Financial Controller

Date: Nov 8, 2023

Location: Laval, QC, CA, H7P 5P9

Company: Sonepar

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 7 locally managed electrical and industrial distributors and have over 114 locations with coverage in all 9 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. In Canada, we are represented by 7 locally managed electrical and industrial distributors and have over 110 locations with coverage in 9 provinces.

To explore and learn more about Sonepar opportunities, please visit


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 SVP Finance, the incumbent will be responsible for planning, organizing and managing the company’s accounting and reporting activities in accordance with established processes.



  • Follow up and coordinate the tasks of employees that report to him/her;
  • Coordinate and participate in the monthly closing process and monitoring/analyzing of operational entities to ensure the financial transactions are accounted in accordance with the IFRS and company policies;
  • Coordinate and participate in the monthly reporting of financials and KPI to Sonepar Group;
  • Identify the management team’s reporting and analysis needs and create financial reports and KPI dashboards of to meet these needs;
  • Prepare analyses to evaluate different strategies and get optimal results for various projects;
  • Contribute to the realization of the financial presentations;
  • Coordinate with stakeholders in the preparation of the annual budget and updated forecasts for the cost centers;
  • Coordinate and participate in the preparation of corporate income tax returns as well as the income tax audits and sales tax audits;
  • Coordinate and participate in the year-end financial audit with external auditors;
  • Participate in the implementation and review of internal control policies to ensure compliance;
  • Participate in process improvement initiatives by ensuring proper implementation, documentation and communicate the process modifications and improvements;
  • All other related tasks.




  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, CPA designation required;
  • Having a minimum of 10 years experience in a similar position, ideally in a retail or distribution business;
  • Ability to analyze and summarize information to understand issues, identify options and promote sound decision making;
  • Detail oriented; inquisitive, with the ability to work conscientiously, consistently and meticulously;
  • Ability to adapt to work effectively in ambiguous or changing situations and with a variety of individuals and groups;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, as well as management skills;
  • Strong knowledge of IFRS rules;
  • Bilingualism, oral and written (French and English);
  • Strong computer skills including electronic spreadsheets, Power BI and ERPs.

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.


More information on Sonepar Canada:



Twitter: @soneparcanada  



Check out Sonepar Canada on Facebook!      


Next Steps:

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

Sonepar is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes submissions from all candidates.