Acknowledged as a leader in its field, Saputo is composed of a team of 9,500 men and women who, across 5 countries, work together everyday to achieve performance and growth objectives. Through their collective commitment and passion, Saputo is now the 15th largest milk processor in the world and the largest in Canada.Saputo is currently seeking a PLANT ACCOUNTANT. The Plant Accountant is responsible to lead the Finance team fulfilling the function of producing timely preparation of periodic cost reports and full accounting support for all aspects of the cheese operation interfacing with all levels of the operation within the Calgary plant and the corporate structure of the company as necessary.
Provide leadership, direction and guidance to accounting & administration group;Preparation and presentation of weekly and period end cost reports that record actual costs versus budgeted costs broken out in various levels of detail on line item components. Integral in the delivery of plant specific critical key financial information to senior management;Responsible for preparation and supervision of processing of the primary manufacturing statistics and data driving the cost reports;Investigation of variances that affect the financial results and provide written reports on variances;Inventory control, including supervision and participation of physical counts and reconciliations;Co-ordinate purchasing of ingredients, supplies, and packaging materials; liase with accounts payable and vendors;Provide analytical and accounting support to aid the Plant Manager in preparation of annual forecasts and budget development;Evaluate processes with a view of making them more efficient and effective;Prepare for the external audit process;Maintain effective internal and external working relationships.
Certificate/Degree in Finance, Commerce, Cost Accounting courses would be an asset;Minimum five (5) years experience in Accounting role;Experience in successfully leading, coaching, motivating and developing a team in a “hands on” environment;Superior communication and interpersonal skills; demonstrated analytical organizational skills;Sound computer skills with proficiency in spreadsheet application;Must be self-motivated, results oriented, possess high degree of initiative, work well under pressure;Strong interpersonal skills, professional attitude and the ability to interact with various individualsThe candidate will show leadership and initiative. They will demonstrate entrepreneurial flare and will have creativity and self motivation. They must be able to work independently and must have the capacity to multitask. Furthermore, they must be able to bring projects to full completion without close supervision.