Position Summary :
The Financial Analyst, Freight is responsible for the accounting and monitoring of the Martin-Brower Inbound (MBI) Internal / External business, including Payables, Receivables, Month-end Analysis & Reporting, ensuring internal controls and required financial reporting are adhered to.
The Freight Analyst objective is to collaborate with Supply Planners, Freight Companies, and Distribution Centers to ensure an optimal flow of inventory from Supplier to DC.
This position will utilize strong accounting, financial reporting, planning and analytical skills to support our Supply Chain Finance Team.
This position reports to the Supervisor of Supply Chain Finance.
Position Responsibilities may include, but not limited to :
Manage all outside business payables and receivables for MBI
Resolve all on-going concerns relating to inbound freight
Audit weekly freight lane spend and financial recovery
Investigate and resolve all Carrier invoice variances
Initiate set up of financials for new Carriers in Enterprise Resource Planning & Transportation Management Systems
Manage preparation and reporting, including identifying risks and opportunities, of monthly MBI Financial Results
Review and allocate costs associated with Business Partners’ events to appropriate accounts
Reconcile system freight costs directed to Head Office from Distribution Centres
Manage monthly balancing and required closing entries for MBI
Participate in the preparation and analysis of all financial planning processes (long range, annual, quarterly forecasting) through communication and collaboration with Business Partners
Analyze monthly financial statements and variances to budget / forecast (Income Statements and Balance Sheet)
Collaborate internally to establish accounting flow and mapping for new US business
Contribute to the continuous improvement of systems, tools, and processes that support the overall freight function
Perform other ad hoc analysis to support business needs
Ensure the operations follow all Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR), Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and Good Warehouse Practices (GWP) / Good Drivers Practices (GDP) for transport rules and regulations.
Other projects or duties as assigned.
Required Skills and Experience :
Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Accounting
Minimum 3+ years accounting experience
Strong analytical skills with an ability to focus on the details
Strong interpersonal and exceptional problem-solving skills
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Tools, particularly Excel
Experience using time management skills such as prioritizing / organizing and tracking details and meeting deadlines of multiple projects with various deadlines
Excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to create and tailor communications to a wide variety of audiences
Ability to work extended hours as needed
Ability to work independently / self-managed and in a team environment
Ability to interact with personnel at all levels within the organization to obtain, discuss, and analyze information and processes for distribution operations
This position must pass a post-offer background and drug test.
Preferred Skills and Experience :
Professional Accounting Designation
Knowledge of JD Edwards One World
Knowledge of Transportation Management Systems
Experience working in the logistics industry
Physical Demands and Work Environment :
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Due to the nature of our business in regard to such things as delivery schedules, order inputs, selection, and Department of Transportation Hours of Service, overtime, attendance and punctuality are essential job functions.
Should an individual in this classification not be able to adhere to this requirement due to a disability, they should contact their Human Resources department to see what, if any, reasonable accommodation may be made.