Sofina Foods Inc.

  • Facility Cost Accountant (Contract)

    Job Locations CA-AB-Edmonton
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(8/3/2018 4:38 PM)
    Job Category
    Position Status
    Full Time Temporary
    Career Level
    Job Industry
    Food Processing and Production
  • Job Description

    Career Growth Opportunity


    Facility Cost Accountant (Contract) – Edmonton



    At Sofina Foods Company Our vision is compelling. Join us on our journey. Our people are a source of pride, strength and inspiration. We are guided by an entrepreneurial spirit and a disciplined approach to creating business opportunities.


    Sofina Foods Inc. is a privately owned Canadian company headquartered in Markham, Ontario dedicated to providing great tasting, high quality food products for retail and foodservice. As one of the nation's leading manufacturers of primary and further processed protein products, Sofina Foods has a broad portfolio of branded and private label pork, beef, turkey, and chicken products.Sofina's family of branded products consists of: Lilydale, Janes, Mastro, San Daniele, Fearmans Pork, Fletcher's, Vienna, Cuddy and Quality Meats. Sofina Foods currently operates 18 HACCP-approved manufacturing facilities (17 in Canada and one in the northwestern United States), three hatcheries and has over 4,700 employees.


    Position Summary


    Reporting to the Facility Controller, the Facility Cost Accountant provides financial analytical support to the plant management. This includes adherence to the company’s corporate cost and reporting systems in the plant. As the incumbent, you ensure integrity of the plant’s financial reporting in accordance with established corporate standards and requirements.



    Key Accountabilities

    • Accountable for coordinating, developing and maintaining production costs analysis, including direct labour analysis, in coordination with the Plant Manager.
    • Responsible for accurate and timely preparation and analysis of key operational reports, and preparation of monthly accruals and other month end journal entries as part of the month end process.
    • Provide recommendations regarding cost-saving strategies and ways to improve processes in achieving company standards and continuously improving costs.
    • Supports the plant management in the analysis of variances between actual costs occurring at the plant and standard costs, and impact of variances on the plant’s financial performance. Reviews standards compliance and identify potential cost reduction opportunities. Provides assistance in resolving issues related to standard/direct costs.



    • A diploma/degree in accounting or finance or related accounting reconciliation experience is required.
    • 3 years experience of cost accounting within an integrated manufacturing environment. Pursuing an accounting designation (CPA) is considered an asset.
    • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook); moderate Excel skills considered an asset.
    • Position requires a working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
    • Strong interpersonal skills partnered with the ability to communicate effectively with all areas of the organization.
    • Excellent time management skills, strong communication, conflict resolution, and analytical skills.


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