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 Trade Spend Analyst
Job Posting Category: Experienced Professionals (1+ years)
Career Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Industry: Packaged Goods
Job Category: Financial ,Accounting
Years Experience: 2-4 Years
Job Type: Full-time
Posting Date: October 26, 2017
Job Location:
381 North Service Road West
Oakville, ON

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Job Description

Career Opportunity for Trade Spend Analyst

If you are a highly motivated individual with a passion for health & wellness along with a commitment to excellence, we want YOU! Iovate is the maker of the MuscleTech, Six Star and Hydroxycut family of products and the leader in the active nutrition, weight management and health supplements industry!

Due to our rapid growth and our vision to be the #1 active nutrition and weight management supplement company in the world, our company has a career opportunity for a passionate, hardworking, and dedicated individual and we are looking for people like you to join our team!


  • Preparation and analysis of accruals and accounting for promotional trade spend with customers, with responsibility for a portfolio of customers in support of a channel / market
  • Prepare monthly reports and reconciliations by customer
  • Upload trade spend promotions to the customer promotions management system to ensure discounts are applied to invoices or included in monthly accruals reporting
  • Consistent coordination and communication with the Sales team to ensure all promotional activities for the period are captured and accounted for in the financial statements (completeness of trade spend)
  • Work with the Accounts Receivable (“AR”) team to ensure deductions are properly applied to promotion accrual and follow-up with AR Coordinator, Sales Analyst or Sales teams as required to ensure deductions are cleared appropriately on a timely basis
  • Understand and ensure policies and procedures are adhered to
  • Meet month end close and project timelines
  • Prepare, plan, and conduct validations on select deductions
  • Liaise with Sales and AR/Accounts Payable teams on issues and concerns
  • Assist with maintenance of customer pricing module within the accounting system
  • Assist to ensure pricing approval process is being followed and adhered to by the business
  • Assist to monitor and manage the price mismatch process and ensure pricing variances are resolved within the timeline required, working with Customer Service, Sales and Marketing
  • Provide process improvements within areas of responsibility
  • Provide ad hoc analysis
  • Perform special projects and information requests as assigned

Core Competencies:

  • CPA designation or working towards completion required
  • Ability to meet tight timelines and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Advanced level Excel skills
  • Strong understanding of financial statements
  • Detail oriented with strong analytical skills
  • Strong organization skills with the ability to prioritize
  • 3 - 5 years of experience within finance with 2 -3 years directly within trade spend
  • Consumer Packaged Goods industry experience would be an asset
  • Experience working with large ERP and/or CRM applications would be an asset
  • High level of confidentiality and integrity


Located in Oakville, Ontario, Canada we offer a dynamic, progressive, team based environment. We have on-site premium fitness facilities and encourage a healthy lifestyle. We also offer a comprehensive benefits package and the opportunity to grow with us. For further information please visit us at www.iovate.com.

We are interested in learning more about you and appreciate you taking the time to apply in confidence to: careers@iovate.com. If you are a person with a disability and require accommodation in order to successfully submit an application, please email us to make your accommodation request.

Our company is an equal opportunity employer.

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