Corporate Accountant

Req ID:  31963
Date:  Jul 9, 2024

Laval, QC, CA, H7P 5P9

Brand:  Sonepar Canada

About Us:


Sonepar Canada is an independent family-owned company with global market leadership in the business-to-business distribution of electrical, industrial and safety products and related solutions. In Canada, we are represented by 9 locally managed electrical and industrial distributors and have over 100+ locations with coverage in 8 provinces.


We are a proud member of the Sonepar Group, the world's largest privately-held electrical distributor. The Sonepar Group is present in more than 40 countries with over 45,000 employees.

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What’s In It For You?


You will be joining a market leader with over 40 years of experience to help you elevate your potential.

You will be working for the world's #1 privately held business to business distributor of electrical products and related solutions.

A chance to get involved in the forever growing electrical industry.

We house the largest inventory to better service our customers and deliver on sales commitments.

An opportunity for career development across many business departments within our organization.

Scope of the Position:


Reporting to the Corporate Controller, you will be responsible for leading the monthly financial close and reporting process as well as preparing various accounting analyses and other financial reports and presentations.


You are:


Dynamic, organized, autonomous, detail oriented, a team player and have an analytical mind.




  • Administer our financial consolidation, reporting and planning tool.
  • Lead Sonepar Canada's monthly close processes including full cycle accounting (journal entries, accruals and adjustments)
  • Assist the Corporate Controller in the preparation of various analyses for senior management and the parent company.
  • Contribute to the realization of financial presentations for the executive leadership team.
  • Balance sheet reconciliation and fixed asset control and management for the Holding company
  • Participate in finance projects (Implementing financial tools, KPIs, Formalizing accounting documentation).
  • Oversee the annual internal control process and coordinate with various Opcos’ of Sonepar Canada.
  • You will often be interacting (in English and French) with the Finance Directors of the Opcos’ of Sonepar Canada and with Sonepar's teams in France.
  • You will participate in the preparation of the corporate income tax provision and returns.
  • Work with external auditors at year end.
  • As needed, oversee and/or coordinate with external consultants who assist with the daily operations.
  • Ad hoc projects and analysis.




  • A Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, with an accounting option;
  • A valid accounting designation (CPA); or equivalent experience
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in a similar position, ideally in a retail or distribution business;
  • The ability to analyze and summarize information to understand findings and issues;
  • An analytical mind and detail oriented; inquisitive, with the ability to work conscientiously and consistently;
  • Ability to work in close collaboration with a variety of individuals and groups;
  • Bilingualism, oral and written (French and English);
  • Strong computer skills including Office suite, Excel spreadsheets, Power BI.
  • Experience with Infor SX and SAP an asset.


Benefits & Perks:


We offer a competitive salary, plus a full set of benefits, including:


  • Flexible benefits program allowing you to choose from options that best fit you and your dependents’ needs. Benefit options include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Health Spending Account & RRSP matching.
  • Employee Assistance Program, Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Discounts and a career path.
  • Regardless of your benefits program, you will receive company paid Life Insurance, and employee paid disability.

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Sonepar places the planet and diversity and inclusion at the core of its vision driving our business ethos.


Today, Sonepar is the leading distributor of energy-efficient products, pioneering the energy transition and making sustainability a priority. At Sonepar, we firmly believe that every action is crucial in safeguarding the environment, driving our commitment to a more sustainable future. We have accelerated our own transition to efficient generation and use of electrical energy across our business and champion the innovation of sustainable solutions in the market.


This commitment is tangible in our detailed Global CSR report, to learn more please visit:


Sonepar has been recognized as a Diversity Leader by the Financial Times’ 2024 Diversity Leaders ranking and was awarded GEEIS Certification in 2022. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, welcoming submissions from all candidates. We believe in creating a work environment where everyone can feel safe, use their voice, and know that they belong. Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) is a central focus of our global, strategic impact plan. We value diversity and inclusion in the workplace because it allows us to better meet the needs of the communities we serve. It helps us foster greater creativity, breadth of experience, and it’s essential to our success as an organization. All qualified individuals, regardless of race, ethnic or national origin, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, neurodiversity, disability status, gender identity, veteran status or any other aspect which makes them unique are encouraged to apply.


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Next steps:


We are interested in knowing more about you. Start an exciting new career and enjoy a number of benefits by applying online. While we are very grateful for your interest in joining the team, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Sonepar is an equal opportunity employer