Commercial Finance Analyst (8 Months Contract)

  • Company:
    Cerelia Bakery Canada LP
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    1 day ago
  • Category:
    Finance and Insurance

Job Description

CERELIA North America is based on English Bay Bakery. English Bay namesake is a beautiful beach located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. English Bay Batter started its journey in the early 1980’s next to English Bay, with a single café located on Denman Street, in the vibrant west end of Vancouver.

In 2017 English Bay Bakery joined Cérélia Group and continues to provide its partners and customers with best in class dough solutions, including cookie dough and baked cookies, pie & puff pastry dough and pizza dough.

CERELIA – is a global food company, with small-town roots. We proudly serve chilled dough and pancake products across Europe, Asia, and North America. Being a leading producer with cutting edge production capabilities, we offer a large range of products: rolled dough, pizza dough, pastries, cookies, crêpes, and pancakes. We have launched an organic line, and also offer gluten-free, lactose-free and vegan products. We are also a strong partner in co-manufacturing.

Cérélia’s products are commercialized under its clients’ brands, both retailers and industrial companies, as well as under its own brands: English Bay Bakery, Croustipate, Jan, Pop! Bakery and Crêapan in particular. While we continue to grow and expand, our history of trade partnership, production excellence, well-founded innovation and sustainable development is deeply rooted in more than 40 years of industry know-how.

Cerelia currently operates 11 production plants globally with ~1400+ employees throughout Europe, North America and Asia. Products are sold in 22 countries with current sales of $750 million CDN.

Our products are available in all distribution channels: Food Service, In-Store Bakeries, Private Label, Convenience and Club Stores. We are primarily a private-label manufacturer but also offer products under our own ‘English Bay Bakery’ brand.

For more insight on parent company Cérélia please visit:



We love pie & pizza dough, pancakes, and cookies

We love it when the recipe is honest, simple and tastes home-made


We are offering quality and innovative chilled dough solutions making home baking easier

We are feeding our customers’ business ambitions based on extensive product expertise and consumer knowledge


Entrepreneurial Spirit – Every day is a new opportunity

Together with Cerelia – Building our success together

Commitment – Positive energy in everything we do




Low Cost Operations           Superior Quality                  Innovation

Primary Responsibilities

Reporting to the Sr Commercial Finance Manager, the Commercial Finance Analyst will liaise between the Sales/Operations and Finance teams. Main priorities for the role are customer profitability planning, Operational efficiency, and reporting. In addition, there will be a key focus on financial modeling and support ERP implementation (Trade Spend Modules)

  • Customer specific pricing and trade spend assessments – including close-outs, temporary price reductions and feature pricing analysis (i.e., Black Friday).
  • Assists on creation of customer profitability models up to date with the latest pricing
  • Assist in setting and tracking annual customer productivity goals (i.e., margin improvement thru product mix, pricing).
  • Work with collections team to ensure proper coding of the subledger to identify the transfer of fund from marketing/trade marketing to allowances on a quarterly basis.
  • Upload and maintenance of trade spend rates in JustFoods (ERP) system.
  • Minimise risk to business results by ensuring trade spend liability is accurately reflected in the balance sheet and that trade spend expenditure is accurately stated in the periodic P&L reports
  • Provide accurate and insightful business reporting on a daily and monthly basis and ensure the integrity and accuracy of the trade spend systems data is maintained to a high level.
  • Work with the Financial Planning and Analysis team to confirm inputs and credibility of final transformation and logistics cost budgets and forecasts for Toronto plants.
  • Assist the Sr Cost Accountant with transformation activities associated with process re-engineering and ERP implementation.
  • Lead and/or participate in various finance and non-finance specific business projects as required.  

Entrance Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A) in Accounting or Finance is required
  • +3 years experience in manufacturing, preferably CPG industry,
  • Results-oriented change agent through demonstrated initiative and drive.
  • Agility, curiosity, and willingness to bring impactful change.
  • Strong analytical ability and knowledge of accounting principles.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must be adept at working independently and in team atmosphere with excellent time management.
  • Proficiency with Windows & Microsoft application.
  • Working knowledge of Power BI.

Core Competencies

  • Integrity
  • Positive Attitude 
  • Commercial awareness (or business acumen)
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Problem solving
  • Time management
  • Perseverance and motivation
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Analytical skills

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