Job details Business Unit Analyst

Posting Period

From June 17, 2022
to July 08, 2022

Country or region

Canada

Location

Montréal, Québec

Business Unit

Plant Care

Department

Accounting / Finance

Entry date

As soon as possible

Job Status

Permanent - Full time

Minimal required work experience

1 to 3 years

Minimal education level required

Bachelor's Degree

Salary

Based on experience

Benefits

Competitive social benefits

Business Unit Analyst

Main Functions

Reporting to the Business Unit Controller, your main responsibilities  will include operations, accounting and reporting. You will assist the Business Unit Controller in the day-to-day accounting & operations activities, results analysis, budgets and preparation of ad-hoc documents / ad-hoc projects.  With many innovative new product launches and strong business unit growth expected over the next few years; this will truly be an exciting and rewarding opportunity for a finance professional who is passionate and wants to learn in an international environment!

At Lallemand Plant Care, we encourage autonomy, innovation, collaboration; routine is not part of our vocabulary! As we grow, we offer career and professional development opportunities locally and internationally. If you are looking for a challenging job where your opinion is valued and you feel you can make a difference, both in your work and to the environment and society, you have come to the right place.

Tasks associated with this position also include, but may not be limited to:

  • Developing and automating standardized reports (Example, P&L report by sales representative, cost reports, production variances).
  • Analysis of trends and results pertaining to sales, operations, SG&A expenses, customers, products, financial ratios;
  • Preparing regular and ad-hoc reports & dashboards.
  • Inventory and Plant variances reconciliation and analysis.
  • Assisting accounting tasks and support for the different entities within the business unit, accounting questions, audit process and governance file.
  • Special assignments and projects as the business grows and evolves.

Technical skills

Required

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, finance or other related field.
  • 1-2 years of experience with Data Analysis/Finance/Accounting.
  • Experience with cost accounting, standard costs and production variances analysis.
  • Advanced MS Excel knowledge.

An asset

  • Knowledge of IBM Cognos BI & Power BI.
  • Experience in project accounting.
  • Experience with a multi-currency and inter-company/inter-division transactions.

Personal abilities

  • Good team player.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Knowledge of French, Spanish, Portuguese, German is an asset.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and have good problem-solving skills.
  • Strong analytical skills, organized and reliable; able to juggle multiple streams of work, keep things on track and consistently meet deadlines for processing work, with a strong attention to detail.
  • Self-aware, reflective, and able to learn from mistakes. Shows an ability to learn quickly while on the job.
  • Not afraid to speak up and make suggestions for areas for improvement.
  • Desire to learn continuously.

General criteria

Required

  • Valid passport.

Other

  • Travel: Occasionally (10% of the time per year).
  • Excellent work ethic.
  • Honest.

Organization

Lallemand is a privately held Canadian company founded in the late 19th century, which develops, produces, and markets microorganisms for various markets. The administrative offices of the parent company are in Montreal, Canada. Today, Lallemand employs more than 4,500 people working in more than 45 countries on 5 continents.

Yeasts, bacteria, fungi: microorganisms have always lived in harmony with plants since their origin and are now recognized for their multiple agronomic benefits. As a world specialist in microorganisms, Lallemand Plant Care carefully selects strains for agricultural use, to improve the nutrition, health, and productivity of plants.

Lallemand Plant Care is a growing business unit and offers many opportunities for career development and professional development on a local and international scale. Joining the Lallemand Plant Care team means collaborating with people who work passionately to develop sustainable, efficient, and clean solutions for agriculture professionals, horticulture, green spaces, and the forestry sector. We regularly recruit new talent from around the world to support our growth and our sales, logistics, marketing, production and research and development efforts.

Please take note that accommodations will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

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