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 Senior Costing Specialist – Manufacturing Costing
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: May 15, 2018
Job Location:
Toronto, ON
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Job Description

Good Food, Good Life is the very essence of Nestlé. This philosophy can be traced back to our beginnings. The Nestlé Company was founded in 1867 by Henri Nestlé, who developed the first milk-based baby formula. Today, over 150 years later, we are recognized as the world’s largest Food and Beverage Company employing around 280,000 people and have factories or operations in almost every country in the world. Nestlé Canada has a wide variety of food, beverage and nutrition products to help you and your family live happier and healthier lives including: Gerber and Good Start, Nescafé, KitKat, Smarties, Aero, Delissio, Häagen-Dazs, Boost, Purina, and Nestlé Waters. Nestlé Canada supports your personal growth with a people-focused culture and a flexible and diverse working environment. Find out why, There is more to Life at Nestlé…

We offer you:

  • Great comprehensive benefits package including Health and Dental benefits that start on day one.
  • Excellent training and development programs as well as opportunities to grow within the company.
  • Comprehensive Total Rewards Package and Company Matched Retirement Plan.

This position will provide financial support to Operations Management, Corporate Finance and business units with a focus on Product Costing and related activities. Areas of support will include period end closing, financial planning, analysis and reporting. This position will also engage in a business partnering relationship with Factory Finance and Business Units finance co-pilots to influence positive business decisions by providing insights on product cost evolution & how cost flows in the income statement and other financial statements. This position will be based out of our Sterling location at 72 Sterling Road, Toronto, Ontario, M6R 2B6.

Major Responsibilities

  • Execute Period End Closing activities for Product Costing ensuring compliance with Nestle Accounting Standards (NAS) and Costing Standards for Manufacturing (CSM).
  • Validate and analyze Commodity price projections.
  • Analyze Cogs Dynamic Forecast results of manufactured products.
  • Calculate Export Transfer Price of affiliated materials.
  • Analyze the actual cost of manufactured material and Variances.
  • Develop COGS Dashboards to provide clear and concise decision-making tools to the business.
  • Ensure that PEC activities for actual cost calculation are performed on time and accurately.
  • Ensure quality of data and smoothness of all costing processes in own area of responsibility.
  • Perform monthly/quarterly reports and regularly verify their real need and usage for decision-making.
  • Key facilitator and main point of contact within the scope of business units/factories under responsibility by working collaboratively with the factory, business units and Operations.
  • Seek and support cost improvement opportunities, be an active contributor to improvement projects and initiatives. Participate on project teams in order to ensure validation, review and proposed savings are accurately tracked. Involved in daily activities associated with NCE in the factory environment.
  • Perform financial simulations, product costing & estimates and CAPEX evaluations as required ensuring full transparency of costs.
  • Prepare and publish financial KPI data on a regular basis; perform analysis of KPI data and transfer this knowledge of the key figures to the relevant stakeholders in order to promote understanding.
  • Perform routine audit activities within the factory to ensure compliance on critical areas e.g. stocktaking. Appropriately escalate business risks.


  • University Degree in Finance, Accounting, or Business Administration is required. Accounting designation (CA, CGA, CMA or CPA) would be an asset.
  • 3 years of experience in a Factory Finance or Management Accounting position.
  • SAP experience would be an asset.
  • Financial acumen with strong understanding of P & L drivers, activity based costing and allocations.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize work in a fast paced environment
  • Advanced Excel Skills (Formulas, Look ups, Pivot Tables and Macros)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Please note; Education Verification, Reference Checks and Criminal Background Checks will be administered on suitably qualified candidates.

If you believe you have the profile we are looking for and you want to make your mark in the World’s Largest Food and Beverage Company, we look forward to hearing from you!

Nestlé is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. If you are selected to participate in the recruitment process, please inform Human Resources of any accommodations you may require. Nestlé will work with you in an effort to ensure that you are able to fully participate in the process.

We thank you for your interest in this opportunity; however only those

individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

The closing date for this position is May 25, 2018


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