Cost Accountant, Operations Finance

Cost Accountant, Operations Finance

Canada Goose Inc. | Winnipeg, MB, R3A 0E5, CA

Posted 10 days ago

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Company Description
Canada Goose isn't like anything else. We've built something great, something special - an iconic lifestyle brand with an inspirational and authentic story. At the heart of it is our promise to inspire and enable all people to thrive in the world outside. To Live in the Open. At Canada Goose, you're part of a movement that belongs to something bigger. One that seeks out the restorative power of nature and is driven by a purpose to keep the planet cold and the people on it warm. We endure any condition, observe every detail, and are building a community that believes in living bravely and coming together to support game-changing people.
Here, opportunities are everywhere - to try something new, to learn, to do meaningful and impactful work, and they're yours for the taking.
Job Description
Job Purpose:
This position will be a key business partner to both the Operations and Cost Accounting teams. This role is responsible for the development of performance management reporting tools incorporating both operational and financial KPI’s, assisting in monthly closing and ad-hoc financial analysis, and developing and implementing accounting controls to provide decision support to the business.
Key Responsibilities:
Analyze actual manufacturing costs and provide meaningful explanations to variances from standard.
Update and report key accounting and operation KPI such as direct labour efficiencies, plant capacity, cost per unit of production, as well as other reporting tools.
Quantify the dollar impact of plant level activities based off on non-financial metrics, providing management with reports that impact COGS.
Provide plant-level quantitative and qualitative analysis on cost driver changes so support business decisions.
Assist in month end closing process by analyzing and booking journal entries in ERP related to plant as well as corporate.
Validate cost savings initiative by the plants in Winnipeg and provide sign off to plant managers.
Build strong relationship with business partners.
Help in any finance-related activity needed in Ontario plants.
Provide oversight on plant payroll.
Assist in month-end and year-end closing processes.
Assist with standard cost update at the start of fiscal year.
Prepare commentary for production-related variances and cost drivers.
Supports finance partners in process documentation identifying gaps, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvements.
Work closely with Operations and Finance teams to build complete budget and forecast.
Create and maintain financial models to improve visibility and tracking of expenses
Identify process improvement areas and help develop mitigation procedures.
Support project implementations with thorough knowledge of Operations Finance requirements.
Ensure adherence to accounting controls at plant level.
Other ad-hoc analysis as required.
Experience, Education and Designations:
3+ years in a manufacturing environment
3+ years of relevant experience in an Operations Finance role
University degree in Accounting, Business or Finance (CPA preferred, not required)
Strong grasp of cost accounting concepts, preferred
Experience in process improvement, preferred
Experience in annual budgeting for manufacturing company, preferred
Knowledge, Skills and Attributes:
Well-versed in ERP systems, Microsoft Dynamics D365, Leadtec preferred.
Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Excel.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Attention to details and accuracy.
Works well with a team as well as strong interpersonal skills.
Knowledge of reporting systems and data bases like Power BI and Microsoft Access.
Cross-departmental experience with the ability to develop strong business relationships.
High level of critical and logical thinking, analysis, and reasoning to identify underlying reasons or facts.
Ability to extract, manipulate and analyze data from multiple systems or sources.
Ability to handle, prioritize multiple tasks and consistently meet deadlines with accurate results.
Self-motivated and with the ability to think creatively.