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Director of Finances - Sugar Division

Category: Finance
Location: Montreal

Job Summary

The Director of finance – Sugar Division will be responsible for the accounting, forecasting, planning and analysis of the Sugar Division.  The Director of finance – Sugar Division will work closely with the CFO and the Director – Corporate Finance and Strategic Initiatives and have interactions with all the various departments and locations within the Sugar Division.

Main Responsibilities


  • Oversee the Finance department for the Sugar Division;
  • Responsible for all accounting aspects relating to the Sugar Division with regards to margins, plant costs and supply chain;
  • Responsible for all financial aspects relating to hedging including sugar position;
  • Review of period-end journal entries and account reconciliations prepared by the Finance;
  • Department for the Sugar Division with regards to margins, plant costs and supply chain;
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to optimize the primary ERP system, data and processes;
  • Lead the department to improve efficiency through task redistribution and/or automation.


Financial Planning and Analysis:

  • Produce monthly, quarterly, and yearly Sugar Division financial and management reports, including the identification of areas of process improvement in financial reporting, KPI development and tracking;
  • Responsible for the execution and review of the quarterly forecast and yearly budget for the Sugar Division with regards to margins, plant costs and supply chain;
  • Provide meaningful analysis for the Sugar Division in order to provide insightful analysis and recommendations to optimize financial benefits;
  • Support the Sales, Production and Supply Chain team in various financial analysis;
  • Perform financial and ad hoc data analyzes as required.



  • Participate in ad hoc projects as required;
  • Participate in the preparation of financial schedules for the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (“CITT”).

Qualifications and Experiences Required

  • CPA/CA designation required;
  • Minimum 10-15 years’ experience in a similar type of accounting position;
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in an Accounting Firm;
  • Supervision experience;
  • Fully bilingual;
  • Work experience in a Public Company an asset;
  • Knowledge of commodities an asset.
  • Understanding of accounting processes, procedure and internal controls.
  • Strong knowledge of IFRS;
  • Strong knowledge of Excel and comfortable with information systems (knowledge of Navision an asset).
  • Work requires professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical abilities.
  • Self-motivated and independent.
  • Ability to manage several projects and competing priorities.


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