Vice President, Finance, Corporate Controller

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Proudly Canadian, with headquarters in Stellarton, Nova Scotia, Sobeys has been serving food shopping needs of Canadians since 1907. Sobeys Inc is a wholly owned subsidiary of Empire Company Limited (“Empire”) (TSX: EMP.A)  and has more than 1,500 stores in all 10 provinces under retail banners that include Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, Farm Boy and Lawtons Drugs, as well as more than 350 retail fuel locations.  With millions of customer visits per week and over 120,000 colleagues in communities from coast to coast, Sobeys is a family nurturing families.

Reporting to the Senior Vice President Finance, Reporting and Treasury, the Vice President Finance, Corporate Controller is accountable for the financial stewardship and compliance of the finance functions for Empire Inc. and Sobeys Inc. You will coach and mentor the finance team, encouraging their professional development and supporting their success in achieving established goals and objectives through performance excellence and independent thinking. With a highly engaged team you will be able to meet your primary accountabilities of establishing and monitoring financial policies and procedures and ensure OSC, CICA, AcSB and IASB standards and practices are consistently being met and considered in corporate decision making. Ensuring the completeness, accuracy, and integrity of all quarterly and annual consolidated financial statements, MD&A and other regulatory and legal entity filings. Working closely with Shared Services you will ensure efficiency in accounting cycle processes; oversee critical finance data and related systems (transactional, consolidation and budgeting/planning), ensuring high quality outcomes in support of business reporting and analytics as well as regulatory reporting. You will oversee and support the implementation of effective and efficient risk management strategies which protect the organization’s assets, including direct oversight to the insurance programs.

The ideal candidate has a professional accounting designation, a post-secondary degree in business, accounting or finance and ten plus years of senior financial leadership experience, preferably within a large publicly-traded organization. You have a successful track record and expert knowledge of all finance functions, full cycle accounting and complex accounting standards and disclosures, as well as strong knowledge on the governance and control around financial data and related processes and associated technologies. You have the ability to communicate financial analytics in a clear and concise manner, can confidently present a current and accurate financial perspective to senior leadership and make recommendations based upon thorough analysis and reliable risk assessment.  You are effective working both at a strategic and hands-on level and you can lead and influence within an internal control environment. You are astute, savvy, and practical and are highly effective at balancing risk mitigation with action plans and business objectives. You are approachable, collaborative and fair-minded in your approach to leadership and can inspire your team to deliver on all accountabilities and priorities. The ability to communicate in both English and French would also be an asset.

If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Jeff Forbes or Erica Armstrong at (902) 421-2009, or submit your application online at: www.kbrs.ca/Career/13325