Finance Specialist - OPEX & Direct Marketing Expenses

Date: 9 Sep 2023

Location: Toronto, ON, CA, M5A 1L1

Company: CONA Services

Work Location -  Toronto (Hybrid)

Employee Type -  Regular Employee FT  Salaried


About This Opportunity

In this role, you will support with the preparation of the annual budget, monthly forecasts and variance analysis on key performance metrics, including operating expenses (OPEX) and Direct Marketing Expenses (DME) for the Commercial and Sales departments. 


•    Drive and coordinate the annual budgeting and monthly forecasting process by partnering closely with the Commercial and Sales departments
•    Lead monthly OPEX reviews and provide value-added variance analysis, reporting and recommendations to departmental leads on OPEX analysis 
•    Proactively identify trends, opportunities and risks by providing financial impact analysis 
•    Ensure billings to/from franchise partners (The Coca-Cola Company, Canada Dry and Monster) are up to date, tracked and reconciled on a regular basis
•    Develop processes and tools to drive ownership of OPEX management with business partners
•    Support development of a new activity-based costing tool


•    Bachelor’s Degree; concentration in Accounting or Finance is an asset
•    3+ years experience in accounting or financial analysis role 
•    Intermediate Microsoft Excel skills 
•    Detail-orientated and with excellent organizational skills
•    Demonstrated ability to set up data in an organized fashion for summarizing results as well as allowing for drilling down into details in order to understand variances
•    Demonstrated understanding of accounting principles
•    CPA designation or actively working towards is an asset
•    Experience with SAP is an asset

About Us

Proudly Canadian and Independently Owned, we are Coke Canada Bottling!


Coke Canada Bottling is Canada's premier bottling company. We are an independently owned business encompassing over 5,800 associates, more than 50 sales and distribution centres, and five production facilities nationwide.


We have a 120-year heritage of manufacturing, marketing, selling, and distributing the major branded ready-to-drink products Canadians love. We pride ourselves on building diverse and sustainable relationships with our customers, consumers, stakeholders, and communities through our shared values: lead with an entrepreneurial mindset, collaboration, integrity, accountability, quality and safety.


Our brands include: Coca-Cola®, Diet Coke®, Coca-Cola® Zero Sugar, Sprite®, Fanta®, Barq's®, NESTEA®, POWERADE®, Minute Maid®, DASANI® and vitaminwater®; and our partner brands: Canada Dry®, Monster Energy®, and A&W®.


All offers of employment at Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Limited (“Coke Canada”) are conditional upon a successful background clearance obtained through our contracted third-party vendor. The standard clearance requirements depend on the position and may include some or all of the following: criminal clearance, employment verification, education verification, and driver’s abstract review. Please advise the Talent Acquisition team if you have any questions or concerns in regard to any of the foregoing once you are contacted for further consideration.


Coke Canada Bottling is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce with several programs, policies and resources in place to support our people. For individuals requiring accommodations or support throughout the recruitment process please contact our Talent Acquisition Services team by calling 1-844-383-2653 or email

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