The production of our food is becoming, like the production of our consumer goods, increasingly international in scope. More and more companies are joining forces with their counterparts in other countries and on other continents to import and export their products and to begin making at “home” items that were traditionally made in other locations.
Our client is well ahead of this curve, with operations around the world on every continent except Antarctica. They’ve been in Canada for several decades and have steadily increased their local production and imports since that time. It’s a complex business with production, import and export quotas, multiple plants and a country-wide sales and distribution network.
As Financial Analyst, the successful candidate will be key member of a team of professional, forward-looking accountants focused on providing accurate and relevant financial information to senior management both in Canada and at head office enabling them to develop effective strategies to keep the company moving forward.
This opportunity provides scope for a technically strong accountant to take on responsibilities in a wide variety of areas such as financial reporting, banking and treasury activities, fixed asset activities, reconciliations, tax, process improvements, and ad hoc reporting. Reporting directly to the Controller, this role will also have the opportunity to work with their global counterparts at head office and as a business partner to other departments within the Canadian operations.
A highly collaborative, supportive corporate culture, excellent benefits and a strong corporate belief in ethics, high standards, and open communication rounds out the picture.
The ideal candidate has a minimum of 5 years’ experience, preferably in the food/manufacturing/distribution industry sectors, experience preparing and analyzing financial reports using advanced Excel skills, a minimum of 3 years’ experience in SAP or another ERP. A CPA, CGA designation in addition to formal education in finance and/or accounting is essential.