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Manager, Finance, Retail Planning - 14 Month Contract

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North York

About the Opportunity

  • Prepare the Wage and Benefit plan for each location and by wage account and ensure that the key plan assumptions and initiatives are included. Provide analysis and insights on planned performance to support decision making and Common Year Plan sign-off for Wages and Benefits
  • Provide other Common Year Plan support to the Director, Retail Planning & Analysis as required (this will include other accounts outside of Wages and Benefits and TM1 system support)
  • Support business case development and initiative tracking that affect labour costs (e.g. CPAK Central Fill). Communicate results to Senior Management
  • Work closely with Operations to prepare the periodic productive labour forecast (hours and dollars), inclusive of providing insights on variances to Plan, Prior Forecast, and LY (using volume and rate concepts) and key metric results (e.g. productivity, wage rates, etc.)
  • Prepare the periodic forecast for Sick and Stat, Store Administrator, Postal Labour, Benefits, Rx Equity Incentive, and the FSM Incentive. Relate performance to the relevant cost driver and provide standard analytics and variance analysis, inclusive of commentary
  • Support period end close requirements for labour by processing accruals, validating completeness of payrolls processed, reconciling payroll balance sheet accounts, and providing analysis, variance commentary, and management reporting
  • Monitor the payouts related to the Front End Manager Incentive and the Rx Equity Incentive programs. Provide insights on payout variances and escalate issues to Senior Management if they occur
  • Lead the Manager Incentive process by calculating entitlement by location, engaging the District Manager for approval at year end, supporting payment processing at the stores, and reconciling the balance sheet account after the payout is completed
  • Analyze high-level wage statistics and produce bi-weekly and periodic labour productivity reports that provide Finance and Operation Management with accurate and timely information for review
  • Oversees special projects, fulfills ad-hoc requests and one-time reports

About You

  • CPA designation
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in a Finance department with analytical and planning experience
  • Drive for continuous improvement and an ability to challenge existing processes
  • Strong knowledge of financial accounting practices and policies
  • Exceptional analytical abilities, quality driven, and detail oriented
  • Project management skills with the ability to leverage resources (people, processes, departments, tools) to complete objectives effectively and efficiently
  • Strong problem solving skills and process driven
  • Advanced Excel skills; Experience with macros
  • Experience with PowerPoint
  • Experience with SAP and Lawson
  • Experienced in using a planning system would be an asset
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written with the ability to effectively interact with all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with individuals and build collaborative working relationships

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How to Apply

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You must currently reside within the Greater Toronto Area and be permitted to work in Canada to be considered for this opportunity. A recruiter will be in touch with you if your profile meets our client’s requirements for this role.

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Manager, Finance, Retail Planning - 14 Month Contract

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