Risk Manager

Category: Finance
Location: Montreal

Job Summary

The Risk Manager will be responsible for all aspects related to the sugar inventory, the sales margins and the risk management of the Company, including the Financial Derivatives.

Main Responsibilities

  • Responsible of the month-end accounting of the Sugar Inventory and Hedging, including the “Sugar Position” (act as a backup for Vancouver inventory costing);
  • Work in close relation with the Trading & Sales Group regarding Hedging and Customer contracts;
  • Oversees the process and activities undertaken by the Trading department from a risk management point of view;
  • Responsible of overseeing the year-end Sugar inventory counts and Raw Sugar Cut-offs;
  • Maintain good relationships with plant management regarding the inventory, including communications with the external auditors;
  • Participate in annual budget preparation and quarterly forecast;
  • Reviewing the Technical Statement for the Montreal Refinery;
  • Involved with the quarter-end/year-end accounting aspects related to the hedging, including M2M and NRV & Onerous;
  • Involved in the monthly analysis of the Sugar Margins;
  • Providing a hand in building quarterly and yearly financial statements (i.e. note presentation);
  • Aid in the extraction of financial information from the Company’s information system for audit purposes.

Qualifications and Experiences Required

  • CPA designation required or Bachelor of Commerce with Accounting/Finance Major;
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in a similar type of accounting position or Trading Commodity experience;
  • Work experience in a Public Company (an asset);
  • Bilingualism (spoken and written).
  • Understanding of accounting processes, procedure and internal controls;
  • Strong knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards;
  • Strong knowledge of Excel and comfortable with information systems;
  • Knowledge of Navision (an asset);
  • Strong analytical abilities;
  • Autonomous, self-motivated, available and ability to take initiatives;
  • Ability to manage several tasks and competing priorities.


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