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Finance Manager, Dairy Plant & Supply Chain

The Coca-Cola Company

  • Location: Toronto, Canada - CAN
  • Post Date: 8/9/2019
  • Job Type: FULL TIME
  • Post End Date: August 22 - 2019
  • TRAVEL REQUIRED: 00% - 25%
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Job ID: R-32226

Job Description Summary





Travel Required:

00% - 25%

Relocation Provided:


Job Posting End Date:

August 22, 2019


Job Description Summary:

The Dairy Plant Finance Manager(or Plant Controller) plays a key role in the end-to-end financial support to Supply Chain Management and Product Supply Finance within the Canada Warehouse-delivered Route to Market, with specific focus on Fairlife plant. This role will oversee the daily accounting/financial operations of the plant. This person will be accountable for the manufacturing plant's accounting practices, the maintenance of fiscal records and the preparation of its financial reports. Plant level responsibilities include month-end closing, managing customer invoicing, accounts payable, inventory control, fixed asset accounting, capital spending and project management, cost accounting, general budgeting, forecasting, internal controls and business analysis. Dairy processing/costing experience with solid understanding of highly regulated Dairy market preferred.


  • Performs and monitors the plant's monthly closing process, annual coordination of audit requirements, as well as Dairy regulatory reporting.
  • Develop, analyze and interpret accounting information and rolling estimates. 
  • Partner with Product Supply System (PSS) Finance Manager in developing annual Dairy Plant budget as part of The Minute Maid Company Canada Inc. overall manufacturing budget 
  • Act as Finance business partner to Dairy Plant Manager, effectively report on and analyze operating results, performance against budget and other matters bearing on the financial and operating effectiveness of the plant
  • Ensures that there is an effective and efficient system of internal controls including; data integrity, asset protection, segregation of duties, budgeting, financial reporting, information systems and adherence to corporate policies and governmental regulations
  • Leads actions in line with achieving targets, mitigating risk and prioritizing resource needs
  • Plant process and administrative leadership

Communication Complexities:

  • Ability to communicate financial results, plant financial analysis, budgets and rolling estimates effectively with various levels of management including VP Supply Chain, Finance Director, Planning and Operation Director, and Plant Manager
  • Requires great level of collaboration with business partners and US Fairlife owned plant and CCNA Fairlife facility
  • Requires great communication skills in building strong relationship with regulatory bodies on Dairy tracking
  • Perform analytical review and representation activities to attest the accuracy of financial records and compliance with accounting standards and policies
  • Provides risk analysis for contingency planning
  • Leads actions in line with achieving targets, mitigating risk and prioritizing resource needs


The successful candidate will possess a strong work ethic, a can-do attitude, strong attention to detail, intellectual curiosity, strong analytical and problem-solving skills and a high level of communication skills including effective presentation, verbal, and listening skills. Must be able to communicate effectively with various levels of management including General Manager, VP's and Directors.

  • A Bachelor's Degree is required; preference to those who are working towards their Master's Degree or their Accounting Designation
  • Experience working independently with capability to develop detailed financial models to collect and analyze a wide range of data from multiple sources
  • SAP, MS, BW knowledge
  • Knowledge of international, US or local Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.  This includes the ability to apply these principles and determine compliance with the principles
  • 5-7 years of related experience in Finance or Accounting is required; experience with detailed cost accounting techniques applied to Supply Chain / COGS analysis a plus
  • Dairy processing and costing management experience, as well as Dairy regulatory reporting experience a strong asset

Travel Requirements:

  • Travel to Peterborough Fairlife dairy plant periodically

Coca-Cola Limited is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce.  We have a number of programs and policies in place to support this goal. If you require a disability-related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact our HR Shared Service team by calling 1-877-677-6774. Coca-Cola Limited will consult with all applicants with a disability who request accommodation during the recruitment process to ensure that the accommodation provided takes into account the applicants individual accessibility needs.


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