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Chilliwack, BC, CA

Requisition ID: 13407 

A Career in Beer….


Founded in 1786, Molson Coors Canada is one of North America’s oldest brewing companies, and we’re also one of Canada’s Most Attractive Employers.  We have a desire to win, but always in the right way.  We’re looking for smart, ambitious beer champions that want to jump right in and make a difference working in an innovative brand led company committed to brewing quality products.


The Headlines:


This Brewery Controller role is the key finance business lead at the Chilliwack Brewery in British Columbia. This role will support, provide guidance and be a proactive leader as part of the Brewery Management Team (BMT).  This role will provide leadership with respect to effectively managing with the BMT all financial and accounting aspects for the brewery. 


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.  This role has both P&L and Balance Sheet accountability for the brewery.


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
  • Responsible for ensuring leadership effectiveness of offshore staff who support reporting and accounting processes
  • Standardize & Share Best Practices across Canadian & North American Brewery Finance Teams


Manage Budget (AOP) Cost Targets and Working Capital Metrics

  • Provide leadership with respect to effectively managing with the BMT all financial  and accounting aspects for the brewery.
  • Responsible for creating, evaluating & providing insights to the BMT World Class Supply Chain Finance KPI's
  • Financial lead in development & evaluation of Brewery cost savings initiatives & continuous improvement initiatives
  • Prepare the Brewery detailed Budget (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


Works Perks You Need to Know About:


  • Opportunity to work for a global brewing company that is one of Canada's Most Attractive Employers
  • We play our part to make a difference – from charitable donations to our employees hitting the streets together to build parks – giving back to the community is part of our culture and who we are.
  • We take people development seriously offering growth opportunities through talent and development programs and career planning
  • Opportunity to take part in industry-leading Beer Education. Our employees become Certified Beer Enthusiasts, and we offer an in-house training program that includes everything from brewing techniques to beer tasting and food pairings  
  • Access to the things that help to make us an Employer of Choice such as employee events, beer allotment, Employee Assistance Program and innovative open concept head office
  • Participation in our Total Rewards program which includes; competitive base salary, incentive plans, annual merit review, health, dental and pension benefits
  • Work within a fast paced ever evolving global company, meeting passionate colleagues and partners with diverse backgrounds, experiences and needs


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.

At Molson Coors we seek diversity. Differing perspectives lead to challenging the expected, which keeps new ideas bubbling up. We’re an equal opportunity employer and invite applications from candidates from all backgrounds, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic. We take pride in celebrating our unique brew.