Molson Coors

Across Canada
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Brewery Controller (12 Month Contract)

Toronto, Ontario
Early Career


A Career in Beer:

Our purpose at Molson Coors is to delight the world's beer drinkers. We are the world's family brewer, brewing and selling our beer for over 350 years around the world. We're Talent Brewers - we believe in our brands and people, we believe that a truly inspiring and diverse place to work is important. We want you to join our team of passionate self-starters who believe the world is full of untapped opportunities. If you get fired up about making a real difference as part of a winning team like we do, we want to hear from you.

The Headlines:

This Brewery Controller role is the key finance business lead at each of the Brewery locations across Canada. This role will support, provide guidance and be a proactive leader within the Toronto Brewery Management Team (BMT). This role will provide leadership with respect to effectively managing with the BMT both the performance and price variances within Supply Chain Financial Data (SCFD) reporting.

There is a strong focus on driving and evaluating cost savings initiatives and helping to maintain the controls surrounding capital assets and internal controls at the brewery locations. Has both P&L and Balance Sheet accountability for Supply Chain in the Canadian Breweries.


The Responsibilities:

  • Quality of the Financial Close & Internal Controls
  • Ensure month-end & quarter-end close processes are completed timely & accurately
  • Prepare financial period latest estimates + variance analysis and commentary for key variances from plan, LE & prior year
  • Perform balance sheet account reconciliations in accordance with MCBC's policies
  • Ensure all relevant policies for brewery operations are followed (including purchasing, payroll approvals, inventories, signature authorization, fixed assets etc.)
  • Deliver excise tax monthly remittances and manage tax authority relationships, audits & queries
  • Lead QTR'ly SOX 302 certification process for Brewery Operations & drive compliance with SOX 404 internal controls
  • Assist in the control process review/recommendation of systems such as SAP and IVARA
  • Responsible for ensuring leadership effectiveness of HP outsourced staff who support reporting and accounting processes
  • Standardize & Share Best Practices across Canadian & Global Brewery Finance Teams
  • Manage AOP SCFD Cost Targets and Working Capital Metrics
  • Provide leadership with respect to effectively managing with the BMT both the performance and price variances within Supply Chain Financial Data (SCFD) reporting
  • Within SCFD accountable for partnering with the BMT to deliver targeted MCC Supply Chain Variable Industrial Costs (VIC) & Fixed Industrial Costs (FIC) as part of SCFD accounting and reporting, with focus on performance and price variances.
  • Responsible for creating, evaluating & providing insights to the BMT WCSC Finance KPI's
  • Financial lead in development & evaluation of Brewery cost savings initiatives & continuous improvement initiatives
  • Prepare the Brewery detailed AOP, including a detailed conversion cost build, variance analysis and presentations
  • Assist with the preparation of the annual capital plan and capital project forecasting and NPV analysis of key projects
  • Development of People
  • Responsible for the leadership and development for 1 direct report
  • Develop employee Goals & Personal Development Plans
  • Part of the Brewery Management Team and supporting people development at local site
  • Driving Shareholder Value
  • Operates as a proactive business partner in providing financial support, stewardship of key processes & controls, and leadership to the BMT
  • Evaluation and analysis of brewery business initiatives, including proactive identification of opportunities and other KPI metric calculations, with recommendation/communication to key business partners
  • Assist with local union CBA support and analysis
  • Assist with property tax appeals
  • Financial Acumen coaching to the business (training non finance personnel on financial reports, terms, policies, etc.)
  • Finance support on special projects as required - including SNOF


The Other Qualifications:

  • Requires a university degree and financial designation (CA, CMA, CGA, CPA etc.)
  • Excellent Leadership, Interpersonal and Communication skills
  • Excellent Problem Solving skills
  • Need to be flexible and customer service oriented
  • ERP Knowledge, preferably SAP
  • 5-10 years manufacturing experience, including 3-5 years at management level position
  • Consumer Packaged Goods industry experience
  • Managing financial close processes and Accounting experience would be an asset
  • As part of the recruitment process, the candidates will be required to provide consent to complete a criminal background check.

Work Perks that You Need to Know About:

  • We're one of Canada's Most Attractive Employers
  • We're an international Brand Building Company that still understands our roots as the world's family brewer
  • Work within a fast paced and innovative company, meeting passionate colleagues and partners with diverse backgrounds and experiences
  • We play our part to make a difference – from charitable donations to hitting the streets together to build parks – giving back to the community is part of our culture and who we are
  • You can become a Certified Beer Enthusiast through in-house training that includes everything from brewing techniques to beer tasting and food pairings
  • Participation in our Total Rewards program with a competitive base salary, incentive plans, parental leave, health, dental and pension benefits
  • Access to cool brand clothing and swag, top events, beer allotment, discount plans and an Employee Assistance Program

Molson Coors: Building Careers Since 1786

Molson Coors Canada is an Equal Opportunity Employer; we are dedicated to providing our employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Molson Coors Canada are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. Our employees are our greatest asset, we have accommodation process in place, by supporting our employee's ability to work effectively and providing them with the tools they need to succeed, we are ensuring that Molson Coors Canada is the kind of company where talented people of all backgrounds want to work. We take pride in celebrating our unique brew.