Finance Consolidation Lead, US Whiskeys

Found in: Talent CA


Company Name: Hiram Walker & Sons Ltd.

Hiram Walker & Sons Limited , a Pernod Ricard Company, is the place where ambition thrives. As part of a global enterprise, we are proud to be delivering the market such exciting brands as Wiser's Whisky, Polar Ice Vodka, Malibu Rum, and Lamb's rum. Let your ambition lead you toward outstanding opportunities with progressive rewards. For insight on our heritage please click

Pernod Ricard North America (specifically, Hiram Walker & Sons Limited) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Finance Consolidation Lead for US Whiskey. This person will report into the Director, Cost Accounting and play a key role in the oversight of US Whiskey financial activities coordinating the work of local plant controllers on such matters such as monthly reporting, oversight of cost accounting methodologies, consolidation reporting, alignment of Customer and Vendor management, Accounts Receivable/Payable, T&E processes, implementing and maintaining proper governance over internal controls, and in general, adherence to the PRNA policies and procedures across the portfolio of US Whiskeys brands.

Job Responsibilities:

Financial Reporting and Analysis

  • Lead the month-end financial close process ensuring the timeliness and accuracy of local distillery Trial Balance submissions through to consolidated Pernod Ricard Group reporting.
  • Understand and lead initiatives to improve centralization and internal control compliance, consistent with PR policies and procedures in accordance with established best practices.
  • Understand and apply consistent PR cost accounting methodologies across US whiskey entities
  • Implement over/under monthly reporting analysis consistent with established processes at other PR operations where reporting is established
  • Assist with Quarterly key cash driver consolidation, analysis and reporting focused on maturing inventories and capital expenditure ensuring alignment across stakeholders.
  • Consolidate and report US Whiskey Finance and Operations KPI's in accordance Pernod Ricard Group Operations requirements.
  • Assist in the management and oversight of all aspects of the US Whiskey consolidated financial statements across management cycles including budget, forecasting, strategic planning.
  • Indirect reporting line to the PRUSA Accounting Sr. Manager to leverage all aspects of consolidation and general ledger compliance established in accordance with Group Accounting Guidelines.
  • Work closely with the US Whiskeys Sr. Finance Manager to perform various ad hoc analysis across all US Whiskey companies, including strategic and tactical matters as it relates to budget management, cost of goods analysis, cash flow forecasting, export market opportunities, etc.
  • Accounting and Internal Controls

  • Implement accounting and finance procedures
  • Lead month-end closing, prepare journal entries as necessary and account reconciliations
  • Maintain internal control documentation
  • Directs determination of depreciation rates to apply to capital assets
  • Assists with the external auditors as needed
  • Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance required - CPA or CMA strongly preferred
  • International Financial Reporting expertise in a production accounting environment
  • 5+ years of progressive finance/accounting experience
  • Strong comprehension of accounting/financial processes (budgeting, financial closure, reporting ..)
  • Advanced MS Office Suite skills; required proficiency in Excel (data analysis, forecasting and modeling)
  • NetSuite and JDE E1 experience
  • Effective analytical and communication skills
  • Personal Attributes:

  • Excitement for working in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • High degree of integrity, accuracy, attention to detail, reliability and commitment to consistently meeting deadlines
  • Self-starter, team-player and relationship-builder
  • We welcome and encourage applications from individuals from all groups, including aboriginal, women, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities, regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, creed, family status, national origin, age and gender.

    Hiram Walker & Sons Ltd. is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Should you require accommodation during any phase of the recruitment process or wish to view our accommodation policies, please contact the Human Resources Department at

    Thank you for your interest in Pernod Ricard and its subsidiaries, Corby Spirit and Wine Limited and Hiram Walker & Sons Ltd. All resumes submitted will be reviewed by our recruitment team and kept on file for six months in consideration for this and future opportunities. Please note that only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Please do not contact provincial offices directly as all recruitment is coordinated through the Corporate Office in Toronto.

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    calendar_today 6 days ago

    info Full time

    location_on Windsor, Canada

    work Corby

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