Job ID 2022-31265

Regional Cost Analyst





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Gordon Food Service is the largest, privately held foodservice distributor in North America.  The best restaurants and food service locations trust us to deliver their products promptly and safely every single day.  Our family-owned company has a history of developing great people – and our people are what set us apart.  Every person we hire is important and we are proud to have built the kind of company that both develops careers and creates lasting friendships.



Position Summary: 

Reporting into the Regional Controller, this position evaluates operational efficiencies and analyzes expense trends to promote sound decision making amongst division leadership.  Builds and supports standard reports, templates and other tools as well as provides valuable insights to help derive operational efficiency enhancement initiatives. 


Location: Ontario or Quebec


Skills, Knowledge and Ability Required:

  • Support operational and business leadership with operational efficiency insights and value-add analysis. 
  • Track leverage improvement and other cost savings initiatives.
  • Assist with the LRP/AOP/Forecast processes for respective regions.
  • Perform month-end review process, including:
    • Review expense results and trends with operational leadership.
    • Assist in preparation and review of month-end presentations for region senior teams.
    • Prepare and input month-end comments into Financial Packet and other relevant documents.
  • Review leverage results and other KPIs and provide insights to operational leadership.
  • Support capital process by compiling data for capital requests and assisting with capital investment impact analysis.
  • Serve as Subject Matter Expert to operational leadership on all inventory and product loss activity.
  • Participate in action teams, key strategic initiatives and special projects.
  • Maintain Anaplan in collaboration with Home Office.
  • Support scorecard setup and development plan objectives.
  • Prepare cost input for the regional reforecast process.
  • Assist in development of financial acumen for the region.


Responsibilities Include:

  • Must have knowledge of general ledger accounting, cost accounting and analysis, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and internal control analysis and implementation.  Experience manipulating large amounts of data.
  • Knowledge of general accounting cycle, with ability to journalize and reconcile  activity that flows through the trial balance. Ability to recognize inaccurate coding, and the ability to understand AP, AR, Payroll, inventory processes.  Has great ability to problem solve with accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Mathematical - arithmetic, measures, statistics, money
  • Must have strong analytical skills
  • Self-Management - self direction, distraction, repetition, prioritization, fluctuations in workload, ambiguity, and accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments, maintains confidentiality.
  • Reacts well under pressure and approaches others in a tactful manner, possess an entrepreneurial attitude, strategic visioning capabilities, strong decision making skills and enjoys working in a cross-functional team environment.  
  • Must have a strong knowledge base of Microsoft Office products.  Must be willing to take on additional tasks and duties when necessary
  • Travel: available to travel in Canada and/or USA, up to 15%



  • Bachelor Degree in Finance, Accounting or related degree preferred, will consider equivalent experience
  • Chartered Professional Account (CPA), obtained or enrolled - Preferred


Gordon Food Service is an equal opportunity employer who strives to provide an inclusive work environment that involves everyone and embraces the diverse talent of its people.
All qualified applicants and employees will receive consideration for employment, or in terms or conditions of employment, without regard to any enumerated or analogous grounds of discrimination, including race, religious beliefs, colour, gender, gender identity, gender expression, physical disability, mental disability, age, ancestry, place of origin, marital status, source of income, family status, sexual orientation or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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Gordon Food Service is an equal opportunity employer.

All qualified applicants and employees will receive consideration for employment, or in terms or conditions of employment, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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