Chef des finances (Wine Jobs: Management & Administration)

Full Time

  Arterra Wines Canada

  Rougemont, Quebec

Job Description:

The Role:

Lead Regional team in Rougemont.  This role will report to the Director, Sales Finance the incumbent will be the Finance business partner to the Regional VP of Sales and other key stakeholders for our Eastern Canada Sales team.  As a business partner, the incumbent will provide critical business insights and support in addition to day-to-day functional operations including period end reporting and analysis, promotional spend analysis and latest estimate forecasting.  In addition to providing financial information to the business, participation in and leading discussions on process, projects and business improvement is critical.  

Your key responsibilities and duties are as follows:

1. Budgeting and Forecasting:

  • Lead budgeting and forecasting of full Profit and Loss statements by ensuring consistency with strategic guidelines and constraints.
  • Lead budgeting, forecasting and tracking of revenue and spending for all selling business units within Eastern Canada Wholesale, leveraging cross functional stakeholders, systems and data. 
  • Monitor, forecast and challenge spending to ensure budget compliance with business unit owners.
  • Ad hoc trending and analysis for cost containment on selling and promotion expenses

2. Monthly reporting and Analysis

  • Lead the monthly financial close for Eastern Canada Wholesale Sales ensuring accurate and timely recognition of revenue and expenditure
  • Provide insights and commentary monthly keeping apprised of business drivers and challenges.  Partner with business leaders to challenge their understanding of the variances and to ensure appropriate actions are taken to attain annual plans
  • Maintain and develop customer and channel profitability reporting to improve commercial decision making.
  • Develop and maintain monthly Risk and Opportunities analysis and reporting by leveraging our monetized Sales and Operations Planning processes.

3. Business Partnership

  • Proactively support business unit managers to provide them with monthly reports and insights.
  • Participate on cross-functional project teams as the finance lead to provide functional leadership in benchmarking, identifying opportunity areas, and tracking improvement and challenging the teams thinking.
  • Required to understand the business and systems to be able to provide ad hoc analysis, commentary, and reporting as requested by senior leaders
  • Provide pricing and profitability analysis and recommendations in conjunction with the national Revenue Management team

4. Macro and Micro Vision

  • Must be able to effectively prioritize and balance between highly detailed work, across multiple internal customers and one business unit network (need to be able to get into the details while not losing sight of the big picture).  
  • Work collaboratively with Commercial Accounting and other functional team resources to achieve objectives

Job Requirements:


  • University Degree Required (Finance Commerce or Accounting preferred) 
  • CPA Designation Preferred


  • 5-7 years as Finance Manager for a large Consumer Packaged Goods company. 
  • Field experience in promotional analysis and supporting a sales organization is a must.

Technical/Specialized Skills

  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Strong interpersonal skills 
  • Strong drive for results
  • Detailed oriented
  • Ability to gather and analyze relevant information systematically 
  • Understand concepts and the relationships between issues or problems 
  • Strong analytical and quantitative competencies 
  • Proficient with various accounting systems (JDE, Insight, Hyperion)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Strong math skills 
  • Strong organizational skills 
  • Must be able to reason and resolve problems 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, E-mail, and skill set to perform research on the Internet 

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