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Financial Analyst (12 Months contract)

Posted Date:  Sep 6, 2023
Requisition Number:  119229

Mississauga, Ontario


Financial Analyst (12-month contract)



Principle Accountabilities:

  • The Financial Analyst will report into the Commercial Finance Manager and provide financial leadership to the Hershey Canada portfolio  
  • This business-critical role will provide analytics and insights that support the delivery of Hershey Canada’s strategic imperatives.
  • The successful candidate will possess strong business acumen, collaboration and analysis skills. Additionally, the successful candidate will be comfortable mining data and possess a passion for using Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and various software applications (Power BI, SAP)
  • The successful candidate will work with all levels of the Hershey Canada organization to understand current results, future expectations, and the business drivers that provide opportunities and/or risks to the division. This position is an important business partner and well positioned to lead thinking on how to drive the business.


Planning and Analysis

  • Will support annual and long-range financial plans for the chocolate & sweets portfolio
  • Provide insights on emerging trends and identify short and long term risks and opportunities.
  • Analyze the structural economics of our strategic brands and develop actionable and sustainable profit improvement plans.
  • Revenue Management analysis which includes the development of performance guardrails, price/mix/promotional strategies and waste optimization plans.
  • Will drive transparency by developing sustainable reports and tools that will assist your cross functional business partners in making profitable business decisions.
  • Brilliant execution of ad-hoc analysis.


ERP implementation

  • Will help support the implementation of S/4 HANA. This can include partnering with the commercial finance manager on testing, data validation, training and reporting.


Business Partnership

  • Will lead, embrace and have a passion for process improvement and implement action plans collaboratively with your business partners.  



  • Will become a Power BI expert and leverage Hershey systems to develop insights and solutions to complex business problems.


Skills, Knowledge and Education Requirements:

  • A strong business contributor who demonstrates strategic thinking, analysis and leadership skills.
  • Effective communicator with the ability to develop strong relationships and influence all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to independently analyze, interpret and integrate multiple data sources, identify issues/opportunities and implement solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead projects that are cross functional in scope.
  • A proactive self-starter who challenges the status quo and seeks to continuously improve
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast paced environment
  • Fluency with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint are critical



Education Requirements: 

  • Undergraduate business degree



Experience Requirements:

  • Entry level (0-3 years’ experience)



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