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SunOpta Companies, Inc Senior Director Corporate Financial Reporting in Edina, Minnesota

Senior Director Corporate Financial Reporting (20000082) About SunOpta: SunOpta Inc. (Nasdaq:STKL; TSX:SOY) is a leading global company focused on plant-based foods and beverages, fruit-based foods and beverages, and organic ingredient sourcing and production. SunOpta specializes in the sourcing, processing and packaging of organic, natural and non-GMO food products, integrated from seed through packaged products; with a focus on strategic vertically integrated business models. Summary: The VP of Financial Reporting plays a key leadership role within the organization. The VP of Financial Reporting is directly Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Responsible for the Company's external reporting requirements relating to quarterly and annual financial statements and corresponding notes, as well as management's discussion .and. analysis. Responsible for all consolidated monthly internal financial reporting and analysis (versus budget), including preparation of reports for Senior Management and the Board of Directors. Responsible for all aspects of accounting and reporting for stock-based compensation (ASC 718) and leases (ASC 842) Responsible for ensuring all complex accounting matters are appropriately researched and incorporated into the Company's financial statements. Complex accounting matters may include (but are not limited to) revenue recognition, leases, business combinations and divestitures, derivative instruments and fair value measurement, impairment testing for long-lived assets and goodwill, accounting for income tax, and segment reporting. Responsible for all accounting policy matters, including making recommendations for change as needs arise, and ensuring the Company stays current on required reporting practices and disclosures. Ensure appropriate SOX-compliant internal controls and processes are in place over consolidations and financial reporting. Oversee the timely and accurate delivery of financial reporting from all business units of the Company, review for appropriateness and accuracy, with a focus on the continuous improvement of quality of submissions and a shortened close process. Act as the key liaison with both external and internal auditors. Consult with and educate finance/operational business leaders with respect to understanding accounting principles. Assist with treasury, tax, budgeting, forecasting, due diligence or other special projects and corporate functions as required. Manage and develop the financial reporting and accounting teams Supervisory Responsibilities: Manager of Financial Reporting Qualifications Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education: CPA designation Experience: 10 years of public company experience with extensive knowledge of US GAAP Knowledge and Skills: Extensive experience in preparation of financial statements including note disclosure and MD.and.A Knowledge of ERP systems (knowledge of Oracle would be an asset) Strong communication skills, both verbal and written Strong computer skills Strong organizational and project management skills Well-developed social skills in order to develop and nurture effective working relationships Well-rounded business skills and experience in assessing operations and business processes Passion for producing results that have an impact Travel Requirements: Some travel required Work Environment/Physical Demands: Work is performed in an office environment Please note this job description is not desi