Reporting to the VP, Controller (Toronto), the Director, Finance (West) provides leadership and thorough execution of financial and operational reporting, analysis, business planning, cost accounting and routine processing (Accounts Payable and Payroll). The position works with Plant Operations, Supply Chain and Engineering on a Consolidated as well as Divisional basis (9 facilities – 2 Turkey primary, 3 Chicken Primary, 1 Further Processing and 3 Hatcheries). Furthermore, key contact for Treasury, Tax and intercompany divisions.
Develops a result oriented finance team that drives financial performance / productivity and acts as an information service provider ensuring appropriate leadership and guidance is provided to the various stakeholders, including enhanced reporting and timely, insightful, action oriented variance analysis;
Preparation and distribution of monthly financial reports to management including analysis of monthly divisional and facility results, standard monthly reports and ad hoc analysis as required;
Provides professional insight into all aspects of the operations from procurement and inventory control to business development (Controller - 2 Turkey primary processing facilities; supervises Direct reports – 7 facilities);
Recommends and oversees implementation of approved capital expenditure process supporting investment decisions and required ROI;
Monitoring and oversight of the divisions internal control processes and coordination with the company’s auditors to ensure efficient review and audit execution;
Oversee effective functioning of ERP system across Western Canada (partnering with IT function);
Special project assignments, including ongoing enhancements to the company’s financial reporting and control processes, specifically the Western region Finance function and 9 processing facilities.
Minimum 10-15 years, including 5 years in directly related leadership and people management roles;
CPA Professional Accounting Designation (CA preferred)
Plant controller experience is required;
Manufacturing experience preferable in the food industry;
Strong communication skills – Written and verbal presentation skills;
Strong understanding of yield accounting and inventory costing
Experience maintaining ERP’s (CSB desirable) and implementing ERP’s.
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