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Junior Financial Planning Analyst

United Natural Foods, Inc. Logo

65000 - 75845 ANNUAL

United Natural Foods, Inc.

Published 2024-05-29

Who are we? United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) Canada is the leading distributor of all natural, organic, and specialty foods! We transform the world of food for our customers, suppliers, associates, and the families we serve on a daily basis! Our mission is simple: to provide healthier food choices to consumers everywhere. Better Food, Better Future! If YOU are an aspiring Finance professional and/or recent graduate with a focus in Finance (who LOVES food as much as we do), this opportunity at UNFI Canada may be right for you. Read on! Position: Junior Financial Planning Analyst Job Type: Full Time Schedule: Monday to Friday Language Requirements: English Working Conditions: Hybrid Location: Vaughan, Ontario Purpose: Responsible for providing updates to daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly reports (60 - 75% of the time). This position supports the budgeting, forecasting, management reporting and decision support at UNFI Canada. The role will require working cross-functionally across all levels of the organization to provide timely and relevant information to business stakeholders. This position also supports and provides assistance to process improvement projects. Job Responsibilities: * Responsible for weekly, monthly and quarterly reporting and updates to management team. Assists in the development of new reports; responsible for complex reporting processes on key functional KPI's. Owns communication and analysis associated with reporting efforts. * Performs trend and variance analyses; incorporates data from different areas and synthesizes. Findings incorporate cross functional impacts, trends, and industry news. * Articulates impact of analysis, modeling, business decision support on key financial measures (e.g., gross profit, operating margin, days on hand, days sales outstanding, etc.) * Provides support to the annual budgeting and periodic forecasting of the assigned business area including variance analyses and sensitivity testing. * Partners cross-functionally with the Regional Sales and Operations teams. * Assists with audits conducted in support of contractual requirements. * Creates reports and other tools for analyzing trends of various customer types, pricing, margin, deductions and internal processes. Recommends solutions and takes action to address issues found. * Develops and maintains user documentation for system and operational processes and programs. Serves as a reference resource for the user community, especially as it relates to pricing and margin. * Participates in the design of and User Acceptance Testing for Business Analysis Service Requests worked on by the IT department. * Suggests and participates in continuous improvement opportunities. * Provides backup support for functions within the department. * Interacts with other departments to address issues, requests and questions. * Performs other duties as assigned. Qualifications: Education/Certification: * Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance or equivalent required * CPA or CFA designation preferred Required Knowledge: * Advanced knowledge/proficiency in Microsoft Excel Experience: * 1 - 2 years’ experience in management reporting, decision support, budgeting, and forecasting preferred * Demonstrated success in identifying areas for business improvement Skills & Abilities: * Strong technical and analytical skills. * Strong organization skills. * Must be self-driven and very motivated. * Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment. * Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. * Strong interpersonal skills, discretion, diplomacy, and judgment. * Strong teamwork ethic. * Demonstrates a positive, proactive and flexible attitude. * Takes complete ownership of responsibilities. * Able to work under pressure and time constraints, and able to handle a number of tasks simultaneously. Reasons to Apply. Reasons to stay at UNFI Canada: * Base salary offered * Paid vacation and sick days! * Health & Dental Benefits package offered on your first day of work! * Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) with employer-matching contributions available after 6 months of service! * Employee discount on natural and organic foods! * Internal career opportunities! * Friendly and helpful team! * And last, but not least, the opportunity to be part of a meaningful organization that does meaningful work. Join us on our mission to provide healthier food choices to people everywhere! #BetterforAll #DeliverTogether Our Commitment: UNFI believes in a diverse and accommodating workplace. UNFI encourages and promotes applications from all qualified individuals, regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, disability or otherwise. UNFI is committed to providing full accommodation for persons with disabilities in all active processes and procedures including but not limited to the recruitment process. To request any accommodation you may require to participate in the recruitment process (including alternative formats of materials or accessible meeting rooms), please contact the main recruiting contact for the position or Human Resources to discuss your specific needs. About Us: UNFI is North America’s Premier Food Wholesaler & Distributor. We transform the world of food for our associates, customers, suppliers and the families we serve every day. With deeper full store selection and compelling brands for every aisle, built on an unmatched heritage in great food and fresh thinking. And smarter food solutions, from fulfillment to insights and beyond, that help entrepreneurs and major brands alike unlock their full potential and transform their businesses – for the better. Visit to learn more!

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