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Senior Controller

Posting Start Date: Jul 27, 2022

Location: St-Marys, ON, CA

Company: Cascades


Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and tissue products that are composed mainly of recycled fibers. The Company employs 10,000 employees, who work in almost 80 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 Containerboard Packaging Group, a division of Cascades, is the largest containerboard producer in Canada, and is also a top converter of corrugated products in the country. The Group manufactures a wide range of products made from recycled fibres for its North American customers in the food, beverage and consumer products sectors, among many others. The Division, which employs close to 3,400 people, owns six containerboard mills and nineteen corrugated products plants in Canada and the United States.

Your challenge!

Reporting to the Administration Director, the Senior Plant Controller’s mission is to contribute to his or her unit’s business development and ensure its coordination in accordance with the strategic plan. You use your financial expertise to support your unit's management in the business processes’ application and improvement and ensure the implementation of best financial management practices. You analyze operational cost performance indicators and ensure the completeness and reliability of the information produced and communicated. As a result, you contribute to strategic decision-making in your plant and maintain an effective control structure to minimize the risk of errors, irregularities and fraud related to processes.

Individual responsibilities


Ensure that accounting for inventory quantities, capital assets and operating costs is reliable, complete and accurate

Rigorously analyze operating cost performance indicators

Disseminate appropriate information

Identify opportunities for improvement

Contribute to your plant’s decision-making process

Support your sector’s management in improving business processes

Maintain an effective control structure to minimize the business risks inherent in operations and fraud


Apply the best administrative and accounting, financial management and sales practices in accordance with your plant's needs

Experiences and strengths

Experience working in Manufacturing environment. 

Rigour and agility to handle projects based on their scope, budget and timelines

Strong organizational skills and ability to set priorities

Constant desire to improve the efficiency and quality of services

Strong sense of responsibility

Leadership and expertise in promoting buy-in to proposed solutions

Strong integrity and sound judgment for making the right decisions

Proficiency in French and basic English

Proficiency in Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

Knowledge of SAP software or other ERP (an asset)

Core competencies defined for this job

Planning and organizing
Values and ethics
Continuous improvement
Impact and influence

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.



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