Junior Accountant

Website Lallemand Careers


Reporting to the Entity Controller, the Junior Accountant participates in all accounting and financial functions at the national level (Canada). The selected candidate will assist the controller on all of the day-to-day activities of the accounting department: reporting, internal controls, budgeting and operational analysis.

Tasks associated with this position also include, but may not be limited to:

  • Participate in day-to-day financial functions including accounts payable, accounts receivable, bank reconciliations, tax filing, control of inventory and maintaining an accurate general ledger of accounts
  • Participate in accurate inventory production costs and monthly analysis of variances
  • Develop and update reports of profitability and performance of the entity and the business units
  • Participate in the budget process (cost, margin, SG&A, etc.)
  • Help to review and continuously improve processes
  • Prepare and submit tax reports to the various fiscal authorities
  • Participate in the analysis (Actual vs. budget and Actual vs. Last year), prepare and participate in the submission of the month end results (balance sheet, P&L, cash-flow, gross margin analysis, etc.)
  • Maintain the system on the General Ledger creation, product codes, standard cost recipes and other mapping in order to have the right information on financial statements
  • Participate in the year end process: Physical inventory counts, Audit file and governance package
  • Assist with ad-hoc requests, special projects and other responsibilities as required

At Lallemand Plant Care, we encourage autonomy, innovation, collaboration; routine is not part of our vocabulary! As we grow, we offer career and professional development opportunities locally and internationally. If you are looking for a challenging job where your opinion is valued and you feel you can make a difference, both in your work and to the environment and society, you have come to the right place.


  • 0-3 years accounting experience
  • University degree in finance, accounting, or business
  • Experience with cost accounting, standard costs and production variance analysis
  • Experience in developing and managing budgets
  • Analytical skills to develop financial models and projections
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Excel (advanced skills with pivot tables & linking) and other Microsoft Office products
  • Fluency in English, written and spoken
  • Experience with inter-company and inter-division transactions is an asset
  • Experience with multi-currency transactions is an asset
  • Knowledge of IBM Cognos BI is an asset
  • Bilingualism in English and French is an asset


  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Self-motivated and self-directed
  • Autonomous with excellent priority management
  • Good collaboration and communication with team
  • Responsive team player with ability to quickly prioritize among numerous pressing tasks
  • Ability to adapt to change
  • Conscientious about timeliness of assignments and quality of work product


  • Be available to travel from time to time for inventory counts;
  • Be able to sit and work on a computer for long periods of time.


Lallemand is a privately held Canadian company founded in the late 19th century, which develops, produces and markets yeast and bacteria and other ingredients related to microorganisms or their markets. The company comprises 11 business units, each focused on specific applications of yeast and bacteria and with operations around the world. The administrative offices of the parent company are located in Montreal, Canada. Today, Lallemand employs more than 4,500 people working in more than 45 countries on 5 continents.

Yeasts, bacteria, fungi: microorganisms have always lived in harmony with plants since their origin and are now recognized for their multiple agronomic benefits. As a world specialist in microorganisms, Lallemand Plant Care carefully selects strains for agricultural use, in order to improve the nutrition, health and productivity of plants.

Joining the Lallemand Plant Care team means collaborating with people who work passionately to develop sustainable, efficient, and clean solutions for agriculture professionals, horticulture, green spaces, and the forestry sector. We are regularly looking to recruit new talent across the globe to help support our commercial, logistical, marketing, production, and research and development efforts.


Posting Period: From May 20th, 2022 to June 3rd, 2022
Business Unit: Plant Care
Department: Finance/Accounting
Country or Region: Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada
Location: 59 Industrial Park Crescent, Sault. Ste-Marie, ON, P6B 5P3
Entry Date: As soon as possible
Job Status: Permanent Full Time
Work Schedule: 5 Days a week, 40 hours per week
Minimal required work experience: 0-3 years accounting experience
Minimal education level required: University degree in finance, accounting, or business
Employee Benefits: Competitive benefits package including pension fund and group insurance

Lallemand is an essential service and can operate during the pandemic with modifications to accommodate social distancing, such as working from home. If a provincial lockdown is in effect, interviews must be held via video conferencing. Otherwise, interviews can be conducted in person or via video conferencing, depending on the situation and the company/candidates comfort level. Lallemand adheres to the provincial and federal Public Health’s recommendations on public safety during this pandemic. Staff are equipped with hand sanitizer and face masks and adhere to social distancing protocols at all times. If able to, face masks must always be worn for in person meetings. If unable to wear a face mask, an alternate meeting method will be arranged.


Please submit your resume and cover letter to:

Kevin Markkula, Entity Controller: kmarkkula@lallemand.com

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