Budget Analyst

Riverside Natural Foods Ltd. - Vaughan, ON (30+ days ago)

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We believe the choices we make affect the people around us. Positive choices have the power to inspire goodness in others and we like to lead by example. We value and respect the relationships we have with our employees and customers and like to leave the communities we work with better than we found them. You can learn more about us at www.madegoodfoods.com.

Fresh, innovative, positive, forward thinking. Riverside Natural Foods is a young company manufacturing award winning, organic, allergen free snack foods. Ours is an open, friendly, very busy and fast paced work environment where everyone pitches in to help. We continue to grow and today are looking for a committed, talented, star to join our team as a Budget Analyst.

Budget Analyst:
Team: Finance

Reporting to: Sr Associate (FP&A)


The Budget Analyst will be responsible for the preparation of the annual budget, measurement, reporting andre-forecasting for all companies and brands that are part of the Riverside group.. The Budget Analyst preforms financial analysis, prepares financial plans and budgets, including capital budgets; analyzes, interprets and communicates cost and expense variances to management. Additionally, this role partners with accounting to ensure the correct expense allocation and recording.


Prepares the annual budget, consolidation and analysis; ensuring compliance with the target corporate metrics around sales, profitability and cash flow
Collaborates with managers to develop the final consolidated budget
Assists with detailed analysis and appropriate follow up of issues, and recommend required corrective action
Execute variances analysis and assists with financial statements reconciliations
Liaise with department managers to explain key variances and develop corrective actions
Prepares budget reduction scenarios which may involve operational or labour relations or complement management issues
Support the annual/quarterly budget process and prepare reporting on the alignment of actual results to budget, including commentary on key variances
Assists the team with the timely, comprehensive and quality monthly management reporting package, including dashboard metrics
Monitor and track the performance of the capex budget; assist the Director of Finance & VP Operations in identifying funding needs for production lines in timely manner
Ensure adequate tracking and monitoring is in place to deliver financial commitments
Optimize accounting, planning and reporting systems. Investigate tools to automate/integrate the current budgeting process with the current reporting system
Uploads and updates the Sales and Expenses budget into the ERP systems

Undergraduate degree in business with a major in finance and/or accounting
At least 2 years of experience in financial analysis, budgeting and cost analysis
Strong practical foundation in a manufacturing setting would be an asset (with food industry experience a definite plus)
Strong technical and analytical skills as well as an understanding of accounting principles, management reporting and the budget process
CMA, CGA preferred
Financial modelling experience would be an asset

Experienced SAP user and familiar with budgeting modules integrated to ERP's - strongly preferred
Advance user of MS Excel, including Data analysis tools: Goal seek, solver, macros, etc
Proficient with Power Point and data base software
Experienced working in cross functional teams and at ease to be involved in multiple projects at the same time
Self-starter with strong business acumen, problem solving skills, and ability to work independently
Adaptable and comfortable with a fast-paced environment, “outside the box” analytical thinker
How to Apply

If you believe that a fast paced, creative, friendly and entrepreneurial environment at a company with a commitment to excellence is the place for you and if you have the attitude and experience we need, then please click the apply button or send your resume to careers(AT)riversidenaturals.com with the subject line Budget Analyst.

Riverside Natural Foods is committed to providing an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. If you have a disability and require accommodation in the interview process, please let us know when you apply.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, due to volume, please note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted