Reporting to the Director, Finance (West), the Controller provides direction and leadership to the finance team at the Plant Operations level as well as Division / Centralized Reporting level. Responsibilities include leading and developing the people, month end close process, financial reporting and operational reporting for the plants assigned (5 – 1 Turkey, 1 Chicken and 3 Live Ops Hatcheries), internal controls, process improvement, maximizing cash flow and ad hoc analysis and reporting. The Controller will be a leader in establishing a customer service oriented and business partner culture in the Finance team and will always be looking for ways to add value both individually and as a team.
Lead and develop an effective, high performance Finance team dedicated to continuous improvement and plant operational success;
Deliver value-added, action oriented operational reporting and analysis for assigned facilities. Work closely with Plant Managers and other key functions / stakeholders on a collaborative, committed, business partnership basis to ensure Company objectives are delivered.
Play an active, integral part presenting at operational and executive meetings;
Coordinate and improve monthly close process to ensure efficient, accurate, complete and on time delivery of the monthly financial and operational reporting packages;
Establish and monitor internal controls and regulatory compliance. Including Balance Sheet reconciliations and clearing actions on a timely basis;
Manage all general ledger functions including chart of account management. Provide support for ERP system from a Finance perspective;
Liaise with other plant controllers in the corporation as well as corporate finance, business performance, treasury etc.
Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, economics or business administration;
Professional Accounting Designation and minimum of ten years post designation manufacturing experience, preferably in a food processing environment;
Demonstrating knowledge of Canadian GAAP;
Strong ability to build effective relationships within and outside the Company;
Demonstrated business and financial acumen; excellent analytical skills
Experience with an ERP system; proficiency with MS Suite with advanced skills in Excel.
Knowledge of federal financial regulations.