Director, Finance

  • Full Time
  • Brampton
  • 125 - 150

Sofina Foods

About us

Sofina Foods is one of Canada’s leading manufacturers of primary and further processed protein products for retail and foodservice customers as well as international markets. We manufacture pork, beef, turkey, chicken and fish products in Canada and Europe. Our family of brands include: Cuddy, Lilydale, Janes, Mastro, San Daniele, Fletcher’s, Vienna, Riserva and Zamzam in Canada; and Youngs, Greenland and Karro’s in UK. We are also the exclusive Canadian distributor of Italy’s finest Rio Mare, Lavazza products and Kicking Horse Coffee in Canada.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the CFO Canada, the Director, Finance (East) provides leadership and thorough execution of financial reporting, analysis, business planning, cost accounting and routine processing (Accounts Payable and Payroll) in accordance with established business requirements and standards. These activities are performed across

  • Ontario plants (4)

  • Sofina – Value Added (Brampton)
  • Sofina – Value Added (Scarborough)
  • Sofina – Value Added (London)
  • Sofina – Primary Turkey Processing (Mitchell)

  • Center of Scale / Expertise –

  • Sofina Payroll functions

The position works closely with Plant Operations, Supply Chain, Sales & Marketing on both a Consolidated as well as Divisional basis. Furthermore, key contact for Treasury, Tax and related party companies.

The position requires a demonstrated continuous improvement mindset, including advanced project management skills to identify / prioritize issues, generate potential solutions, choose course of action and plan/implement that action on a timely, effective, sustainable basis.


Through a team of 16 professionals, satisfy the following deliverables across three main pillars, as well as determining and implementing best practices across all of Sofina:

  • Eastern Operations (12 FTE’s):

  • Strategic business partner providing professional insight into all aspects of the operations from procurement and inventory control to business development;
  • Preparation and distribution of monthly financial reports to management including analysis of monthly divisional and facility results, standard monthly reports and ad-hoc analyses as required;
  • Develops a result oriented finance team that drives financial performance / productivity and acts as an information service provider ensuring appropriate leadership and guidance is provided to the various stakeholders, including enhanced reporting and timely, insightful, action oriented variance analysis.
  • Maintenance of control processes to ensure responsible working capital management and efficient use of company resources.
  • Recommends and oversees implementation of approved capital expenditure process supporting investment decisions and required ROI (return on investments)
  • Monitoring and oversight of the divisions internal control processes and coordination with the company’s auditors to ensure efficient review and audit execution.

  • Sofina Consolidated – Centralized Routine Processing (4 FTE’s):

  • Center of scale approach to Payroll (4 FTE’s)
  • Center of Expertise Payroll – single point control for Payroll (partnership with Operations, Finance Payroll Clerks and HR; including HR and/or Payroll Management)


  • CPA Professional Accounting Designation (CA preferred)
  • Experience (15+ yrs.), including 8-10 years in directly related, leadership & people management roles. Manufacturing – Food preferred
  • Plant Controller experience is required
  • Strong understanding of yield accounting and inventory costing
  • Sales, Supply Chain and Marketing – specifically, Customer Relations
  • Experience implementing and maintaining ERPs (AS400 preferred)

  • ERP Implementation experience at Subject Matter Expert level (ideally, project management responsibilities)
  • Exceptional skills in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook)
  • Resilient, focused leadership skills demonstrated under pressure

  • Ability to multi-task with multiple deadlines and prioritize critical deliverables
  • Team / People management and development skills to attract, coach, grow and maximize talent

  • Strong communication skills on both technical as well as non-technical matters; strong written and verbal presentation skills
  • Conflict resolution and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment, with prioritization, process engineering and people management skills to ensure attention to detail and quality is maintained
  • Excellent time management skills (ability to multitask and manage deadlines and multiple customer demands)
  • Some travel required


Sofina Foods Inc. is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (‘AODA’). Applicants are asked to make their needs/requirements, for the purpose of accommodation under AODA, known to Human Resources when they are contacted for an interview.