Georgian Bay Spirit Co. is one of the fastest-growing Canadian beverage alcohol companies – you’ve probably heard of our LCBO best-selling Georgian Bay Gin Smash! The Toronto Star called it “easily the best pre-mix cocktail to have ever graced the shelves of the LCBO”.

Co- founded in 2013 by Denzil Wadds and Tim Keenleyside, GBSC has taken the Ontario market by storm and is rapidly expanding its Canadian footprint. We boast a well-known portfolio that includes multiple spirits and RTD (ready-to-drink) products – and we’re always coming up with something new. Our products are currently available in Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island.

Reporting directly to the Controller, the FP&A Manager will lead the financials of the operation with full responsibility to maintain accuracy of the P&L and financial reporting, working cross-functionally with Sales, Marketing, Innovation and Supply Chain. This role wears a lot of different hats and has a lot of Executive exposure, so you’ll need an entrepreneurial spirit with no hesitation to “roll up your sleeves” and dive into something new.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible and accountable for financial results, reporting directly to the Controller
  • Manage 1 direct report, providing coaching and development to help achieve their annual KPIs, expand their capabilities, and grow their careers, providing coaching and development to help achieve their annual KPIs, expand their capabilities, and grow their careers
  • Manage month- and year-end close reporting proceedings, completing deliverables within deadlines and ensuring a high level of accuracy
  • Responsible for monthly gross margin analysis and overall cost analysis support for Innovation and ad-hoc projects
  • Conduct monthly Cash Flow and P&L forecasting and variance analysis, working with the Controller, providing results to senior management
  • Actively measure results against business plan/forecast and organizational objectives, proactively calling attention to areas of risk and opportunities to mitigate
  • Own, develop and maintain critical weekly/monthly reporting of operational and financial metrics; partner with the Business Operations and Sales & Marketing (Data Insights) team to further enhance existing management reporting
  • Conduct ad hoc in-depth financial analysis to support business requirements or decision-making. Assist with the preparation of Board materials including a detailed overview of corporate performance and management commentary
  • Working with Sales and Supply Chain Team, review price and cost structure in order to find opportunities to improve gross margin
  • Propose and/or assist with assessing and implementing cost-savings initiatives
  • Oversee annual budgeting process, participate in long-range planning updates
  • Coordinate year-end review engagement with external auditors

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, or finance
  • 4+ years of related experience
  • Experience using Financial ERP software is required, SAP experience an asset
  • CPG industry experience required, beverage alcohol experience is an advantage
  • CPA (or equivalent) designation is an advantage
  • Strong demonstrable skills in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Critical thinker with strong problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills, able to explain financial concepts to non-finance people
  • An entrepreneurial spirit – strong desire to “roll up your sleeves” and get involved
  • Comfortable with a constantly changing, high-growth culture
  • Excellent time-management skills: able to multi-task, manage multiple projects and deadlines, and re-prioritize as things change

Our Ideal Candidate:

  • Culture fit is key, so we hope this job description appeals to you.  If it doesn’t, that’s probably a red flag.  Maybe this isn’t for you
  • Master multi-tasker – flexible and able to prioritize
  • Acts as a brand ambassador; we don’t have a large sales team, so you’ll need to tell all your friends & friends of friends about us
  • Friendly, outgoing, enjoys a casual work environment & fits in with a small team

Interested candidates should send their application to jobs@gbspiritco.com

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