familiar with US GAAP and/or IFRS
  • Experience conducting quantitative / financial analysis and developing recommendations
  • Experience in developing financial forecasts

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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