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Position Title: Finance, Operations Analyst 

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Position Location: Oakbrook Terrace 

Requisition ID: 29440 




The Operations Analyst serves as the key finance representative at their location and as a member of the plant team is responsible for day-to-day financial activities, plant performance analysis, forecasting, and budgets. The Operations Analyst is the key point of contact to help the plant observe, report, forecast, and improve financial performance. This is a hybrid position based out of our corporate office in Oakbrook, Illinois;  but will support our Coaldale, Alberta, Canada manufacturing plant. 


Duties & Responsibilities: 
•    Perform distribution of usage variance (labor, energy, and material) daily or as required.
•    Ensure clean cut-off of process orders daily, weekly, and monthly. 

•    Analyze plant variances and report findings to plant management and operations finance weekly.
•    Complete energy report for fuel, electricity, and water monthly.
•    Reconcile cost report labor and energy to the general ledger monthly. 

•    Good understanding of transaction/inventory flow and financial impact/posting.
•    Prepare journal entries during month-end close.
•    Responsible for updating plant variance forecast including explanations, bill of material changes, and bill of material maintenance.
•    Perform inventory audits of raw, ingredient, packaging, and spare parts quarterly.
•    Collaborate with maintenance to identify excess/obsolete spare parts quarterly, with plant management to identify cost savings opportunities at the plant, and with McCain Business Services to complete tasks timely and accurately.
•    Lead the development of the annual operating budget for the responsible plant.
•    Walk the plant floor to examine waste streams and opportunities for financial performance improvement

•    Consistently demonstrates the 4 key leadership principles; customer-obsessed, think big and plan ahead, bring out the best in our people, and we act like owners.
•    Other projects/duties as assigned or needed.


Required Education, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 
•    Bachelor’s degree preferred. 

•    Experience/knowledge of SAP preferred
•    Relevant work experience in a manufacturing environment preferred
•    2-4 years of work experience in cost accounting (preferred)

•    Strong technical, analytical, and systems skills (SAP, Microsoft Excel) preferred
•    Strong organizational and problem-solving skills with the ability to prioritize workload and manage multiple projects
•    Must be able to investigate complex issues and resolve problems
•    Must be self-motivated and able to work independently


Role may include travel within North America up to 25%





McCain Foods is an equal opportunity employer. We see value in ensuring we have a diverse, antiracist, inclusive, merit-based, and equitable workplace.  As a global family-owned company we are proud to reflect the diverse communities around the world in which we live and work. We recognize that diversity drives our creativity, resilience, and success and makes our business stronger. 
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Job Family: Finance      
Division: NA Finance 
Department: ​Finance Operations ​
Location(s): US - United States of America : Illinois : Oakbrook Terrace || US - United States of America : Illinois : Chicago 

Company: McCain Foods USA, Inc. 

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