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Position Title: Finance Analyst, Operations 

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Position Location: Rice Lake 

Requisition ID: 21584 



For us, for family


We know the importance that food plays in people's lives – the power it has to bring people, families and communities together. Our purpose is to bring enjoyment to people’s lives through great tasting food, in a way that reflects our values.




The Operations Finance 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 Analysts is the key point of contact to help the plant observe, report, forecast, and improve financial performance.




  • Partner and influence plant management to drive cost initiatives and efficiency
  • Analyze plant variances and report findings to plant management and operations finance weekly.
  • Responsible for updating plant variance forecast weekly and monthly, including explanations.
  • Lead the development of the annual operating budget for the responsible plant.
  • Walk the production floor to examine waste streams and opportunities for financial improvement
  • Complete distribution of usage variance templates.
  • Ensure clean cut-off of process orders daily, weekly, and monthly.
  • Complete energy report for fuel, electricity, and water monthly.
  • Reconcile cost report labor and energy to the general ledger monthly.
  • Distribute daily the labor and energy usages to the cost report
  • Assist plant personnel with COUPA discrepancies and vendor maintenance
  • Good understanding of transaction/inventory flow and financial impact/posting.
  • Prepare journal entries during month-end close.
  • Responsible for bill of material changes and maintenance as needed.
  • Perform inventory audits of raw, ingredient, packaging, and spare parts quarterly.
  • Assist employees with obtaining AmEx and Pcard applications and training



To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each job duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties.


Required Education, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: (Indicate if Preferred not required)

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Experience/knowledge of SAP preferred
  • Relevant work experience in manufacturing environment preferred


Required Length & Type of Experience: (Indicate if Preferred not required)

  • 2-5 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 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.



This role requires successful clearance of a background check (including a criminal check, credit check, employment verification along with academic)

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. 
McCain is an accessible employer. If you require an accommodation throughout the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials or accessible meeting rooms), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

The health and safety of McCain employees and their families has been our number one priority since the start of COVID-19 pandemic. With vaccination restrictions easing across the globe we do not currently require employees to be vaccinated, but we reserve the right to change this mandate in line with health guidance and regulations in each country.
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Job Family: Finance      
Division: NA Finance 
Department: ​Finance Operations ​
Location(s): US - United States of America : Wisconsin : Rice Lake || US - United States of America : Wisconsin : Plover 

Company: McCain Foods USA, Inc. 

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