Controller -Western Canada Operating Unit

Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Limited - Calgary, AB (30+ days ago)

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About Us

Proudly Canadian and Independently Owned, We are Coke Canada.

We are a family business that unites more than 6,000 employees working together to support one another, our customers, consumers and our communities. Our heritage of manufacturing, marketing, selling, and distributing Coca-Cola and allied brand products in Canada extends more than 120-years!

We are the face of Coca-Cola and other partner brands to Canadians. We produce and deliver the beverages and experiences that delight consumers at every occasion in their life. We are the bottler for an entire nation with a vision and commitment to becoming “the world’s greatest bottling company built by the best people”.

About our People

We believe our people are the DNA of our organization. With an unwavering commitment to do their best every day, we also share values which define how we work

Safety First - safety is non-negotiable and is the core focus in everything we do
Integrity - we nurture trust, keep our word and do the right thing
Accountability - we all take ownership and responsibility for our actions and the parts of the business that we impact
Quality – we focus on quality in every aspect of our business. Our products refresh families across Canada, including our own, so we work to deliver the best for them, every time.
Entrepreneurial – a mindset of being results focused, sharing improvements & innovations towards a better future

About This Opportunity

The Controller will be responsible for Western Canada P&L, with a focus on Sales Revenue inclusive of manual and system revenue deductions/adjustments along with all functional operating expenses inclusive of but not limited to, sales, merchandising, delivery, warehouse, equipment service, fleet & HQ. Key business partner to the Western Canada Operating Unit Vice President (OUVP), leading and managing a team of seven direct reports and supporting six General Managers over 15 market units. Supports the Senior Finance Leadership team based in Toronto in daily/weekly/monthly/quarterly and annual financial and operational deliverables. Leads financial and analytical responsibilities for Western Canada working in conjunction with the other Finance personnel across Canada, in Supply Chain, HQ, other Operating Units & Shared Services.

Primary responsibilities:
Lead/manage monthly close process
Ensure accurate, timely performance of month end closing activities
Journal entry and financial statement review/preparation
Review & analyze P&L in detail (vs budget, vs PY, vs Forecast
Manage/prepare analysis & commentary explaining variances for executive presentation
Manage/Prepare and conduct review of P&L results within the Market Unit, Operating Unit & Senior Executive leadership (finance & operations)
Ensure proper management & review by your team of subledger activity (CMA, sponsorships, etc.)
Work with HQ to ensure proper accruals and recording of Manual NSI including but not limited to CMA, handling fees, payment differentials, write offs, post audits, etc.
Lead/participate in interactions/communications with shared services and various functions across Canada to ensure accurate and timely recording of financials with detailed explanations.
Owner of analysis daily, weekly & monthly financial/operational reporting whether prepared by team or self. Ensuring proper communication as required.
Lead/prepare the forecast (Rolling Estimate) with analysis of what is changing and the all-important why; Identification of Risks & Opportunities, providing additional perspective on implications and trends.
Create, develop and deploy strategies to mitigate risks and execute opportunities.
Lead/prepare Annual Budget of Western Canada P&L by Market Unit inclusive of but not limited to budget template creation/maintenance, detailed analysis and presentations to Executive Leadership working with business partners and other stakeholders
Manage/create, review and approve output of financial models and operational reporting to incorporate in business plan, rolling estimates and/or other models.
Capital investment analysis (IRR, payback, etc.)
Balance Sheet Account Reconciliations preparation and analysis reporting any discrepancies, aged or other reconciling items; assisting in resolutions if/as required
Working capital evaluation, analysis, working with related parties to ensure proper processes are in place and working capital levels are maintained.
People leadership inclusive of motivating, building trust, hiring, assessing, training, building technical and soft skills, career development and more.
This position must become familiar with, help develop as needed, and adhere to accounting procedures (ASPE & company policy).
Identify, lead and execute process improvement initiatives
Lead/participate in special projects as required
Ad-hoc assignments, duties, reporting, analysis and other projects as assigned

What you will need to succeed in this role

CPA and/or MBA in accounting/finance
University degree in accounting/finance
Minimum seven years’ experience in accounting, finance, internal controls with career progression and proven leadership of large teams
Understanding that leadership is a privilege. Strong leadership skills needed to create trust and influence, manage teams and work cross functionally from a distance
Clear communication written and verbal and ability to work in ambiguity under tight timelines within a diverse and inclusive culture
Advanced financial analysis and problem-solving skills to address complex business situations
Proficient in Microsoft Office products; knowledge of advanced Excel functionality and knowledge of Access is preferred
Ability to travel within North America (10 – 20%)


CPG experience
Ability to adapt and successfully manage teams through change
Proven track record of leading high performing teams and being a high performer.
Previous experience supporting multiple business partners
Experienced with SAP

Important – All offers of employment at Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Limited (“Coke Canada”) are conditional upon a successful background clearance obtained through our contracted third party vendor. The standard clearance requirements depend on the position and may include some or all of the following: criminal clearance, employment verification, education verification and driver’s abstract review. Please advise the Talent Acquisition team if you have any questions or concerns in regards to this once you are contacted for further consideration.

Coke Canada is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce with a number of programs, policies and resources in place to support our people.

For individuals with disabilities, should you require accommodations or support throughout the recruitment process please contact our Talent Acquisition Services team by calling 1-844-383-2653 or email