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Controller - Winpak Portion Packaging

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Reporting to the Director of Finance, Business Unit Controller will provide leadership including coordination of company financial closing and related financial affairs. Ensure company accounting procedures conform to both U.S. and Canadian generally accepted accounting principles. Ownership of the company’s general ledger and internal controls.


Ensures compliance with GAAP, IFRS, and other regulatory or governmental requirements such as Sarbanes-Oxley, and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS). Ensures compliance with corporate policies and procedures.
Direct and coordinate monthly/quarterly/annual financial reporting. Lead preparation of accurate monthly reporting required for Corporate and the Consolidated Financial book, review of Account Analysis for all locations, monitor transactions from Information Systems to the general ledger and making sure controls are in place to properly record company transactions, including elimination entries. Coordination of the year end and financial audits.
Ensure Assistant Controller and Plant Management Accounting teams understand and comply with agreed financial procedures, and to drive improvements to these systems and processes to enhance efficiency and control. This includes periodic visits to the plants to review with the Plant Managers any questions that might arise from their prior month financial results and to discuss with them key performance indicators and trends (i.e., cycle count accuracy).
Oversee daily operations of the accounting department including authorization of company disbursements, review of cash available for disbursement with the Credit Manager and the Accounting Manager in Toronto. To maintain effective systems of financial control; to keep financial control procedures under review per the Sarbanes-Oxley narratives and alert the Director of Finance of any inadequacies.
Recruit, train, supervise and evaluate department staff. This includes interviewing for open positions, direct and coach team members, ensures clarity of roles and key deliverables to make the best use of their skills, and to maintain an efficient service to the organization. Agree to and review work objectives for team members and to take responsibility for conducting reviews in a timely fashion. Provide continuous cross-training, review and redistribution of job responsibilities so that the month-end process continues to improve. Continuous succession planning and talent assessment to ensure organizational continuity.
Ensure intercompany transactions are properly accounted for and recorded.
Prepare and help lead new ERP system implementation.
Promote teamwork, cooperation, and effective communication within the department and company. Be an ambassador of good will.
Work on special projects as needed.
Perform other duties to support the accounting team and other areas aligned with your areas of responsibility.
Responsible for ensuring that all employees follow company GMP, sanitation, prerequisite programs, chemical control and food safety plans and policies.
In the incumbent’s absence, these responsibilities will be transferred to the Director of Finance or designee.


Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles including U.S./Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
Knowledge of automated financial and accounting reporting systems including but not limited to ERP Systems and Fixed Asset Software.
Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements, and projections.
Working knowledge of costing and impact of manufacturing variance.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.
Must be trained in and follow company policies on GMP, sanitation, pre-requisite programs, chemical control and food safety plans and policies.
Must be competent to carry out food packaging safety and quality responsibilities.
Ability to travel, sometimes overnight domestically and internationally.


Seven to ten years of experience in senior-level finance or relevant accounting positions.
Understanding of Manufacturing accounting
Managing and couching of team members at all levels.


Undergraduate degree in Accounting. Completion of CPA and/or MBA/Masters in Finance or Accounting is preferred but not required.

Winpak offers competitive salary and benefit packages as well as excellent opportunities for professional growth and development based upon the global location of the available position.

Qualified individuals are invited to submit a resume and salary expectations to:

1111 Winpak Way, Sauk Village, IL 60411, Email:

Winpak is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law. Pre-employment drug/alcohol/background screening may be required based on facility location.

Although we appreciate all applicants, only qualified applicants will be considered for interviews.