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Director, Finance

Loblaw Companies Ltd - Head Office

This is a Contract position in Brampton, ON posted August 3, 2022.

Referred applicants should not apply directly to this role.

All referred applicants must first be submitted through Workday by a current Loblaw Colleague.

Location:

1 Presidents Choice Circle, Brampton, Ontario, L6Y 5S5

Inspired by food? Committed to excellent service? So are we. 
At Loblaw, we are Food Lovers!
We are committed to our Colleagues and Customers and work hard to create a culture that allows us to be our authentic selves while working as a Team. We know that clear communication, collaboration and teamwork is the key to having a successful workplace.  

We're looking for talented colleagues who are excited about providing an exceptional shopping experience for customers and delighting them every step of the way!

Whether you are just starting your career, re-entering the workforce, or looking for a new job, this is where you belong. 

Why is this role important?

Role Mandate:

Reporting to the Senior Director, Market Corporate Finance, the Director provides financial support for the portfolio of Corporate Stores. Responsibilities include the following:

Key Accountabilities:

  • Act as business partner to provide financial expertise with respect to strategic business opportunities while also ensuring accurate planning and strategizing around financial processes.  (Includes maintenance of financial models).
  • Interact with and support Corporate Store leadership hierarchy including VP, District Manager and Store Management to review financial performance as needed
  • Ensure business unit adheres to all corporate and financial policies while optimizing efficiency and simplifying the routine processes
  • Take leadership role in budgeting & forecasting processes
  • Preparation of senior management financial presentations and reporting packages
  • Provide guidance and direction in forecasts and project financial implications of proposed changes and initiatives within division
  • Work alongside BU management team to increase efficiencies, identify improvement opportunities and implement appropriate solutions.
  • Develop and implement continuous improvements in business and systems processes.
  • Ad hoc projects and analysis

Qualifications:

  • University degree in Business or Finance related discipline
  • Successful completion of a professional accounting designation (CMA, CGA or CA)
  • Superior analytical skills with the ability to provide accurate forecasts and business insights
  • Excellent computer skills, specifically with Excel, Access and PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with other departments and build strong working relationships, combined with an approachable disposition
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Enthusiastic learner with demonstrated ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment
  • Proactive individual with the ability to effectively manage various projects concurrently
  • 5-7 years business external financial reporting experience preferred.
  • Strong leadership and project management skills with proven ability to work well with people and deliver objectives on time and within budget
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Previous experience in amalgamating financial and non-financial analyses and relaying insights and conclusions to business operations is a must.
  • Awareness of key financial indicators and how they impact business results is essential.
  • Success in simplifying and drawing conclusions using large amounts of data is critical.
  • Attention to detail, ability to prioritize and make judgments, and a sense of urgency will be important to the candidate’s success.
  • Must display a great deal of poise and composure, and be comfortable interacting with high-ranking executives within the business and presenting to them.
  • Proactive individual, able to effectively manage various projects simultaneously without any loss of quality.
  • Possess extensive management experience, and will exhibit a broad capacity for developing his/her staff’s skills and abilities.

At Loblaw, we respect the environment, source products with integrity and make a positive difference in the community. Our CORE Values – Care, Ownership, Respect and Excellence – guide all our decision-making and come to life through our Blue Culture. We offer our colleagues progressive careers, comprehensive training, flexibility, and other competitive benefits – these are some of the many reasons why we are one of Canada’s Top Employers.

Employment Type:

Full time

Type of Role:

Regular

Loblaw recognizes Canada's diversity as a source of national pride and strength. We have made it a priority to reflect our nation’s evolving diversity in the products we sell, the people we hire, and the culture we create in our organization. Accommodation is available upon request for applicants with disabilities in the recruitment and assessment process and when hired.   

Please Note:
Candidates who are 18 years or older are required to complete a criminal background check. Details will be provided through the application process.