Manager, Finance - Sustainability (Contract)
Maple Leaf Foods
Mississauga, ON, CA
1h ago
source : PostJobFree

A Sustainable, Forward Thinking Protein CompanyMaple Leaf Foods is a leading meat and plant-based protein company, employing over 11,500 people and publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

We are proud of our roots, which trace back well over 100 years, but our vision and purpose are decidedly forward looking.

As we pursue our vision to become the most sustainable protein company on earth, we are committed to creating shared value creative business value through addressing some of the world’s most critical social and environmental challenges.

Our goal is to build a more sustainable food system, which provides nutritious affordable food, operates within planetary limits, cares for animals responsibly, and meaningfully engages with our communities to advance a more just society.

We are advancing bold changes within Maple Leaf and more broadly within society to pursue our vision. We deeply believe this is the sustainable path to growth.

Our job is to make great foodMaple Leaf Foods embraces a strong values-based culture, where our people are deeply engaged in work that is purposeful, fast-

paced and challenging. We cultivate an open, non-bureaucratic and inclusive workplace that fosters safety and transparency, along with individual leadership and accountability.

Each Maple Leaf team member has a voice and plays an active role in helping all of us achieve our goals with passion and discipline.

We support one another to grow professionally, to learn new skills and to take on challenging experiences in the spirit of continuous improvement.

  • Raise the Good in FoodWe have united behind a shared purpose to Raise the Good in Food. This spans a dramatic transformation of our flagship Maple Leaf brand, replacing anything artificial with simple, natural ingredients;
  • investments and process changes to reduce our environmental footprint by 50% by 2025; building a diverse and inclusive culture where all talent thrives;
  • becoming a leader in animal care; and advancing food security through our charitable foundation, the Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security.

    Our Leadership ValuesSix core values guide us in everything that we do.Do what’s rightDeliver winning resultsBuild collaborative teamsGet things done in a fact-

    based, disciplined wayLearn and grow, inwardly and outwardlyDare to be transparent, passionate and humble Finance Manager, Sustainability Mississauga (10 month contract)The Opportunity : The primary responsibility of this position is to integrate financial reporting, process, controls and analysis into MLF’s Sustainability Reporting and Sustainability Strategy.

    This would include managing and identifying our financial exposure to sustainability related initiatives, such as carbon market credits.

    In addition, it includes the financial accountability for reporting and budgeting for the Centre for Action on Food Security ( CAFS ).

    A snap shot of some of the exciting things you will lead and do : Prime resource to financially evaluate and assist with all Blueprint projects related to our Sustainability initiatives, leveraging other financial resources as requiredIdentifying and forecasting areas of financial exposure on each project, as well as monitoring and reporting on those initiatives from a financial perspective, and recommending courses of action to correct any variancesReview sustainability data, ensuring accuracy in data, consistency in approach, reportability, and repeatability, including emerging financial instruments (i.

    e., offsets) related to carbon strategy, and the annual Sustainability Report. This includes evaluating reporting tools available, and ensuring reporting timelines are consistentFinance expert in worldwide carbon-

    based offset programs, including science-based targets, renewable energy credits and the Task Force on Carbon-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)Research and determine, in conjunction with technical accounting, the accounting treatment and impact of any sustainability efforts and resultant impact to MLF financial results.

    Proactively communicate those impacts to senior leadershipManage all timelines related to disclosure of information, including preparing material and attending disclosure committee meetingsStrategically start to close the gap between our annual financial report and sustainability report (including the Global Reporting Initiative Index, Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Questionnaire, etc.

    heading towards integration of the two reportsPrepare all material for Disclosure Committee meetings related to Sustainability ReportingStaying current on best practices of reporting for sustainability and integration into financial reporting, including in-

    depth knowledge of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)Support all initiatives related to Better Communities and Better Planet from a financial perspectiveFinancially accountable for the reporting and forecasting of the CAFS, including managing all government required charitable reporting, and ensuring accuracy of donation receiptingManage the annual audit of CAFS and assist the Treasurer of CAFS with all Board related material.

    Attend Board meetings in his absenceSupport the CAFS Investment CommitteeFinance lead for implementing strategic projects across all functions that impact sustainability initiatives.

    Participate and support the company’s Carbon & Energy Advisory Committee, chaired by Tim Faveri, VP Sustainability & Shared ValueContinually benchmark our processes to competitors and understand latest developments in process improvements, such as AI and robotics, in relation to SustainabilityIntegrate with the CER and capital asset process, ensuring capital projects sustainability are considered in each business caseSupport the measurement of KPIs associated with Sustainability, Blueprint or CAFSPreparation of any business case required for potential systems upgrades related to managed areasEnsure internal controls are enforced and monitored and adequately captured for compliancePreparation of and management of annual cost center budgets for Sustainability, including costs are managed within budgetPresenting and gaining consensus on forecasts and budget with senior managementOther duties and special projects as required What we have to offer you : Be part of a company with an inspiring and unique vision, with a deep commitment to sustainability and expanding its leadership in sustainable protein across North AmericaProfessional and career development opportunities, supported by our commitment to talent development through our partnership with the Ivey School of Business.

    Competitive Health and Wellness benefits that start on your first day of employmentDefined Contribution Pension PlanCommitment to Learning courses, resources and tools provided to all employeesEmployee Assistance Program What you will bring : Post-

    secondary education in business / accountingHold an accounting designation (preferred)10+ years of experience in a financial or accounting roleKnowledge of CRA tax regulations as related to charitable entitiesStrong reporting, budgeting and analytical skillsPossess strong interpersonal skills to be able deal and build relationships with people at all levels in the organizationAbility to work with a positive attitude and in a professional mannerPossess strong organizational, analytical and problem-

    solving skillsAbility to understand process and identify opportunities for improvement to develop and create efficient processesExhibits a keen interest in social and environmental causes and initiativesExceptional attention to detailAbility to work under pressure with tight deadlinesAdvanced PC proficiency, especially in ExcelExperience with SAP and Sustainability’s Resource Advisor Software would be an assetWe thank all applicants for their interest in exploring employment opportunities with Maple Leaf Foods however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

    Applicants may be subject to a background check and must meet the security criteria designated for the position.Maple Leaf Foods is committed to Employment Equity and maintaining a diverse workforce.

    Job applicants with a disability who require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process can contact our Talent Attraction Team at .

    Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis and your request will be responded to as soon as possible.

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