Dr Pepper Snapple Group Sr Financial Analyst in Ontario, Canada

Purpose Reporting to the Finance Manager – Canada, the senior financial analyst will be supporting the Canadian portfolio of business. This position will provide financial decision support to sales and marketing management teams and provide P&L, volume, trade and marketing spend analyses. Responsibilities also include the coordination and preparation of period forecasts and the annual operating plan. Additional responsibilities include performing analyses of actual-to-budget and year-over-year performance and helping to provide direction in identifying value creating opportunities.

Accountabilities * Coordinate all phases of the financial planning cycle including collection, consolidation, preparation, and maintenance of data, models, and schedules related to the planning cycle. o Coordinate and assist in the annual process for budgeting and forecasting volume, trade and marketing spend SG&A expenses and P&L reporting. o Apply provided budget assumptions and prepare fully grounded Cause of Change explanations. o Assist with identification of key risks and opportunities to the budgets and/or forecasts. o Review and report on trade & marketing costs controlled by the sales banners& brand marketing o Analyze and explain trends not consistent with plan. o Interact with the sales/marketing commercial teams to ensure spend accuracy and to identify potential over / under spend * Provide timely and accurate periodic reporting of actual performance versus planned/forecast expectations and prior period performance. Provide grounded explanations of variances and recommendations, where appropriate, on risks and opportunities to the budget/forecast. Ensure that all budgets and forecasts are accurately input and reconciled in the financial systems. Prepare correcting journal entries to correct any issues identified o Prepare Cost/Benefit Analysis of various programs. o Prepare and review Profitability Analyses (e.g. Customer P&L, New Business Model), communicate results/findings to Finance Manager and commercial team. o Prepare period close reviews with sales and marketing personnel * Manage internal controls and procedures necessary to track and analyze investments. Promote the modification and maintenance of transactional and financial analysis systems through coordination with the IT, shared business services and other finance teams. This includes maintaining the hierarchies for marketing and sales funds and ensuring that all budgets are reconciled on a timely basis. o Coordinate Financial Planning for trade spend and volume using Siebel TPM and HFM, and TM1 o Preparation, maintenance of data, models and schedules relating to the planning cycle as it pertains to volume and spend forecasts. o Analysis of customer, brand, pack size trends and gross contribution margin to help understand and identify changes in the business. * Assist CDM management, Finance and/or Senior Management with decision support on matters related to pricing, funding support and operating profit maximization, innovation, line extensions and brand renovations. * Special projects and ad-hoc requests as requested

Total Rewards

We take great pride in offering our people benefits that are competitive. We appreciate hard work, innovative ideas and unending passion, which is why we provide a comprehensive set of benefits and options designed to fit the unique lifestyles of our employees from day one based on eligibility requirements.

  • Candidate must be a self-starter, have solid finance and accounting skills and must possess strong leadership and teamwork skills. Additional qualifications include:
  • Education : Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting; enrolled in or completed CPA designation (CPA, CMA / CPA, CGA)
  • 5 years financial experience with a minimum of 3 years in budgeting and analysis
  • Strong analytical and technical skills. Highly proficient in Excel and other MS office applications, ability to model complex business requirements and prepare "what-if" analysis, use of pivot tables, proficiency in SAP, Siebel and Hyperion Financial Management and TM1 a plus
  • Previous CPG experience a plus
  • Must possess good written and oral communication skills and be able to manage projects across multiple departments with little supervision

Key interfaces/interdependencies: * Extensive interaction with Canadian sales and marketing teams providing input and perspective on budgets and forecasts, actual results and innovations. * Interact and collaborate with counterparts on the other Finance teams.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE: DPS) is the leading producer of flavored beverages in North America and the Caribbean. Our success is fueled by more than 50 brands that are synonymous with refreshment, fun and flavor. We have 6 of the top 10 non-cola soft drinks, and 11 of our 14 leading brands are No. 1 in their flavor categories. In addition to our flagship Dr Pepper and Snapple brands, our portfolio includes Sunkist soda, 7UP, A&W, Canada Dry, Crush, Mott's, Squirt, Hawaiian Punch, Peñafiel, Clamato, Schweppes, Rose's and Mr & Mrs T mixers.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group is an equal opportunity employer and affirmatively seeks diversity in its workforce. Dr Pepper Snapple Group recruits qualified applicants and advances in employment its employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, ethnic or national origin, marital status, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. EOE Minorities/ Females/ Protected Veterans/ Disabled.

Job: *Finance

Organization: *Finance

Title: Sr Financial Analyst

Location: Canada-Ontario-Mississauga

Requisition ID: 1615297