FP&A Analyst

In 1985, Ed McNally founded Big Rock Brewery Inc. (“Big Rock”) to contest the time's beer trends. Three bold, European-inspired offerings forged an industry at a time heavy on easy drinking lagers and light on flavour. Today, our extensive portfolio of signature beers, ongoing seasonal offerings, ciders (Rock Creek Cider® series) and custom-crafted private label products keep us at the forefront of the craft beer revolution and still proudly contesting the beer trends of today.

We are searching for a high energy, enthusiastic professional to join our Finance team as in analyst in Financial Planning & Analysis.  This position will appeal to an independent, analytical problem solver who has a professional accounting designation (CPA or CFA) or who has a degree in Business or Commerce and is working towards a professional accounting designation.  A minimum three years of progressively responsible experience in a financial reporting environment is required, as is a high level of computer competence and experience in an automated accounting environment.  The successful candidate will have the ability to multi-task, a willingness to introduce and support system efficiencies and have a good understanding of GAAP and IFRS and will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:


  • Prepare and maintain accuracy, accountability and effectiveness of reports
  • Manage the continued development of Budgeting, Financial Forecasting, Operating Plan and Modeling tools
  • Identifies and gathers information critical to the accurate financial analysis
  • Provide data analysis and proactive recommendations to team, to drive profitable business decisions and maximize top and bottom-line growth
  • Monitors and analyzes competitor activity and provide information to appropriate management for decision making purposes.
  • Coordinates with managers to develop research and analysis initiatives specific to their needs
  • Works with managers to help develop confidential forecasts
  • Develops and implements techniques and systems to be integrated into the business planning process to assess and manage risk
  • Undertakes, co-ordinates, manages and participates on special projects as required by senior management
  • Implement and work with a Business Intelligence Tool and Dashboard reports
  • Improve performance by evaluating processes to drive efficiencies and understand ROI in marketing programs, pricing, new launches as well as new projects
  • Other related duties and special projects as assigned
  • Assists with the coordination data results from financial analysis on proposed pricing actions and impact across channels and products
  • Assist with preparation of pricing tools / dashboards to support decision-making for senior management
  • Coordinate with Sales and Marketing departments to apply for price changes, limited time offers and promotional activities (where applicable)
  • Assist with administration of product listings/applications with various liquor regulators and maintain detailed records of listings applied for and achieved



  • Minimum 3 years of progressive experience working in a financial reporting / data analysis function with a public company
  • Knowledge of / experience in consumer-packaged goods businesses and/or industries is considered an asset;
  • Strong experience in financial modeling, business analysis, financial planning and analysis (FP&A) business integration
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, solve problems, make recommendations and draw valid conclusions in accurate manner
  • Keen analytical mind, able to take complex problems and situations and present a written and verbal solution in an easy to understand manner
  • Strong work ethic and entrepreneurial mindset;
  • Excellent computer skills, experience in developing financial models and a high proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word applications and Access database;
  • Strong attention to detail and proven ability to prioritize and multi-task;
  • Ability to work in collaboration with multiple departments;
  • University Degree (Commerce, Economics, Finance, Accounting);
  • Designation such as CPA or CFA, or pursuit of designation in progress will be considered an asset; and
  • Experience with SAP Business One and business intelligence tools will be considered an asset.

If you are interested in joining a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, success focused organization with an exciting growth plan please submit your CV and cover letter by email directly to jobs@bigrockbeer.com