Unilever Associate Finance Manager in Toronto, Ontario

Background & Purpose of the Job

Are you a talented and skilled Associate Finance Manager? Are you passionate about analytics and its influence on significant business decision-making? We are looking for you!

At Unilever, we act fast to anticipate consumer needs, fast to translate ideas into new products, and fast to make, distribute and market them. We build products that people enjoy, trust and use in their daily lives. Which is why, as part of Unilever, you could make an impact on a global and local scale.

A job at Unilever is a career made by you, with development opportunities, benefits and a working culture that supports diversity. You can craft your own career path as you work with the brands and people that drive our sustainable business growth.

In this role, you will drive valuable analytics and influence decision-making within with the cross-functional team to achieve our business goals. You will report to the Senior Finance Manager, Beauty & Personal Care and you will based out of our Toronto - HQ located at 160 Bloor St. E. in Toronto.

What You'll Do

Financial Analytics to Accelerate Growth and Profitability

  • Drive insightful, fact-based decision-making through objective analysis and knowledge of our consumers and customers within our broad cross-functional team

  • Provide an unbiased view of business risks and opportunities and evaluate trade-offs considering both short and long-term business targets

  • Lead development of robust innovation business cases to accelerate profitability growth through evaluating alternatives, important assumptions and ensure plans are re-aligned with relevant strategies

Make recommendations and influence senior partners

  • Review performance vs plans and understand variances to ensure appropriate actionable to further accelerate results or address issues

Other / Ad-Hoc

  • Undertake special and ad-hoc projects to improve portfolio assortment, pricing and promotional strategies or profitability

  • Lead financial assessment and/or integration of our brand acquisitions as well as evaluation of brand exits

  • Implement continuous improvement principles and simplification initiatives to improve financial/business processes while ensuring the integrity of financial data

What You'll Need To Succeed

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field, MBA would be considered an asset

  • You are working towards or holding a completed Accounting Designation (CA / CMA / CGA).

  • Minimum of 5-7 years of relevant experience

  • Microsoft office Required, Advanced Excel Required

  • Prior experience supporting marketing or sales function from a finance perspective in consumer packaged goods is an asset

  • Prior experience in CPG is an asset

  • Experience using SAP and/or financial planning systems would be an asset

  • Business partnering experience with clear, focused and sound financial assessment and mentorship (strategic insights, risks, and opportunities)

  • Developing strong relationships across a multitude of business partners

  • Results-oriented through proven initiative and drive

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Very strong analytical ability and excellent time management skills

  • Sound knowledge of accounting principles and technical proficiency

Unilever Canada is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national or ethnic origin, marital status, family status, disability, genetic characteristics, and a conviction for which a pardon has been granted.

If you are an individual with a disability in need of assistance at any time during our recruitment process, please contact us at 1-855-239-5459 or NAAccommodations@unilever.com at mailto:NAAccommodations@unliever.com < mailto:NAAccommodations@unilever.com at mailto:NAAccommodations@unliever.com > . Please note: These lines are reserved for individuals with disabilities in need of assistance and are not a means of inquiry about positions or application statuses.

Unilever Canada est une organisation engagé à la diversité et à l'inclusion pour stimuler nos résultats d'affaires et créer un meilleur avenir chaque jour pour nos employés, les consommateurs globaux, les partenaires et les communautés. Nous croyons qu'un effectif diversifiée nous permet de faire correspondre nos ambitions de croissance et de stimuler l'inclusion dans l'entreprise. Tous les candidats qualifiés recevront la considération pour un emploi sans égard à la race, la couleur, la religion, le sexe, l'orientation sexuelle, l'identité ou l'expression de genre, l'âge, l'origine nationale ou ethnique, l'état matrimonial, la situation familiale, l'invalidité, les caractéristiques génétique, et une condamnation pour laquelle un pardon a été accordée.

Si vous êtes une personne handicapée qui a besoin d'aide à tout moment au cours de notre processus de recrutement, veuillez communiquer avec nous au 1-855-239-5459 ou NAAccommodations@unilever.com at mailto:NAAccommodations@unliever.com < mailto:NAAccommodations@unilever.com at mailto:NAAccommodations@unliever.com >. Veuillez noter: ces lignes sont réservées aux personnes handicapées ayant besoin d'aide et ne sont pas un moyen d'enquêter sur les postes.

We are one of the world’s largest consumer goods companies with amazing brands, dynamic people and a sustainable vision. We meet everyday needs for nutrition, hygiene and personal care with brands that help people feel good, look good and get more out of life. If you are ambitious, keen to learn and want lo lead, you have come to the right place. Explore our website and apply to be part of a company with more than 400 brands used by over two billion people everyday. ​