Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis

Posted May 16th, 2019 in Careers

Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis

Do you have a passion for wine and enjoy working in a dynamic industry? Are you ready to embark on an exciting new phase in your career with a growing company and enthusiastic culture? If so, then this may be the right opportunity for you.

Diamond Estates (TSXV: DWS) is the third largest producer of VQA wines in Niagara, Ontario and is proud of our high-quality wines. Production is centralized in a state-of-the-art facility with a new tasting and retail store in Niagara-on-the-Lake. The Company also operates a sales agency division, Trajectory Beverage Partners (“TBP”) that represents foreign and domestic beverage alcohol suppliers across Canada.

The team is looking for an ambidextrous thinker with exceptional communication skills and the ability to see the underlying story in the financial figures to fill the role of Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis.

Reporting to the CFO and located at the head office in Oakville, ON, the Manager, FP&A and their team of equally exceptional analysts will lead the companies planning and forecasting process while leveraging their past professional experience, education, and genuine interest in the business to develop insights to aid departments in achieving their goals. In addition, this position is responsible for maintaining and evolving our financial reporting systems, working closely with IT and other groups within Finance department to create a robust reporting environment, facilitating advance performance analysis.  To be successful in this role, you must possess a “builders” mentality; being driven by action to proactively address issues, with an eye towards process automation and operational optimization.

Key attributes:

·        Experience in developing reporting and analytics in a medium sized, multi-entity organization;

·        A vision for “best-in-class” planning and forecasting with the ability to translate this into a cross-functional organization wide process;

·        Operational mindset with a keen eye for identifying process inefficiencies coupled with the ingenuity and drive to implement superior solutions;

·        Versatility in execution of departmental mandate by weighing internal and external factors in achievement of overall company objectives.



·        Drive the annual financial planning process across the company by developing processes, and working with cross functional teams to achieve goals and meet timelines;

·        Develop a robust monthly reporting package for senior management;

·        Pricing and profitability reporting and analysis by margin, customer, SKU, brand and channel;

·        Supporting RFP processes and Capital expenditure proposals by providing financial analysis and insights;

·        Management and continuous improvement of financial reporting tool (Sage BV);

·        Financial model development for new business opportunities;

·        Preparation and presentation of monthly financial results with variance analysis to prior year and budget;

·        Actively participate in IT decision making process (IT steering committee);

·        Develop reporting and dashboards based on own observations and evolving business needs;

·        Develop, maintain and report on KPI’s to drive business performance improvements.


Skills and Experience:

·        Professional accounting designation or MBA;

·        5 years progressive FP&A experience;

·        Advanced Excel experience; ability to create Macros and complex spreadsheet models;

·        Experience using MS Access and Sage BV is an asset;

·        Strong project management skills with the ability to leverage resources (people, processes, departments, tools) to complete objectives effectively and efficiently;

·        Strong decision making and problem-solving skills, knowing when it is appropriate to delegate tasks


All interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to

We thank all those who apply, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer.


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