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Junior Plant Controller Cascades Enviropac Grand Rapids

Posting Start Date: Jul 11, 2019

Location: Grand Rapids, MI, US

Company: Cascades




Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and tissue products that are composed mainly of recycled fibers. The Company employs 11,000 employees, who work in more than 90 production units located in North America and Europe. With its management philosophy, half a century of experience in recycling, and continuous efforts in research and development as driving forces, Cascades continues to deliver the innovative products that customers have come to rely on.




The Specialty Products Group, a division of Cascades, is a leader in the industrial packaging, food packaging and recovery sectors. The Group has 38 business units across North America and Europe and employs more than 2,200 employees.

Your challenge!


Reporting to the Administrative Director of Industrial Packaging, and working closely with the Plant Manager, the controller will act as a key business partner to the management team of the Plant.



  • Establish and interpret the relationships between financial results and operational performance to identify opportunities for improvement
  • Ensure the analysis of operational and financial performance indicators in order to contribute to the decision-making process of its business unit
  • Participate in the preparation of the monthly financial statements of his business unit
  • Coordinate the preparation of the annual cost budget for his plant
  • Support the management of its unit in the application and monitoring of business processes (including the budget process, analysis and dissemination of internal and external financial information)
  • Implement the best financial, administrative and accounting management practices applicable to its unit
  • Validate the application of accounting standards (IFRS) and Sarbanes-Oxley
  • Ensure adequate governance of standard prices
  • Participate in the analysis of production activity reports
  • Ensure adequate inventory management (accounts, obsolescence, etc.)
  • Participate in the month-end process



Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, administration or finance
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience accounting/finance experience in manufacturing environment


Additional Qualifications

  • Demonstrate the ability to deal with tight deadlines
  • Be available, resourceful and possess analytical skills
  • CPA preferred
  • Cost Accounting experience strongly preferred
  • Strong MS Office proficiency (Excel and Word)
  • Experience with SAP desired


Behavior Competencies for this role

  • Rigor
  • Accountability
  • Action-oriented
  • Autonomy
  • Initiative
  • Planning and organization
  • Teamwork and teamwork


Business Objectives Alignment

Serve as a financial specialist and contribute to the unit’s business development, while ensuring coordination in keeping with the Group’s strategic plan

Operational Excellence

Determine and interpret the relationship between financial results and operational performance to identify improvement opportunities

Analyze operational and financial performance indicators to contribute to the unit’s decisions

Maximize use of the unit’s working capital

Help the unit’s management team implement and monitor business processes (including the budget process, analyses, and communication of internal and external financial information)

Implement financial, sales, administrative and accounting management best practices that apply to the unit

Plan and lead the reengineering of the Group’s business processes in the unit

Human Resources

Help develop the skills of the employees and succession teams reporting to him/her

Manage and engage employees based on Cascades’ values and business strategy

Health & Safety

Develop and maintain a healthy and safe work environment for all of his/hers unit’s employees

Promote sound occupational health and safety management

Corporate Responsibility and Governance

Maintain an effective control structure to minimize business risks related to operations and fraud

Foster and promote Cascades’ ethical behaviors, culture and values

Guarantee the financial information produced is reliable and complete

Client Focused and Innovation

Participate in developing financial systems

Identify opportunities to reduce unit costs

Additional responsibilities


Cascades believes in the success of an inclusive organization that values diversity within its team. All qualified candidates will be considered for this position in a fair manner.

Nearest Major Market: Grand Rapids

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